Over eighty years ago when the science of nutrition was in its infancy, Vitaminerals recognized that there were numerous factors in foods that had not been isolated or identified. Nor had their specific and unique benefits been tested and evaluated. Vitaminerals developed the VM 2 Food Base, comprised of fresh fruits and vegetables; alfalfa, kale, carrot, papaya, ashwagandha, lemon, orange, blueberry, bilberry ext., grape seed ext., asparagus, elderberry, black current, ginger, resveratrol, cayenne, and turmeric. These whole foods are carefully selected, dehydrated and concentrated, removing all inert materials such as cellulose and pulp, leaving only a pure nutritional extract. This natural Food Base is incorporated in many of our formulas to insure complete and natural nutritional fortification.
Since that time science has made great progress in defining many of the individual phytochemicals and nutriceuticals that were present in the VM 2 Base: flavonoids and flavonols, polyphenols, alkaloids, carotenoids, enzymes and more. Individual items such as Quercitin, Lutein, and Catechins have been identifies and scientifically tested in clinical trials. Their biological activities are recognized and Vitaminerals now makes high potency extracts for specific applications. Yet there is still value in this whole food base and we continue its use in many of Vitaminerals time proven formulas, some that have been used and valued by doctors and patients for over eighty years.