Why Sugar-free vitamins?
Why not gummy vitamins?
Speaking of strong bones and teeth, gummy vitamins are known to increase cavities by sticking to teeth. Gummy vitamins are also high in sugar. Each gummy will have 1-2 grams of sugar, which translates to 1-2 cubes of sugar a day when following recommended doses. Mary Hayes, a spokeswoman for the American Dental Association and a pediatric dentist in private practice in Chicago states, “I will see children who have been cavity-free, and then they start eating these gummy vitamins, and boom, they have cavities within three months to a year.”
Some dentists say the marketing of gummy vitamins is deceptive. “Parents see the famous characters and the word ‘vitamin’ and think, ‘Good, this is healthy,’ but they don’t realize oral hygiene is much more of an issue with these,” says Jeff Davis, a pediatric dentist in McLean, Va. Dr. Michelle Stafford warns, “Unfortunately, Gummy vitamins are very hard on your child’s teeth. Just as gummy bears stick into the grooves of your child’s teeth and can cause cavities; gummy vitamins also stick into your child’s teeth. Even with the best brushing, sometimes the toothbrush bristles literally cannot get to the bottom of the deepest grooves of the back teeth. Therefore, any sticky sugar particles can stick there and potentially cause cavities.”
Why branded ingredients?
Albion Minerals, a world-leader and innovator in mineral amino acid chelates (and the only minerals we use in our products), notes that Calcium Citrate-Malate in has 60% better absorption than calcium citrate or calcium carbonate, and better absorption than milk. Their Magnesium Glycinate chelate has more than twice the absorption rate of magnesium salt forms. Backed by sound science and over 150 patents, no other company can match Albion’s accomplishments. Albion is the trusted source for safe, proven, effective, organic minerals.
Caromix has tremendous stability and bioavailability with up to 126% greater absorption over other forms of vitamin A. Caromix is formulated to match the concentrations of naturally carotenoids found in an average daily diet of fruits and vegetables, and provide a significant concentration of provitamin A. Instead of only supplying one carotenoid alone, Caromix supplies Beta-carotene, Alpha-carotene, Lutein, Lycopene, Zeaxanthin, and Crytoxanthin. Caromix contains carotenoids derived from natural whole food sources such as carrot oil, marigold flowers and tomatoes.
Quali-C is Non-GMO, Non-China, vitamin C. Made in Scotland, Quali-C is the only vitamin C not made in China. It is the world’s premier vitamin C built on quality, reliability, traceability, and sustainability for over 75 years!
Tocomax has an average 250% higher absorption of each individual tocotrienols compared to another tocotrienol oil extract, as confirmed by a simple bioavailability study by Carotech, Inc. With Tocomax’s patented manufacturing process, it retains many of the beneficial whole food phytonutrients such as squalene, phytosterols and trace amounts of mixed carotene and CoQ10.
K2-Vital is the purest, most active, and proven safe form of vitamin K2 on the market from highly concentrated biologically active MK-7. Serum activity that is at least 36X greater than other forms of vitamin K. While vitamin K2 MK-7 is a lesser known vitamin to today’s consumer, it performs essential roles in supporting healthy bodies due to its superior benefits.
Magical Nutrients is committed to providing the highest quality vitamins and supplements for children worldwide.
Why take multivitamins?
The old model of using multivitamins looked at them as the “insurance vitamin”. They filled the “gap” between what a child needed and what he would receive from his diet. Picky eaters, poor eating habits, restricted diets, and high sugar intake can wreak havoc on a growing child’s nutritional needs, so multivitamins helped to fill in where nutrients were needed.
The new science-based model takes a more thoughtful approach and looks at many factors that affect the health of children. Metabolic conditions such as childhood obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease are on the rise. Autism, ADHD, asthma, and other chronic diseases are increasing. According to the Psychology Foundation of Canada, ‘Stress among children is estimated to have increased 45% over the past 30 years“. Adequate nutritional intake can play a vital role in helping everyone deal with stress. Given today’s environmental demands, nutrient depletion in foods, and increased demands on children’s bodies, multivitamin and mineral formulas are likely to gain greater importance in creating and maintaining the health of our children in the near future.
At Magical Nutrients, we believe that children should try to obtain the majority of their nutrients from whole foods. We believe that it is important to teach children the nutritional advantages of preparing whole foods and good eating habits. We believe that children look to adults for guidance on how to live a long and healthy life.
How important are minerals in a child's diet?
What is Folinic acid?
Most foods are fortified with a cheap, synthetic form of folate known as folic acid. The widespread fortification of so many foods that are commonly eaten today is believed to be a possible reason as to why folic acid is becoming associated with causing some problems in the body. As with many things, too little or too much becomes a problem. Some children’s bodies don’t produce the necessary enzymes needed to convert folic acid in the body to an active, usable form. To overcome these problems, we use a highly bioavailable form known as folinic acid. The three bioavailable forms of folic acid are very, very expensive, which is why you don’t find them in most vitamin formulas. The other two forms are Quatrefolic and Metafolin. Rest assured, that with Magical Nutrients, your child is receiving the best nutrients available.
What does Active-State mean?
What is a GMP facility?
Our lab has also elected for a third-party certification program, known as NSF International GMP certification. NSF certification helps to ensure that a product has the identity, strength, composition, quality and purity that appear on its label. The NSF mark assures consumers, retailers and regulators that products have been rigorously tested to comply with all standard requirements.
In addition to national (GMP) and third-party certifications (NSF GMP), our lab is also certified by Health Canada, which means one or two additional inspections a year from our neighbors to the north to ensure outstanding quality.
How does the Redeem and Donate page work?
Vitamin Angels – For over 20 years, Vitamin Angels has been helping at-risk populations in need—specifically pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five—gain access to lifesaving and life changing vitamins and minerals. Each year, Vitamin Angels helps to ensure that children around the world have access to life-saving vitamins. (We love the concept and efforts at Vitamin Angels and Dr. McCombs has personally supported them previously.)
H4O – Hands4Others is a movement of young people called to change the world one person, one family, one village at a time by providing sustainable access to safe, drinkable water for those in need. (The concept of children helping children really lines up with our company’s values, and this youth-run organization is making a difference around the world.)
Shoes That Fit – The mission of Shoes That Fit is to provide new shoes to children in need so they can attend school in comfort and with dignity, better prepared to learn and play. (They currently serve over 90,000 children each year. We’d like to help them reach more children.)
Feed The Children – Feed the Children exists to end childhood hunger. It’s the cause upon which they were founded 35 years ago and the one that they continue to fight for each and every day. (There’s not a lot that needs to be said about this cause. In a world of surplus, why should anyone go hungry, especially a child?)
Each box of Magical Wizard’s Potion contains a card with a “Magical Code” concealed behind a scratch-off box. Children can go to the Redeem and Donate page on our site and enter in the Magical Code. They can then vote for the charity that they like the best. We will tally the votes each quarter and donate the proceeds according to the number of votes each charity receives. Each code can be used one time, but every box allows for another vote to be cast. Each of the four charities will receive donations quarterly. We just couldn’t say no to any of them.
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