Natures Plus Animal Parade Vita Gels With EPA & DHA Natural Cherry Flavor - 90 Softgels
Natures Plus Animal Parade Vita-Gels’ broad profile of nutrients includes DHA and EPA, essential fatty acids that are critical components of healthy development through these years of tremendous growth. A broad range of 20 essential vitamins and minerals and 14 premier whole foods round out Natures Plus Animal Parade Vita-Gels’ precisely calibrated nutritional profile.
- Free from artificial colors and preservatives
- Delicious Cherry flavor allows for softgels to be easily swallowed
Multiple Vitamin-Mineral Supplements
What do they do?
Multiple vitamin-mineral (MVM) supplements, sometimes known as multivitamin-mineral supplements, contain a variable number of essential and/or non-essential nutrients. Their primary purpose is to provide a convenient way to take a variety of supplemental nutrients from a single product, in order to prevent vitamin or mineral deficiencies, as well as to achieve higher intakes of nutrients believed to be of benefit above typical dietary levels.
Many MVMs contain at least 100% of the Daily Value (DV) or the U.S. Recommended Dietary Allowance (USRDA) of all vitamins that have been assigned these recommended values. Mineral levels may be lower, or in the case of high potency MVMs, most or all mineral levels may also be at 100% of DV or USRDA. Micronutrients that should be included in a complete MVM are vitamin A (or beta-carotene), vitamin B-complex (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and/or niacinamide, vitamin B6, folic acid (folate), vitamin B12, pantothenic acid, and biotin), vitamin C, vitamin D, and vitamin E, and the minerals calcium, magnesium, zinc, iodine, selenium, copper, manganese, chromium, molybdenum, and possibly iron. Some MVMs also contain vitamin K, but people taking the medication warfarin (Coumadin) should consult their doctor before taking vitamin K supplements. Phosphorus is another essential dietary mineral, but is so abundant in the diet that it does not need to be included in an MVM formula. The only exception is for elderly people, whose diets tend to be lower in phosphorus. Calcium interferes with phosphorus absorption, so older people who are taking a calcium supplement might benefit from taking additional phosphorus. Potassium is an unusual case, as adequate amounts of potassium cannot, by law, be sold in nonprescription products. Thus potassium, when included in an MVM formula, represents only a trivial amount. MVMs may contain iron, but these should be taken only by people who have been diagnosed as having, or being at high risk of, iron deficiency, or who have a history of frequent iron deficiency.
Some nutrients may be beneficial at levels above what is possible to obtain from diet alone, and an MVM formula can provide these levels as well. Nutrients that may be useful to most people in larger amounts include vitamin C, folic acid, and calcium. Vitamin E has long been thought to protect against heart disease beginning at 100 IU per day, but more recent research has cast doubt on the value of vitamin E for heart-disease prevention. Large amounts of vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, and pantothenic acid are often included in MVM formulas. Some people claim to experience improvements in mood, energy, and/or overall well-being when taking higher-than-RDA amounts of B vitamins. While there is not a great deal of scientific research to support those observations, one double-blind study of healthy volunteers found that an MVM supplement significantly reduced anxiety and perceived stress levels, and possibly improved energy and the ability to concentrate. The importance of including the nonessential nutrient beta-carotene in MVMs remains speculative. The synthetic beta-carotene found in most MVMs clearly does not prevent cancer and may increase the risk of lung cancer in smokers. Therefore, the inclusion of synthetic beta-carotene in MVM formulas is of questionable value, and it should be avoided by smokers. This concern was validated by the results of a large study in which male smokers who supplemented with synthetic beta-carotene had an 18% increase in incidence of lung cancer, compared with those given a placebo. On the other hand, because beta-carotene can be converted to vitamin A without causing vitamin A toxicity, some manufacturers use beta-carotene as a source of vitamin A. In contrast to synthetic beta-carotene, however, natural beta-carotene and several other carotenoids may be helpful in preventing certain diseases, including some cancers. Increasingly, natural beta-carotene and several other carotenoids are found in higher quality MVMs.
