Info: In Two Types: Either With or Without Iron
These formulae are temporarily unavailable; please see the related Douglas Laboratories Ultra Preventive X Capsules.
Ultra Balance III is a comprehensive, highly concentrated multi-vitamin/ multi-mineral and trace element supplement with over 30 essential nutritional ingredients carefully selected for their absorbability, low allergenic potential, optimal interaction with one another, and long-term safety. Recommended for those with vitamin, mineral and trace element deficiencies (whether due to sub-optimal dietary intake or to age or lifestyle), it comes in two types: one With Copper & Iron (which comes in more concentrated tablets), and one Without Iron (which comes in capsules, which are half the potency of the tablets).
While maintaining a balanced diet is important to our overall health, it's not always possible to obtain all the nutrients required by our bodies through foods. This is where supplementation with a good multi-vitamin is important; taking them on a daily basis has been shown to have a number of beneficial factors, including promoting healthy aging, reducing the risk of chronic diseases and cancer, maintaining the health of eyes, hair, heart, and skin, and boosting the immune system, which is always an important factor to consider.
If you just take a run-of-the-mill multivitamin to try to round out your nutritional needs, if you truly have deficiencies, you're apt to find you also need to top that up with a B-complex vitamin, plus a more potent or absorbable form of some individual vitamins or minerals (and it may take a lot of trial and error to find which you need), and perhaps an antioxidant formula, to boot. There's no need for that with Ultra Balance III, which is likely to be the only daily vitamin, mineral or antioxidant supplement most people need.
Naming note: these product are very similar to the ones marketed as Ultra Preventive III in the United States; they have all the exact same ingredients as those, although some appear in slightly different doses to conform to Health Canada regulations.
Ultra Balance III Ingredients:
Without Iron type: each capsule contains:
Vitamin A (Palmitate): 251.8 mcg RAE (833.3 IU)
Beta-Carotene: 750 mcg (1250 IU)
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid, Magnesium/Calcium Ascorbate): 100 mg
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol): 2.08 mcg (83 IU)
Vitamin E (d-Alpha Tocopheryl Acid Succinate): 22.3 mg AT / 33.3 IU
Thiamine (Thiamine Mononitrate): 8.3 mg
Riboflavin: 4.1 mg
Niacin (Niacinamide, Nicotinic Acid): 15.8 mg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCl, Pyridoxal-5'-Phosphate): 6.6 mg
Folate (Calcium L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate, Metafolin): 66.6 mcg
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin, on Ion Exchange Resin): 8.3 mcg
Biotin: 25 mcg
Pantothenic Acid (Calcium d-Pantothenate): 41.6 mg
Choline (Choline Bitartrate/Dihydrogen Citrate): 5 mg
Inositol: 8.3 mg
Minerals and Other Ingredients
Calcium (Calcium Citrate/Carbonate/Ascorbate)): 41.6 mg
Iodine (from Laminaria japonica thallus): 16.6 mcg
Magnesium (Magnesium Oxide/Aspartate/Ascorbate): 41.6 mg
Zinc (Zinc HVP Chelate): 2.08 mg
Selenium (Selenium Krebs*): 16.6 mcg
Manganese (Manganese Sulfate/Aspartate ): 1.6 mg
Chromium (Chromium Nicotinate): 16.6 mcg
Molybdenum (Molybdenum Krebs*): 8.3 mcg
Potassium (Potassium Chloride/Aspartate): 8.25 mg
Citrus Bioflavonoids (from Citrus limon fruit and peel): 4.1 mg
PABA (para-Aminobenzoic Acid): 4.1 mg
Vanadium (Vanadium Krebs*): 4.1 mcg
Boron (Boron Aspartate/Citrate): 0.125 mg
L-Cysteine: 15.9 mg
N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine: 0.75 mg
L-Methionine: 1 mg
L-Glutamic Acid: 1.6 mg
Betaine (Betaine HCl): 9.5 mg
Non-medicinal ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), cellulose, magnesium stearate, stearic acid, silica, sea salt.
* Krebs = Citrate, Fumarate, Malate, Glutarate and Succinate Complex.
With Iron & Copper type: each tablet contains:
Vitamin A (Vitamin A Palmitate): 500 mcg RAE / 1, 667 IU
Beta-Carotene: 1,500 mcg / 2,500 IU
Vitamin E (d-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate): 45 mg AT / 67 IU
Vitamin D3 4 mcg / 166 IU
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid, Calcium Ascorbate, Acid, Magnesium Ascorbate): 200 mg
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine Hydrochloride): 17 mg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 8 mg
Niacin: 7 mg
Niacinamide 25 mg
Pantothenic Acid (Calcium d-Pantothenate): 83 mg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate): 17 mg
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin): 17 mcg
Folate (L-methylfolate, Metafolin®): 133 mcg
Biotin: 50 mcg
Choline Bitartrate: 25 mg
Inositol: 17 mg
Calcium (Calcium Citrate, Calcium Ascorbate): 83 mg
Magnesium Magnesium Ascorbate, Magnesium Oxide): 83 mg
Potassium (Potassium chloride): 17 mg
Zinc (Zinc Proteinate): 4 mg
Manganese (Manganese sulfate): 3 mg
Iodine (kelp): 33 mcg
Chromium (Chromium nicontinate): 33 mcg
Selenium (Selenium Krebs*): 33 mcg
Iron (Iron carbonyl): 3 mg
Copper (Copper HVP Chelate): 0.3 mg
Molybdenum (Molybdenum Krebs*): 17 mcg
Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex (Citrus limon - fruit): 16 mg
PABA (4-aminobenzoic acid): 8 mg
L-Glutamic Acid: 3.3 mg
Betaine Hydrochloride: 19 mg
L-Cysteine: 31 mg
N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine: 1.5 mg
Vanadium (Vanadium Krebs*): 8.3 mcg
L-Methionine: 2 mg
Boron (Boron citrate): 250 mcg
Non-medicinal ingredients: Aspartic acid, cellulose, silica, vegetable magnesium stearate.
*Krebs = Citrate, Fumarate, Malate, Glutarate and Succinate Complex.
Contains no yeast; corn; wheat gluten, soy protein, milk/dairy, corn, sodium, sugar, starch, artificial colouring, preservatives or flavouring.
Without Iron type: Adults: Take 2 capsules 2 times daily with food, a few hours before or after taking other medications or natural health products, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
With Iron & Copper type: Adults: Take two tablets three times daily with meals, or as directed by physician. Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light.
Store either type of Ultra Balance 3 in a cool, dry place, away from direct light.
Without Iron type: Keep out of reach of children. Do not use Douglas Labs Ultra Balance-3 Capsules if you are taking antibiotics or nitroglycerin. Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; or if you have kidney stones, a liver disorder, a peptic ulcer, or excess stomach acid; or if you are taking sulfonamides. Stop use if hypersensitivity occurs. People sensitive to nicotinic acid may experience flushing of the skin that is generally mild and transient.
With Iron & Copper type: Keep out of reach of children. People sensitive to nicotinic acid may experience flushing of the skin that is generally mild and transient.
Health Canada Natural Product Numbers: 80081043 (Without Iron); 80030235 (With Iron & Copper type).