FAQs

General Questions

  • Why is a multivitamin & mineral so important to take?
    Obtaining vitamins and minerals through the foods you eat should always be your primary goal, but dietary supplements can be a great insurance policy to make up for what may be missing from your diet. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies can impair the body’s ability to heal and protect itself.  With a dietary supplement such as alternaVites®, you are one step closer to getting the essential nutrition that you need – even if you have difficulty swallowing pills or are looking for an alternative to chalky chewables or sugary gummy vitamins that can get stuck between your  teeth. However, as with any dietary supplement, it is always best to consult with your physician before use.
  • Can’t I get all of my vitamins and minerals from my diet?
    The importance of a healthy diet and exercise cannot be emphasized enough - whether for yourself, or starting early with children so as they move to adulthood, they learn to make smart choices. However, a healthy diet is harder to achieve today than it was just 50 years ago, because many foods today have been stripped of the important nutrients they used to contain, due to over-processing, over-farming and the use of pesticides and preservatives. (The USDA recently reported that it would take 7 cups of today’s spinach to get the same nutritional content of 1 cup of spinach grown in the 1960s). Many children and adults tend to be picky eaters, and quick & easy snacks and meals prevail most of the time, despite their level of nutritional benefits. So, despite one’s best efforts, these endeavors may fall short. This is when a multivitamin can become a great insurance policy to fill in the gaps that diets may be lacking, as well as providing the nutrients a limited diet cannot offer.
  • How do alternaVites and alternaVites Kids compare to other “non-pill” options?
    alternaVites is not a chewable, or a powdered drink mix, a wafer, a gummy or anything else that you’re used to seeing. It has unique advantages that many other “non-pill” options don’t have as it was very important to us as a company to offer comprehensive formulas without sacrificing on the integrity of our products.  alternaVites distinguishes itself first and foremost by its quick-dissolving powder vitamin delivery form.  The product can either by poured on your tongue where it melts in your mouth (think pixie stick) or can be mixed into foods or beverages (including smoothies, cereals, puddings, yogurts, shakes and applesauce).  This makes alternaVites extremely versatile and a wonderful option for all kids, despite how picky they might be or if they suffer from taste, texture or sensory aversions.

    alternaVites vitamins & minerals are not only easy and fun to take, but our formulas have the unique combination of being sugar-free, gluten-free, certified kosher, non GMO, have no animal products or by-products and no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners.

    This is in stark contrast to many other non-pill options on the market:

    Many gummy vitamins are missing essential nutrients, high in sugar, and require a dose of between 2-6 gummies per day. They also tend to stick in between teeth potentially causing dental havoc. Most brands also use a gelatin base which makes them unsuitable for those following a Kosher or vegetarian /vegan diet. 

    Powdered drink mixes require water and preparation, which can make them a real hassle. 

    Liquid vitamins and water vitamins can taste terrible and be bulky to store and carry around. Vitamins waters tend to be expensive, especially considering many tend to be very low in nutrients. 

    Lozenges, chewable, wafers forms can be low in potency, chalky tasting and loaded with sugars, artificial ingredients and chemicals.

Questions about alternaVites

  • If I don’t have difficulty taking vitamins, is alternaVites still for me?
    Yes. While originally designed for those with difficulty swallowing pills, alternaVites has many other features and benefits that make it a great option for anyone. Packaged in daily dose packets, alternaVites is perfect for those with busy schedules and those on-the-go. Each packet conveniently fits in a pocket or a purse. Additionally, alternaVites requires no water and/or no preparation. Moreover, unlike many tablet, capsule and soft gel products, alternaVites does not contain any animal products or by-products, talc, gelatin or shellac and has 0 grams of sugar. With 23 essential nutrients, alternaVites is a great option for anyone looking to supplement their diet with a high potency multivitamin & mineral formula.
  • Should alternaVites be taken with food?
    alternaVites should be taken with food, preferably with breakfast or lunch. The levels of B-vitamins present in alternaVites can help the body release energy so it is best when taken early in the day.
  • How do I take alternaVites?
    As a dietary supplement, adults – take one stick pack per day or as directed by a health care professional:
    Step 1 - Gradually sprinkle a small amount of crystals onto the FRONT of the tongue
    Step 2 - Close mouth, allow crystals to dissolve and swallow
    Step 3 - Repeat, sprinkling slowly and gradually, until stick pack is empty

    PLEASE NOTE: It is recommended that you do not pour the entire contents of package on the tongue at once. It is not necessary to tip your head back or use water.

    Each packet of crystals can also be mixed into yogurt, smoothies, puddings, shakes, etc. or sprinkled on top of your favorite fruit. Entire packet must be consumed to supply the daily dosage.
  • Must I pour alternaVites on my tongue, or are there other ways I can take it?
    alternaVites is extremely versatile so it can fit into your lifestyle as well as your healthstyle. alternaVites is a great product to mix into smoothies, shakes, yogurts and/or puddings. We have other consumers who have also used it by sprinkling it on top of their favorite fruit.
  • What flavors does alternaVites come in?
    alternaVites is currently available in a delicious mixed berry flavor.
  • Are there any artificial colors, preservatives or flavors used in alternaVites?
    No. alternaVites was formulated without artificial colors, preservatives or flavors.
  • Does alternaVites contain allergens?
    alternaVites has been carefully formulated with ingredients that do not contain the major food allergens (egg, fish, milk, soy, peanut, shellfish, tree nut, or wheat); however, we encourage users with food allergies and sensitivities to consult a physician before use.
  • Does alternaVites contain gluten?
    The formulation and ingredients used in alternaVites do not contain gluten; however, we cannot guarantee that it is 100% gluten free given that each lot of product is not analytically tested for gluten. Therefore, as with any dietary supplement, if you are sensitive to gluten, you should check with your doctor before use.
  • Is alternaVites™ vegetarian and/or vegan?
    alternaVites is made from ingredients that are not derived from animals or animal by-products. The formula contains nutrients derived via fermentation. Consumers should determine if this is suitable for their diets.
  • If I am suffering from a medical condition or if I am taking prescription medicine(s), can I take alternaVites?
    As with any supplement, if you are suffering from a medical condition or if you are taking medication, you should consult with your doctor before use.
  • If I am pregnant, or if I am nursing, can I take alternaVites?
    As with any supplement, if you are pregnant or nursing, you should consult with your doctor before use.
  • Where are your products made?
    We are proud to say our products are Made in the USA – specifically, we are manufactured, packaged and distributed all in New York State.
  • Are alternaVites gluten free?
    alternaVites has been carefully formulated to be gluten free. However, as with any dietary supplement, if you are sensitive to gluten, you should check with your doctor before use.

