Other important & exciting changes include the addition of R-Lipoic Acid (one of the most effective forms of Alpha-Lipoic Acid) which is a potent fat and water soluble antioxidant shown to neutralize toxins in the blood and protect nerve function. Other antioxidants include a buffered form of Vitamin C, Vitamin A and the carotenoids, as well as Vitamin E in two forms: 200 units of the best biologically available succinate form and 200 units of mixed tocopherols, which include the gamma form, important for cardiovascular and cerebral circulation. Small quantities of SOD and catalase, although not absorbed by the small intestine, may be beneficial locally.
Like the Original Hi-Power supplement, key features of the Ultra Hi-Power formula continue to supply RNA (ribonucleic acids) for cell energy, the most effective, patented selenium and high potency magnesium so important for the nervous system and proper heart function. There are 300mg of calcium equal to an 8oz glass of milk, a well-balanced group of B vitamins and other vital minerals, as well as the immune boosting compound Lycopene (found in tomatoes). 400 I.U. of Vitamin D3 maintain adequate D levels, help calcium absorption and for its other functions as a vitamin/hormone.
Just as important as the nutrients included in the Hi-Power formula are the nutrients not included such as Iron and Vitamin K.
The body recycles iron from the degradation of old red cells so most adults do not need extra iron which can be a harmful oxidant. Almost half of the Vitamin K one needs is made in the small intestine and it is readily available from green vegetables. More importantly, Vitamin K may be counterproductive for many people taking blood thinners.
The Ultra Hi-Power capsules are taken in divided doses with meals. Recommended dose is six capsules a day, although two twice a day will provide considerable benefits.