Before we can begin to supplement our diet with remedies for common ailments or specific indications, I believe everyone should take a complete and comprehensive vitamin and mineral supplement containing over 30 vitamins and minerals. This formula should provide a balanced assortment of vitamins and minerals in a proprietary ratio to support complete cellular function. Emphasis should be placed on B vitamins, particularly the B vitamins that are not required to be converted by the liver into their metabolic form. Minerals that are bound to amino acid chelates in most cases are weak structures that break apart in the digestive tract and are not absorbed easily. A good multivitamin and mineral supplement should contain minerals that are bound to the amino acid glycine which forms a glycinate chelate. These are truly the finest mineral chelates for complete absorption. I highly recommend you find a multivitamin and mineral supplement that provides the basic nutrients in 4 tablets daily. Adults can take 2 tablets twice daily with meals and children can take 1-2 tablets a day with meals. Any vitamin and mineral formula that recommends a dosage of 1 tablet daily will never supply sufficient quantities for complete metabolic function.