Building a foundation of well-being that will last a lifetime requires a commitment to good nutrition. It’s never too early to assure your children receive the lipids, sterols, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients necessary to lay the protective groundwork for immediate and future well-being. Vita Squares help provide the building blocks growing children need to achieve their physical, mental and emotional ”bests.”
Vita Squares provide optimal cellular nutrition that supports children’s physical and mental growth and development and emotional well-being. The formulation specifically addresses the nutritional needs of children.
More than just a multivitamin. The most complete children’s supplement available, Vita Squares contain vitamins, minerals, lipids, sterols and other whole-food- based nutrients that are deficient in many diets but that are essential for optimal well-being.
Contains Tre-en-en Grain Concentrates. Our exclusive formulation from whole wheat berries, rice bran and soybeans supplies lipids and sterols that are often processed out of the foods that make up children’s dietary staples.
Broad-spectrum antioxidant protection from the entire vitamin E family of naturally occurring mixed tocopherols and tocotrienols, not just the most common member (alpha-tocopherol) or the synthetic form.
100% Naturally occurring sweeteners and flavourings. Sweetened with fruit juice concentrates (oranges, apples and grapes) and fructose and flavoured with berry essences. Contains no sucrose. Tastes great!
Optimal mineral supplementation. Chromium has been added and Zinc included for its part in strengthening the body’s defence system. Concentrations of Copper have been increased while elevated levels of Iron help maintain healthy red blood cells, which play a role in oxygen transportation. The product also features Iodine shown to be an essential component of important hormones (thyroid).
More choline and inositol. Choline and inositol have been shown to be important for cognitive functions (for example, learning and memory).
Chewable tablets are easy to digest and absorb.
No preservatives or artificial colours.
More than just a multivitamin! Contains vitamins, minerals, lipids, sterols and other essential nutrients that are deficient in many diets.
Tre-en-en Grain Concentrates from whole wheat berries, rice bran and soybeans.
The entire vitamin E family, not just alpha-tocopherol.
100% Naturally occurring sweeteners and flavourings. Contains no sucrose.
Choline and inositol to support cognitive functions such as learning and memory.
Chewable and delicious!
No preservatives or artificial colours.
Unique square shape.
If you were going to build your dream house, you’d first create a strong foundation and then assemble the finest building materials available to complete your project. Constructing a foundation of well-being that will last a lifetime requires the same commitment to quality materials. Good whole foods and good whole-food supplements provide the nutritional diversity and density that form the foundation for optimal well-being.
It’s never too early to assure your children receive the building blocks they need to achieve their physical, mental and emotional “bests.” Good nutrition during childhood will help lay the protective groundwork for immediate and future well-being.
Why are children’s nutritional demands exceptional?
During childhood, a time of great nutritional need, the diet may well be at its worst. Science has shown supplements can replace nutrients that have been stripped from the foods we eat or that are missing from typical children’s diets.
#1: Feed their cells. The well-being of the trillions of cells in the human body depends on their ability to receive nutrients that fortify the “Chain of Life”: carbohydrates, lipids/sterols, protein, minerals, vitamins and enzymes. As a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, inadequate nutrition can undermine well-being, both now and later. To create and maintain a strong cellular foundation in childhood, when cellular growth, renewal and rebuilding peak, good nutrition is essential. Without it, cell membranes become compromised in their ability to absorb nutrients and excrete wastes. Cells become “sluggish” and unable to perform their number one function: producing energy for life! If your child’s cells are “sickly,” your child isn’t going to be functioning optimally. But if your child’s cells are functioning optimally, so is your child!
#2: Renew and rebuild their cells. Due to body growth and overall development, children’s cells undergo renewal and rebuilding more often than those of normal adults. To grow, for instance, the body needs protein, a major cellular building block made up of strings of amino acids. Children’s bodies cannot make 10 of the 22 amino acids required to replace old cells and rebuild damaged ones, so these essential amino acids must be supplied in the diet.
#3: Protect their cells. But feeding, renewing and rebuilding cells isn’t enough. Cells also need protection. Since children’s bodies burn a lot of energy, they also produce a lot of free radicals. Free radicals are also generated by sunlight, cigarette smoke, smog, ozone, pesticides, food additives, drugs and several other chemicals to which we and our children are routinely exposed. Antioxidant nutrients can neutralize free radicals. Nutrients such as vitamin C and flavonoids protect the watery regions of cells, whereas those such as the vitamin E family and carotenoids defend their fatty regions, particularly the membranes.
GNLD’s “Feel Better” programme for children supports optimal cellular nutrition by providing products to fulfill the specific needs of growing children. Vita Squares provide the lipids, sterols, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that help address the need to feed the cells. Our delicious Nutrishake protein supplement provides the amino acids necessary to support renewal and rebuilding the cells. And GNLD’s antioxidant supplement for children, Vita Guard, delivers a broad spectrum of naturally occurring, whole-food antioxidants to help meet the challenge to protect the cells.
Nutritional gaps are the rule rather than the exception in children’s diets. Many children fail to get the nutrients they need each day, handicapping their abilities to meet enormous challenges for physical activity and growth and cognitive development. Defence systems can also be weakened, leaving children vulnerable to a variety of challenges.
Children do not eat enough whole grains, fruits, vegetables and legumes. These are some of Nature’s richest sources of vitamins, minerals and other key nutrients. Virtually all of the world’s major public health organizations recommend high-produce diets. For example, Cancer Institutes recommend 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables each day for optimal well-being.
Even healthy diets have occasional nutritional gaps. Children’s preferences also tend to create dietary shortfalls. “Picky eaters” may avoid healthful foods, such as Brussels sprouts and spinach, while sticking to a narrow range of less healthy favourites, such as sugary cereals and high-fat chips. Processed foods, poor in fibre and essential nutrients, often supplant whole grains in the diet. The result? Children aren’t getting enough of the essential nutrients they need at a time of exceptional growth, activity and learning.
Population surveys and scientific studies 1 in 3 indicate children’s diets are often deficient in:
Supplements are an excellent way to fill dietary gaps. Scientific studies have demonstrated that vitamin and mineral supplements:
Vita Squares can make a positive difference. Since they contain semi-essential nutrients, such as choline and inositol and our exclusive Tre-en-en Grain Concentrates, Vita Squares are more than just a multivitamin. The most complete whole-food children’s supplement on the market, GNLD’s chewable Vita Squares provide the nutrient diversity and density cells need for optimal growth, maintenance and rebuilding. Children love them because they’re delicious, but you’ll love them because:
In sum, Vita Squares contain key whole-food nutrients to support the Chain of Life and give your children a head start!
|3 Tablets Contain||%SARDA|
|Vitamin A||3000 I.U.||90|
|Vitamin D||400 I.U.||200|
|Vitamin E (with mixed tocopherols)||10 I.U.||67|
*No SARDA established for this ingredient.
Take 3 tablets daily
Note: As calcium and magnesium are macrominerals - meaning they are required in the diet in large amounts - they were too bulky to include in the Vita Squares formulation, but good sources for both are Cal-Mag and Nutrishake, respectively, both of which are part of the GNLD’s “Feel Better Programme” for Children.
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(2) Basch, C.E. Zybert, P. and Shea, S. 5-A-DAY: Dietary Behavior and the Fruit and Vegetable Intake of Latino Children. Am. J. Public Health 84:814-818, 1994.
(3) von Petrykowski, W. Healthy Nutrition in Childhood and Adolescence. Off Gesundheitswes 52:456-463, 1990.