K-Pow Nutrition is excited to announce that our K-Pow Kidz series is finally here! We’re kicking off this new supplement line with two exciting products: Kidz Multivitamin Pectin Gummies and Kidz Daily Immune Gummies!
This series was created to supply kids with the essential nutrients they need to grow, develop, and stay healthy. Every supplement was developed with kids in mind which means they are portable, easy to administer, and tasty. We understand that getting kids to eat healthy can be challenging enough, so let the K-Pow Kidz series make your life that much easier!
In this blog we’re going to cover each gummy in depth to explain the science behind the formulas, how to use them for optimal results, and what makes them more different than anything else on the market. Since there’s a lot to cover, let’s dive right in!
Vitamins and minerals are crucial for a child’s development, growth, and overall health. So, ensuring that your child has sufficient amounts of every essential vitamin and mineral is of the utmost importance. However, that’s easier said than done…
Consuming enough vitamins and minerals from diet alone is challenging for anyone but especially for young children. The last thing that kids want to eat is an abundance of green leafy vegetables, fruit, whole grains, meat, and dairy on a daily basis. They would much rather have fruit snacks, chicken nuggets, and cookies.
Getting your child to eat a nutrient-rich diet every day is nearly impossible. So, we’ve developed the Kidz Multivitamin Pectin Gummies to ensure that your child is getting all of the nutrients they need to optimize their health, growth, and development! Not only will you feel great about giving them to your kids, but they will also look forward to having them since they taste like a yummy snack!
Every bottle of Kidz Multivitamin Pectin Gummies contains sixty servings so it will last you approximately two months. Keep in mind that this supplement is intended to be used for kids who are at least four years of age or older.
Now that you know more about the Kidz Multivitamin Pectin Gummies, let’s take a closer look at each ingredient!
Here’s a complete list of each ingredient that one serving, or one piece, of Kidz Multivitamin Pectin Gummies contains:
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that’s crucial for eye health, cell growth and differentiation, immune system function, cellular communication, and reproduction.
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that serves as a powerful antioxidant, meaning that it helps protect cells from oxidative damage induced by free radicals. Vitamin C is also required for the production of collagen, the main structural protein found in connective tissue; L-carnitine, a fatty acid transporter; and various neurotransmitters that help relay chemical signals.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that’s required for the absorption of calcium and helps maintain appropriate levels of phosphorus. Therefore, vitamin D is extremely important for promoting overall bone health. Vitamin D also plays a role in immune and neuromuscular function, glucose metabolism, and cell growth.
Vitamin E is a collective name for a group of eight different fat-soluble compounds that express potent antioxidant properties. Vitamin E is involved in the immune system, gene expression, and cellular signaling. It also helps defend against free radicals and reactive oxygen species.
Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin and a generic name for six different vitamers that share similar functions. Vitamin B6 acts as a coenzyme so it’s incorporated into various bodily functions such as: protein, carbohydrate, lipid metabolism, hemoglobin synthesis, gluconeogenesis, and neurotransmitter production. Vitamin B6 also helps maintain normal levels of homocysteine which is crucial for optimal cardiovascular health.
Folate (or folic acid) is a water-soluble vitamin that belongs to the B-vitamin family, so it’s sometimes referred to as vitamin B9. Folate is a coenzyme and is primarily involved in the synthesis of nucleic acids including DNA and RNA. But folate is also used for amino acid metabolism.
Folate is especially important for carrying out the conversion of homocysteine to methionine. Since folate helps facilitate the synthesis of a methyl donor called S-adenosyl-methionine, it may assist in the reduction of homocysteine levels.
Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that also contains a mineral called cobalt. Vitamin B12 is required for optimal DNA synthesis, red blood cell production, and neurological function. Vitamin B12 is also a cofactor for an enzyme called methionine synthase which is responsible for the conversion of homocysteine to methionine.
Biotin is another water-soluble vitamin that belongs to the B vitamin family. Similar to the other B vitamins, biotin mainly acts as a cofactor for various enzymes. Therefore, it’s indirectly involved in the metabolism of protein, carbohydrates, and lipids. Biotin is also incorporated in cellular signaling and gene regulation.
Pantothenic acid, also known as vitamin B5, is a water-soluble vitamin that’s most notably used for the formation of coenzyme A (CoA). Coenzyme A is crucial for numerous catabolic and anabolic physiological processes including fatty acid oxidation. Without a sufficient amount of coenzyme A, the body’s ability to convert food substrates -carbohydrates, fats, and proteins- into energy would be significantly diminished.
Iodine is a trace mineral, which means that the body only needs it in small amounts. Iodine is primarily used to create two important thyroid hormones, thyroxine (T3) and triiodothyronine (T4). These hormones are critical for carrying out various physiological functions such as protein synthesis, glucose, and fatty acid metabolism.
Zinc is an essential mineral that contributes to immune function, cell proliferation, protein synthesis, wound healing, cellular metabolism, and DNA synthesis. It is also imperative for normal human growth and development. Since the body has no way of storing zinc, it’s crucial to intake an adequate amount of zinc daily.
Choline bitartrate supplies the body with choline, an essential nutrient that’s responsible for a number of physiological processes. Choline is crucial for optimal brain development and function. It is also important for liver function, metabolism, nervous system, and muscle function.
