SmartyPants Vitamins Kids Mineral Complete
For the days when the vegetable medley ends up on the floor instead of on their plate, we’re here to help. 8 essential minerals including calcium, magnesium & zinc as well as vitamin C, D & E all in one delicious, non-GMO chew. 3rd-Party lab tested.
Each Serving Includes
Calcium as calcium citrate for healthy bones and teeth* (150 mg)
Magnesium as magnesium citrate supports healthy blood sugar levels* (250 mg)
Zinc as zinc citrate helps support the immune system* (5 mg)
Chromium supports healthy metabolism* (15 mcg)
Vitamin E, an important antioxidant for the overall maintenance of good health.
We're Called "The Good Chew" For a Reason
% of Daily Value
|Total Fat||< 1 g||1%|
|Total Carbohydrate||6 g||2%†|
|Includes 3 g Added Sugars||6%†|
|Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)||15 mg||17%|
|Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol)||5 mcg (200 IU)||25%|
|Vitamin E (as d-alpha-tocopherol from sunflower oil)||1.2 mg||8%|
|Calcium (as calcium citrate)||150 mg||12%|
|Magnesium (as magnesium citrate)||250 mg||60%|
|Zinc (as zinc citrate)||5 mg||45%|
|Selenium (as sodium selenite)||20 mcg||36%|
|Copper (as cupric sulfate)||0.03 mg||3%|
|Manganese (as manganese amino acid chelate)||1.2 mg||52%|
|Chromium (as chromium niacinate)||15 mcg||43%|
|Molybdenum (as molybdenum amino acid complex)||10 mcg||22%|
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.
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For children 4-8 years of age, take one (1) soft chew daily. For children 9 years of age and older, take two (2) soft chews daily. Do not exceed one (1) serving per day.
"Minerals provide essential nutrients for our body and too often we aren't getting enough or a better balance. Smarty Pants minerals help you meet your better nutrition daily needs, deliciously."
Ashley Koff, R.D.
Founder, The Better Nutrition Program
"SmartyPants formulations are always thoughtful and appropriate, and evidence-based customization enhances them further. By design, they do just what nutrient supplements should do: fill the gaps left by diet, not substitute for healthy eating."
Dr. David Katz
MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM Director, Yale University Prevention Research Center
Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers
What’s the Best Time to Take Mineral Complete?We recommend taking Mineral Complete on an empty stomach because fiber can interfere with mineral absorption. If you are taking both Complete and Fiber and Mineral Complete, we recommend taking them at different times to help optimize mineral absorption. We also suggest taking Mineral Complete in the evening as magnesium can have a calming or relaxing effect on the body.* *This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Can I Take Mineral Complete with Other SmartyPants Products?Great question! We designed Mineral Complete to complement many of our vitamin products.† Just as our vitamin products contain essential vitamins that are difficult for some people to get consistently from diet alone, our mineral products include essential minerals to help fill in common dietary gaps. Vitamins and minerals often work together to help the body perform many critical metabolic functions. Additionally, our products are meant to complement the average American diet, so the amount of each vitamin and mineral in each of our products is well below the Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL). Our mineral and vitamin products can also be taken with Probiotic Complete. That being said, we always recommend that you consult your health care provider before taking any of our products or before adding any new products to your daily regimen. They can help determine whether our products are right for you. †We do not recommend taking Mineral Complete and Complete and Fiber at the same time. Click here to learn why.
What’s the Big Deal with Magnesium? What Does It Have to Do with Calcium?Everyone knows calcium is critical for strong bones and teeth, but did you know that magnesium play an important role as well?* Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, but before it can do that, it must be converted to its active form. Magnesium is one compound that helps convert vitamin D to its active form. A balanced ratio of magnesium to calcium also is key to proper calcium uptake and metabolism. Magnesium helps regulate the amount of calcium in our blood and directs any excess calcium to our bones for storage. Consuming excess calcium without sufficient magnesium can cause calcium to deposit and accumulate in our joints, kidneys, and arteries instead of our bones. Magnesium also enables smooth muscle relaxation and helps reduce occasional aches and pains associated with strenuous exercise.* Currently, approximately 60% of Americans’ diets are deficient in magnesium, so we’ve included 250 mg of highly absorbable magnesium citrate to our Adult and Kids Mineral Complete. *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.
How Did You Decide on Which Minerals to Include? Why Those Amounts?Some minerals are already consumed at adequate levels in the Western diet and are not a concern for most Americans. These include minerals such as sodium, chlorine, and phosphorous. So we chose not to include these minerals in our Mineral Complete formulas because we focus on the nutrients hardest for some to get from diet alone. Our products are designed to complement a well-balanced diet, not replace it. We strive to help fill in those pesky dietary gaps. Other minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper, manganese, chromium, and molybdenum, are often consumed at levels below the Estimated Average Requirements in the American diet. Some minerals, when consumed in large quantities, may inhibit the absorption of other minerals, so we, along with our scientific advisory board, think it’s better to take smaller doses regularly to optimize absorption and efficacy. As for potassium and iron? Well, it’s complicated. Potassium is one major-mineral that most Americans are deficient in, but we don’t include potassium in our Mineral Complete formulas because it can cause stomach irritation when taken in supplemental form. Additionally, because high blood levels of potassium can cause major side effects, it is best to consume this major-mineral in your diet over the course of the day so you kidneys can keep your blood levels regulated. We think potassium is best obtained bit by bit through lots of nutrient-dense foods like avocados, sweet potatoes, potatoes, spinach, black beans, beets, and, of course, bananas.