Metabolics Childrens Nutrients
We all want the best for our children and that includes the best, highest quality, bioavailable nutrients.
Micronutrients in the soil decrease as farmland becomes over farmed and minerals are leached off due to heavy rain and flooding. Continual use of herbicides and pesticides destroy worms and bacteria in the soil that enable plants to absorb minerals depleting our fruit and vegetables.
Animals are often reared indoors resulting in our meat and eggs with less than optimal Omega 3 oils.
Processed foods reduce natural nutrient content such as magnesium and B vitamins which are lost in the production of white flour and more and more foods contain traces of herbicides, pesticides and GM ingredients.
Cooking foods can result in nutrient loss of 5-15%, sodium, potassium and magnesium may be leached out of food when cooked in water. Freezing alters the cellular structure of food and fruit is often picked green or unripe to be transported over long distances and artificially ripened with gas. Ethylene gas is used to ripen bananas, citrus fruits, tomatoes, pineapples, melons, mangos, apples, pears and avocados
Vitamin D deficiency is now considered pandemic. Vitamin D is manufactured in the skin from sunlight and helps absorb calcium in the body. Serous vitamin D deficiency can cause rickets which is now seeing a recurrence. Babies in the uterus need vitamin D and more vitamin D deficient babies are being born to Vitamin D deficient mothers or mothers that smoke as smoking interferes with the absorption of some nutrients, especially Vitamin C and D. Children in general are outdoors less in modern day living choosing to play electronic games and watch television indoors rather than play outside. Even when outside and the sun shines, advice is to use sunblock or sun protection creams, preventing the skin from manufacturing Vitamin D naturally.
Stress utilises more micronutrients and children, particularly teenagers are under more stress than ever with studies and exam situations.
More and more children are developing allergies, which may increase nutrient requirement or decrease absorption of nutrients in the gut and children that are picky eaters, vegetarian or vegan are wise to supplement with micronutrients including Vitamin B12 that is not found in plant cells and needed for making red blood cells.
Extra requirements occur during periods of rapid growth and development. Often children are hungrier during these times and consume greater amounts of sugar and high calorie fatty foods that offer little nutritionally.
Vitamins and minerals are essential to support growth and development, support the immune system, support hormone and brain chemical production. The growing body needs large amounts of some minerals such as Calcium and Magnesium for normal growth and development, including bones and teeth and small amounts of trace minerals and vitamins every day.
Metabolics vitamin and mineral supplement for children does not
- Contain artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame, or sugars such as corn syrup or glucose. Sweeteners are used in chewable children's supplements
- Contain artificial colours, preservatives or flavourings
- Contain soy, wheat or yeast, milk, dairy ,corn or starch products
- Contain iron this can become a pro-oxidant and toxic for children
- Use premium quality raw materials
- Use all bioavailable forms of nutrients, such as Pyridoxal 5 phosphate in preference to Piridoxine, and bioavailable forms of minerals foe ease of absorption
- Comply with current Good Manufacturing Practices ( cGMP)
- Support the highest level of manufacturing quality standards (ISO 9001 certification)
- Have external microbiological laboratory testing and is fully quality controlled before release
- Orders that are in stock are dispatched daily at 2pm Monday – Friday.
- Orders placed before 2pm Monday to Friday will be dispatched the same day.
- Orders placed after 2pm Monday to Friday will be dispatched the next working day.
- As such, orders placed after 2pm Friday will be dispatched the following Monday.
- Orders will not be dispatched on Bank Holidays or weekends.
For Standard Domestic Orders: We use Royal Mail’s Tracked 48hr delivery service as standard. Royal Mail state a delivery guideline of 1-2 working days for this service, however during busier periods (such as Christmas) this may not always be possible. If your order has not arrived after 2 working days from the date of dispatch please contact us. We have tracking numbers for this service and will be able to assist you in locating your order.
For Expedited Domestic Orders (Next-Day Delivery): Provided that we have received your order by 2pm, we will process and dispatch your order the same day using Royal Mail’s Tracked 24hr delivery service. This service aims to deliver your parcel within 24hrs of the dispatch time – in some instances this may not be possible and delivery may fall within a 48hr period. If you have not received your order after 1 day from the dispatch date please contact us. This is a tracked and insured service and we will be able to assist you in locating your order.
For Standard International Orders: We use Royal Mail International Track (+ Sign), dependent on what the destination country accepts. Royal Mail state a 3-5 working day delivery guideline for this service within Europe, and a 5-7 working day guideline worldwide. However, we have found this is rarely the case outside of major cities, especially during busier periods (such as Christmas) this may not always be possible. This is a tracked and insured service, please contact us if you have not received your delivery within the above stated time-frames and we will assist you in locating your order.
For Expedited International Orders: We are able to offer expedited international shipping worldwide respected couriers. We can use DHL or another courier of your choice, but we are likely to get the best deal from DHL. Please feel free to use the 'Contact Us' form to ask for a DHL quote for your order.
We are able to offer expedited delivery worldwide using various couriers; this is something that we will examine on a case-by-case basis. Please email us and we will investigate your delivery options and let you know what is possible.
If you have selected a shipping method that does not include tracking/insurance then you accept and agree that in the instance that the parcel is lost or delayed, you will not be entitled to a refund or a replacement product, as we will be unable to make a claim for the loss.
We retain proof of postage at all times and reserve the right to use a different shipping method than you have selected in order to give your order added security in certain circumstances (e.g. for extremely high value orders we may upgrade to Courier delivery). In the majority of situations we will respect the customers chosen shipping method. We retain proof of postage for 180 days. After this time it may not be possible to retrieve your proof of postage.