Friday, 18 April 2014

Vitabiotics Family Vitamins Review

I am the sort of mum who is forever buying Vitamin tablets for the family, especially the children. As soon the packet runs out I go straight out to Boots to buy more!
So i was more than happy to review some Vitabiotics.



We were sent:


Wellman original




The Original Supplement for Men, Providing More than 100% RDA

Wellman® is different from a regular multivitamin as its formula has been optimised for men's health on the basis of international research evidence, so some nutrients are provided at levels above the Recommended Daily Allowance. While Wellman® provides a core source of all the major vitamins and minerals, it also provides more than 100% of certain nutrients, plus Siberian ginseng, Co-enzyme Q10 and amino acids.

For Sport & Exercise

Free radicals are generated during exercise through perspiration and exposure to sunlight. Antioxidants vitamin B2, C and E with minerals copper, selenium and zinc contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

Immune System

A healthy immune system is important for good health. Wellman® includes vitamins A, C, D, B6 and B12 with folic acid and copper which contribute to the normal function of the immune system plus bioflavonoids.

Reproductive Health

Wellman® provides zinc which contributes to the maintenance of normal testosterone levels in the blood. The formula also includes selenium which contributes to normal spermatogenesis. Since men lose an estimated 5 mg of zinc every time they ejaculate, a good intake of zinc is essential. Folate, iron, magnesium and vitamin B12 have a role in cell devision, plus vitamin A which has a role in the process of cell specialisation.


What we thought:

 My partner has been taking these for 2 days now. He says they are easy to take and he feels they help him through his very busy and strenuous gardening job.
He has bought them in the past and said he would do again.


Feroglobin

Feroglobin® Original Capsules

Gentle iron to help support your haemoglobin & red blood cells

Feroglobin-B12® is gentle iron supplement with zinc and vitamin B complex, formulated to deliver an ideal amount of iron to the body while remaining gentle on the stomach. Iron is an essential mineral, which contributes to the normal formation of haemoglobin and normal oxygen transport to every part of your body.
As well as being vital for your blood, iron contributes to the normal function of the immune system and normal cognitive function. Iron is important for a number of functions in the body, but sometimes our diets are not well balanced and everyday activities, even drinking tea or coffee, can inhibit iron absorption.

How does Feroglobin-B12® work?

Slow release system

The formation of haemoglobin for red blood cells requires an adequate supply of iron and other co-factors in the diet. Haemoglobin carries oxygen to the brain, heart, muscles and to tissues throughout the body where it is used for energy release from food. Excess iron in the stomach is prevented by Feroglobin-B12รข€™s special slow release system. This ensures that the release of blood forming nutrients is gradual and even.

Iron contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, plus for general health:

- contributes to normal cognitive function
- contributes to normal energy release and
- contributes to the normal function of the immune system

Who may need an iron supplement?

- Growing Children
- Menstruating Women
- During Pregnancy
- Athletes

What we thought:

I have only taken this capsule twice so far. As many busy mums do, I suffer from tiredness and fatigue and often feel very run down.  This little capsule can do so much for the busy parent. After taking it today I feel more energetic than usual which means I am more able to keep up with my kids! I rarely buy myself vitamins but have decided that I should start and I think something like this is definitely what I need.




Wellkid Omega 3 Softburst





The important of Omega-3

Over the last 10 years, the awareness of the importance of Omega-3 has grown, and ensuring your child receives enough Omega-3 is a valuable step towards giving him or her the best start in life. Results from the National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) suggest that the consumption of oily fish, which is the main source of beneficial Omega-3 fatty acids, remains low, with children eating well below the minimum recommendation of one portion per week.
Omega-3 can be found in oily fish, such as mackerel, sardines, trout and tuna. However, as mums knows, many children do not like the taste of oily fish so it can be difficult to ensure your child is getting all the Omega-3 they need and the minimum one portion per week.

Great tasting with no fishy aftertaste

Kids can be very particular about their likes and dislikes so it is important to give them a supplement that tastes great, has no fishy aftertaste, and which they are happy to take. WellKid® Omega-3 Softburst is a premium quality soft chewy capsule that provides Omega-3 fish oil with no added sugar and a delicious natural lemon flavour that kids love.

