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Dr. Oz weighs in on vitamin debate; Natalia Lukina creates her own timed formula

The name Natalia Lukina may soon be mentioned quite readily in the same breath as Dr. Oz, because the two experts are on the same side of the controversial multivitamin debate. While Forbes recently and resolutely attacked the usage of supplements in an article titled “Case Closed: Multivitamins Should Not Be Used,” Dr. Oz came back with a rebuttal that advised folks to continue taking their vitamins.

Dr. Oz weighs in on vitamin debate; Natalia Lukina creates her own timed formula
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Meanwhile, Lukina – a former researcher at The Scripps Research Institute who specializes in biology and nutrition – believes she has found the answer that can bridge the chasm between the two schools of thought.

“In order for supplemental vitamins and minerals to absorb well, they need to be taken in correct combinations and at the right times of the day,” she writes, citing a multitude of studies and publications that explain why some pundits theorize that because all-in-one multivitamins seem to have no effect, all multivitamins must therefore have no effect. However, Lukina postulates that certain micronutrients cancel one another out while others better serve folks by vitamins being consumed at specific times of the day or with a serving of fat to improve absorption.

Don’t stop taking vitamins – simply take the right kind at the correct time

You know how your doctor might prescribe iron but then it potentially causes constipation, which entails another substance be taken along with it? Or those dreaded warnings about calcium preventing the effectiveness of other minerals? Then there are the nutrients that are better taken with food contrasted against those that need no accompanying meal, topped off by those that are better taken in the morning or at night. It’s enough confusion to make busy everyday people want to leave their pills sitting on their nightstand or in their fridge unopened.

Yet conundrums like these have been solved after Lukina’s Vital Formula scientists toiled for years to come up with combinations of micronutrients that compliment – not fight against – one another, and fit well into a “Balanced Trio” nutrient complex of pills that make it easy for consumers without forcing them to think about the details.

The three distinct formulas are separated into morning, mid-day and evening bottles that brilliantly group water-soluble and fat-soluble nutrients into their own pills – and never include substances like calcium and iron in the same pill, since they greatly cancel out each other’s effectiveness. They were created by a team of scientists in the United States that uses high-quality organic ingredients, and the Balanced Trio pre-order campaign is taking off with buzz in the online world.

So while some might spout off about sounding the death knell of multivitamins, physicians like Dr. Oz still wholeheartedly support them, both on his website – where he touts the most essential vitamins – and on his daytime talk show. Experts like Lukina also fall on the positive side of the heated multivitamin debate, and with the groundbreaking philosophy, thought-patterns and extensive research behind the Balanced Trio formula – proponents of which say the product gives them more energy and helps them sleep better at night – the research scientist just may find herself convincing vitamin opponents to come on over to her side.

Wouldn’t that be a thrilling Dr. Oz episode?