Sequence Multivitamins for African Americans
Did you know that the nutritional needs of African Americans are completely different than other racial groups? Sequence Multivitamins were designed to meet the needs of African American men, women, and adults over age 50. Using research outcomes and population data, a Black doctor developed a custom multivitamin designed to meet our needs.
Vitamin D Deficiency
Four out of five African Americans have vitamin D deficiency compared to one in three white Americans. Vitamin D deficiency is also associated with increasing diabetes, hypertension, prostate cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, and more.
Some Vitamins and Minerals Can Be Harmful
Some vitamins can be detrimental to your health, and sometimes the differences are based on race or ethnicity. There are risks for poor health outcomes associated with over-replacement of some vitamins and minerals. Getting the right amount, and not too much, is critical.
Maximizing Your Health
Vitamin D Fortified
Sufficient vitamin D levels has been shown to lower the risk of prostate and colon cancer, as well as give better control of high blood pressure and diabetes.
More Vitamin C
Adequate vitamin C levels is associated with better heart health and can help protect against environmental toxins.
Greater than 90% of African Americans are magnesium deficient and this deficiency has been linked to memory loss, decreased muscle strength, diabetes, high blood pressure, and some types of cancer. Sequence Multivitamins for older men has added magnesium to address this need.
Vitamin K is Left Out
Vitamin K is critical for normal blood clotting but African Americans have an increased risk for blood clots after surgery and associated with strokes and heart attacks, therefore additional vitamin K would not be helpful.
What Other Deficiencies Should I Know About?
Sequence Multivitamins has Zinc to boost your immune system, Magnesium and Potassium for heart health, and Chromium to support stable blood sugars.
African Americans Tend to Have Lower Magnesium Levels
African Americans have a lower dietary consumption of magnesium which correlates which the increased deficiencies seen in this community. Low magnesium has been linked to dementia, diabetes, hypertension, and some cancers. African Americans have the highest risk for all of these.
African Americans Form More Blood Clots Than Other Racial or Ethnic Groups
These increased blood clots lead to heart attacks, strokes, aneurysms, kidney disease, and more. Vitamin K promotes blood clots. African Americans do not need more vitamin K. But don't confuse vitamin K with potassium which is abbreviated with a "K". You need more potassium (K+) and less vitamin K.
Here is a brief overview of our multivitamin and its benefits