If you are an athlete – or just someone trying to maximize your health – then you might be taking a lot of supplements. While that’s no big deal for some of us, others like the idea of taking fewer capsules or minimizing the number for practical reasons, such as carrying your supplements during the day or when traveling.

Thorne can help. Our Basic Nutrients 2/Day is a comprehensive multi-vitamin/mineral formula that provides a high-performance nutritional foundation, but does so with just two capsules per day – compared to the recommended six or eight capsules for some of our other high-performance-nutrition multis.

Do you even need a multi?

Before we share more detail – here’s a quick plug for making a multi part of your daily routine. A multi-vitamin/mineral supplement is more important than many people realize.

Ideally, you would all get the basic nutrition you need from natural food sources.

But that has become difficult, if not impossible, for several reasons, including the state of the current food supply and the difficulty of consuming five servings of vegetables and fruits every day.

According to a 2013 survey of 12,000 individuals published in JAMA Internal Medicine, 32% of U.S. adults take a multi. We think the number should be much larger.

Groups at particular risk for nutrient deficiencies and who can benefit from a multi include teenagers, athletes, the elderly, individuals on a restrictive diet, those with a chronic disease, and individuals who take a medication that causes a nutrient deficiency as a side effect.*

But we believe almost everyone can benefit from the nutritional insurance provided by a daily multi-vitamin/mineral supplement. Basic Nutrients 2/Day is one of several Thorne multis that provide an excellent nutritional foundation to supplement a healthy diet.*

Every mineral in Basic Nutrients 2/Day comes in its most absorbable form.

Minerals are notoriously difficult for the body to absorb. That’s why the minerals in Basic Nutrients 2/Day  are the chelated forms from Albion Laboratories, which means they are the most absorbable minerals (in addition to being the best researched) on the planet.*

We also choose the best forms of vitamins.

For vitamin E sources, we use not only alpha-tocopherol, but also gamma-tocopherol – the tocopherol found most extensively in food sources. So you get a more broad-spectrum vitamin E.* 

Good news if you’re an athlete – or want to supplement like one.

Thorne's Basic Nutrients 2/Day is available in an NSF Certified for Sport® version. That means every batch is tested for compliance with label claims and to ensure the absence of more than 200 substances banned by major athletic organizations, including stimulants, narcotics, steroids, diuretics, beta-2 agonists, and masking agents.

You can’t pass these tests unless your supplements are made with the highest attention to quality and integrity.

Customize your calcium and magnesium intake.

An individual’s need for calcium and magnesium can vary widely. Because not every person needs or wants a high concentration of these minerals, Basic Nutrients 2/Day provides them in limited amounts.

If you want to boost your calcium and magnesium intake significantly, then consider adding Thorne’s Basic Bone Nutrients to this daily multi.