I bought this multi for one of our kiddos. She is 9. I’ve just giving her half the daily dosage for now. She swallows them fine.
Kids Optimal Multivitamin by Seeking Health is a comprehensive multivitamin and mineral supplement that is specifically designed to support the nutritional needs of children. Kids Optimal Multivitamin is formulated to provide a complete and potent profile of nutrients that may benefit any child in combination with a healthy, balanced diet. Each serving includes bioavailable forms of folate, B12, and B6, amino acid chelated minerals that are easily absorbed and utilized by the body, trace minerals including boron and vanadium, and milk thistle extract to support healthy responses to daily toxin exposures.*
Along with a healthy diet and lifestyle, the essential vitamins, minerals, and trace elements included in this formula may help enhance nutritional status. The amounts and ratios of the 28 nutrients in Kids Optimal Multivitamin can help complement dietary intake and ensure that daily micronutrient needs are met. To help address your child’s unique needs, Kids Optimal Multivitamin offers higher potencies for key nutrients, antioxidant support, broader trace element nutrition, and augmented B vitamin support compared to most other multivitamins for kids. Iron and copper, often contraindicated in ASD and potentially toxic in excess amounts, are excluded.*
Nutrient "families" are used to provide a wider range of nutritional activity. For example, vitamin A and vitamin E tocopherols are included to provide diverse antioxidant benefits. Biologically active forms of folate, B12, and B6 may help support methylation and transsulfuration biochemistry. Significant amounts of the active forms of folate (L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate) and vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin) are used as they are easily absorbed and utilized by the body. Together these two vitamins may help support a healthy methylation cycle and normal homocysteine levels. The active coenzyme form of vitamin B6 (known as P-5-P), is also included to support healthy transsulfuration pathways.*
Many common forms of minerals used in supplements are not easy for the body to absorb. To address this concern, Kids Optimal Multivitamin contains chelated forms that are typically easily and comfortably digested. For a chewable multivitamin including a modest dose of iron, consider our Optimal Multivitamin Chewable.*
Suitable for Vegetarians
Milk, Egg, Fish, Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soy, Gluten, GMO, Artificial Colors, Artificial Flavors
Take 6 capsules daily with food or as directed by your healthcare professional. Do not take within 5 hours of bedtime as it may interfere with sleep.
Children and pregnant or lactating women should consult their healthcare practitioner prior to use. Do not use if tamper seal is damaged. Consult with a healthcare professional before use if you are using antibiotics or other medications, or if you are undergoing treatment for any medical condition.
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Serving Size: 6 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
|Vitamin A (as beta-carotene and retinyl palmitate)||1,500 mcg RAE||167%|
|Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)||250 mg||278%|
|Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol)||25 mcg (1,000 IU)||125%|
|Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl acid succinate)||100mg||667%|
|Thiamin (as thiamine HCI)||30 mg||2,500%|
|Riboflavin (as riboflavin 5'-phosphate sodium)||15 mg||1,154%|
|Niacin (as inositol hexanicotinate and niacin)||75 mg||469%|
|Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxal 5’-phosphate)||15 mg||882%|
|Folate (as Quatrefolic® (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolate, glucosamine salt, and calcium folinate]||680 mcg DFE (400 mcg)||170%|
|Vitamin B12 (as MECOBALACTIVE® methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin)||50 mcg||2,083%|
|Pantothenic Acid (as d-calcium pantothenate)||75 mg||1,500%|
|Calcium (as Calcium Bisglycinate Chelate§)||100 mg||8%|
|Iodine [from Laminaria digitata (thallus) and potassium iodide]||200 mcg||133%|
|Magnesium (as DiMagnesium Malate§)||150 mg||36%|
|Zinc (as Zinc Bisglycinate Chelate§)||15 mg||136%|
|Selenium (as SelenoExcell® High Selenium Yeast)||200 mcg||364%|
|Manganese (as Manganese Bisglycinate Chelate§)||2 mg||87%|
|Chromium (as Chromium Nicotinate Glycinate Chelate§)||150 mcg||429%|
|Molybdenum (as Molybdenum Glycinate Chelate§)||75 mcg||167%|
|Potassium (as Potassium Glycinate Complex§)||99 mg||2%|
|Betaine Anhydrous (trimethylglycine)||100 mg||**|
|Milk Thistle Extract (Silybum marianum)(seeds)(80% silymarin)||50 mg||**|
|Lutein [from marigold extract)(Tagetes erecta)(flower)]||5 mg||**|
|Boron (as Bororganic Glycine§)||1 mg||**|
|Vitamin K2 (as menaquinone-7)||75 mcg||**|
|Vanadium (as Vanadium Nicotinate Glycinate Chelate§)||50 mcg||**|
|**Daily Value (DV) not established.|
Other Ingredients: Vegetarian capsule (hypromellose and water), ascorbyl palmitate, and silica.
Quatrefolic® is a registered trademark of Gnosis S.p.A. Produced under US patent 7,947,662. MECOBALACTIVE® is a registered trademark of HealthTech BioActives SLU d.b.a. Ferrer HealthTech.
TRAACS® and Albion™ are registered trademarks of Albion Laboratories, Inc.
SelenoExcell® is a registered trademark of Cypress Systems, Inc.
1. Who is Kids Optimal Multivitamin intended for?
Kids Optimal Multivitamin is intended for children who are between the ages of 4 and 14, although older teens and adults may take this formulation too. Taking a daily multivitamin can help to support good health by supplying micronutrients in conjunction with a healthy, well-balanced diet. For those in excellent health, employing the pulsing method may also be beneficial.
