Unlike many multiple vitamin-mineral supplements for children, Children's Basic Nutrients contains no sugars, binders, or allergenic excipients. Only the finest, most bioavailable nutrients are used, and the easy-to-swallow, kid-size capsule makes dosing easy, even in young children.
Some customers have noted that the multiple vitamin-mineral formulas have a strong odor. This is particularly noticeable to patients who have been taking the multiples long-term. The change in odor is due to the fact that we have (over the past year) changed from selenium picolinate to selenomethionine. While we believe selenomethionine is a superior form of selenium, it does have a bit of a sulfur smell, which is normal and does not reflect a problem with the product.
Suggested Use: For Children Four and Older: Take 2-6 capsules daily or as recommended by a health-care practitioner.
Easy-to-swallow, kid-size capsule makes dosing easy, even in young children.
The two-part vegetarian capsule may also be taken apart and mixed into food (like apple sauce or yogurt) or liquid.
Six Capsules Contain:
Vitamin A (3,750 IU from Mixed Carotenes and 750 IU as Palmitate) 4,500 IU.
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 250 mg.
Vitamin D (as Vitamin D3) 400 IU.
Vitamin E (as d-Alpha Tocopheryl) 120 IU.
Vitamin K (as Vitamin K1) 30 mcg.
Thiamin (as Thiamin HCl) 12 mg.
Riboflavin (as Riboflavin 5'-Phosphate Sodium) 3.3 mg.
Niacin (40 mg as Niacinamide and 9 mg as Niacin) 49 mg.
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate) 3 mg.
Folate (200 mcg as Calcium Folinate and 200 mcg as L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate from L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolic Acid, Glucosamine Salt) 400 mcg.
Vitamin B12 (67.5 mcg as Adenosylcobalamin and 67.5 mcg as Methylcobalamin) 135 mcg.
Biotin 120 mcg.
Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Pantothenate) 124 mg.
Calcium (as Calcium Citrate-Malate) 90 mg.
Iron (as Iron Picolinate) 4.5 mg.
Iodine (as Potassium Iodide) 67.5 mcg.
Magnesium (as Magnesium Citrate-Malate) 85 mg.
Zinc (as Zinc Picolinate) 4.5 mg.
Selenium (as Selenomethionine) 60 mcg.
Copper (as Copper Picolinate) 450 mcg.
Manganese (as Manganese Picolinate) 1.8 mg.
Chromium (as Chromium Chelidamate Arginate)* 60 mcg.
Molybdenum (as Molybdenum Picolinate) 30 mcg.
Potassium (as Potassium Citrate-Malate) 27 mg.
Choline Citrate 30 mg.
Boron (as Boron Picolinate) 900 mcg.
Vanadium (as Vanadium Picolinate) 30 mcg.
Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide.
*Thorne's trade name for Chromium (4 oxopyridine,2,6-dicarboxylate, arginate) is UltraChrome?. Its use in this product is protected by U.S. Patent No. 5,665,385.
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
Iodine may occasionally cause an allergic reaction in some individuals.
This product does not contain wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, egg, dairy products, or artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or artificial flavors. This product also does not contain lactose, palmitic acid, magnesium stearate, or stearic acid.
If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.
As vitamin K interferes with the effect of anticoagulant drugs (like Coumadin), the concurrent use of these agents should be avoided.
Folinic acid and 5-methyltetrahydrofolate supplementation is not recommended concurrent with methotrexate cancer therapy, as they can interfere with methotrexate's anti-neoplastic activity; however, these folate sources have not been shown to interfere with the anti-inflammatory activity of methotrexate. An individual taking methotrexate for psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis can safely take a supplement containing folate.
Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under six. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.
Vitamin C can cause diarrhea in some individuals in large doses, which can vary from person to person and resolves when the amount is reduced.