Vitamins and minerals from real food sources, paired with time-tested superfood ingredients.
20 Vitamins and Minerals
Even if you eat a healthy diet, so much of our food today is grown in nutrient-depleted soil that makes it hard to get everything your body needs. This energizing multivitamin is designed to fill the gaps with 20 vitamins and minerals (including A, B, C, D, E and K) in high-quality forms, made to be easy for your body to absorb.
This male-specific blend incorporates some of history’s most respected superfoods for men’s health. Organic ginger root, licorice root and schisandra berry extracts are typically more concentrated than just the herbs themselves, and powerful mushroom extracts like reishi can help your body stay in balance. Collagen-filled beef and chicken bone broth round out this superfood blend.
Wild Hake Roe & Beef Liver
An ancient nutritional powerhouse, liver is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. It can help support healthy detoxification in the body, and it’s full of vitamin A, B-vitamins, iron, zinc, magnesium, selenium and more. We source ours from New Zealand cattle. Roe, or fish eggs, are packed with protein and essential fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins — there are often more omega 3s in the roe than the fish itself. Our wild hake roe is sourced in New Zealand.
An ancient nutritional powerhouse, liver is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. Containing vitamins A, D, B12, B2, B3, B5, B6, omega-3s, iron, folate, zinc and more, this liver from pasture-raised New Zealand cattle is amazing.
- Multivitamin formulated specifically for men under 40
- 100% or more Daily Value (DV) of 14 essential vitamins & minerals
- Supports cognitive health*
- Supports cardiovascular function*
- Supports healthy immune system function*
- Supports healthy homocysteine levels*
- Supports healthy sleep*
- Supports neurological health*
Adults take 1 capsule per day with 8 oz of water or your favorite beverage.
Can be taken with or without food.
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Number of Servings: 30
Total Contents: 30 capsules
- Paleo Friendly
- Keto Friendly
- Gluten Free
- Made Without Nuts
- Made Without Dairy
- Raised Without Hormones
- Raised Without Antibiotics
Frequently Asked Questions
Dr. Axe Answers
Ancient Nutrition co-founder, chiropractor, clinical nutritionist and certified doctor of natural medicine is here to answer your questions!
What is the complete list of vitamins and minerals in this men’s multivitamin supplement?
Vitamin A (Beta-Carotene)
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that comes from two sources: preformed retinoids and provitamin A carotenoids. These retinoids are found in animal sources such as eggs, liver and dairy products like whole milk, while provitamin A carotenoids come from colorful plant foods like fruits and vegetables. Beta-carotene typically leads the pack in most efficiently making retinol, a pre-formed, active form of vitamin A.
Probiotic-Fermented Vitamin C
Found mostly in fruits and vegetables, this essential vitamin is known for its powerful antioxidant properties and for its general benefits for supporting a healthy response to stress.*
Probiotic-Fermented Vitamin D3
Vitamin D plays a role in up to 2,000 genes and in every single tissue and cell of the body, yet 75 percent of American teens and adults don’t get enough. The immune-supporting vitamin D3 in this formulation is your body’s preferred form compared to vitamin D2.
Natural Vitamin E
A fat-soluble vitamin with many important processes in the body, this bioavailable, natural vitamin E also functions as an antioxidant.
Vitamin K (MK-7)
Vitamin K belongs to compounds called naphthoquinones and that includes vitamins K1, K2 and K3. Overall, vitamin K plays a strong role in bones and normal bone metabolism. Vitamin K2 also generally functions to ensure calcium gets to the right places in the body, such as the bones and teeth and not in the arteries or brain.
Generally speaking, vitamin K2 also functions to activate at least three proteins in osteoblasts, the cells that generate bone, while inhibiting the breaking down of bone. Vitamin K2 occurs in several forms, but two primary types are menaquinone-4 (MK-4) and menaquinone-7 (MK-7). MK-7 is a preferred form of vitamin K2, and the vitamin K2 is in MK-7 form in Ancient Multi Men’s.
Fermented and Coenzymated B vitamins
B vitamins serve as essential helpers in the conversion of food to energy. And while they do not directly provide that energy, they do assist the process. In fact, the vitamin B complex includes eight water-soluble vitamins: thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin B-12, biotin and pantothenic acid.
This well-rounded vitamin B complex offers individual health benefits but work together in several ways. B vitamins are also water-soluble, so they need to be replenished often (if not every day) through diet and/or supplementation. The vitamin B-12 in Ancient Multi Men’s 40+ is in the preferred methylcobalamin form, the form that’s typically the easiest for the body to use.
An organic source of calcium derived from organic, U.S.-produced eggshells, this form of calcium is body-friendly.
Traditionally a blood-building mineral, iron used in supplements sometimes tends to trigger digestive distress. Luckily, this formula utilizes iron that’s gentle on the digestive tract.
One of the most crucial minerals, magnesium is involved in more than 300 biochemical functions in the body, such as regulating heartbeat rhythms and helping neurotransmitter functions.
An essential mineral that’s second only to iron in its concentration in the body, zinc is often referred to as the “intelligence mineral.” Functionally, the liver also needs zinc in sufficient amounts so it can mobilize and release stored vitamin A into the bloodstream.
