SOURCE: Weil Lifestyle, LLC

March 17, 2008 17:26 ET

Dr. Weil's Vitamin Advisor Offers a Complete Supplement Plan Based on Consumers' Unique Needs

Web Site's "Vitamin Advisor" Tool Calculates Proper Supplement Needs Based on Individual Lifestyle Factors and Offers Vitamin Facts and Personalized Daily Dosage Supplement Packets

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - Weil Lifestyle, LLC, a leading Internet provider of information, products and services that enhance health and well-being, is offering a free online resource to help individuals take the guesswork out of vitamin selection.

Andrew Weil, M.D., world-renowned leader in the field of integrative medicine, and his science advisory team created DrWeil.com's Vitamin Advisor®, an online tool for those seeking vitamin facts and guidance on prudent supplementation. The tool provides visitors with recommendations based specifically on their lifestyle, medical concerns and diet -- utilizing the research of leading scientists in the fields of nutrition and health, including Dr. David Heber, professor in the University of California Los Angeles Department of Medicine, and Dr. Walter Willett, chairman of the Harvard School of Public Health's Nutrition Department.

"There is a surplus of information available on vitamin intake, leaving many people confused about which supplements to take to help them reach their optimal level of health," said Brad Lemley, editorial director, DrWeil.com. "The Vitamin Advisor is a reliable tool that provides users with personalized vitamin facts and nutritional supplement recommendations based upon their age, gender, medical history, diet and lifestyle, making it easier for people to meet proper guidelines. As the science changes, the recommendations change too."

Vitamin Advisor's questionnaire was developed based on Dr. Weil's 40 years of medical experience, including his work with recognized experts in science and nutrition to make this tool valuable and scientifically cutting-edge.

The Vitamin Advisor recommendations are provided with the option to receive Weil Complete Program supplements, which use the highest quality, most bioavailable forms of nutrients, including:

-- Vitamin A: Some forms of supplemental vitamin A, when taken in even moderate daily doses, can be toxic. Dr. Weil specifies the use of mixed carotenoids in his supplements -- these are substances that the body converts to vitamin A, avoiding toxicity potential and maximizing effectiveness.

-- Vitamin D: Dr. Weil specifies D3 in his supplements, as this form has been shown to have greater biological activity in human tissue.

-- Vitamin E: In nature, this vitamin is found as a combination of eight different active compounds -- four are called tocopherols, and four are called tocotrienols. Dr. Weil specifies a complete, naturally derived tocopherol/tocotrienol complex that closely mirrors the natural vitamin E found in foods.

Consumers can go to www.DrWeil.com and click on the Vitamin Advisor tab to take the questionnaire, get a free recommendation with vitamin facts or order the Dr. Weil vitamins in Daily Dose Packets.

About DrWeil.com and Weil Lifestyle

Weil Lifestyle, LLC, provides the public with information, products and services that enhance health and well-being in accord with the principles of integrative medicine. The organization was founded to provide a funding platform to support the Weil Foundation, a non-profit organization that develops research and educational programs that support integrative medicine, improve health care and empower individuals to make better health choices. Weil Lifestyle is the owner of the Web sites www.DrWeil.com, www.DrWeilonHealthyAging.com and www.MyOptimumHealthPlan.com, and is the exclusive worldwide licensor of distinctive products and services that are developed, reviewed and approved by Dr. Andrew Weil.

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