Another class of non-essential nutrients is the flavonoids, which have antioxidant and other properties and have been reported by some, though not all, researchers to be linked with a reduced risk of heart disease. MVM supplements also frequently include other nutrients of uncertain benefit in the small amounts supplied, such as choline, inositol, and various amino acids. Preliminary and double-blind trials have shown that women who use an MVM containing folic acid, beginning three months before becoming pregnant and continuing through the first three months of pregnancy, have a significantly lower risk of having babies with neural tube defects (e.g., spina bifida) and other congenital defects. In one double-blind trial, schoolchildren received, for three months, a daily low-potency vitamin-mineral tablet containing 50% of the USRDA for most essential vitamins and the minerals. The subjects were “working class,” primarily Hispanic, children, aged 6 to 12 years. Dramatic gains in certain measures of IQ were observed in about 20% of the supplemented children. These gains may have been due to the correction of specific nutrient deficiencies (for example, iron) found in these children. However, it was not possible in this study to identify which nutrients caused the increases in IQ.
Fish Oil and Cod Liver Oil (EPA & DHA)
Oil from fish contains eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA); both are omega-3 fatty acids.
Where is it found?
EPA and DHA are found in mackerel, salmon, herring, sardines, sablefish (black cod), anchovies, albacore tuna, and wild game. Cod liver oil contains large amounts of EPA and DHA. Fish oil supplements typically contain 18% EPA and 12% DHA, though more purified (i.e., higher in EPA and DHA) fish oil supplements are sometimes available. In addition, DHA is available in a supplement that does not contain significant amounts of EPA.
Animal Parade Children's Vitamins and Supplements
Natures Plus Animal Parade is the world's greatest line of Children's Vitamins and Supplements! Only Animal Parade offers a cascading variety of luscious flavors, enticing textures and diverse formulations - making nutritional supplementation fun and easy for you and your kids. Featuring whole-food fruits and vegetables, along with other critical vitamins, minerals and nutrients, Animal Parade delivers superior-quality support for children's healthy growth and development. Animal Parade natural vitamins and multi-vitamins for children come in animal-shaped gummies, yummy liquids and drops in delicious flavors like bubble gum, cherry and grape - it's nutrition in disguise!
Like all Natures Plus products, Animal Parade vitamins and supplements for kids contain only the highest quality natural ingredients to help your young ones grow strong and healthy. Animal Parade offers dozens of choices your children will love:
- Kids' multi-vitamins in animal shapes, liquids and drops
- Whole food chewables and drinks for a balanced diet
- "Tooth Fairy" chewable dental probiotics and dental gel
- Liquid vitamins for babies and toddlers
- "Warm Milk" chewables - the perfect bedtime complement
Kids Love the Flavors. Parents Trust the Quality.
Animal Parade natural children's vitamins, multi-vitamins and kids' supplements have everything you could ever want for your children's health and well-being:
- Whole foods and green super-food extracts and concentrates for ultimate nutritional support
- Bioflavonoids and botanical extracts
- Naturally derived essential vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids
- A rainbow of deliciously tempting flavors that kids simply can't resist!
Animal Parade premium multi-vitamins, vitamins and supplements for kids draw on the earth's natural sources to give children the highest level of nutritional support available on the market. Every Animal Parade product is enhanced with Source of Life's proprietary blends you won't find anywhere else.
About Natures Plus
Natures Plus has been considered the gold standard in Natural Vitamins and Nutritional Supplements for over 40 years.
In the early 1970s, when Gerald Kessler founded Natures Plus, he had a clear vision of the kind of products he wanted to produce. Carefully studying the natural vitamin market, he observed that consumers were seeking energy and an enhanced quality of life from their vitamins. He knew that only a supplement made with superior ingredients and the highest standards of manufacturing could result in exceptional products with the energy-releasing results consumers demanded.
Over 1,200 Natural Vitamins and Nutritional Supplements Later
They continue to fine-tune their products and raise the bar for quality and performance in their industry. Today Natures Plus products are unsurpassed in their ability to release natural energy and provide the ultimate feeling of well-being. That's why they call them the "Energy Supplements."
The Natures Plus Quality Commitment
Natures Plus has worked hard to earn the loyalty of millions of satisfied consumers and health food retailers worldwide with our emphasis on high quality at every stage - from manufacturing to on-time delivery to retailers:
Selection of the highest quality safe and natural ingredients
Over 1,200 natural vitamins and nutritional supplements to meet a wide variety of needs
Customized nutritional products for men, women and children that deliver maximum results
State-of-the-art manufacturing facility. Their facilities, which are FDA registered and NSF certified, maintain continuous adherence to cGMP compliance and superior standards through consistent review by their Quality teams.
Ongoing research and development continues to bring you and your family the most effective vitamins and supplements based on solid, scientific findings
Innovative vitamins and supplements enhanced with special combinations of ingredients for maximum health and energy benefits
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