SmartyPants Kids Complete combines three vitamins into one delicious serving of gummies: a full multivitamin, EPA and DHA Omega 3s sourced from sustainable small fish populations, and 150% RDI of Vitamin D3, the form of Vitamin D a child's body uses. SmartyPants was created by parents and entrepreneurs who wanted kids to get all the nutrients they needed without any of the bad stuff. We chose only the highest quality ingredients and most effective natural forms of key nutrients. We were sticklers about making sure our gummy vitamins were the right mix for kids’ bodies. SmartyPants vitamins are made in California in a GMP-certified facility and are tested for purity by an independent lab. We never use any fake or artificial flavors, sweeteners, preservatives, or dyes. And, for every bottle you purchase, we make a matching 1-for-1 nutrient grant to a child in need through our partnership with Vitamin Angels.
SmartyPants Kids Complete contains only high-quality nutrients and fish oil from leading nutritional manufacturers who are USP and GMP certified, as well as organic sweeteners and natural flavors and colors. SmartyPants vitamins are made in California according to GMP safety standards, and every batch is tested for quality, purity, and nutrient levels using a third-party lab. In addition, all SmartyPants products meet or exceed California Prop 65 and U.S. FDA standards. Made with natural colors and flavors and no High Fructose Corn Syrup. The vitamins are also Gluten and Casein free. These pediatrician-approved vitamins are also lower in sugar than any other premium gummy and sweetened with just 5g of organic sugar per serving — that's 80% less than a glass of unsweetened apple juice.
SmartyPants contains no High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) or artificial sweeteners because studies suggest that neither live up to the high standards we have set for our gummy vitamins. HFCS has been linked to obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. While many continue to debate the health effects of HFCS, the results already documented are cause enough for us to exclude it. The same is true of artificial sweeteners like aspartame. SmartyPants added only organic cane sugar to these gummies, avoiding the potential health consequences of HFCS or artificial sweeteners. We exclude artificial colors and flavors, which have been linked to ADHD symptoms and learning disabilities. We exclude artificial preservatives, which may have harmful effects on the blood and the circulatory system, and may also play a role in the development of certain allergies.
While it is preferable for kids to get what they need from their diets, the truth is, with the realities of soil depletion, increased consumption of processed foods, and busy lives, even the healthiest of us have a hard time getting enough nutrients from the foods we eat. That’s why multivitamins have been recommended by the Harvard School of Public Health and the American Medical Association as a nutrition safety net, to help get us the nutrients our diets don’t provide.
Harvard University recommends multivitamins to help strengthen the immune system and fill nutrition gaps. The American Medical Association also recommends multivitamins to potentially help lower risk of certain cancers and chronic diseases developed later in life.
Well supported research has found that Omega 3s can help build cell membranes in the brain, which has the potential to help brains develop and to improve cognitive function. Omega 3s may assist optimal eye development and health. Studies suggests that Omega 3s may also help reduce inflammation, which is believed to be associated with a number of chronic illnesses that develop later in life.
The National Institutes of Health recommends Omega 3s because they may protect against inflammation, promote bone strength, and aid brain development. Harvard University suggests they may help lower risk of certain cancers, bolster heart health, and ease inflammation.
Vitamin D plays a key role in the body’s absorption of calcium. Without Vitamin D, your child’s body may struggle to absorb the calcium received from their diet. Vitamin D may strengthen and improve the immune system, and studies suggest it may also have a beneficial impact on many autoimmune diseases.
The National Cancer Institute recommends vitamin D to potentially help increase muscle strength, immune function, and calcium absorption. Harvard University also recommends Vitamin D to potentially reduce risk of type 1 diabetes, and, by aiding calcium absorption, promote bone development.