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The five nutrients to optimize—
before considering any other.

What Supplement Should I Take?

In his Woodstock, NY practice, Dr. Neal Smoller was asked this question day in, and day out.

People were searching for a single magic pill that would optimize their health, or at least get them started.

Neal began researching: what are the nutrients we actually are lacking? What supplements could help us on our best path?

He found there was no single pill, of course, but five categories of nutrients that, when optimized, will remarkably improve one’s health.

He called these the Vital5.

What are the vital5?

Why are they vital?

Neal, in his pursuit of setting a new, higher standard of advice and quality in wellness, established a set of science-based criteria for measuring all supplements against. to determine if they are Vital.

A supplement or nutrient is vital, if:

1. It is lacking from even the healthiest diets
2. It impacts not just one, but multiple body systems
3. It is backed by some of the best science available

Vital5 nutrients should come from our food, but sometimes supplements are the best option as they're simpler and more cost-effective.

A Closer Look at the Vital5

Each Vital5 nutrient can positively influence our health in different ways. Let’s briefly explore each and highlight Dr. Neal’s top choice supplement within each category.


High dose EPA and DHA, key Omega-3 fatty acids, benefit brain health, joint health, eye health, heart health, and much more.

Dr. Neal’s Pick: Alaskan Omega 900
● Sustainably manufactured
● Processed for purity
● Concentrated EPA and DHA
● One of the best value high-dose Omega-3s on the market

For Vegans, consider Marine DHA


Research shows a healthy gut microbiome has benefits beyond the GI tract: immune health, brain health, mood, and more.

Dr. Neal’s Pick: Probiotic Complete
● Four of the most studied strains
● 30 billion CFU guaranteed potent through expiration
● No refrigeration required
● Dollar for dollar the best value probiotic

Probiotic Complete is suitable for vegans.

Bone Support

Calcium, vitamin D, and other bone-boosting nutrients are difficult to get in most diets, but optimizing them impacts bones, joints, and more. 

Dr. Neal’s Pick: Calcium Hydroxyapatite and Vitamin D3 2000
● Highly bioavailable form of calcium
● Ethically and sustainably sourced
● Properly dosed: Hit daily targets without excess calcium
● Absorbable, affordable, well-formulated Vitamin D

For Vegans, consider Calcium Magnesium Powder and Vegan D3


Adequate, quality protein consumption pays off with muscle building, but also maintaining healthy weight, energy, hair, skin, and nails, gait and stability, and more.

Dr. Neal’s Pick: Collagen Peptides
● Sustainably sourced and manufactured
● Gently processed to preserve amino acids
● 20g of collagen protein in each scoop
● Third-party tested for heavy metals

For Vegans, consider Complete Plant Protein


Worried you’re not hitting the daily micronutrient targets from fruits and veggies that your body needs to thrive?

Avoid what Dr. Neal calls “diseases of deficiencies” with a properly formulated multivitamin that can benefit nearly every bodily system.

Dr. Neal’s Pick: Coenzyme Multi
● Contains only bioavailable nutrient forms
● Intelligently dosed to prevent excess levels
● Covers 100% of DRV with 23+ nutrients
● Unmatched value for a clinically formulated multi

For Vegans, consider Vital Greens and Reds

Already take one or more of the Vital5?

Want to be sure you’re getting the right dose and form of each nutrient? Unsure if you need one or more Vital5 nutrient?

Ready to take your wellness to the next level?

Chat with one of our supplement experts to get personalized guidance and figure out the next steps for your unique health journey.


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