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Vitamin Glossary

Acetyl L-Carnitine and Alpha Lipoic Acid

Acetyl L-Carnitine and Alpha Lipoic Acid work powerfully together to restore energy output in all the cells of the body. They are 100-1,000 times more potent at restoring energy when taken together than when taken separately.


Aloe Vera Extract

Known in ancient Egypt as “the plant of immortality.” More than 75 potentially active elements have been identified in the plant including vitamins, minerals, saccharides, amino acids, anthraquinones, enzymes, lignin, saponins and salicylic acid. Aloe Vera supports health glucose metabolism, cholesterol transport, lipids and healthier HDL (good cholesterol) levels. It has potent antioxidant effects and stimulates insulin synthesis. Aloe Vera also protects against vitamin degradation in the intestinal tract.


B Vitamins

The amount of energy demands we make on our bodies comes at a high price. We need vital nutrients in greater quality and quantity than you find in generic store-bought vitamins. We need these nutrients to support out metabolism, from the demands of everyday exercise, and for the processing of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. B Vitamins – B1, B2, B6 and B12 – provide all of these nutrients and benefits to our bodies.



Bioperine® is 95% piperine extracted from black pepper. It is a proven bioavailability enhancer which allows the other ingredients to more effectively perform their functions. Bioperine® also increases levels of the body’s key antioxidants.



Boron supports healthy joint flexibility and bone strength. Studies have shown that the bones of patients using boron supplements are much stronger and harder than those of patients who do not use the supplement.



Chromium is an essential trace mineral. Its more bioavailable form, Chromium Polynicotinate (also known as ChromeMate™) is included in the Six Daily. It lowers insulin resistance and helps support healthy blood sugar levels. Chromium also supports healthy cholesterol, body weight and a healthy body composition.


Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)

Six Daily includes 100 mg of Coenzyme Q10 for energy restoration. Because CoQ10 can be manufactured by your cells, it is not considered a vitamin. However, CoQ10 production declines with age. Coenzyme Q10 supplementation has been shown to decrease fatigue and increase stamina, energy levels, and reduces damage from exercise-related activity.


Vitamin D3

Over 3 million Vitamin D deficiency diagnoses are made in the United States each year. Symptoms include pain in your muscles and joints, fatigue and weakness. Six Daily includes 10 times higher Vitamin D levels than most store-bought vitamins. 4,000-5,000 IUs of D3 are needed to provide critical blood levels to promote healthy bones, cellular health and immunity. Vitamin D3 regulates the immune system and maintains cardiovascular health.


Glucosamine Sulfate

Glucosamine sulfate is the most effective glucosamine salt for joint health. Although its production declines with age, glucosamine sulfate is a natural compound manufactured by the body, and needed for healthy cartilage building and good synovial joint fluid lubrication. Glucosamine sulfate supports joint mobility and flexibility. It is rapidly absorbed by the body and can increase glucosamine joint levels by up to 20%. It also helps block the effects of inflammatory and toxic compounds.


Green Tea Extract

Green tea extract is known for its capability to boost daily energy, lower insulin resistance, support healthy blood glucose levels and improve total antioxidant status in the blood. The 500 mg of green tea extract in the Six Daily is equivalent to drinking 5 cups of green tea.


Vitamin K

Vitamin K is obtained from the diet as both Vitamins K1 and K2, and Six Daily supplies both forms of this vital nutrient. Vitamin K2 is a micronutrient that helps build strong bones, prevents calcification of circulatory walls, and makes sure that calcium is deposited into your bones rather than your blood.


Methylcobalamin B12

Vitamin B12 Methylcobalamin is the most bioavailable Vitamin B12 form, unlike the lower-quality cyanide forms of B12 commonly found in store-bought multivitamins. Vitamin B12 is important for healthy cognitive function and offers an array of nootropic benefits including, but not limited to, proper neuron development and repair, supporting cognitive processes like reasoning, concentration, learning and memory, increased concentration and attention span, healthy mood and a better dream state.


NEM® Eggshell Membrane

NEM® is the only eggshell membrane proven to work in numerous efficacy studies in humans for joint flexibility and range of motion. Clinical trials demonstrate that NEM® supports healthy joint flexibility and comfort within 7-10 days. NEM® provides collagen, a key protein for healthy joints. Its fast-acting formula is what makes it such an asset to DrVita Joint & Muscle Essentials.


Pine Bark Extract

Pine bark extract supports heart health, circulation, healthy skin and inflammatory health. It contains a combination of procyanidins, bioflavonoids and organic acids with extraordinary health benefits. 100 mg of pine bark extract is a commonly used dose in human clinical trials, where it is 30-50 times more potent than Vitamin E at quenching free radicals.


Red Wine Extract

Red Wine Extract contains Resveratrol, Quercetin and other antioxidant that protect LDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol). Red wine extract also protects artery lining cells against oxidation and lowers fibrinogen levels.



Resveratrol is a grape vine phenolic compound found in 72 plant species. Resveratrol has been found to lower insulin resistance, mimic calorie restriction by lowering resting metabolic rate, activate muscle function, decrease liver fat, support vision health and increase fat burning after 30 days.



Rutin is a unique flavonoid that attaches to iron and other metals, preventing it from binding to hydrogen peroxide to create a damaging free radical called hydroxyl radical. Hydroxyl radical causes tissue damage where it builds up in joints. It also contains antioxidant properties.


Sea Buckthorn Extract

Sea buckthorn berries possesses a variety of health benefits. It contains extremely high amounts of Vitamin C and E, as well as a high carotene content. It contains more beta-carotene than apricot, tomato or pumpkin. Sea buckthorn contains more Vitamin E than vitamin-loaded nuts like almonds or walnuts. Its health benefits include liver protection, regulating inflammation, and improving blood circulation and cardiac function.


Turmeric Extract

Curcumin C3 Turmeric extract has proven to be effective in clinical trials at the National Institute of Health and other major universities. This turmeric contains the maximum levels of curcuminoids, powerful phytonutrients that protect the body against free radical damage. Additionally, turmeric supports a healthy immune and skeletal system, inflammatory control and has antioxidant properties.



Quercetin is the most abundant flavonoid in the human diet and helps raise the antioxidant status of the blood and help inhibit bad cholesterol oxidation. Quercetin helps lower oxidative stress caused by strenuous exercise.



DrVita Six Daily provides 30 mg of Zinc in two forms: OptiZinc® and PepZin GI. OptiZinc® is more bioavailable than ordinary zinc salts and has its own antioxidant benefits. Studies show that OptiZinc® is absorbed better, retained longer and is more effective than other zinc supplements tested. PepZin GI is extremely beneficial in supporting healthy gastric function. Zinc supports the acceleration of wound healing, promotes the secretion of hormones and enhances the stabilization of cell membranes. It is found in every cell of the body and is a major contributor to immune function, wound healing, sensory functions and healthy cognitive support. Zinc supports skin and sexual health and suppresses the absorption of too much copper in the diet.