The Supplement Files: Eclipse Complex 24.

In this issue of The Supplement Files, Clayton reviews a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement from Eclipse. Read more...

First Impression- Eclipse 2000 Complex 24

    The packaging on this product is colorful and appropriate. The label is made from high quality material, the shiny metallic label is appealing to the eye, and the label gives the product a futuristic look. The product features are prominently displayed on the label, and the label graphic (an eclipse) is prominent and visible in the background.

    The manufacturer of the product is clearly indicated, a detailed multivitamin and mineral profile is provided on the rear of the label, and clear and concise instructions for use and dosing are provided.

First Impression:
(9 out of 10 stars)

Nutritional Breakdown

According to packaging, the following ingredients are in this product:

Nutrition Facts:

    According to packaging, product contents are:

    Serving size 2 tablets
    Servings per container 30

    Amount per serving % Daily Value
    Vitamin A (as beta-carotene) 12,500 IU 250%
    Vitamin D (from fish liver oil) 335 IU 85%
    Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol) 200 IU 667%
    Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 300mg 500%
    Vitamin B-1 (Thiamin) 10mg 667%
    Vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin) 10mg 500%
    Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine) 20mg 1000%
    Vitamin B-12 (Cyanocobalamin) 10mcg 167%
    Pantothenic Acid 17mg 165%
    Folic Acid 400 mcg 100%
    Biotin 10mcg 4%
    PABA 10mg *
    Choline 25mg *
    Inositol 50mg *
    CoQ10 10mg *
    Lipase 10mg *
    Diatase Malt USP 10mg *
    Microzyme 15mg *
    Calcium 325mg 33%
    Iron (as ferrous fumerate) 10mg 56%
    Magnesium (as magnesium oxide) 45mg 11%
    Phosphorus 250mg 25%
    Copper (as Copper gluconate) .4mg 20%
    Potassium (as potassium citrate) 17mg 4%
    Zinc (as zinc Gluconate) 8mg 56%
    Iodine 50mcg 33%
    Chromium 5mcg *
    Selenium 5mcg *
    Manganese (as manganese Gluconate) 5mcg *
    Pepsin 15mg *
    Papain 15mg *
    Betaine Hydrochloride 15mg *

The Ingredients:

    Barium, Bismuth, Boron, Cobalt, Gallium, Silicon, Silver, Strontium, Sulphur, Titanium, Vandium, Zirconium.

    The above profile has not been verified by independent lab assay.

    The product falls short in supplying 100% of the zinc required daily (15mg recommended), but most athletes take other supplement products containing zinc, so this shortfall should not be cause for concern when evaluating this product. And while this vitamin and mineral product does not provide 100% of the daily requirements for some of the vitamins and minerals listed, it does provide the important B vitamins, as well as other vitamins and minerals necessary for muscle growth, well in excess of the recommended daily intake values.

    The minerals are chelated, and the formulation is time released. The product also contains high levels of antioxidants and bioflavonids. Perhaps best of all, this product contains no sugar, starch, artificial flavoring, artificial sweetners, yeast, lactose, or wheat. And, the tablets are cold processed to protect vital nutrients.

Nutritional Breakdown:
(9 out of 10 stars)



These multivitamin and mineral pills are yellow in color and present no noticeable odor.

The pills are very easy to swallow with a small amount of water, and this fact makes this product user friendly. The pills have a solid and dense consistency, unlike similar products that come in caplette form and are prone to damage.


The product was easy to consume. No renal or kidney stresses were noticed, nor was any general discomfort experienced post-administration. The product digested easily. That this product works with no excess stress to the body demonstrates that quality was a priority in the manufacture process.

A change in body composition following a thirty day administration period was noticed. The product brought about efficacious results in the form of enhanced energy levels, increased feelings of well being, and the appearance of leaner muscle tissue.

Product Cost

The cost breakdown for this product is as follows:

Thirty day (one month) supply ??" $8.89 USD. This price was provided by the manufacturer.

(10 out of 10 stars)

Bottom Line…

The package design for this product does an excellent job of highlighting the products features. The use of an eclipse as the background image makes for a nice contrast with the text in the foreground that states the products name and purpose, as well as the benefits and features it has to offer. The metallic label is eye catching and draws attention to the product because of its manipulation of lighting.

While not verified by independent lab assay, the nutrient profile is ideal. Athletes with ideal nutritional regimens will acquire a significant amount of their daily vitamin and mineral requirements from whole foods. With this in mind, the product does not supply all of the vitamins and minerals at levels that satisfy the recommended daily intake values. This shows that attention was given to the real possibility of overdose, and that safety precautions were taken during the manufacturing process to avoid or minimize this possibility. This makes this product safe for use by persons free of medical complication.

The product is cold pressed to ensure the preservation of its minerals and vitamins, and the time released nature of the product ensures that undue system stress is avoided and that minerals and vitamins are absorbed instead of excreted.

The inclusion of antioxidants and bioflavonoids further supports optimal immune system functioning, and the absence of artificial sweeteners and wheat additives shows that this is a quality product.

Product use is made easy because of pill size and the absence of post-administration side-effects. The product digests easily, and has noticeable effects on energy level, feelings of well being and muscle tone.

The cost of the product is ideal and serves to make the product an outstanding value.

Overall Rating:
(9 out of 10 stars)


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