The Complement Story
1. a thing that completes or brings to perfection.
Complement™ brings together, in one place, the three essential nutrients that are missing from a reasonably diverse, whole food plant-based diet — B12, D3 and DHA Omega-3s.
It's everything you need to complement your diet, and nothing you don't.
WE ALL AGREE THAT TO THRIVE, YOU NEED LOTS OF PLANTS
After all, a diverse diet of whole plants provides almost every vitamin and mineral required.
The fact is, even the most diverse plant-based diets may not adequately provide a few critical micronutrients: Vitamin B12, Vitamin D3, and long-chain Omega-3s like DHA or EPA.
(That's because these nutrients come from bacteria, the sun's rays, and algae — things we do not always consume a lot of.)
At the same time, you don't need a whole multivitamin — plants are packed with nutrients! There's simply no reason to supplement with the vitamins and minerals that, if you're eating a reasonably diverse, whole food, plant-based diet, you're already getting in abundance.
In fact, with all the fillers and unnecessary mega-doses most multivitamins contain, it's quite possible they do more harm than good.
IT'S TIME TO STOP THINKING ABOUT SUPPLEMENTING.
Instead, you only need to complement your plant-based diet... with the three essential nutrients you might be missing, and nothing else.
So we put those nutrients in a bottle — nothing more, nothing less — to ensure the health and happiness of every member in our tribe.
Our liquid formula is the purest possible form of these nutrients — without the fillers, additives, and excipients found in many pills. Even better, because it's a spray, you can "fortify your own food" with Complement™ in order to maximize absorption: just add your daily serving of Complement™ to salad, a smoothie, or any other food you wish to fortify.
Made with our Friends and Family in mind
Just four all-natural ingredients. And no gluten, artificial fillers, additives, or preservatives!
Complement is sustainably crafted in small batches in California!
We're 100% vegan, and so is our product! This is something that will never change.
Made with organic, non-GMO ingredients, and tested for purity.
Can your supplement brand say all that?
PRAISE FROM PLANT-BASED EXPERTS
"Attaining adequate sources of B12, D3, and DHA/EPA is critical to ensuring your plant-based diet is protecting your health for the long run. I'm excited that Complement finally provides a way to get all three of these essential nutrients that's as easy as a few sprays on your favorite vegan dish!"
Dr. Joel Kahn, MD - Preventative Cardiologist, Professor of Medicine, and Best-Selling Author
"As a vegan, I knew that I needed to take vitamin B12, vitamin D, and the Omega3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, so I laboriously took them separately and nearly gagged down the DHA/EPA capsules which never quite seemed small enough. My husband, who really dislikes swallowing pills, took dissolvable B12 and D caps, and skipped the essential fatty acids altogether — not a smart idea, from what the research is telling us. Enter Complement — all these necessary nutrients in one convenient, virtually tasteless spray. Why didn't somebody think of this before?
You know how Oprah has her favorite things? Complement is one of those for me.
Victoria Moran, Founder of Main Street Vegan
"A diet comprised of mostly whole or minimally processed plant-based foods is undoubtedly the best choice you can make for your health, as well as the health of the planet. Complement combines three essential nutrients that will help you truly thrive in the long run and gives you the added peace of mind you need. What makes the product even better is that is contains clean ingredients and comes in a convenient spray bottle that makes complementing your diet a breeze!"
Nil Zacharias, Co-founder, One Green Planet, Co-author, Eat For The Planet Book, and Host of the #EatForThePlanet Podcast
"As the co-author of Vegan for Her - a nutrition book that explains all the important nutrients we need to focus on as vegans - and a culinary instructor, trust me, I know we need to supplement B12, D3 and DHA/EPA. But, hey, I'm human. Though those vitamin bottles were scattered around the house, I wasn't diligent in taking them. Enter Complement. That little bottle sits in the refrigerator right next to my plant-based milks and yogurts and every morning I grab it, spray it in my breakfast bowl or in a smoothie and, BAM, I'm good! What can I say? If it's easy, I'm in!"
