The GenoType Diet Multimineral is a blend of over 15 minerals trace nutrients and co-factors optimized for all Blood Types and all GenoTypes. Dr. D’Adamo’s new Multi-mineral formula features his unique source of highly bio-available sea calcium composed of a wide variety of essential trace nutrients. The formula also features an optimal amount of the heavily researched vitamin D. Easily assimilated and well tolerated GenoType Multimineral when used together with the GenoType Multivitamin formula work in harmony with both your specific Blood Type formulas or your GenoType Activator Catalyst and Synergist formulas. GenoType MultiMineral highlights: Vitamin D: Hundreds of new studies are pointing to “the sunshine vitamin” as a potent and often-overlooked nutrient: Known historically for protecting bone research is also revealing vitamin D preserves muscle strength and helps to regulate cell growth immunity and energy metabolism. Of particular interest is the research into vitamin D’s benefits for preserving muscle strength. Leg weakness is a common symptom of severe vitamin D deficiency. One study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that blood concentration of vitamin D directly correlated with leg strength and function in elderly people. If you live on a tropical island chances are your body converts enough sun exposure into vitamin D in the body. However people in the industrial world lag behind in this increasingly fundamental nutrient. Most find it difficult to get the currently recommended daily amount of vitamin D to protect bone health let alone get enough vitamin D to enjoy the other benefits research is now uncovering. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble nutrient and some Blood Types such as Type A and GenoTypes Type A Teacher have a harder time digesting dietary fat due to lower intestinal alkaline phosphatase. It’s recommended that these types take extra daily vitamin D. In addition the NIH recommends “Vitamin D deficient diets are associated with milk allergy lactose intolerance and strict vegetarianism.” Type A and Teacher diets are largely vegetarian and restrict milk intake. Therefore Dr. D’Adamo includes vitamin D in the Teacher supplements. Maerl Sea Calcium: Maerl is a small red seaweed found only in isolated areas off the southwest coast of Ireland and has been found to be one of the few sources of calcium to be highly bioavailable to all blood and GenoTypes. Maerl has one of the lowest levels of undesirable contaminants. Maerl is composed of a wide variety of essential nutrients including calcium and trace amounts of magnesium boron and zinc. Its superior buffering capacity allows Maerl-based sea calcium to maintain very high rates of absorption and therefore a phenomenal rate of bioavailability. Drynaria Root 5:1 Extract: This emerging Chinese herb has a wide range of benefits in traditional medicine. Dr. D’Adamo blends drynaria to his MultiMineral formula to support bone health. Suggested Use: 2 capsules 2 times daily.