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Daily Self Defense is Now Optimal Balance™: New Name, Same Formula

Posted on : May 01, 2018 by Hardy Nutritionals® No Comments

We are pleased to announce updated branding and new labels on our general health micronutrient complex, formerly known as Daily Self Defense, now called Optimal Balance™.  While the product looks different, the supplement facts have not changed.

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Optimal Balance™, formerly Daily Self Defense, is offered in the same men's and women's formulations with no changes to the products other than the name.  

Still available at just $44.99, both men's and women's micronutrient formulations are available for pre-order at under the General Health Micronutrients product menu and will be in stock on or about May 7, 2018.

Recently Backed By Independent University Research for Sleep & Stress

University researchers found that Optimal Balance™, formerly known as Daily Self Defense, significantly improved sleep problems and stress when taken at a dose of 6 capsules/day. They commented that “there is a well-established link between insomnia and stress.”§

"Micronutrients Had a Large Mean Effect on Stress"§

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††Average Depression, Anxiety, Stress Scale subscore (n = 9)
**  Significant with 99% confidence (p<0.01); ‘Very large’ effect size (Cohen’s d = 2.43).  

“Treatment completers reported reliable and clinically significant change in insomnia severity...and on at least two aspects of sleep”§

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†Average Pittsburgh Insomnia Rating Scale score (n = 9)
*** Significant with 99.9% confidence (p<0.001); ‘Huge’ effect size (Cohen’s d = 3.45).
§“Effect of Micronutrients on Insomnia in Adults”, A Multiple-Baseline Study. Joanna Lothian, Neville M. Blampied, Julia J. Rucklidge, Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury, 2016

Optimal Balance™: Not Your Average Multivitamin
Optimal Balance™ consistently delivers real results that dramatically improve the quality of life of men and women around the world.  For instance, they often report that they get sick less frequently and less severely, have more energy and more mental clarity, and have an enhanced ability to cope with stress.*  Optimal Balance™ is an incredible daily multivitamin-mineral supplement for those who are in good health.

Not a Substitute for Clinical-Strength Micronutrient Therapy

While the benefits of Optimal Balance™ are significant for many people, it is no substitute for Daily Essential Nutrients.  

At Hardy Nutritionals®, we talk a lot about our Daily Essential Nutrients product, and it definitely deserves the attention!  Backed by evidence from a growing number of medical journal publications†, published by independent researchers at universities around the world, it is rapidly becoming the preferred first line of defense against serious mood and behavioral disorders for physicians and parents alike.*  After all, who wouldn’t prefer – for themselves or their child – a proven, effective, safe, natural alternative to side-effect-ridden mind-altering drugs?  But while we necessarily focus on getting Daily Essential Nutrients to those who so desperately need it, a growing number of children and adults without severe symptoms or an officially diagnosed illness are finding Optimal Balance™ to be a powerful source of micronutrition.

Optimal Balance™ was created by the same team of scientists who formulated Daily Essential Nutrients, to be the ‘general health’ version of micronutrient formulations.  The reduced dose and price make it a more accessible option for those experiencing sleep issues, stress, and mild symptoms of moodiness.

Optimal Balance™ maintains much of the critical completeness, quality, and balance of essential vitamins and minerals found in Daily Essential Nutrients, but also contains a powerful blend of botanicals and protective factors tailored specifically to the nutritional needs of men and women. It is designed to boost immunity and fortify against chronic illness and the stress of modern living.*

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†Refers to Daily Essential Nutrients and pre-2013 versions of EMPowerplus, co-formulated by Hardy Nutritionals® Founder, David L. Hardy.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration

Hardy Nutritionals® multivitamin-mineral products are powered by our proprietary NutraTek™ mineral delivery technology, which combines each mineral with specialized organic molecules—just like nature—to optimize absorption and distribution to body cells. Our flagship supplement, Daily Essential Nutrients, is widely considered to be the most research-backed micronutrient treatment.
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