Are your Multivitamins & Multimineral available in travel size?
We know the challenges posed by traveling with the Multivitamin and Multimineral! After a lot of time and effort, our Coconut Dream Multimineral
and Liquid Probiotic
are now available in travel size! Know that we are working on a travel version of our Multivitamin for you all, to be available in the near future. Until then, here are a few tips for traveling with your multis:
For car trips
, keep the vitamins cold in a cooler with ice or an ice pack. If you don’t have a cooler, a large resealable plastic bag with a reusable ice pack will do. Refrigerate upon arriving at your destination.
Traveling by plane
can be a bit more challenging. Some, if going on a longer trip, pack the a brand new bottle in their checked suitcase. Or you can choose to travel with smaller quantities in TSA compliant bottles. Depending on the duration of your trip, your needs for quantity may differ.
If you decide to take the vitamins on your flight, we strongly recommend extra cushioning, in conjunction with placing the bottles in a resealable bag. That way, if there is damage/leakage (from air pressure or airline personnel throwing the bag), it doesn’t spill onto your other personal belongings. Whether a new bottle, opened bottle, or a substitute container these precautions should be taken to avoid damage/leakage. Upon arrival, refrigerate per usual. If staying in a hotel, request a mini-fridge in the room ahead of time.
Do you make anything for pregnancy?
We’ve heard your requests! We are currently formulating probiotics for pre and postnatal women, and we are looking into making a prenatal multivitamin. We do not yet have a release date for these, but are working hard at making them available!
Will you be making a line for kids?
Our Kid’s Multivitamin Gummies
are a hit! They’re specifically formulated to aid the growth process little kids undergo. At this time, we are pondering the possibility of making a liquid multi for kids but have no plans set in stone.
As it is, because we formulate our products with care & vegan, non-GMO, organic ingredients, many parents feel good giving their kiddos our products, reducing the dose to a more appropriate amount for their child(ren).
Depending on the age of the child(ren), some supplements may be more appropriate than others. We always recommend checking with your physician or healthcare professional before beginning any new wellness supplement to make sure the supplement is suitable for your health. This is especially true for kids! Your child’s physician, pediatrician or healthcare professional knows your children best, knows what other supplements or prescriptions they are already taking, as well as knowing if your child is facing any health challenges. The child's physician, pediatrician or healthcare professional can also aid by recommending the appropriate dose for your little one. Please let us know if you have additional questions about what products parents often give their littles & dosing suggestions.
I have MTHFR gene variant(s). Are your products safe for me?
Navigating B-vitamins and MTHFR can be tricky! While there is a considerable amount of information coming out on genetic variations and how they affect our biochemistry and health, the MTHFR deficiency is not yet fully understood, including how various B-vitamins affect any given individual. Elevated homocysteine levels, often caused by the MTHFR gene variants, is associated with deficiencies in B9 (Folate), B6 and B12.
The primary concern for those with MTHFR gene variant(s) is Folate (vitamin B9). People with MTHFR gene variant(s) need to avoid synthetic forms of folate (B9), like Folic Acid. There seems to be some evidence that Folinic Acid is safe for those with the less severe MTHFR gene variants, while preliminary studies show that those with more severe MTHFR variants may require 5-MTHR (Methylated Folate) supplementation and/or treatment with betaine (trimethylglycine) to aid in metabolizing homocysteine.
We have six products in our line of supplements that contain some form of folate: all three of our Morning Multivitamins, our Kid’s Multivitamin Gummies, Biotin Gummies and our B-Complex Spray.
Of those products, the Liquid Multivitamins Essentials+ (Fruit Punch and Strawberry) & Organic B-Complex have Folinic Acid since methylated folate is not stable in liquid formulas. Folinic Acid is suitable for many with MTHFR. If you are unsure whether or not you can use Calcium Folinate or Folinic Acid, please speak with your physician.
We advise those with the MTHFR gene variants against using the Liquid Morning Multivitamin in Raspberry flavor, as this version currently has non-methylated folate which is not suitable for this with MTHFR. We do plan on updating this formula to have Folinic Acid with the next batch going to production very soon. However, this new formula is not yet available. (If you are interested in this product, please check with us before ordering to ensure the batches have been updated.)
Our Children's Multivitamin Gummies, as well as our Biotin Gummies, contain Methylated Folate (as Calcium L-5-methyl-THF). Methylated folate is considered safest for those with MTHFR, especially for people who have multiple MTHFR variants.
The remaining products in our line of supplements do not have B9. However, we do have a number of products which contain other B-vitamins. We created a spreadsheet to help our customers review all our products with B-vitamins and their forms, so you can make the best choices for your health. Please reach out to our customer care team for access to this spreadsheet. Generally, the vitamer of B6 that is recommended for those with MTHFR variants is Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate (P5P) and the vitamer of B12 that is recommended for those with MTHFR variants is Methylcobalamin. Please consult with your healthcare professional to determine what is best for you.
In general, when starting any new health and wellness supplement, you should check with your physician or healthcare professional to make sure the supplement is suitable for you and your health. This is especially true when there is the added complexity of the MTHFR gene variants. We encourage you to partner with your healthcare professional to determine the best course of action.
Please do not hesitate to let us know of any additional questions you may have or if you need further assistance.