Essential Nutrition Pack contains:
A great-tasting chewable multivitamin with key vitamins and minerals
A yummy source of DHA and EPA for healthy brain development
Delicious, orange-flavored chewable probiotics for healthy gut flora
Create a foundation of essential nutrition for the first day and every day : )
- Comprehensive Multivitamin and Mineral Support
- Includes Bioavailable Albion® Chelated Minerals for Optimal Absorption
- Provides an Optimal Nutrient Profile Needed for a Growing Child
- Great Tasting Children’s Chewable Multivitamin
A wide variety of vital micronutrients are needed for a growing child’s body. Micronutrients play a role in strengthening immune function, converting food into energy, detoxifying chemicals, manufacturing neurotransmitters and other key signaling molecules in the body, and maintaining tissue repair and cell regeneration.
SuperNutes is a chewable children’s multivitamin and mineral supplement that provides essential vitamins and minerals needed to support a growing child’s development. As a complete multivitamin, SuperNutes includes high-quality nutrients to support a healthy micronutrient reserve. The great-tasting, natural lemon flavor makes achieving compliance easy.
SuperNutes provides a full spectrum of highly-absorbed nutrients. Natural d-alpha tocopherol, as well as mixed tocopherols, enhance vitamin E availability and ensure maximized free radical scavenging potential. Many other multivitamins often use cheap, poorly absorbed, rock-salt minerals like calcium carbonate and magnesium oxide, which have limited absorption and require adequate stomach acid to promote passive diffusion into the body. Albion®, the world leader in manufacturing highly bioavailable mineral chelates, provides a specialized form of minerals bound to amino acids. The patented process creates natural mineral compounds, which use active absorption mechanisms in the gastrointestinal tract to greatly enhance mineral absorption. In addition, these mineral chelates are gentle, gut-friendly minerals that do not cause the constipation that often accompanies calcium carbonate and other mineral forms. Albion® mineral chelates also have extensive clinical research proving their superior bioavailability, biologic activity, stability, and improved tolerance.
Orthomega ® Pearls
- Supports Healthy Cognitive Function and Healthy Brain Development in Children
- Supports Healthy Skin, Joints and Connective Tissue
- Increases Visual and Ocular Health
- Maintains Normal Inflammatory Balance and Strengthens Immune Function
- Supports Cardiovascular Health
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential cornerstones of human nutrition. They are deemed “essential” because we need them for proper health, but cannot produce them on our own. We must therefore consume these fats through diet or supplementation. Omega-3 fatty acids are required for a number of body functions, from proper blood flow to brain development; these long-chain fatty acids are integral components of tissues and organ systems throughout the body, including the heart, skin, joints, eyes and immune system.
Orthomega® Pearls are sourced from the world’s least industrialized coastline in Chile, where cold, fresh water provides the cleanest, most sustainable source of fish in the world. Orthomega® Pearls provide 105 mg of EPA and 185 mg DHA per 4 soft gels as natural triglycerides, the preferred form with superior absorption, in a delicious fruity-orange flavor. Vitamin E (as mixed tocopherols) is added to ensure maximum purity and freshness. In addition, this exclusive fish oil is enzymatically cleaned, vacuum distilled, and independently tested to ensure heavy metals, pesticides and PCBs are removed to undetectable levels.
Orthomega® Pearls provide omega-3 fish oil in easy-to-take chewable soft gel pearls for children’s health and wellness needs. While the importance of omega-3 fatty acids for adults is well-known, children also require adequate amounts of these essential fats for healthy brain development, vision, skin and joints and to support a normal inflammatory response.
