a comprehensive vitamin-mineral supplement for women over 40
provides the active, readily usable forms of vitamins B2, B6, B12, and folate
contains calcium and magnesium in well-absorbed citrate and malate forms
use in conjunction with Meta-Balance for additional support during menopause*
provides botanical support for a healthy hormone balance*
The keystone of every nutritional product line is a multiple vitamin-mineral supplement. At Thorne Research, we believe this is the starting point for every individual’s supplementation needs and that these products should contain all the essential nutrients. We also believe that by using the purest, most bioavailable raw materials – those without unnecessary additives and preservatives – every individual’s outcome will be optimized.
Women who are peri- or postmenopausal need vitamins and minerals for maintenance of healthy bones, as well as specific nutritional support for hormonal changes they are experiencing.* Meta-Fem is a complete dietary supplement for women of either peri- or postmenopausal age.* It contains more calcium than our other multi formulas because women need more absorbable calcium and other nutrients that support good bone health.* Meta-Fem features calcium citrate and malate (shown to be significantly better absorbed than calcium carbonate or oyster shell calcium*). Meta-Fem also contains 1,600 IU of pure vitamin D in a full daily dose to help maintain bone and immune health.* Meta-Fem contains no iron, as the need for iron usually lessens as a woman enters menopause.* If a woman in the perimenopausal period is experiencing abnormally heavy menses, it is recommended that she take Nutri-Fem or add a blood-building formula such as Ferrasorb.*
In addition, specific nutrients and botanicals have been added with the special needs of this population of women in mind. Wild yam provides phytoprogesterone-like effects, while dong quai has been used in traditional Chinese medicine, along with other herbs, for the control of vasomotor symptoms of menopause.* Hesperidin methyl chalcone is also included because of its potential to ease hot flashes.* While these additions to Meta-Fem may lessen the occurrence of uncomfortable symptoms associated with menopause, it has been designed to be used in conjunction with Meta-Balance for additional menopause support.*
Eight Capsules Contain:
Vitamin A (12,500 IU from Mixed Carotenes and 2,500 IU as Palmitate) 15,000 IU.
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 850 mg.
Vitamin D (as Vitamin D3) 1,600 IU.
Vitamin E (as d-Alpha Tocopheryl) 400 IU.
Vitamin K (as Vitamin K1) 100 mcg.
Thiamin (as Thiamin HCl) 40 mg.
Riboflavin (as Riboflavin 5′-Phosphate Sodium) 11 mg.
Niacin (130 mg as Niacinamide and 30 mg as Niacin) 160 mg.
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal 5′-Phosphate) 16.9 mg.
Folate (500 mcg as Calcium Folinate and 500 mcg as L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate from L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolic Acid, Glucosamine Salt) 1 mg.
Vitamin B12 (225 mcg as Adenosylcobalamin and 225 mcg as Methylcobalamin) 450 mcg.
Biotin 400 mcg.
Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Pantothenate) 413 mg.
Calcium (240 mg as Calcium Citrate and 240 mg as Citrate Malate) 480 mg.
Iodine (as Potassium Iodide) 225 mcg.
Magnesium (120 mg as Magnesium Citrate and 120 mg as Magnesium Malate) 240 mg.
Zinc (as Zinc Picolinate) 15 mg.
Selenium (as L-Selenomethionine) 200 mcg.
Copper (as Copper Picolinate) 1.5 mg.
Manganese (as Manganese Picolinate) 6 mg.
Chromium (as TRAACS® Chromium Nicotinate Glycinate Chelate)† 200 mcg.
Molybdenum (as Molybdenum Picolinate) 100 mcg.
Potassium (40 mg as Potassium Citrate and 40 mg as Potassium Malate) 80 mg.
Choline Citrate 100 mg.
Dong Quai extract (root) (Angelica sinensis) 100 mg.
Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone 75 mg.
Wild Yam (root) (Dioscorea villosa) 50 mg.
Boron (as Boron Picolinate) 4 mg.
Vanadium (as Vanadium Picolinate) 100 mcg.
Lutein (from Aztec Marigold extract (flower) (Tagetes erecta)) 192 mcg.
Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Calcium Laurate, Silicon Dioxide.
†This product uses Albion’s TRAACS® Chromium Nicotinate Glycinate chelate. TRAACS is a registered trademark of Albion International, Inc.
Size: 240 Vegetarian Capsules
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.