JL Fields, Vegan Culinary Coach and Author
"Finally — a simple, clean, pleasant way to complement a whole foods, plant-powered diet and get the nutrients you need to thrive! I take Complement every day, and so do my twin sons. My kids don’t like swallowing pills, and the truth is, neither do I. But because it’s a spray, we all enjoy Complement. It’s simple, clean, and effective. No GMOS, and no junk. Just critical nutrients, all combined perfectly, in one place."
Ocean Robbins, Founder & CEO of Food Revolution Network
Life relies on soil, but the life in our soil isn't what it used to be. Soil bacteria produce Vitamin B12 — which is essential for humans in order to protect neural health and reduce inflammation. But modern agriculture and other human behaviors decimate these bacterial colonies that produce B12. On top of that, in our super-sanitized world, we thoroughly wash food, which further reduces the chances of ingesting a sufficient amount of B12 through natural sources.
Vitamin B12 deficiency is common among people following a plant-based diet. In a review including 13 studies with vegan participants, 10 studies reported at least 20% of vegan participants were B12 deficient. Vitamin B12 is required for proper red blood cell formation, neurological function, and DNA synthesis, and for avoiding pernicious anemia.
Complement™ contains 1,000 mcg of B12 (methylcobalamin) per daily serving.
We love nature and spending time outdoors. But we also wear clothing, and most of us work inside during daylight hours. That means our natural ability to soak up the sun's rays is limited, and as a result, many of us — regardless of dietary pattern — might be deficient in Vitamin D. Scientific evidence suggests that being “D-ficient” may increase the risk of various chronic diseases, from osteoporosis to heart disease, some cancers, and even multiple sclerosis.
Getting enough Vitamin D is essential to prevent diseases like rickets and osteomalacia, and recently researchers have discovered that higher levels of Vitamin D may be beneficial in preventing a host of conditions, including fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, upper respiratory tract infections, premenstrual syndrome, polycystic ovary disease, psoriasis, muscle weakness, lower back pain, diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, and cancer.
Complement™ provides 2,000 IU of the only truly vegan D3 available (Vitashine) per daily serving.
DHA long-chain Omega-3s
We've all heard of the importance of Omega-3's, but vegan food sources like flax and chia seeds only provide ALA Omega-3s. These are re an amazing addition to your plate, but vegans may not get enough DHA and EPA, which are critical for cardiovascular and brain health (while DHA does convert to EPA to a good extent, most people can not adequately convert ALA into DHA and EPA).
Omega-3’s play a key role in nearly every cell of your body. As such, a daily intake of these essential fatty acids is critical for optimal functioning — from regulating your cholesterol levels to powering your nervous system. Omega-3's may also help to prevent rheumatoid arthritis, ADHD, asthma, and depression. One of the most important functions, which we are just recently beginning to appreciate, is controlling the low-grade, systemic inflammation that is tied to many chronic diseases.
Complement™ includes 300 mg of DHA per daily serving, sourced from lab-grown algae to ensure purity.
USE AND INGREDIENTS LIST
SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE
Suggested Use: Ages 12 or over take 1ml per day (4 sprays), directly in mouth or preferably on food.
WARNINGS: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Pregnant or nursing mothers, or if under medical care, consult a health practitioner prior to use.
DOES NOT CONTAIN: milk, egg, corn, fish, peanuts, shellfish, soy, gluten or wheat.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Complement™ vegan?
Yes, Complement™ is vegan and cruelty-free. (And so are we.) All of the ingredients are sourced from plants, bacteria, minerals or algae.
What other ingredients are in Complement?
In addition to the D3, B12, and DHA, there is Deionized Water, Natural Citrus Flavor, Non-GMO Sunflower Lecithin, and Vitamin E (a natural preservative). Oh, and there's pure love! There is absolutely no coconut, palm, or MCT oil. No carrageenan and nothing artificial.
