A healthy diet, a consistent exercise regimen, and practicing self-care are the cornerstones for optimal health. Unfortunately, our fast-paced modern lifestyle doesn’t make that easy to accomplish.

To save time, individuals often find themselves skipping meals or opting for fast food, which means few individuals get the recommended five daily servings of fresh fruit and vegetables required to meet nutritional needs. 

For athletes, this can create additional problems. Intense exercise and training regimens place added nutritional demands on an athlete for supporting energy production and recovery.

Given our lackluster food supply and the stresses of everyday life, a strong nutritional foundation is hard to come by for athletes.

Nutritional supplements are a convenient way to address the nutritional gaps that inevitably occur.

A joint statement issued by the American College of Sports Medicine, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Dietitians of Canada stated: “Supplements may be required by athletes who restrict energy intakes, use severe weight loss practices, eliminate one or more food groups from their diet, or consume high-carbohydrate diets with low micronutrient density.”

With the right nutritional supplement regimen, an athlete can fill in the gaps and strengthen his or her foundation for optimal health and athletic performance.

Thorne’s Foundational Bundle

Thorne’s Foundational Bundle has been carefully crafted for athletes, with special consideration for added demands on energy production and recovery.* The Foundational Bundle is built with Thorne’s Multi-Vitamin Elite, D-5,000, and Super EPA supplements.

As the name of the Bundle implies, it works as a nutritional foundation for the athlete who is looking to enhance his or her training and performance.*

1. Multi-Vitamin Elite

Thorne’s Multi-Vitamin Elite provides highly absorbable nutrients for high-performance nutrition programs.* The supplement contains two multi-vitamin/mineral formulas – one for the morning and one for the evening – to target different nutrient needs.

The A.M. formula contains nutrients that promote energy production throughout the day.*

In addition to a complete multi-, it contains additional supportive ingredients, such as Meriva®, a patented curcumin extract found to have 29-times greater absorption than ordinary curcumin extracts.*

Curcumin is well known for helping to maintain healthy C-reactive protein levels and for promoting joint comfort and mobility.*The A.M. formula also contains a well-absorbed green tea phytosome that provides antioxidant and metabolic benefits.*

The P.M. formula enhances rest and recovery.*

Its unique formula contains Relora®, a proprietary blend of two plant extracts shown to curb late-night food cravings, optimize the level of the stress hormone cortisol, aid in weight management, and support restful sleep.*

2. D-5,000

Vitamin D  is one of the essential building blocks for bone and muscle health, in part by aiding calcium absorption.* Yet, for many individuals, it is difficult to get sufficient vitamin D.

Very few foods naturally contain vitamin D, so many people fall short of the recommended amount needed for good health.

Thorne’s D-5,000 makes it easy. It contains 5,000 IU’s of vitamin D per capsule to support healthy bones and muscles, along with cardiovascular and immune function.*

3. Super EPA 

Thorne’s Super EPA helps  support both brain and brawn.* This premium fish oil supplement contains the essential fatty acids EPA and DHA, two crucial omega-3 fatty acids primarily found in oily fish, such as salmon, tuna and trout.

Most individuals don’t consume enough of the right kind of fish, meaning their diets can lack the necessary amounts of these two vital omega-3 fatty acids, which is unfortunate because they offer the body a broad range of health benefits, including support for the cardiovascular system.*

EPA and DHA support good circulation by promoting healthy blood vessels, enhancing blood flow by optimizing vascular endothelial function, and maintaining already normal triglyceride and cholesterol levels.*

In addition to heart support, EPA and DHA promote healthy brain and nerve function, good mood, and healthy muscles and joints.*

Thoughtfully formulated for sport performance

By choosing Thorne, you also get more out of what Thorne doesn’t put in. Each supplement in Thorne’s Foundational Bundle is NSF Certified for Sport®. Because an athlete needs to know that his or her nutritional supplements are trustworthy and compliant, every batch of an NSF Certified for Sport product is tested for compliance with label claims and to ensure the absence of more than 200 substances – including stimulants, narcotics, steroids, diuretics, beta-2 agonists, and masking agents – banned by many major athletic organizations.


  1. Belcaro G, Cesarone M, Dugall M, et al. Product evaluation registry of Meriva®, a curcumin-phosphatidylcholine complex, for the complementary management of osteo-arthritis. Panminerva Med 2010;52(2 Suppl 1):55-62.