Microplex VMz® Meets, not Exceeds, Recommended Dietary Intakes


 Contributed by Dr. Damian Rodriguez, DHSc, MS


Our busy lifestyle, the evolution of eating behaviors, and the progression of the food industry has resulted in an environment that makes it very difficult to meet the Recommended Dietary Intakes (RDI), the most basic guidelines for vitamin, mineral, and trace element consumption. The modern “Western Diet” is characterized by an overabundance of calories and a shortage of the essential nutrients vital for optimal health. In Microplex VMzFood Nutrient Complex, doTERRA has developed the most advanced food nutrient complex in the industry, a daily source of the nutrients your diet does not provide.

Whether it is due to a busy lifestyle or simply taste, few eat enough whole unrefined fruits and vegetables to meet our body’s most fundamental nutrient needs. The contemporary western diet, often referred to as the “meat-sweet diet,” is characterized by high levels of processed grains, fatty meats, sugar, and low levels of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Researchers estimate that nearly half of Americans are at risk for deficiencies of Vitamin D, magnesium, vitamin A, and calcium. Trying to obtain the RDIs of all 26 essential vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients from food alone is becoming increasingly difficult.


These concerns make supplementing with a multivitamin and mineral complex a near necessity for most individuals, but conventional products on the market are a poor solution. The earliest multivitamins provided RDI of most vitamins, but were not highly bioavailable (not in a form readily absorbed and used by the body) and poor sources of most minerals. The current generation of multivitamins has taken a different philosophy, generally providing megadoses of specific vitamins and trace elements without a lot of scientific evidence to support benefit, or even safety. And yet, the sources are of low-quality, low bioavailability, do not take into account the conventional modern diet, and may ultimately be doing more harm than good.

Bioavailability, the proportion of the ingested dosage that reaches systemic circulation, is an important concern when discussing multivitamins. The use of megadose vitamins brings up important concerns as studies have shown that the ingested load affects bioavailability.1 In many instances, particularly with calcium and folic acid, absorption is inversely related to the load size as high doses exceed the metabolic capacity.2 Many of the current multivitamin options simply aren’t an efficient means to meet vitamin and mineral RDIs because of low bioavailability.

So, what is the answer for those who are unable to meet the RDIs with their normal diet, but are concerned about the health risks posed by the popular megadose multivitamins? Microplex VMz food nutrient complex is a revolution in the nutritional world, being the first vitamin and mineral supplement to be developed with the typical contemporary diet in mind. The food nutrient complex sets the standard by providing natural highly bioavailable vitamins, minerals, and trace elements in proportions that work with your diet, not against it. Formulated with ingredients that meet FDA GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) standards, each daily serving of Microplex VMz provides precise amounts of vitamins and minerals to work with your diet to meet, not exceed, RDIs. Microplex MVp includes antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E; a synergistic complex of energizing B vitamins; 800 IU of vitamin D; and bioavailable forms of calcium, magnesium, and zinc. To address absorption concerns, many of the minerals have been combined with amino acids to create chelated minerals, substances with very high bioavailability.


In precise proportions, from natural and highly bioavailable sources, and developed to work synergistically with xEO Mega® to provide the vitamins, minerals, polyphenols, and omega fatty acids that your body needs for optimum health, Microplex VMz is the most advanced food nutrient complex on the market. Four capsules a day, two with a morning meal and two in the afternoon, for optimal health, energy, and longevity.*


doTERRA Science blog articles are based on a variety of scientific sources. Many of the referenced studies are preliminary and further research is needed to gain greater understanding of the findings. Some articles offer multiple views on general health topics and are not the official position of doTERRA. Consult your healthcare provider before making changes to diet or exercise.