Supplementing children with a highly absorbable, multivitamin concentrate provides therapeutic doses of supplemental nutrients in a single product. Children's Multi SAP may be used to prevent or correct vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and promote optimal health in growing children.
Each scoop (approx. 9.4 g) contains:
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)... 250 mg
Magnesium Glycinate ... 50 mg
Vitamin D3 ... 1000 IU Iron
Glycinate ... 2 mg
Vitamin E (d-Alpha-Tocopherol Acetate)... 40 IU
Zinc Citrate ... 2 mg
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine HCl)... 3 mg
Iodine (from kelp) ... 70 mcg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin 5-Phosphate)... 5 mg
Molybdenum Citrate ... 5 mcg
Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) ... 15 mg
Vanadium Chelate ... 3 mcg
Vitamin B5 (Calcium Pantothenate)... 10 mg
Chromium Chelate ... 40 mcg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxal 5-Phosphate)... 5 mg
Copper Citrate ... 200 mcg
Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamine) ... 6 mcg
Manganese Citrate ... 200 mcg
Folic Acid (as folate)... 400 mcg
Choline Citrate ... 40 mg
Biotin... 300 mcg
Citrus Bioflavonoids 50%
Hesperidin ... 15 mg
Calcium Citrate ... 100 mg
DHA... 350 mg
Non-medicinal ingredients: Mixed berry flavor OR tropical punch flavor, natural lemon flavor, malic acid, stevia
Contains no: yeast, soy, wheat, gluten, dairy products, corn, sugar or starch.
Providing adequate vitamins and minerals for optimal health is paramount for the promotion of healthy growth and development in children. While essential vitamins and minerals play individual roles in physiology, nutrients work synergistically to provide the basis for vibrant health. A daily multivitamin and micro-nutrient supplement ensures adequate intake of all the important nutrients required for the highly active lifestyles of the growing child. With the evidence being elucidated that today, even our whole foods may be deficient in essential nutrients due to losses through processing, cooking and over-farming, it is imperative that we ensure that our children are acquiring the nutrients they need to promote health and prevent disease. Children's Multi SAP is formulated to promote the development of healthy bone and connective tissue, brain and cognitive function, immune, cardiovascular and energy production systems.
• Children's Multi SAP is designed to maximize patient compliance in a comprehensive one-dose multi-nutrient supplement.
• Your choice of two great tasting formulas: Tropical Punch or Mixed Berry.
• Completely soluble powdered form for maximum absorption.
• Children's Multi SAP is a combination of 3 essential needs for children and ensuring maximum patient compliance: • A high-dose, highly absorbable multivitamin including 1000 IU of vitamin D3 and active enzyme vitamin forms;
• A citrus bioflavonoid mixture standardized to 50% hesperidin, and;
• A high-dose DHA supplement for brain development and cognitive support.
PURITY, CLEANLINESS and STABILITY Third party testing on finished product to ensure Children's Multi SAP is free of heavy metals, pesticides, volatile organics, PCBs and impurities. Micronutrient status can influence functioning beyond infancy and childhood, through adolescence and into adulthood. Due to the rapid rate of growth, children require adequate micronutrients as they are not only essential for normal metabolism, but also for cell division and therefore growth and development of healthy physiology and biochemical processes. Dietary deficiencies during infancy, adolescence and childhood may both directly and indirectly cause health problems that may not be reversible by a later adequate diet. There is consistent evidence that the adequacy of diet has lasting implications for cognitive, social and behavioral development as well as intelligence(1).