In regard to physical activity, choline is most notably used for the production of acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that’s essential for carrying out muscle contractions and nerve impulses. Choline bitartrate is composed of choline bound to two tartaric acids which improves absorption, bioavailability, and effectiveness.
Inositol is not a vitamin or a mineral; however, it’s still very important for brain function and development. Inositol is a carbocyclic sugar that’s heavily involved in cell-to-cell communication, osmoregulation, and maintenance of cellular membranes.
Inositol is highly concentrated in the brain where it helps relay messages between neurons by participating in the phosphatidylinositol cycle. Therefore, supplementing with inositol may boost cognitive function.
The following ingredients are simply used to create the gummy and add flavor or coloring:
As you can see, Kidz Multivitamin Pectin Gummies do not contain artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors, or any other unwanted ingredients! Each gummy only contains 1.2 grams of sugar and 7 calories, yet they taste as good as regular candy.
As your child is growing and developing so is their immune system. Building a strong immune system takes years; however, there are several ways you can ensure that your child’s immune system has all of the tools it needs to function optimally.
For example, eating a nutrient-rich diet, minimizing stress, staying hydrated, getting an adequate amount of sleep, exercising regularly, and practicing good hygiene are all simple lifestyle factors that you can emphasize with your child.
Additionally, supplementing with specific nutrients, such as vitamin C and zinc, may further strengthen your child’s immune system. Since there are very few well-formulated immune system support supplements that are kid-friendly, we took it upon ourselves to construct our own!
Introducing the Kidz Daily Immune Gummies!
Kidz Daily Immune Gummies are specifically formulated to support your child’s immune system. Each gummy contains efficacious doses of three key ingredients including:
Every bottle of Kidz Daily Immune Gummies comes with sixty servings, which will last you approximately two months. Not to mention, Kidz Daily Immune Gummies are easy to take on the go and taste phenomenal so your child will actually look forward to taking them! Keep in mind that this supplement is intended to be used for kids who are at least four years of age or older.
Now that you know what the Kidz Daily Immune Gummies are all about, let’s dive deeper into each ingredient!
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is an essential water-soluble vitamin that’s naturally found in several foods such as: citrus fruits, tomatoes, and potatoes. However, consuming enough vitamin C from diet alone is often difficult and humans cannot produce vitamin C on their own. So, supplementation is a good way to ensure your body has a sufficient amount of vitamin C on a daily basis.
Vitamin C is most well-known for its role in the immune system but it’s also necessary for the synthesis of collagen, L-carnitine, and several neurotransmitters. Collagen is the main structural component of tendons, ligaments, hair, skin, and nails. L-carnitine is needed for transporting fatty acids into the mitochondria to be converted into energy. Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that help relay signals between the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system. Vitamin C is also somewhat involved in protein metabolism.
In terms of the immune system, vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that defends against free radicals and oxidative stress. Vitamin C is also a cofactor for a variety of bioregulatory enzymes and supports numerous cellular functions of the innate and adaptive immune systems. As you can see, vitamin C is essential for optimal health which is exactly why K-Pow offers a stand-alone Vitamin C supplement.
Zinc is an essential mineral that’s naturally found in various foods such as: oysters, beans, nuts, red meat, and poultry.
Zinc contributes to immune function, cell proliferation, protein synthesis, wound healing, cellular metabolism, and DNA synthesis. It is also imperative for normal human growth and development. Zinc is a cofactor for over 300 enzymes that indirectly impact immune system function. Furthermore, zinc directly affects the proliferation and maturation of leukocytes, also known as white blood cells.
Since the body has no way of storing zinc, it’s crucial to intake an adequate amount of zinc daily. An insufficient intake of zinc can negatively affect the immune, reproductive, and nervous systems.
It’s important to note that phytates which are present in whole-grain cereals, bread, legumes, and other foods can bind to zinc in the gastrointestinal tract; thus, limiting its absorption. So, you may think that your child is consuming enough zinc from their diet alone, but they are likely not absorbing an adequate amount. Thus, supplementing with zinc is often recommended.
Elderberry, also known as Sambucus nigra, is one of the most popular medicinal plants in the world. It’s commonly used to treat various medical ailments including infections, pain, swelling, and inflammation. Since elderberries contain a high concentration of vitamins, polyphenols, flavonoids, and antioxidants it’s very beneficial for the immune system.
Some evidence suggests that elderberries express potent antioxidant, antiviral, immunostimulatory, and anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore, supplementing with elderberry may reduce your chances of becoming ill by supporting various aspects of your immune system.
The following ingredients are simply used to create the gummy and add flavor/coloring:
As you can see, Kidz Daily Immune Gummies do not contain artificial sweeteners, colors, or any other unwanted ingredients! Each gummy only contains 2 grams of sugar and 9 calories, yet they taste as good as regular candy.
K-Pow Nutrition is not the first sports nutrition brand to release supplements specifically designed for children. However, we are one of the only brands that use high-quality ingredients, efficacious doses, and fully transparent labels. This means you know exactly how much of each ingredient is included in every serving.
The majority of other companies hide behind proprietary blends which does a disservice to the consumer and the brand. Don’t be fooled by outlandish marketing claims that other companies try to use to sell you an overpriced yet underdosed supplement. Instead, educate yourself and support those brands that are doing the right thing by being as transparent as possible.
If you have any questions about the K-Pow Kidz series or any other supplements that we offer, feel free to reach out! We are here to help in any way we can. Also, check out the product web pages for additional information.