The LifeSource Vitamins Ultra Teen Multi provides older children,
teens, and adults with a complete multivitamin containing 100% of the
Daily Allowance of 29 vitamins, minerals & nutrients that are all
too often inadequately supplied in our teens' daily diet. Our Ultra
Teen Multivitamins contain higher potencies than in typical children's
supplements, in a combination that gives special attention to the
balance and bio-availability of nutrients.
Why a Multi just for your teen?
Here are just a few things that happen when you are not nutritionally
balanced as a Teen; Skin Disorders (Acne), Attention issues, Mood changes
and swings, Poor Sleeping, which lack of sleep is so bad for our kids. As
we all know, our teens just want to eat what they want to eat, which hasn't
changed much since they were much younger, we all want what tastes good to
us, but this is when your teen needs to supplement their diets to head off
deficiencies which bring on all kinds of issues. These are excellent and
they will eat them as they taste great, so they like them and you know that
between the chips, etc, they are getting some balance in their diet. Try
them, I think you will love the outcome.
Bruce Brightman - founder LifeSource Vitamins
Fuel for Growth
People go through a lot of physical changes - including growth and puberty
- during their teenage years. Eating right during this time is especially
important because the body needs a variety of vitamins and minerals to
grow, develop, and stay healthy.
Eating a variety of foods is the best way to get all the vitamins and
minerals you need each day, as well as the right balance of carbohydrates,
proteins, fats, and calories. Whole or unprocessed foods - like fresh
fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, lean meats,
fish, and poultry - are the best choices for providing the nutrients your
body needs to stay healthy and grow properly.
It's OK to eat foods like potato chips and cookies once in a while, but you
don't want to overdo high-calorie foods like these that offer little
To choose healthy foods, check food labels and pick items that are high in
vitamins and minerals. For example, if you're choosing beverages, you'll
find that a glass of milk is a good source of vitamin D and the minerals
calcium, phosphorus, and potassium. A glass of soda, on the other hand,
offers very few vitamins or minerals - if any.
You can also satisfy your taste buds without sacrificing nutrition while
eating out: Vegetable pizzas or fajitas, sandwiches with lean cuts of meat,
fresh salads, and baked potatoes are just a few delicious, nutritious
If you're a vegetarian, you'll need to plan carefully for a diet that
offers the vitamins and minerals found primarily in meats. The best sources
for the minerals zinc and iron are meats, fish, and poultry. However, you
can get zinc and iron in dried beans, seeds, nuts, and leafy green
vegetables like kale.
Vitamin B12, which is important for manufacturing red blood cells, is not
found in plant foods. If you don't eat meat, you can find vitamin B12 in
eggs, milk, and other dairy foods, and fortified breakfast cereals. Vegans
(vegetarians who eat no animal products at all, including dairy products)
may need to take vitamin supplements. If you're thinking about becoming a
vegetarian, talk to your doctor or a registered dietitian about how to plan
a healthy, balanced diet.*
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Articles and, Studies
What you can do to help?
Adolescents are becoming more independent and making many food decisions on
their own. Adolescents tend to eat more meals away from home than younger
children. They are also heavily influenced by their peers.
Meal convenience is important to many adolescents and they may be eating
too much of the wrong types of food (such as soft drinks, fast-food and
Further, a common concern of many adolescents is dieting. Girls may feel
pressure from peers to be thin and to limit what they eat. Both boys and
girls may diet to 'make weight' and 'look good' for a particular sporting
or social event. So we need to try to encourage a healthy weight, making
food choices that are healthy, and being involved in some physical activity
The following are some tips to help adolescents develop healthy eating
Arrange for teenagers to find out about nutrition for themselves.
Encourage and support their interest in health, cooking, or nutrition.
Take their suggestions, when possible, regarding foods to prepare at
Experiment with foods outside your own culture.
Have several nutritious snack foods readily available. Sometimes,
teenagers will eat whatever is convenient.
If there are foods that you do not want your teenager to eat, avoid
bringing them into the home.
Avoid buying high-calorie desserts or snacks, such as snack chips,
regular soft drinks or regular ice cream.
Provide a good role model of healthy eating and living for your
teenager to follow.
Discuss the following healthy eating recommendations with your
adolescent to help ensure a healthy eating plan:
Eat three meals a day, with healthy snacks.
Eat plenty of fiber and limit the use of salt.
Drink a lot of fresh filtered water.
Try to avoid or at least limit caffeinated drinks and drinks with high
When cooking, try to steam, bake (without added fats or oils) or broil
instead of frying.
Try to avoid high sugar and refined carbohydrate foods.
