WHAT'S IN OUR MULTIVITAMIN GUMMIES?
Biotin is a vital component of enzymes that allow you to use energy from fats and carbohydrates. It also supports the health of your skin, hair, nervous system, metabolism and cells. Deficiencies in biotin have led to hair loss, dermatitis, and even neurological disorders such as depression. Pregnant women often have a high risk of biotin deficiency, which can cause complications during birth and childhood.
Choline is an essential nutrient used in the synthesis of the constructional components in the body's cell membranes. Deficiencies in Choline have been linked to liver disease and increased risk of heart attack.
Folate is the vitamin responsible for the production and repair of your DNA. It is especially important in aiding rapid cell division and growth, and it is critical during birth and early childhood for proper brain development. It also helps prevent anemia by keeping blood cells healthy. A diet rich in folate helps reduce your chances of stroke and can improve your fertility.
Iodine is required for the essential thyroxin hormones produced by and concentrated in the thyroid gland. These hormones are central to regulating metabolism and thus energy production. While most people consume iodine through iodized salt, a deficiency in Iodine can be extremely detrimental to your health. Iodine deficiency affects up to 2 billion people on earth, and has been linked to breast and stomach cancer as well as autism.
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5) is an essential nutrient that helps generate energy from carbohydrates, fats and protein. It is also involved in the production of cholesterol and hormones, as well as in the making of essential fats, which are vital for protecting the structure of nerve cells. Pantothenic Acid has been linked to studies for wound healing and improving high cholesterol.
Vitamin A Vitamin A is critically important for growth and development, for the maintenance of the immune system and good vision. Vitamin A deficiency is estimated to affect approximately one third of children under the age of five around the world. Children in developing countries are highly susceptible to this deficiency, and require supplementation to protect against loss of vision.
Vitamin B12 Vitamin B12 plays a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system as well as the formation of blood. A deficiency in Vitamin B12 can potentially cause severe and irreversible damage, especially to the brain and nervous system. A diet that includes the recommended daily dosage of Vitamin B12 has been linked to lowering the possibility of Alzheimer’s within the elderly population.
Vitamin B6 Vitamin B6 plays a major role in supporting the nervous system. The production of serotonin and norepinephrine – neurotransmitters that foster communication between nerve cells – is made possible by a compound that contains Vitamin B6. Deficiencies in Vitamin B6 have been linked to dermatitis and diseases involving the oral cavity.
Vitamin C One of the most widely known vitamins, Vitamin C plays a crucial role not only in maintaining a healthy immune system, but also in the proper development of muscles, skin, bones, and teeth. Its also helps protect proteins and even genetic material like our DNA from the harmful effects of free radicals. A deficiency in Vitamin C can lead to a disease known as Scurvy.
Vitamin D Adequate vitamin D is central to a strong skeleton. Insufficient vitamin D forces your body to withdraw calcium from bones in order to maintain balance in the body. As a result, several conditions affecting bone health may occur, including rickets, which affects infants and children and is characterized by improper bone development. Vitamin D deficiency can also contribute to the development of Osteoporosis.
Vitamin E's main function in the body is to act as an antioxidant, which helps destroy free radicals. It also plays an important role in immune system functioning as well as eye health. Deficiencies in Vitamin E have been linked to several neurological disorders.
Zinc is an essential mineral to the diet of a healthy lifestyle. It possesses antioxidant properties, strengthens the immune system and protects against the common cold, and has been suggested as a treatment for major depression. Deficiencies in Zinc can heavily impact the immune system and have been identified as root causes for malabsorption.
WHAT IS HALAL?
Halal refers to the religious methodology of ensuring whether something is permissible in Islam. Specifically in the case of consumption, Halal refers to a product that is free from alcohol and porcine (pork) substances. NUTRIMIN’s entire line of products are 100% Halal certified by a Canadian Halal Certification Agency.
WHAT MAKES OTHER MULTIVITAMINS NOT HALAL OR VEGAN?
Many multivitamin formulations contain ingredients derived from porcine or animal sources. Examples of these include, but are not limited to, magnesium stearate, stearic acid, and gelatin. NUTRIMIN's multivitamin gummies are derived from a plant based source, which means they are both 100% vegan and halal.
WHY DO YOU USE SUGAR IN YOUR GUMMIES?
We continue to try our very best to limit the amount of sugar used in our gummies every day by conducting R&D into safe, natural, plant derived sources of sugar that match both vegan and halal certification and is derived from Canadian sources. In the meantime, we have limited the amount of sugar in our gummies to approximately 1 gram, and we also sweeten our gummies with apple juice. That's approximately 1/5 of a teaspoon of sugar per gummy. Since most children will only take one, and adults will take 2, you won't take more than half a teaspoon of sugar per day. Comparatively, a chocolate bar has an average of 6 teaspoons of sugar, and a can of a regular soft drink can have over 8 teaspoons of sugar!