Seeking Health Kids Optimal Multivitamin is a complete vitamin and mineral supplement formulated by physicians to meet the nutritional needs of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Any child can benefit from the purity, potency, and effectiveness of this daily mulltivitamin. 180 veg caps
A comprehensive vitamin/ mineral supplement designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. This physician-formulated vitamin/mineral supplement contains 28 highly bioavailable essential nutrients in amounts and ratios designed to address nutritional imbalances commonly observed in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Abnormal gastrointestinal function, including chronic diarrhea and malabsorption, affects a significant percentage of individuals with ASD and contributes to nutritional deficiencies.
Kid's Optimal Multivitamin by Seeking Health promotes better health in children with:
Essential vitamins, minerals, and trace elements to help optimize nutrient status: The amounts and ratios of the 28 nutrients in Kid's Optimal Multivitamin can help complement dietary intake and ensure that daily micronutrient needs are met. To help address the special needs of children with ASD, Kid's Optimal Multivitamin offers higher potencies for certain nutrients, enhanced antioxidant protection, broader trace element nutrition, and augmented B-vitamin support compared to most other children’s multivitamins.
Well-utilized nutrient forms: Nutrient “families” are used to provide a wider range of nutritional activity. For example, natural mixed carotenoids and vitamin E tocopherols are included to provide diverse antioxidant benefit. Concentrated citrus bioflavonoids are also added to help complement vitamin C activity. Biologically active forms of folate, B12, and B6: Children on the autism spectrum have been shown to have a variety of metabolic abnormalities that include impaired methylation and transsulfuration biochemistry. Significant amounts of the active forms of folate (5-methyltetrahydrofolate) and vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) are used as they are already fully “active” and ready for use by the body. Together these two vitamins can assist proper methylation and reduce the risk of toxic homocysteine build-up. The active coenzyme form of vitamin B6 (known as P-5-P), is also included to support transsulfuration pathways.
Bioavailable minerals and trace elements: Many common forms of minerals used in supplements are not efficiently absorbed. To address this concern, Kid's Optimal Multivitamin contains low molecular weight mineral compounds and other forms that are easily and comfortably digested.
Food elimination diets and a tendency among patients to be highly selective eaters further narrow dietary sources of essential nutrients. Kid's Optimal Multivitamin addresses these inadequacies by supplying balanced amounts of vitamins, minerals, and trace elements in forms that are typically well tolerated by patients with ASD. Active forms of folate, B12, and B6 are included along with naturally-sourced carotenes, vitamin E tocopherols, and vitamin D3 for optimal nutrient absorption and utilization. Iron and copper, often contraindicated in ASD, are excluded.
Kid's Optimal Multivitamin is free of common allergens, including dairy, wheat, corn, eggs, yeast, and gluten. No sugar, maltodextrin, stearates, artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors, salicylates, or preservatives are used. This formula complies with Gluten-Free/Casein-Free (GFCF) and Specific Carbohydrate Diets (SCD™). For maximum tolerance and versatility as a foundational nutritional program, herbal ingredients are avoided. This supplement in encased in two-piece capsules made from purified cellulose, so Kid's Optimal Multivitamin is suitable for vegetarians.
Suggested Use: Adults or children 4 years and older: 6 capsules daily with food.
180 vegetarian capsules
Dr. Ben Lynch, founder and Chief Medical Officer of Seeking Health, is a naturopathic physician. While majoring in Cell and Molecular biology at the University of Washington, Dr. Ben took a trip through the South Pacific and Southeast Asia that changed his outlook on traditional medicine, and his life.
During this trip, Dr. Ben hiked through the forests, mountains and coasts of Tasmania, worked a cattle ranch in the Outback of Australia, and volunteered with Mother Theresa in Calcutta. He lived in Fiji with a family having no electricity or plumbing, experienced the Himalayan Mountains of Northern India, worked a fruit orchard in New Zealand, and returned to America with an impression of a different form of medicine than he had ever experienced with his mainstream medical education.
This profound experience led Dr. Ben to Bastyr University, and he studied the Mind-Body Connection, Environmental Medicine, Functional Medicine, and Epigenetics.
Dr. Ben saw the huge need for people to obtain foundational nutrients, and Seeking Health was born. Without foundational nutrients, biochemical dysfunction occurs and causes symptoms. Doctor after doctor and person after person do not understand the absolute requirement for our bodies to have the tools to maintain function.
“If one supports their bodily systems, especially their digestion and mental health, with pure, highly absorbable, well-formulated nutrients, the ability to remain healthy and vital significantly increases. We want your foundation rock solid and we provide the tools to do so.”
-Dr. Ben Lynch, founder of Seeking Health
Seeking Health believes that the root cause for many health conditions and supplements stem from ineffective digestion, environmental exposures, poor diet, and lack of a healthy social outlet and inlet.
Seeking Health is here to see you get better, and stay better. Their true passion is prevention.
Seeking Health is based in Bellingham, Washington and operated and managed by a team dedicated to bringing you better health through the best quality supplements, prebiotics, probiotics, and multivitamins.
Seeking Health brings you effective formulas produced without preservatives, colors, titanium dioxide, coloring, or gluten.
