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.