NUTRIENTS FOR TODAY’S KIDS AS THEY GROW
Today's kids (and parents) demand more. That's why we provide information so you know
what's in your multivitamin and what's not.
FlintstonesTM Vitamins provide nutritional support with essential nutrients that support kids’ health in 5 ways:
GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT
ENERGY METABOLISM SUPPORT†*
Know what’s in your multivitamin and what’s not
Look for the following “Free Of” icons on individual product pages to help you choose the right multivitamin for your strong and growing kid.
Vitamins support normal growth and development, and help cells and organs do their jobs. Some vitamins (like A, D, E and K) are stored by the body, but others (like Vitamin C and the B Vitamins) are not and need to be replenished every day in a growing child.
Minerals are substances the body uses to build bones, make hormones and regulate the heartbeat. You need larger amounts of some minerals, like calcium, and small amounts of trace minerals like iron, copper, iodine and zinc.
Every day you’re exposed to cell-damaging molecules (called “free radicals”) generated by pollution, smoke, sunlight and even your own body when you work out hard or convert food to energy. Antioxidants, such as Vitamins C, E and A, help neutralize these damaging effects and may help reduce the risk for certain cancers and heart disease. Diets high in vegetables and fruits are good sources of antioxidants.
†By helping convert food to fuel.
*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.
BIOTIN (VITAMIN B7)
Also known as Vitamin H, Biotin is important for cell growth and the metabolism of fats, sugar and some amino acids. It also helps regulate glucose. The word “biotin” comes from the ancient Greek word “biotos,” which means “life” or “sustenance.”
Eggs, liver, yeast breads and cereals.
FOLIC ACID (VITAMIN B9)
Folic acid (or folate) promotes normal red blood cell formation and is needed to make DNA, the genetic material in all cells. Folate is particularly important in women of childbearing age — an adequate intake is important to reduce the risk of certain birth defects.
Leafy vegetables, some fruits, legumes, liver, yeast breads, wheat germ, and vegetable oils such as soybean, corn, cottonseed and safflower.
NIACIN (VITAMIN B3)
One of the 8 B Vitamins, Niacin is found in every cell of the body and is necessary for helping convert food to energy.
Poultry, fish, beef, peanut butter and legumes.
PANTOTHENIC ACID (VITAMIN B5)
Pantothenic acid is important for the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates and fats; it also plays a role in the production of hormones and cholesterol.
Meat, poultry, fish, whole-grain cereals and legumes.
RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2)
Riboflavin helps metabolize carbohydrates to produce energy. It is destroyed by light, so breads, cereals and other foods fortified with Riboflavin should be stored in light-proof containers.
Milk and other dairy foods, enriched bread and other grain products, eggs, meat, green leafy vegetables and nuts.
THIAMINE (VITAMIN B1)
Thiamin, the first B Vitamin discovered by scientists (hence B1), helps the body metabolize protein and carbohydrates to produce energy. It is important for normal functioning of the nervous system.
Whole-grain and enriched grain products, beans, brown rice and fortified cereals.
Vitamin A is important for normal vision, healthy skin and immune function.
Liver, fish, oil, eggs and Vitamin A-fortified foods, such as milk.
Vitamin B6 is important for protein and carbohydrate metabolism.
Avocados, bananas, chicken, fish, pork, liver and kidney. It may also be found in whole grains, nuts and legumes.
Vitamin B12 is essential for normal growth, healthy nerve tissue and blood formation, as well as the reproduction of every cell in the body. Plant foods have no Vitamin B12, so vegetarians need to ensure they get enough of this vitamin via supplements or B12-fortified foods.
Meat, fish, poultry, eggs, milk and other dairy foods, but not plant foods.
Unlike most animals, our bodies are unable to make Vitamin C, so it must be added to our diets. Vitamin C is an antioxidant. Antioxidants help neutralize the cell-damaging effects of free radicals generated by pollution, smoke, sunlight and even your own body.
Oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, as well as berries, melons, peppers, dark green leafy vegetables, potatoes, tomatoes and many other fruits and vegetables.
Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium and phosphorus and promotes bone health. Where you live can affect how much Vitamin D your body produces. Also, season and time of day influence Vitamin D synthesis in the skin.
Fortified milk, cheese, eggs, and some fish (sardines and salmon) and sunlight.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant in cell membranes and plays an important role in immune function.
Antioxidants help neutralize the effects of free radicals.
Vegetable oils, such as soybean, corn, cottonseed and safflower, as well as nuts, seeds and wheat germ.
Vitamin K, known as the “clotting vitamin,” plays an important role in wound healing and bone metabolism.
Green vegetables, such as spinach, broccoli and asparagus.
Calcium provides structure to bones and teeth and is important for bone health. It plays an important role in muscle contraction and the transmission of nerve impulses.
Milk, yogurt and most cheeses. Also dark green leafy vegetables (like kale, broccoli, bok choy) and fish with edible bones.
Copper plays a role in iron metabolism, connective tissue production and antioxidant functions.
Organ meats, especially liver, seafood, nuts and seeds.
Iodine is best known for keeping the thyroid gland healthy.
Iodized salt and saltwater fish.
Iron in the blood helps transport oxygen around our bodies. As blood passes through the tiny air sacs in the lungs, oxygen attaches to the iron and is carried to all parts of the body. Menstruation depletes the body of iron, so women who are not in menopause generally need more iron than men.
Meat, raisins, green leafy vegetables and nuts.
Zinc participates in diverse functions including growth, development and immune system response.
Meat, dark-meat chicken and legumes.