MINERALS Calcium and magnesium are required for bone and muscle formation and function as well as nerve signalling cell individual cell metabolism. Both are involved in many enzymatic reactions and for the production of energy. Manganese deficiency is associated with abnormal skeletal development, as manganese plays a role in cartilage and bone formation, and it is also involved in mitochondrial antioxidant systems(15). Molybdenum has also been linked with bone and dental health and plays a role in the structure of many enzymes, as does copper. Iodine is required for optimal thyroid function. Vanadium and chromium play a role in blood glucose metabolism, transport and insulin sensitivity. Iron is essential to blood oxygen carrying capacity. Iron bisglycine chelates have been shown to be superior in absorption and bioavailability to other forms of iron(16, 17, 18). Specifically, iron bioavailability as a glycine chelate was reported to be 3.4 times greater versus ferrous sulphate(19), with reduced incidences of side effects including gastric irritation and constipation (33% less)(20). Zinc is essential to human metabolism and catalyzes more than 100 enzymes, facilitates protein folding and regulates gene expression. Deficiency of zinc may result in retardation of growth and development, and impaired immunity(6). Long-term supplementation of zinc in combination with other micronutrients has been shown to reduce the incidence of gastrointestinal and respiratory infections, likely by positively modulating the immune and inflammatory responses(2, 7). Choline is essential to structural integrity and signalling pathways for cells and cell membranes, as it is required for acetylcholine synthesis. It is also a methyl donor and a precursor to trimethylglycine (betaine), playing a role in cardiovascular health.
ANTIOXIDANTS, BIOFLAVONOIDS, VITAMIN C, VITAMIN E Antioxidants, working in a complex synergistic system with each other, play a major role in humans to quench free radicals and reactive oxygen species, the metabolic paradox of using oxygen as an energy source. The function of the antioxidant systems is to prevent damage by free radicals to DNA, protein and lipid structures — the integral bases of cell physiology. Antioxidants, a family to which vitamins C and E as well as the bioflavonoids belong, act as inhibitors at stages of both initiation and promotion of tumor growth and proliferation and mitigate neoplastic processes(10). Supplementation with vitamins C and E with zinc in children has been shown to mitigate lipid peroxidation, increasing wound healing and enhance antioxidant protection systems against oxidative stress. Oxidative stress has been implicated in a wide variety of degenerative processes, diseases and syndromes from cancer and mutagenesis to cardiovascular disease, acute and chronic inflammatory processes, immunity and even ageing(8, 9). Vitamin C is also a cofactor in multiple enzymatic reactions, particularly to do with the formation of collagen and connective tissues, as thus is particularly important in the healing process and immunity, bone, cartilage, muscle and blood vessel health. Frank deficiency causes scurvy. Vitamin C prevents and reduces the duration and severity of the common cold, plays a role in the stress response and enhances the absorption of iron. Vitamin C supplementation has been shown to be effective in reducing the symptoms associated with allergies and asthma(11, 12). Deficiency of vitamin E may cause neurological symptoms due to poor nerve conduction, leading to myopathies. The addition of citrus bioflavonoids has been shown to increase the bioavailability of vitamin C and may increase antioxidant efficacy via recycling(13, 14). VITAMIN D While the minimum adequacy levels for vitamin D are well established to prevent rickets and bone fragility, and fortification of many daily foods has occurred, serum vitamin D levels may still be insufficient in 50% or more of the population, and may be magnified in children. It is becoming elucidated in the literature that vitamin D insufficiency may play a role not only in bone diseases, but also in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, immunity and autoimmune processes and even cancer. Furthermore, diet may only provide approximately 250– 300 IU/day at best, and achieving adequate vitamin D production through sun exposure may be challenging or impossible, dependent upon latitude, time of year and exposure time(3, 4, 5).
B VITAMINS, FOLATE & BIOTIN The B vitamins, including folate and biotin, are required by the human body for metabolic processes, most notably involved in enzymatic processes required for energy production, maintain healthy skin and muscle tone, play a role in the development and maintenance of healthy immune and nervous systems, promote cell growth and cell division and are required for healthy blood cell development.
DHA Clinical observation has related an imbalanced dietary intake of fatty acids to impaired brain performance and disease. While much of brain growth is complete by late childhood, essential fatty acids are important for brain development during the postnatal period. Dietary docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is required for optimal functional maturation of the retina and visual cortex. Visual acuity and mental development is improved by DHA. DHA is also involved in the synthesis and function of brain neurotransmitters and in the immune system. Deficiency of essential fatty acids may play a role in the development of various cognitive disorders(21). Supplementation with DHA has been suggested to improve the management of childhood psychiatric disorders, improve visual and motor functions in children(22).
300g per bottle (32 servings)
For children between the ages of 4–12: mix 1 scoop daily in 8 oz. or more of water or natural, unsweetened fruit juice.
Stir well until dissolved.
For children of 3 years or younger and above the age of 12: please consult your health care practitioner for dosage.
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