An essential mineral to support thyroid health*, selenium is an important mineral in supporting men’s overall health.
As an essential nutrient that’s usually tied to iron and other minerals, manganese plays a role in numerous chemical processes, including synthesis of nutrients like cholesterol, carbohydrates and proteins.
A hard and brittle metal, chromium is a trace mineral needed by the body.
Who is this product intended for?
Ancient Multivitamin Men’s is intended for adult men under 40 who are looking for a TCM-inspired multivitamin infused with “body ready” nutrients, all in the convenience of one capsule a day.
Men are just as susceptible as women to experiencing certain vitamin or mineral shortfalls from diet alone. If you want to support overall healthy immune system function and cognitive health, along with healthy homocysteine levels and cardiovascular function*, then it’s key to cover your nutritional needs.
What is TCM?
The Traditional Chinese Method (TCM) is a system of wellness that dates back more than 2,000 years and is still practiced today. It works on the belief that Qi (which loosely translates to “vital energy” and is pronounced “chee”) is essential for overall health. TCM principles adhere to the idea that proper Qi is needed to keep all systems in balance. This ties into the concept of yin and yang, defined as opposing but complementary energies. According to TCM, like Qi, yin and yang negatively affect your health when they’re out of balance. That being said, a primary goal of TCM involves balancing their equalizing relationship. One of the ways to do that involves using specific superfoods and herbs. TCM superfoods and superherbs aim to support the overall health of the systems of the body. TCM aims to create balance in the body as a whole to promote wellness and Qi. When the yin and yang aspects of Qi are harmonized and balanced out, a person typically experiences wellbeing.
How is TCM different than Ayurveda?
Both TCM and Ayurveda approach the body in a balancing way. They both address energy flow, circulation and balance in the body. For instance, that energy is referred to as Qi in TCM and prana in Ayurveda.
While there is overlap in some of the botanicals used in both TCM and Ayurveda, each tradition also utilizes specific plants and foods. Ayurveda was born out of India, so it often recommends traditional herbs and foods widely available in that region. TCM often focuses on botanicals and fungi more readily available in China. While TCM may utilize more animal products, Ayurveda does tend to recommend more dairy, like ghee, compared to TCM.
In essence, TCM and Ayurveda are different ways to approach wellness and balance from different regions of the world.
Can I take this with other supplements?
Yes, you can take it with other supplements. As with any supplements containing iron, please be aware that accidental overdose of iron containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of reach of children.
What sets these vitamins and minerals apart?
Ancient Multis feature some of the best vitamins for men:
- Fermented vitamins C & D for a healthy immune system and response to stress*
- Methylated vitamin B12 and other B vitamins
- A patented form of folate
- Fermented vitamin K (MK-7)
- Zinc for healthy immune system support*
How is this different from Men’s Fermented Multi?
Ancient Multi Men’s is specifically formulated for men under 40, using traditional Chinese herbalism and supporting superfood ingredients and “body-ready” vitamins and minerals.
This line uses a combination of organic vitamins, fermented vitamins and minerals, enzyme-activated minerals, coenzymated vitamins, natural vitamin forms and specially selected ingredients to create bio-accessible nutrients designed for ease of absorption. This includes methylated or co-enzymatic B vitamins, brought to you in a more body-ready form to aid absorption.
Men’s Fermented Multi does not feature the TCM-inspired superfood and super-herb blend.
How is this different from the other Ancient Multivitamins in the line?
Ancient Men’s Multi is formulated to specifically target the needs of men under 40. We have other formulas that are specific to men over 40, and women under and over 40.
Is supplementation really necessary?
For many Americans the diet consumed isn’t nutritionally adequate. In fact, approximately two-thirds of the standard U.S. diet is made up of unhealthy fats and refined sugars with low or no nutrient density — providing calories but not the amounts of vitamins and minerals needed, including vitamins A, B Complex, C, D, E and the minerals calcium, magnesium and zinc. More specifically, typical diets contain less than 80% of the RDA for calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, and manganese—and the people who are most at risk for coming up short on those nutrients are adult women and teenage girls. Here’s the truth: If two-thirds of the standard U.S. diets are coming up short on certain nutrients, then the remaining one-third of the average diet may not be so great, either, and cannot possibly fully meet a person’s nutrient needs. One great way to get more vitamins and minerals into your diet is to include nutrient-dense, real foods. Unlike our Standard American Diet, nutrient-dense foods can deliver a vitamin-packed and mineral-packed wallop. In addition to a nutrient-dense diet, some opt to take a multivitamin to help cover their bases.
Why aren’t your products labeled as being “dairy-free” or “nut free”?
Our products do not contain dairy, grains, nuts or soy; however, they are manufactured in facilities that may carry these allergens. This being said, all of our manufacturing partners are required to have and follow a thorough Allergen Program. The Allergen Program is to prevent the cross contamination of raw materials and processing of finished goods, where allergens may be present. Simply put, when it comes to our products and our suppliers, we follow industry best practices for full transparency and accuracy concerning our products. Therefore, where applicable for our products, we use the wording “made without dairy” and “made without nuts.”
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult your physician before using any supplement.