Kids Optimal Multivitamin is a great product for anyone looking for potent, comprehensive, and bioactive support for methylation, growth and development, or general wellness.*
Always talk to your doctor before considering the use of this product, especially if you have health conditions or diseases that need to be addressed.
2. How do I take Kids Optimal Multivitamin?
As a dietary supplement, children ages 4 to 14 take 6 capsules daily or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. For those new to this product, start with a small dose and work your way up to the recommended serving size, or consider the pulsing method for staggering doses.
This product is best taken with meals and may be taken in divided doses. Avoid taking within 5 hours of bedtime as it may interfere with sleep.
If you struggle to swallow capsules, they may be pulled apart and sprinkled on food or in juice.
3. What is the reasoning for each ingredient in Kids Optimal Multivitamin?
|Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Vitamin K2, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Biotin, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Iodine, Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium, Manganese, Molybdenum, Potassium||Daily nutrients needed to support good health(1)*|
|Vitamin B12 and folate||Support methylation processes, MTHFR mutations, and genetic development.*|
|Chromium||Supports normal metabolism of macronutrients in the body.*|
|Milk thistle extract||Supports liver health.(2)*|
|Betaine anhydrous||Supports natural digestive function.(3)*|
|Lutein||Provides antioxidant support.(4)*|
|Vanadium||Support natural blood sugar function.(5)*|
|Boron||Supports bone health.(6)*|
Other ingredients found in Optimal Multivitamin include:
- Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) (capsule): Holds the supplement together in capsule form.
- Ascorbyl palmitate: Protects shelf-life of product.
- Medium-chain triglyceride oil: Natural preservative and mixing aid.
- Silica: Anti-clumping agent.
4. What are the ingredients in Kids Optimal Multivitamin derived from?
The ingredients in Kids Optimal Multivitamin are sourced as follows:
- The following nutrients are synthetic: Thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin B12, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin A (as retinyl palmitate), calcium, zinc, selenium, boron, manganese, chromium, magnesium, molybdenum, potassium, vanadium, and betaine anhydrous.
- Vitamin A (as beta carotene) is sourced from Blakeslea trispora.
- Vitamin C is sourced from corn.
- Vitamin D3 is sourced from lanolin from sheep’s wool.
- Vitamin K2 is sourced from natto (fermented soybeans). No soybean allergens remain in the final product.
- Vitamin E is from soy and succinic acid. No soy allergens remain in the final product.
- Milk thistle extract is derived from milk thistle Silybum marianum.
- Lutein is from the flower marigold, Tagetes erecta.
Iodine is from potassium iodide and the stem and leaf of organic Icelandic kelp, Laminaria digitate.
5. Does Kids Optimal Multivitamin contain gluten, soy, or grains?
Kids Optimal Multivitamin is tested and found free from gluten and soy allergens. The vitamin C and ascorbyl palmitate are derived from corn. While the Optimal Multivitamin has not been tested for corn allergens, it is formulated to be free from corn proteins and common allergens and due to processing, these ingredients are considered non-allergenic.
6. Is Kids Optimal Multivitamin free from GMOs?
Testing verifies that this product is free from GMO markers, however, ingredients in this product could be derived from genetically modified organisms that have been refined so that GMO markers are no longer present.
7. Is Kids Optimal Multivitamin vegetarian/vegan?
Kids Optimal Multivitamin is vegetarian. The vitamin D3 is derived from lanolin from sheep’s wool, so this product is not vegan.
8. What are the possible interactions or side effects of using Kids Optimal Multivitamin?
Side effects of this formula are rare, but may include:
- Flushed skin
- Mild rash
- Itchy skin
- Feeling warm
- Leg cramps
- Muscle pain
- Upset stomach
- Mild dizziness
These side effects are more likely if the recommended dosage is exceeded. Do not take within 5 hours of bedtime, as it may interfere with sleep.
If you believe that you are experiencing any adverse reactions, please see your healthcare professional immediately and discontinue use. Each individual may react differently to any product or supplement. We always recommend that you consult with your healthcare professional prior to considering the use of Kids Optimal Multivitamin or any supplement.
9. Why is the serving size of Kids Optimal Multivitamin so large (6 capsules)?
The suggested use of Kids Optimal Multivitamin, 6 capsules daily, is a general recommendation for an average child between the ages of 4 and 14, but can be reduced for smaller or younger children as needed. Daily requirements for vitamins and minerals can vary greatly from person to person as a result of numerous factors: metabolism, age, enzyme activity, diet, weight, size, etc. The large serving size allows for greater dose adjustability in considering a young child or for those needing to introduce the product slowly.
Consult with your healthcare practitioner prior to starting Kids Optimal Multivitamin or any dietary supplement, to ensure it’s appropriate for your needs and dosed accordingly. Your qualified practitioner should be able to determine whether the product is safe and appropriate for a child to take, and should also be able to advise as to whether adjustments need to be made in the dosage.*
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|Cost Per Serving||$1.00|
|Delivery Method||Vegetarian Capsule|
|Storage||Keep closed in a cool, dry place out of reach by children.|
|Age Suitability||Child, Adult|
|Dimensions (in.)||Length: 2.5 / Width: 2.5 / Height: 5|
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A daily dose is a lot of capsules
Great for kids!
I like that the capsules are smaller for easier swallowing, and I can split the doses up throughout the day for better absorption and more continuous provision of nutrients. No mega doses either!
My son takes these and they seem to be helping. So glad I found these for him!