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LifeSeasons ReCode supplements

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:28 pm
by DianeSC
Three concerns with the LifeSeasons ReCode supplements:

The ReCode Daily Multivitamin from LifeSeasons contains 5000 IU of Vitamin A Retinyl Palmitate which I thought was a form to be avoided. There is also Vitamin A (non specified type) in the ReCode Type 4- Vascular supplement.

The ReCode Daily Multivitamin also has 400 mcg Folic Acid (Calcium Folate). I did not see methylfolate in any of the LifeSeasons supplements recommended to me even though they recorded my MTHFR mutation. Shouldn't I avoid Folic Acid?

The ReCode Daily Omega-3's contain EPA 600 mg and DHA 400 mg. I thought the latest science shows that APOE 4's require more DHA than EPA.

I would love for any of you more well informed than me to let me know what you think about any or all of these concerns.

Re: LifeSeasons ReCode supplements

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:33 am
by DianeSC
The website for the LifeSeasons ReCode supplements is
https://lifeseasons.com/recode

Re: LifeSeasons ReCode supplements

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:08 am
by Julie G
Hi DianeSC! Apologies for not responding sooner. I've chatted with both Dr. Bredesen and the folks at LifeSeasons about your concerns.
The ReCode Daily Multivitamin from LifeSeasons contains 5000 IU of Vitamin A Retinyl Palmitate which I thought was a form to be avoided. There is also Vitamin A (non specified type) in the ReCode Type 4- Vascular supplement.

Why is this "to be avoided". This is the same preformed vitamin A found in liver, egg yolks, and fish. Beta-carotene is the other version found in the vascular formula, which as you know, is converted by the body (if you're genetically fortunate) into vitamin A. Beta-carotene itself is a powerful antioxidant helpful for both brain and eye health.
The ReCode Daily Multivitamin also has 400 mcg Folic Acid (Calcium Folate). I did not see methylfolate in any of the LifeSeasons supplements recommended to me even though they recorded my MTHFR mutation. Shouldn't I avoid Folic Acid?

I was pleased to learn that they are reformulating the multivitamin formula to contain 800 mcg of methylfolate to address methylation issues that can lead to elevated homocysteine.
The ReCode Daily Omega-3's contain EPA 600 mg and DHA 400 mg. I thought the latest science shows that APOE 4's require more DHA than EPA.

This is another one that is being reformulated. The new version will contain 1,000 mg of DHA and 500 mg of EPA. From what I understand, the new formulas for both the multivitamin and Daily Omega-3s will be phased in once the existing supply is sold. Additionally the "Daily Balance" powder will be divided into an AM and PM blend to best harness the energizing effects of some ingredients and the sedating effect of others. I've also heard that the taste will be improved significantly. This should be available any time now.

Re: LifeSeasons ReCode supplements

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:11 am
by Julie G
Quick update. I just heard from the folks at LifeSeasons and the higher DHA won't be available till June because of supply issues caused by the pandemic. I'll let you know if I hear any further updates.

Re: LifeSeasons ReCode supplements

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:35 pm
by DianeSC
Thank you, Julie! I've been following Dr. Joel Fuhrman and taking his vitamins since 2013 (Wow!...just realized 7 years!) He does not recommend the Vitamin A retinyl palmitate. I just posted a question on the member site to ask why he avoids it in his supplements. I'll repost here when I hear from them.