Fish Oil Delivery – Triglycerides vs. Ethyl Esters
While the amount of EPA and DHA provided in a fish oil product is important for efficacy, the type of fish oil delivered is another significant factor in defining fish oil effectiveness. The human body is accustomed to digesting and absorbing EPA and DHA in the triglyceride form. Even though triglyceride-based fish oils are the preferred form for superior fish oil absorption, the vast majority of fish oil products available on the market are in the ethyl ester form. While ethyl esters allow for higher concentrations of EPA and DHA to be achieved, their unusual structure is resistant to the digestive enzymes (lipases) that enable fat breakdown. In a study comparing EPA and DHA digestion in both the triglyceride and ethyl ester form, five common digestive lipase enzymes were shown to more easily digest fish oil in the triglyceride as compared to the ethyl ester substrate. A review of the existing literature has shown that fish oil provided in the triglyceride form is more efficiently digested and is 70% more absorbable than the ethyl ester form.
An accumulating body of research shows that the typical modern diet does not provide a sufficient amount of omega-3 fatty acids for optimal health and insufficient conversion of ALA to the active EPA and DHA may reduce the amount available for use in organs and tissues. Symptoms of omega-3 deficiency are common and often overlooked. These may include dry, itchy or flaky skin, poor sleep quality, poor circulation, eye discomfort, and mood imbalance.
As in adult populations, omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to be beneficial to children’s circulatory and cardiovascular health. A case control study on pediatric patients demonstrated how PUFAs support cardiovascular health.
- Helps Maintain Gastrointestinal Balance in Children
- Supports Bowel Regularity
- Enhances Digestion and Micronutrient Absorption
The gastrointestinal tract is a finely balanced environment where roughly 500 different strains of bacteria compete for space and nutrients. The natural microflora balance can be disrupted by medications, such as antibiotics, or poor dietary intake. One of the key benefits of probiotics is their ability to increase populations of healthy bacteria in the face of microflora imbalance. In addition, extensive research has identified other broad health benefits, including supporting healthy bowel function, increasing the production of important short-chain fatty acids, which provide energy to the cells of the intestinal lining, boosting immune function, aiding in the digestion of difficult-to-break-down compounds like lactose and casein, and enhancing detoxification of harmful compounds.
Flora Bites is a delicious, chewable probiotic formula for children, designed to promote healthy gut microflora, protect intestinal integrity and support immune function. Each creamy, natural orange-flavored cube contains a 5 billion CFU blend of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium lactis, as well as 20 mg of vitamin C for comprehensive digestive and immune system support. The strains in Flora Bites have been carefully selected for their survivability and adherence to the intestinal tract. The chewable cube form is an easy, fun way for children to achieve optimal probiotic support and a tasty alternative to a capsule or powdered probiotic.
Lactobacillus acidophilus (La-14)
Lactobacillus acidophilus is a beneficial bacteria strain normally found in the intestinal tract and mouth, and is commercially used in dairy products for the production of acidophilus-type yogurt. L. acidophilus ferments various carbohydrates to produce lactic acid, which increases the absorption and bioavailability of minerals, including calcium, copper, magnesium and manganese. The production of lactic acid also promotes health by creating an inhospitable environment for invading microbes. L. acidophilus has been shown to protect intestinal cells by competing for adhesion space in the gut against harmful agents. The L. acidophilus strain in Flora Bites has been specifically chosen because of its strong adherence and survival attributes in the GI tract. It has been demonstrated in vitro to tolerate exposure to gastric acid and bile salts, and has the ability to withstand certain medications. In addition, a study of 73 children (aged 3-24 months, with bouts of occasional diarrhea and mild or moderate dehydration) found those given 10 billion CFU of L. acidophilus had a decreased duration and quantity of watery stools than those receiving placebo.
Bifidobacterium lactis (BI-04)
Bifidobacterium lactis is predominantly found in the colon. A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial on subjects receiving B. lactis or placebo for eight weeks found that B. lactis supported a balanced immune response in individuals hypersensitive to environmental allergens. Studies examining immune development and dietary supplementation with B. lactis have shown that it supports GI health by reducing intestinal permeability. A double-blind formula controlled study of 80 infants, aged 6-36 months, were randomly assigned to receive a commercial formula containing B. lactis and Streptococcus thermophilus at the initiation of antibiotics for 15 days. There was a significant difference in the incidence of diarrhea in the children receiving probiotic-supplemented formula (16%) than non-supplemented formula (31%).
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