* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
As a dietary supplement, take one to three servings daily with food. Kids ages 2 to 4 take one gummy per serving. Kids ages 4 and up take two gummies per serving.
|Serving Size 2 Gummies|
|Servings Per Container 60|
|Amount Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Carbohydrate||3.00 g||1%|
|Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol D-3)||220.00 IU||55%|
|Calcium (as Tricalcium Phosphate)||200.00 mg||20%|
|Phosphorus (as Tricalcium Phosphate)||100.00 mg||10%|
|** Daily Value (DV) not established|
Other Ingredients: Sucrose, Glucose Syrup, Gelatin, Pectin, Natural Flavors, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Colors (Purple Carrot Juice Concentrate, Blueberry and Carrot Concentrates, Annatto Extract), Fumaric Acid, Canola Lecithin
No Dairy, No Eggs, No Tree Nuts, No Peanuts, No Soy, No Gluten
Storage Instructions: Store in a cool, dry place.
Warning: Take only as directed. Do not exceed suggested dosage. Consult your physician prior to using this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Discontinue use two weeks prior to surgery. Do not use if inner seal is missing or broken. Do not expose to excessive heat or moisture. Colors will darken over time. This does not alter the potency of the product. This product should only be fed to seated, supervised children who are accustomed to chewing solid foods.
Keep out of reach of children.
Manufactured in a facility that also produces products that contain soy.
Distributed by: General Nutrition Corporation Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Eating a healthy diet goes a long way towards preventing nutritional deficiencies, but how much do we really know about which nutrients kids are getting enough of in their everyday diets and which ones we need to supplement?
That's the question that researchers from institutions including Tufts University and the National Institutes of Health attempted to answer in a study published in the Journal of Pediatrics.
The study looked at the diets and supplement use of 7,250 children between 2 and 18 years old to see if taking supplements helped fill in nutritional gaps, or if it led to excess intake of certain nutrients in kids who already had good diets.
Following are the percentages of children who took dietary supplements:
Here's what the study showed:
The take-home message from this study is that younger children may be getting enough of most nutrients from diet alone, but may benefit from boosting intake of certain nutrients, like calcium and vitamins D and E. Older children might benefit from taking a multivitamin-mineral supplement, and making sure that they get enough calcium and vitamin D. "These findings may have implications for reformulating dietary supplements for children," the authors commented.
(J Pediatr 2012;doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.05.009)