Cost Per Serving: $1.07
Brand: Seeking Health
Delivery type: Vegetarian Capsule
Made In: Canada
Serving size: 6 capsules
Servings per container: 30
|Vitamin A||5,500 I.U.||110%|
|(64% (3,500 I.U.) as natural carotenes (alpha, beta, beta-cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, and lutein) from D. salina and 36% (2,000 I.U.) as Vitamin A palmitate)||-||-|
|Vitamin C (as L-ascorbic acid USP)||500 mg||833%|
|Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol)||1,000 I.U.||250%|
|Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate plus mixed tocopherols d-beta, d-delta, d-gamma) from soy||150 I.U.||500%|
|Vitamin K1 (as phytonadione)||60 mcg||75%|
|Thiamine (as thiamine mononitrate)||25 mg||1667%|
|Niacin (67% as niacinamide and 33% as niacin USP)||60 mg||300%|
|Vitamin B6 (67% as pyridoxine hydrochloride and 33% as pyridoxal 5’-phosphate)||15 mg||750%|
|Folate (as 5-methyltetrahydrofolate)||400 mcg**||100%|
|Vitamin B12 (50% as methylcobalamin and 50% as 5-adenosylcobalamin)||50 mcg||833%|
|Biotin USP||300 mcg||100%|
|Pantothenic Acid (as d-calcium pantothenate USP)||50 mg||500%|
|Calcium (as calcium citrate-malate)||100 mg||10%|
|Iodine (from kelp)||150 mcg||100%|
|Magnesium (as magnesium glycinate chelate***)||100 mg||25%|
|Zinc (as zinc glycinate chelate***)||15 mg||100%|
|Selenium (as selenium amino acid complex)||200 mcg||286%|
|Manganese (as manganese glycinate chelate***)||2 mg||100%|
|Chromium (50% as chromium polynicotinate**** and 50% as chromium nicotinate glycinate chelate***)||150 mcg||125%|
|Molybdenum (as molybdenum glycinate chelate***)||100 mcg||133%|
|Potassium (as potassium chloride)||99 mg||3%|
|Boron (as boron amino acid complex)||2 mg||-|
|Vanadium (as bisglycinato oxovanadium)||50 mcg||-|
|Choline (as choline bitartrate)||75 mg||-|
|Citrus Bioflavonoids (85 mg as citrus bioflavonoid complex, min. 50% bioflavonoids, and 15 mg as hesperidin methylchalcone)||100 mg||-|
Vegetarian capsule (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, water), cellulose, and L-leucine. **Amount of active isomer from mixed isomer form. ***Albion Laboratories ****ChromeMate® brand InterHealth N.I. Covered by one or more U.S. Patents 4,923,855, 4,954,492 and 5,194,615.
Adults or children 4 or more years of age: 6 capsules daily with food. Children less than 4 years of age: As directed by a healthcare practitioner. Capsules may be opened and nutrients mixed in food or beverage.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
My 7 year old has been taking these for almost a year. It's been the healthiest year she's ever had. I believe these are great quality vitamins!
Order # 100015996 (Posted on 10/17/12)
A great vitamin, improved memory, better attention, better health. The only problem is the capsules could be smaller and we have to take so many. The benefits outway the capsule sizing. Your Order Number is: 100019722
NOTE FROM DR BEN:
We have a new Chewable Optimal Multivitamin which your children may enjoy and gain benefit from. The nutrients found in it are very similar to the Kid's Optimal Multivitamin. Please abide by the suggested dosing on the label:
(Posted on 10/17/12)
I am not a fan of gummy vitamins of any type.
They are loaded with sugars and typically very weak when it comes to nutrient content.
The closest to a quality multivitamin you can get that tastes good is with a chewable - and the best chewable multivitamin is the Optimal Multivitamin Chewable by Seeking Health,
Hi! Take the capsules daily with food, and the 6 capsules can be taken at different times of the day. I suggest taking the capsules with breakfast and lunch. Avoid taking them within 4-5 hours of bedtime, as I don’t want the B vitamins to keep your child awake at night. You may also consider starting slowly. For example, start with 1 capsule at breakfast and 1 at lunch for a few days. If your child tolerates that, increase to 2 and 2 for a few days, and if that’s tolerated, increase to 3 and 3.
If it’s easier, the capsules may be opened and the nutrients mixed in with food or beverage (ie: applesauce, oatmeal, juice, yogurt, smoothie, etc.) There are no flavorings or artificial flavors in Kid's Optimal Multivitamin so you don't have to hide the bad tasting flavorings - just the vitamins and minerals. Experiment with it.
Hope this helps!
Kelly Harrington, MS, RD
Nutritionist for Healthy Goods
Congratulations on determining your son’s mutation. I say congratulations because now you and your son’s health care provider have an accurate platform from which to base treatment options.
Has your son had his Vitamin D3 levels checked? That is something to consider. Vitamin D3 supports a healthy immune system, provides support for healthy bones and hormone formation, and supports healthy mood and neurotransmitter production, all especially important with the MTHFR mutation. http://healthygoods.com/vitamin-d3-liquid-22-5-ml-pure-encapsulations.html
For the indigestion, consider treating the gut with probiotics, which promotes and supports healthy bacteria in the digestive tract. Probiotics are necessary to strengthen immune system which is weakened in MTHFR mutations. This specific probiotic provides 25 billion bacteria in 12 strains per capsule: http://healthygoods.com/probiota-12-maximum-support-50-billion-cfus-twelve-species-probiotic-60-vegetarian-capsules-seeking-health.html Consider taking 1 capsule after dinner every night.
People with this mutation often do better on a completely wheat free diet. I know this would be a huge dietary change and commitment. Consider trying it for a month or two to determine whether you’re noticing a different in your son.
Here is a link to find a doctor or naturapath in your location. I highly recommend you find someone with experience treating MTHFR, particularly when it comes to taking the B-vitamin supplements, as this takes a find balance and continuous follow up. http://mthfr.net/mthfr-resources/
Kelly Harrington, MS, RD
Nutritionist for Healthy Goods