Studies show that a high percentage of adults and children in North America and other developed countries eat less than the minimum daily allowance of 10 or more essential nutrients. Adequate amounts and proper balance of these nutrients are needed not only for maintaining good health, but also for the dietary management and prevention of chronic diseases. Natural beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E and B-complex vitamins are included because of the vital roles they play in antioxidant protection, energy production and maintenance of healthy blood cells, nervous system, hormonal balance, and more. Minerals and trace elements are provided in bioavailable forms, such as amino acid chelates and other scientifically validated and clinically superior forms. The carotenoids lutein and lycopene are included for their supportive roles as powerful antioxidants and maintenance of overall good health.