Why do children need vitamins and minerals?
Everyone needs vitamins and minerals. They help release energy from our food and help build muscle, bone, blood and other vital tissue. Without a regular supply of vitamins and minerals, we cannot maintain good health and normal growth.
During the active, growing years of childhood, it is important to ensure that children receive all the vitamins and minerals they need every day. Since the body does not store all essential vitamins and minerals, some have to be supplied on a regular basis. Unfortunately, some Americans have poor eating habits which can make it difficult to get all of the vitamins and minerals we need.
To supplement your diet, One A Day Kids can be taken to help assure adequate nutrition.Back to top
What formulas are available?
- 4 Great flavors - Raspberry, Cherry, Orange and "Mystery" flavor
- 4 Fun shapes - Bone, Scooby, Shaggy and Mystery van
- 5 Great flavors - Grape, Orange, Cherry, Bubble Gum and Fruit Punch
- 7 Fun shapes - Bone, Dog Tag, Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Velma and Daphne
Jolly Rancher Gummies
- 3 Great flavors - Green Apple, Lemon and Blue Raspberry
- 3 Fun shapes - Green Apple, Lemon and Blue Raspberry
What are the benefits of taking a vitamin or mineral supplement?
(The following chart lists common vitamins and minerals and their functions. Please refer to individual products for complete formulas.)
|Vitamin A||Helps maintain a healthy immune system.|
|Vitamin A as beta-carotene||Form of vitamin A thought to function as an antioxidant, which may provide protection against cell-damaging free radicals. Beta-carotene is found in dark green and orange vegetables and fruit that often are lacking in children's diets.|
|Thiamin (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Niacin, Vitamin B6 Pantothenic Acid and Biotin||B vitamins help your body turn food into the energy it needs to function optimally. Taking B vitamins is important in helping your child grow up healthy and strong.|
|Vitamin B12||Essential for normal healthy nerve tissue and healthy red blood cell formation. Especially difficult to get for those who avoid animal products.|
|Folic Acid||Essential for growth through its involvement in DNA production and healthy red blood cell formation.|
|Vitamin C||Antioxidant necessary for healthy gums and to inhibit damage to body cells. Vitamin C also helps support immunity.|
|Vitamin E||Antioxidant that works to promote heart health and to help protect body cells.|
|Vitamin D||Vitamin D helps promote the absorption of Calcium and Phosphorous and regulates how much calcium remains in your blood.|
|Manganese||Helps in the formation of bones and helps in the metabolism of energy producing nutrients.|
|Molybdenum||Essential for red blood cell formation.|
|Phosphorus||Helps generate energy in every cell of your body. It is also a key component of bones and teeth.|
|Zinc||Promotes cell reproduction and tissue growth and repair. Adequate Zinc intake is essential for growth. Zinc helps your body use carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.|
|Iron||Serves as an essential part of hemoglobin, which carries oxygen in your blood from your lungs to every body cell. Iron helps support a healthy immune system.|
|Calcium||Builds bones, both in length and strength, becoming part of bone tissue. Helps your bones remain strong by slowing the rate of bone loss as you age. Calcium helps your muscles contract and heart beat and plays a role in normal nerve function.|
|Iodine||The chief component of thyroid hormones which regulate body energy metabolism.|
|Magnesium||Necessary for energy metabolism, helps maintain body cells in nerves and muscles, and signals muscles to relax and contract. Magnesium serves as a component of bones.|
|Copper||Helps your body make hemoglobin, needed to carry oxygen in red blood cells. Copper also helps your body produce energy in its cells.|
Can chewable tablets be swallowed?
Yes. The tablets will dissolve if swallowed whole. It is important to note that the size of the tablet may make it difficult for children to swallow. The tablets can also be sucked on or crushed.Back to top
What is the recommended dosage for 2-3 years of age?
- Chew one gummy daily.
- Chew one half-tablet daily.
For children under 2 years of age, we recommend speaking with your physician.
Jolly Rancher Products:
Jolly Rancher Gummies are for children 4 years of age and older. For children under 4 years of age, we recommend speaking with your physician.
What is the recommended dosage for adults & children 4 years & older?
Directions for One A Day Kids products are:
- Chew two gummies daily.
- Chew one tablet daily.
Jolly Rancher Gummies
- Chew two gummies daily.
What is the dosage of your One A Day Kids formulas if my child weighs more or less than the average for their age?
If a child is significantly under- or overweight, you should speak with your physician.Back to top
When is the best time of day to take vitamins?
Generally, any time of day is fine. We do recommend that you try to take One A Day Kids at the same time each day to develop a routine. Some people can experience some stomach upset due to the minerals in multivitamins. If this is the case, we recommend taking the vitamin after a meal.Back to top
How long will vitamins stay in your system and be absorbed?
Your body will absorb as much of the water soluble vitamins as needed (all B and C vitamins) and the excess amounts are excreted through your urine. Fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) are stored in fat cells and in your liver. Your body controls the amount absorbed; you get increased absorption when there are vitamin deficiencies in your diet.Back to top
What flavors do One A Day Kids come in?
Scooby-Doo Gummies come in 4 delicious flavors: Raspberry, Orange, Cherry and "Mystery".
Scooby-Doo Complete comes in 5 delicious flavors: Grape, Orange, Cherry, Bubble Gum and Fruit Punch
Jolly Rancher Gummies come in 3 delicious flavors: Green Apple, Lemon and Blue RaspberryBack to top
Do your One A Day Kids formulas contain gluten?
We do not add gluten to any of our products, however we cannot guarantee that they are 100% gluten-free due to the fact that raw materials we receive from outside vendors are not certified as 100% gluten-free.Back to top
What colors/dyes are used?
All of the dyes that are used in our products are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The dyes used in Scooby-Doo Complete are as follows:
- FD&C Red #40 Aluminum Lake
- FD&C Yellow #6 Aluminum Lake
- FD&C Blue #2 Aluminum Lake
The dyes used in Scooby-Doo Gummies, Jolly Rancher Gummies are as follows:
- FD&C Red #40
- FD&C Yellow #6
- FD&C Blue #2
Do your One A Day Kids formulas contain any sugar?
Scooby-Doo complete contains less than 0.5 grams of sugar per tablet, which is considered sugar-free. Scooby-Doo Gummies, Jolly Rancher Gummies contain 3 grams of sugar per 2 gummies. (1 Teaspoon = 4.16 grams of sugar)Back to top
Do your One A Day Kids formulas contain carbohydrates?
Scooby-Doo complete contains less than 1 gram of carbohydrates per tablet. Scooby-Doo Gummies, Jolly Rancher Gummies contain 3 grams of carbohydrates per 2 gummies.Back to top
Why do One A Day Kids multivitamins contain aspartame (artificial sweetener)?
Only our Scooby Doo Complete formula contains aspartame. The aspartame masks the bitter taste of calcium found in this formula. Sugar would be needed in large amounts to mask such a bitter flavor and would make the tablet too large.Back to top
Is aspartame safe?
Yes. It is important to note that aspartame is one of the most tested food additives in history and has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in multivitamin products.Back to top
What is phenylalanine and phenylketonuria?
Phenylalanine is an amino acid found in aspartame. Phenylketonuria is an hereditary disease in which people cannot metabolize phenylalanine.Back to top
Are all of the One A Day Kids multivitamin bottles child resistant?
Yes. A push down and turn type cap is used.Back to top
What sizes are available of the One A Day products?
- Scooby-Doo Gummies - 50 Count
- Scooby-Doo Complete - 50 Count
- Jolly Rancher Gummies - 60 Count