For active children aged 4 to 12 years

WellKid® Omega-3 Softburst capsules have been developed for active children aged 4-12 years, to provide an ideal source of Omega-3, including the essential fatty acids EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) plus DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid). EPA and DHA are classed as essential fatty acids because they cannot be made by the body efficiently and therefore must be obtained through the diet. More and more published research is highlighting the importance of these essential fatty acids.
Each capsule also provides the full RDA of Vitamin D, which has many benefits but is especially needed for normal growth and development of bones in children.
The soft chewy capsules have been developed by Vitabiotics expert nutritional team with the highest standards of purity and quality control.

What we thought:

My 6 year old tried this one and loved the taste and how the flavour burst into her mouth.
I can not usually get Amelie to take vitamin tablets as she usually assumes they are going to taste bad, but she really enjoyed this one and will be happy to take it each day.

Carefully balanced supplement for babies & infants

From the makers of Pregnacare®, Wellkid® Baby & Infant liquid is ideal for babies and young children from 3 months to 5 years to provide a carefully balanced, comprehensive range of 14 essential vitamins and minerals. Wellkid® Baby & Infant liquid also contains Swiss Alpine malt; with a delicious orange taste your little one will love.
Wellkid® Baby & Infant liquid formula includes vitamins A, C and D, as recommended for babies over 6 months. The UK Department of Health recommends that all babies aged from six months onwards should be given a supplement that contains these vitamins.
Wellkid® Baby & Infant liquid provides an ideal nutritional safeguard during a time when babies and infants have a high nutrient requirement in relation to body size, to support their rapid physical growth and development of bones, muscles, blood and the brain. Key nutrients include vitamin D which is needed for normal growth and development of bone in children, plus iron which contributes to normal cognitive development.

More reasons for your child to take Wellkid® Baby & Infant Liquid

  • Formula based on the very latest scientific research, with safe nutrient levels carefully selected for the specific needs of growing babies.
  • Wellkid® Baby & Infant liquid is produced to high GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standards of quality control.
  • Delicious malt and natural orange and vanilla flavour your little one will love.
  • Does not contain any artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners.
  • Does not contain lactose, salt, alcohol, fat or yeast.
  • Wellkid® Baby & Infant liquid has not been tested on animals.

What we thought:

I decided not to give this to Kier as he is only 6 months old and is still formula fed so probably doesn't need any vitamins yet.
The box says the liquid is suitable for babies and children up to 5 years. So I gave some of this to my 4 year old daughter Lottie. Lottie is often run down and suffers from things such as mouth ulcers and styes. I think it is very important for her to take vitamins each day as she is also a little under weight and we find it hard to get her to eat her meals.
Lottie took the liquid from the spoon easily and said it was "quite yummy" 
A great product that i would definitely buy again.

Most vitabiotics products are available at Boots or your local pharmacies or health stores. You can also order direct from the Vitabiotics website.



  • No artificial colours
  • Gluten free
  • No preservatives
  • No starch
  • No salt or yeast
  • Wellman® Original is not tested on animals
  • Suitable for vegetarians
This product is blister packed to keep each tablet fresh by reducing exposure to the atmosphere.

Wellman® Original FAQ

Why has Wellman® been developed?

A comprehensive formulation of over 29 essential bio-elements, Wellman® has been specially developed for men who want to maintain optimum nutrition levels while training, help support reproductive health, or help maintain general health and vitality in an otherwise hectic lifestyle, Wellman® represents a simple solution. The advanced one-a-day tablets, unlike general multivitamins, have safe and effective nutrient levels formulated especially for men.[Top]

When is Wellman® recommended?

Wellman® is recommended for men of all ages, as a daily nutritional safeguard. Wellman® is ideal for men who lead a hectic lifestyle, sportsmen and gym users, including those men who may feel they need support with energy levels as Wellman contains B-complex vitamins along with copper, iron and zinc which contribute to normal energy release. Wellman® replaces your daily multivitamin and mineral supplement, and can be continued for as long as required. There is no maximum length of time over which Wellman® may be used.[Top]

Can Wellman® be used simultaneously with medicines?

