Beta-carotene is a nutrient found in plants that the body converts into vitamin A. Vitamin A promotes normal cell growth and differentiation in the tissues of the gastrointestinal tract and brain. Children who need neurological, metabolic or digestive support may benefit from beta-carotene because of its ability to promote normal tissue and cell growth and promote healthy sensory development.*
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)
Vitamin B1 is a water-soluble vitamin that promotes normal processing of carbohydrates, fat and protein. Every cell of the body requires vitamin B1 to form the fuel the body runs on, adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Vitamin B1 promotes normal functioning of nerve cells and plays an important role in carbohydrate metabolism. B1 helps maintain a healthy nervous system by supporting the normal production of the neurotransmitters acetylcholine and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA).
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Vitamin B2 is a water-soluble vitamin that promotes the normal processing of amino acids and fats, activation of vitamin B6 and folic acid, and supports the conversion of carbohydrates into the fuel the body runs on, adenosine triphosphate (ATP). It also promotes healthy red blood cell formation, supports the nervous system, respiration, antibody production and normal human growth.
Niacin, also known as vitamin B3, supports energy production in the body. It works with vitamin B1 and vitamin B2 to support the release of energy from carbohydrates. Similar to vitamin B6 and folic acid, niacin supports many pathways which help renew the body's tissues.
P5P (pyridoxal 5 phosphate)
Pyridoxal-5-phosphate is the active form of vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 is the master vitamin for numerous metabolic pathways in the body. One specific function is that it supports the normal synthesis of neurotransmitters in the brain and peripheral nerve cells, which are critical for the development of language, attention and alertness. B6 also promotes the normal production of glutathione, which is essential for detoxification. P5P promotes healthy sensory development by supporting the normal synthesis of neurotransmitters in the brains of children who need neurological support.*
Pantothenic acid, also called vitamin B5, is a water-soluble vitamin involved in energy production and the formation of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which is important for brain health. Pantothenic acid works together with vitamin B1, vitamin B2, and vitamin B3 to make the fuel our body runs on, ATP. It also promotes the normal production, transport, and release of energy from fats
Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin)
Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that supports normal nerve cell activity, DNA replication, and production of the mood-affecting substance SAMe (S-adenosyl-L-methionine). B12 promotes normal conversion of sulfur-containing compounds to glutathione, a powerful antioxidant in the body. B12 provides strong antioxidant defense and combats free radicals in children who need neurological, metabolic or digestive support.*
Folate [as (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolic acid, glucosamine salt, Quatrefolic®]
Folic acid is mainly found in fruits and vegetables. Dark, leafy greens, oranges, orange juice, beans, peas and Brewer’s yeast are the best sources. Folic acid plays a key role by boosting the benefits of B12 supplementation. These two B vitamins join forces and work together in maintaining normal red blood cells. Folic acid assists in the normal utilization of amino acids and proteins, as well as supporting the construction of the material for DNA and RNA synthesis, which is necessary for all bodily functions. Scientific studies have found that when working in tandem with folic acid, B12 is capable of promoting normal homocysteine levels. This works toward supporting a healthy cardiovascular and nervous system.*
Quatrefolic® is the glucosamine salt of (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolate, the most active form of folate, as it is structurally analogous to the reduced and active form of folic acid. Because this form is naturally present in the body, it is much more bioavailable for its biological action without having to be metabolized in the body. This patented ingredient also provides greater stability and higher water solubility, perfect for Isotonix.* Biotin Biotin, a water-soluble B-vitamin, acts as a coenzyme in the metabolism of protein, fats, and carbohydrates. Biotin also supports various metabolic chemical conversions. Children get the energy they need from food through metabolism, the chemical reactions in the body's cells that convert the fuel from food into the energy needed to do everything from moving to thinking to growing.
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that has a number of biological functions. It supports normal tissue repair, healing and immune function. It is also a cofactor for dopamine production. Supplementing with a proven antioxidant, like vitamin C, is helpful in combating free radicals, especially in children who need neurological, metabolic or digestive support. Vitamin C supports glutathione levels, another important antioxidant in the body. Vitamin C's strong antioxidant protection can support optimal immune function in children who need neurological, metabolic or digestive support.*
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol)
Vitamin D, a powerful antioxidant, promotes proper brain development. It is also helpful promoting normal glutathione levels which assist in detoxification of the body. In addition to supporting strong bone, vitamin D promotes muscle strength and neuromuscular function. The main function of vitamin D is to support normal regulation of serum calcium concentrations. Children who need neurological, metabolic or digestive support have growing bodies that can benefit from vitamin D3 because it promotes calcium absorption and retention, supports growth and strength of teeth and bones, and supports skeletal health and growth.*
Vitamin E (D-alpha-tocopheryl acetate)
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin proven to be a strong antioxidant. It supports the structural and functional maintenance of skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscle. It also promotes normal formation of red blood cells, supports cardiovascular function and promotes immune health.
Calcium is an important mineral which supports numerous body processes including bone development and maintenance, nerve transmission, muscle contraction, vascular contraction, vasodilation, glandular secretion, cell membrane and capillary permeability, enzymatic reactions, respiration, renal function and blood coagulation. Children who need neurological, metabolic or digestive support have growing bodies that can benefit from calcium because it supports growth and strength of teeth and bones, skeletal health and growth, and healthy teeth and gums.*
Chromium (Amino Acid Chelate)
Chromium is an essential trace mineral that helps maintain normal glucose metabolism and helps maintain normal insulin and serum cholesterol levels. Chromium combines to form glucose tolerance factor, or GTF, in the body, which supports the actions of insulin in helping to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
The trace element is also present in more than a hundred enzyme systems such as energy production, nerve function and hair and skin growth. One of iodine's main functions includes supporting the thyroid gland in producing thyroid hormones thyroxin and tri-iodothyronine, which support the regulation of metabolic rate.
Magnesium, an essential mineral, promotes normal function of over 300 enzymes, specifically those enzymes responsible for the production of neurotransmitters in the brain. Magnesium supports a number of other metabolic pathways including bone, protein and fatty acid formation, B vitamin activation, muscle relaxation, blood clotting and formation of adenosine triphosphate. Children who need neurological, metabolic or digestive support have growing bodies that can benefit from magnesium. Not only does it support bone formation, it promotes normal production of neurotransmitters.*
Manganese supports normal formation of connective tissue, bones, and blood-clotting factors. It supports fat and carbohydrate metabolism, calcium absorption and blood sugar regulation. Manganese also promotes normal brain and nerve function. Manganese may promote the normal use of nutrients including biotin, thiamin, ascorbic acid and choline.
In the body, selenium functions as part of an antioxidant enzyme called glutathione peroxidase, as well as supporting normal growth and proper usage of iodine in thyroid functioning. Selenium also supports the antioxidant effect of vitamin E.
Zinc is an essential mineral that is a cofactor in nearly 300 enzymes. It supports healing, protein synthesis, brain maintenance and development, cell reproduction, vision and immunity, and protects against free radicals in children who need neurological, metabolic or and digestive support.*