Who actually produces Complement™?
We have partnered with Health Specialties Manufacturing (HSM), a subsidiary of The GHT Companies, to manufacture Complement™. We have toured every inch of HSM’s facility, which is cGMP certified, Health Canada-licensed, and FDA-registered. One of the most important factors in our choice of HSM is their quality-assurance capabilities, which covers every step of the manufacturing process, from vetting sources of raw ingredients to testing the finished goods. HSM’s state-of-the-art methods include, but are not limited to, Infrared Scanning (FTIR) and High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). After spending months working with the senior leadership at HSM, we could not be more excited about the level of expertise and experience that HSM brings to producing Complement™ in a way that meets our exacting standards.
Who is Alpine Organics?
Can my children take Complement™?
The full dose of Complement™ is optimized for adults and children 9 years and older. Younger kids should take a half-dose, but we encourage you to speak with your pediatrician and/or dietitian if you have any questions about your child's nutritional needs. Breastfeeding mothers of children 0-12 months of age can use Complement™ to build their own nutrient stores so that their milk can contain adequate amounts of these important nutrients.
I'd prefer to take pills. Do you offer Complement™ in pill form?
We do! Our capsule product called Complement Plus™ features the same 3 essential nutrients, plus a few extra crucial ingredients that all work together to aid the absorption and functioning. Find out more here!
Can I spray directly into my mouth? Can I spray it onto my food?
Complement™ has a pleasant citrus taste and can be sprayed into your mouth. You can also fortify your own food by adding Complement™ to a smoothie, salad, or power bowl! To preserve the high quality ingredients and potency of the nutrients, it is best to spray Complement™ on to cold or warm foods (not hot) and enjoy within 20 minutes. (For the same reasons, please refrain from cooking Complement™!)
Can I take Complement™ together with my multivitamin or other supplements?
Complement™, together with a whole food, plant-based diet, will provide you with the nutrients you need to thrive. Formulated for optimal nutrient intake, Complement™ is safe and non-toxic when taken as directed. If you take another supplement that contains any of the nutrients found in Complement™, you may exceed the tolerable upper intake for that nutrient. Speak with your doctor if you have any questions about how Complement™ works with any other supplements or medications you are taking.
I have a nut allergy, can I take Complement™?
Yes, Complement™ is nut-free.
I have a gluten allergy, can I take Complement™?
Yes, Complement™ is gluten-free.
Can I take Complement™ on an empty stomach?
Complement™ is designed to be taken with food to maximize nutrient absorption.
The Complement™ Guarantee
My entire family is benefiting from Complement!
I have only been using it for about 2 weeks so far, but I love the taste, it's easy to use, and I'm feeling great! 5 stars!
Convenient and easy to use. Will need to see the results of a blood test for effectiveness.
Complement is so easy to take. I love getting the benefits of Complement in a spray form. It can even be used in place of a salad dressing. The taste is pleasant. Keep up the great work Alpine Organics!
It's been easy to get addicted to the Complement spray. It meets my vitamin B-12
and D-3 needs and supplies me with necessary omegas as I enjoy my varied plant based eating, Pretty simple, no gigantic supplements to swallow and an almost invisible taste on my daily berries and oatmeal. Who could ask for anything more?
I loved taking complement until I found out that I am allergic to some of the ingredients in it. I'm hoping my allergies go away so I can start taking it again
I LOVE Complement - what it provides and what it doesn't - which is why my rating is 5 stars. However, there are some things to be aware of:
- It requires refrigeration. This isn't a problem for me 97% of the time, but it is something to keep in mind when traveling, etc.
- It doesn't taste the best. It has never really bothered me at all, especially since I spray it towards the back of my mouth or under my tongue, but it really bothered my fiancé.
Even considering those two points, I still rate this 5 stars for its nutritional contents and quality!