Generally, Wellman® may be used alongside medications because it contains only moderate levels of vitamins and minerals, and it is free of any drugs or hormones. For specific advice on taking Wellman® with medicines, we recommend that you contact your doctor or pharmacist first.[Top]

How many tablets does one pack of Wellman® contain?

Wellman® is available in 30 tablets (1 month's supply). It is recommended to take one tablet per day.[Top]

How and when should Wellman® be used?

One tablet with or immediately after your main meal, swallow with water or a cold drink. Not to be chewed. Wellman® should only be taken on a full stomach. Always ensure that Wellman® is taken with plenty of liquid to wash the tablet down, and not tea or coffee, as this may cause the tablet to disintegrate too early.[Top]

Are there any undesired effects whilst taking Wellman®?

Wellman® has no known side-effects when taken as directed. Do not exceed the recommended tablet intake. In case of overdose, seek medical advice immediately. Wellman® is a non-addictive formulation, and is free from drugs and hormones.[Top]

What are the active ingredients?

Wellman® contains the following active ingredients per tablet: Vitamin A 750 mcg; Vitamin D (200 IU) 5 mcg; Vitamin E 20 mg; Vitamin C 60 mg; Vitamin B1 12 mg, Vitamin B2 5 mg; Niacin 20 mg; Vitamin B6 9 mg; Folic acid 400 mcg; Vitamin B12 9 mcg; Biotin 50mcg; Pantothenic acid 10 mg; Iron 6 mg; Magnesium 60 mg; Zinc 15 mg; Iodine 150 mcg; Manganese 3 mg; Copper 1000 mcg; Chromium 50 mcg; Selenium 150 mcg; Arginine 20 mg; Methionine 20 mg; Betacarotene (as natural mixed carotenoids) 2 mg; P.A.B.A. 20 mg; Siberian Ginseng 20 mg; Co-enzyme Q10 2 mg; L-Carnitine 30mg and Bioflavonoids 10 mg. Wellman® is free from artificial colourings, gluten, preservatives, sugar, fat and yeast. Wellman® has not been tested on animals.[Top]

What type of Ginseng does Wellman® contain?

Wellman® contains Siberian Ginseng, which is approved for sports professionals.[Top]

How long does it take to experience any benefits in health and general well-being?

Results vary amongst individuals, but in most cases, we would expect the beneficial effects of the vitamins and minerals in Wellman® to build over several weeks, with noticeable results in one to three months. There is no maximum length of time over which Wellman® may be used. A regular intake is recommended.[Top]

Can Wellman® help to maintain reproductive health in men?

Wellman® contains zinc and other minerals which are particulary important for men’s reproductive health and can contribute to the maintenance of normal testosterone levels in the blood. The formula also includes includes selenium which contributes to normal spermatogenesis. Since men lose an estimated 5 mg of zinc every time they ejaculate, a good intake of zinc is essential for reproductive health.[Top]

Is Wellman® used by sports professionals?

Wellman® is currently used by various sports professional such as 5 times world champion British swimmer Mark Foster and England Cricketer, James Anderson.[Top]

Some Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) levels are above 100%, is this safe?

Certain vitamins are very safe at levels tens or even hundreds of times the RDA, whereas for others the safety level is much closer to the RDA. For this reason every vitamin and mineral needs to considered on an individual basis in terms of its upper safe level.

The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) is the amount of a vitamin or mineral which has been calculated to help prevent basic deficiency states in the general population. However, certain vitamins and minerals at optimal levels, above the RDA, have consistently been shown to have positive benefits in specific areas of health. This is why some Vitabiotics formulas have certain nutrient levels greater than 100% RDA.

All Vitabiotics products has been developed using the latest research and contain effective levels of vitamins and minerals, while avoiding any excessive amounts, in accordance with official upper safe limits for vitamins and minerals.

Vitabiotics avoids "mega dose" levels of isolated nutrients and instead we have always stressed the importance of safe, moderate and sensible levels of vitamins and minerals, carefully balanced to maximise their combined effect; an approach which has been supported by many experts and 

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