Questions about alternaVites Kids

  • How does my child take alternaVites Kids?
    As a dietary supplement, children 4 years of age and older – take 1 stick pack per day or as directed by a health care professional. Please note: Crystals can be poured onto tongue directly from packet or from a spoon.

    Step 1 - Gradually sprinkle a small amount of crystals onto the FRONT of the tongue
    Step 2 - Close mouth, allow crystals to dissolve and swallow
    Step 3 - Repeat, sprinkling slowly and gradually, until stick pack is empty

    PLEASE NOTE: It is recommended that you do not pour the entire contents of package on the tongue at once. It is not necessary to tip your head back or use water.

    Each packet of crystals can also be mixed into yogurt, smoothies, puddings, shakes, etc. or sprinkled on top of your favorite fruit. Entire packet must be consumed to supply the daily dosage.
  • If my child does not want to pour alternaVites Kids on their tongue, are there other ways he/she can take it?
    alternaVites Kids is one of the most versatile children’s multivitamin & mineral products on the market! Other than sprinkling alternaVites Kids on the tongue, it can be mixed with smoothies, shakes, yogurts and/or puddings. You can also sprinkle it on top of their favorite fruit and you can get creative! Just remember, the entire packet must be consumed to provide the daily dose.
  • What is the recommended age for alternaVites Kids?
    alternaVites Kids is formulated for children 4 years of age and older. The recommended dosage is 1 packet daily or as directed by a health care professional.
  • What flavors does alternaVites Kids come in?
    alternVites Kids comes in 2 awesome flavors – strawberry bubble gum and raspberry cotton candy.
  • Are there artificial sweeteners, colors, preservatives or flavors used in alternaVites Kids?
    No. alternaVites Kids does not contain artificial sweeteners, colors, preservatives or flavors.
  • Does alternaVites Kids contain any sugar? If not, what is it sweetened with?
    alternaVites Kids contains 0 grams of sugar. Along with natural flavors, alternaVites for kids is sweetened with xylitol and mannitol, which are low-calorie sweeteners commonly used in food products as well as naturally occurring in some fruits and vegetables. Unlike many other children’s products on the market, this product does not contain high fructose corn syrup or aspartame and does not contain artificial sweeteners.
  • Does alternaVites Kids contain the major food allergens?
    alternaVites Kids has been carefully formulated with ingredients that do not contain the major food allergens (egg, fish, milk, soy, peanut, shellfish, tree nut, or wheat); however, we encourage users with food allergies and sensitivities to consult a physician before use
  • Does alternaVites Kids contain gluten?
    The formulation and ingredients used in alternaVites Kids do not contain gluten; however, we cannot guarantee that it is 100% gluten free given that each lot of product is not analytically tested for gluten. Therefore, as with any dietary supplement, if you are sensitive to gluten, you should check with your doctor before use.
  • Is alternaVites Kids vegetarian and/or vegan?
    alternaVites Kids is made from ingredients that are not derived from animals or animal by-products. The formula contains nutrients derived via fermentation. Consumers should determine if this is suitable for their diets.
  • What is the recommended dosage if my child weighs more or less than the average child of the same age?
    If a child is significantly over or under weight, you should speak with your child’s physician regarding an appropriate dosage.
  • If my child is suffering from a medical condition or is taking prescription medicine(s), can he/she take alternaVites Kids?
    As with any supplement, if your child is suffering from a medical condition and/or is taking medication, you should consult with his/her doctor before use.
  • As an adult, can I take alternaVites Kids?
    Yes, not only is alternaVites Kids suitable for adults, it is also a great option for those who prefer an iron-free formula. As with any dietary supplement, consult your physician before use.
  • Are alternaVites Kids gluten free?
    alternaVites Kids has been carefully formulated to be gluten free. However, as with any dietary supplement, if you are sensitive to gluten, you should check with your doctor before use.
  • Does alternaVites Kids contain gmo ingredients?
    No, our products do not contain gmo ingredients. We are very excited to be offering GMO-free formulas without sacrificing on delivery, taste or nutrient content. In line with our priority of being kind to our bodies as well as our environment, we felt that now was the time to ensure all of our ingredients are non-GMO. This is one more way in which we continue to offer a kids multi that is a truly responsible choice on many levels. alternaVites Kids already has received many industry awards for our powdered vitamins that melt in your mouth like a pixy stick due to its unique combination of taste, delivery and potency. With this latest announcement, we continue to offer consumers not only the latest advancements in multivitamins, but ones that are in keeping with a growing philosophy of avoiding genetically modified organisms (GMO's). We are currently working with the Non GMO Project to get our products verified by their organization and hope to have news on that in the not-too-distant future.
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