Eat fresh fruit or vegetables for a snack.
Try to eat at least five servings of fresh fruit and vegetables per
Eat more chicken and fish than red meats.
Do Kids/Teens Need Vitamins? Stanford Children’s Health Answers
this Important Question for all Parents:
They’re not children anymore, but they’re definitely not adults. Teenagers
are in a tough spot, in many areas of life—socially, emotionally, and
physically. Their bodies change at a very rapid pace, with growth spurts
that transform their body size and sleep and eating patterns, not to
mention hormone fluctuations that affect their skin appearance and mood.
Multivitamins are a great way to support good health during the teenage
years. A study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that teenagers
who took multivitamins were healthier—in diet and lifestyle—than non-users.
In a population of 2,500 U.S. high school seniors, vitamin takers ate
better, were more physically active, less likely to be overweight, had
lower rates of smoking, and watched less television than those who did not
A balanced diet is crucial for teenagers to stay healthy and develop
normally both physically and mentally. Unfortunately, most teens don’t eat
well—they skip meals, pig out on junk food, don’t eat the nutrients needed
to support active/athletic lifestyles, and often experiment with vegetarian
and other diets without knowledge of how to do it properly.
Teens that take multivitamins have healthier lifestyles!
December 6, 2006
Teenagers who take a daily multivitamin supplement have a healthier diet
and lifestyle than those who don't take vitamins, reports a study in the
December Journal of the American Dietetic Association
As part of the Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health
(CATCH), the researchers analyzed data on height, weight, diet, and health
behaviors for more than 2,500 U.S. high school seniors. Their goal was to
discover whether teens who took vitamin supplements differed in terms of
diet, exercise, and other health habits. The lead author was Lindsay Reaves
of University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
Twenty-five percent of the teens reported taking a daily multivitamin
supplement. Females were more likely to take vitamins than males, and
whites more likely than minority members.
Vitamin use was related to some important differences in lifestyle
behaviors, with vitamin users having healthier lifestyles. Adolescents who
took vitamins had a lower rate of smoking, 29 vs 33 percent; and were less
likely to be overweight, 31 vs 37 percent.
Teens who took vitamins were also more physically active, including higher
rates of participation in team sports and other organized sports. Vitamin
use was also linked to a lower rate of television watching—less than 60
percent of vitamin users watched an hour of TV per day, compared with 70
percent of nonusers. The differences remained significant after statistical
adjustment for other factors.
Taking vitamins was also associated with a healthier diet, as reflected by
an overall "food index score." Adolescents who took vitamins actually
consumed more calories, but got more of their calories from carbohydrates
and protein and less from fats. Vitamin users ate more fiber; had more
daily servings of whole grains, fruits and juices, and vegetables; and ate
more fish. Although teens who took vitamins, had more desserts, they ate
fewer fried foods and drank fewer soft drinks.
The American Dietetic Association recommends a diet including a wide
variety of foods as the best strategy for optimal health and lower risk of
chronic disease. Like adults, many adolescents take regular vitamin and
mineral supplements. The new study is one of the first to look at the
relationship between vitamin supplement use among teens and diet and
lifestyle factors such as physical activity and overweight.
"Adolescents who use multiple vitamin supplements have healthier dietary
and lifestyle behaviors than non-users," the researchers write. They remind
dietitians to ask teens about vitamin use—what types of supplements they
take, how often, and why. Teens with a healthier diet are more likely to
take vitamins and thus are probably at lower risk of having poor
However, "Supplements are not substitutes for healthy dietary patterns,"
the researchers conclude, unfortunately, this is a tough task to get our
teens to eat well. Adolescents should be encouraged to adopt such healthy
patterns, rather than rely on dietary supplementation for adequate nutrient
intake, again, easier said than done!
LifeSource Vitamins Ultra Teen Multi Veg Tablets - provides older children,
teens, and adults as well with a complete a multivitamin containing over 30
vitamins and minerals that are frequently inadequately supplied in their
It is definitely not surprising that most (90% or more) of Americans do not
meet their recommended daily intake of vitamins due to their diets, but
here is the really surprising part, even the individuals who eat their
suggested/recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables still do not
receive their proper daily intake of vitamins and minerals that are needed
for our bodies to operate efficiently. How is this? Our modern processing,
mass production and the way we cook or our food gets cooked for us have
been found to be far less nutritious than in years past. To put this into
perspective, it takes several more cups of fruits and vegetables today to
equal one cup of that same fruit or veggie from just 50 years ago.
Fact: Why do we need Whole Food Based Multivitamins?
There are numerous carefully controlled health and food studies have shown
that by the time the food makes it to our tables we have lost sometimes as
much as 50% of the nutrients of the particular foods we are eating. yes,
Do we really need to take vitamins? This is the single most asked
question we get daily.
Answer: From Bruce Brightman, Founder of LifeSource Vitamins:
The answer is YES! Without a doubt. Let me ask you a question. How is it
that every form of cancer known worldwide is higher than ever in the United
States, yet we have more prescription medications than ever, which are a
whole other story? Our food is the main reason. Here are some serious
reasons why. First off, our soils have been farmed so much the soil has
lost the majority of the nutritional value that is needed for our
vegetables to be beneficial for us. Lastly, they add pesticides and other
chemicals, add all of this together, and then we really have problems. So
the same tomato we are eating today is not nearly as nutritious as that
same tomato from 10 years ago. Now we move on to our beef and pork. They are
filling our livestock full of growth hormones to help them grow bigger,
faster. Faster to market, so to speak. Then you add the feed that they are
feeding our livestock is not nearly as nutritious due to our soils being
depleted, so they are not as healthy. They are minimizing the growth time
for these animals drastically, it is not healthy for them and it surely is
not healthy for humans.
With our poultry, this is really scary; they have cut in half the growth
time of these animals with chemicals. This is really a huge issue for the
US. Another huge concern is their living conditions being so sub-standard.
Not healthy for the poultry, and again, not healthy for us to consume.
Lastly our fish. We can sum this up with one word; pollution. Our waters
are terribly polluted. We have unbelievably high amounts of mercury, which
are found in numerous fish that we eat every day. Our pollution
governmental regulations in the US are getting better, but not practiced
around the world. This is a worldwide problem, not just in the US. Now we
see that we have fish farms, they seem to be great right, well maybe not.
They have thousands of fish in small areas in numerous cases. Too many fish
in a small confined area is not healthy. Also, with these farm-raised fish,
they are not finding Omega 3's in these fish, which is perplexing. Again,
this emphasizes the importance of an Omega 3 supplement.
All the above being said this is exactly why you need to consider certain
supplements. The multivitamin would be the most important supplement. But
not just any supplements. They cannot be synthetic, which is what you will
find at mass retailers. When it costs more to produce a simple gumball than
it does for your vitamin for the day from these mass retailers, then there
may be a problem. How do they do this; inexpensive and non-effective
ingredients. They also use heat processing, which heat kills most nutrients
and makes them virtually ineffective. This is where the bad publicity comes
from with regard to supplements and how they go right through you. Whole
food multivitamins are the only way for them to reach your bloodstream,
which is essentially is how they become effective.
By now you are probably wondering what is left to eat? Well, there are
still some great choices out there. There are a plethora of organic stores
out there that have great beef, poultry, pork, and fish. You pay a little
more, but your health is certainly worth it.
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A Daily Multivitamin Supplement can Boost Brain Function, UK
by Owen Fertel
Did you know that a simple multivitamin supplement, taken daily, can boost
your brain’s ability to function? That’s exactly what teams of British
neuroscientists are saying in a new series of studies published in the British Journal of Nutrition, Psychopharmacology, and Human Psychopharmacology. Their main focus in these studies was to
investigate what effects multivitamin supplements have on mood and brain
function. Here’s what they found.
After monitoring the mood and brain function of several groups of healthy
men, women, and children who had taken store-bought vitamin supplements for
a 4-12 week period, the researchers found that the vitamin supplements
boosted their brain functioning after just a few weeks of taking their
vitamins. All groups – men, women, and children – had more mental energy,
alertness, and accuracy in the challenges given to them. Taking large doses
of B-complex vitamins increased these effects, particularly in men.
Supplementing subjects with Omega 3s in 1-2g amounts, while not directly
affecting their brain function, did increase cerebral blood flow while they
were participating in cognitive tests. Professor David Kennedy of the
Brain, Performance and Nutrition Research Center at Northumbria University
and one of the co-authors of the study said that this suggests dietary DHA
(an Omega 3 fat) influences brain function in physiological terms.* This
fact has big implications for aging healthily, as well as for dementia.
These effects are the result of subjects having Optimal levels of the
vitamins in their systems. Optimal, Dr. Kennedy goes on to say, is way
above the level required to avoid deficiency and disease. Think of it in
terms of grades – If you’ve gotten to required levels of a vitamin, you are
getting C’s. You pass, but no one gives you an award. If you’ve reached
optimal levels, then you are getting an A. To get you’re A’s, Dr. Kennedy
recommends a multivitamin, as many people are deficient in several vitamin
groups. A good multivitamin should cover your bases and patch up whatever
you may be deficient in.
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