Many parents and professionals asked Kirkman® to formulate a hypoallergenic version of Super Nu-Thera® powder. We worked on such a formulation for a long time, but because a hypoallergenic formula cannot use flavorings or artificial sweeteners, making such a product reasonably palatable was a challenge.
After years of testing and numerous prototypes, we finally were successful at developing an excellent hypoallergenic Super Nu-Thera® powder that tastes pretty good and suspends in various liquids extremely well. In fact, the ease in suspending is a great improvement over past Super Nu-Thera® powders that left a residue. This product incorporates all of the latest clinical advances including the biochemically active form of folate, folinic acid, and iodine. For those individuals unable to swallow capsules or caplets, this product offers another choice in a hypoallergenic formulation.
Kirkman’s Super Nu-Thera®: Its beginning
Super Nu-Thera® has been Kirkman’s most popular dietary supplement since its inception in 1967. The original Super Nu-Thera® was formulated by Kirkman® at the urgent request of a researcher investigating special nutritional supplements. His request was for a formulation with high vitamin B-6 and magnesium content that tasted good so children would take the product. The original form of Super Nu-Thera® was an orange flavored powdered supplement. This classic is still available as our Super Nu-Thera® Powder (310/454).
What is unique about Super Nu-Thera®?
Super Nu-Thera® is a multiple vitamin/mineral supplement featuring vitamin B-6 and magnesium. Super Nu-Thera® also contains the rest of the B-vitamins, vitamin C, the oil soluble vitamins E, A, and D (in many formulations), as well as the minerals zinc, manganese and selenium. Some forms of Super Nu-Thera® also may include calcium, depending on whether that product’s particular formulation can incorporate the large volume of calcium required. Forms of Super Nu-Thera® not containing calcium may require individuals to use a calcium supplement if their diet is not supplying the “Daily Recommended Value” of this important nutrient.
What other forms of Super-Thera® have evolved since the original?
In addition to the original orange flavored Super Nu-Thera® Powder (310/454), Kirkman® also offers the following Super Nu-Thera® formulations:
Super Nu-Thera® Powder formulations:
- Super Nu-Thera® Powder – New, Improved Formula (0470-454)
- Super Nu-Thera® Powder – New, Improved Formula (0470-150)
- Super Nu-Thera® Powder – Hypoallergenic (0307-454)
- Super Nu-Thera® Powder – Hypoallergenic (0307-150)
- Super Nu-Thera® w/o Vitamins A & D Powder – New, Improved Formula! (0457-454)
- Super Nu-Thera® with 25 mg P-5-P Powder – New, Improved Formula! (0411-454)
Super Nu-Thera® Liquid formulations:
- Super Nu-Thera® w/o Vitamins A & D Liquid – Cherry Flavored Concentrate (0456-029)
- Super Nu-Thera® Liquid – Raspberry Flavored Concentrate – New Formula (0455-029)
- Super Nu-Thera® Liquid – Tropical Fruit Flavored Concentrate – New Formula (0397-029)
- Super Nu-Thera® with 12.5 mg P-5-P Liquid – Green Apple Flavored Concentrate – New Formula (0174-029)
- Super Nu-Thera® with 12.5 mg P-5-P w/o Vitamins A & D – Liquid – Cherry Flavored Concentrate – New Formula (0432-029)
Super Nu-Thera® Capsules and Caplets:
- Super Nu-Thera® w/o Vitamins A & D – Hypoallergenic (0338-360)
- Super Nu-Thera® – Hypoallergenic (0337-360)
- Super Nu-Thera® – Caplets (0312-540)
- Super Nu-Thera® with 25 mg P-5-P Caplets (0313-540)
Why might I choose a hypoallergenic formulation of Super Nu-Thera®?
Kirkman® offers hypoallergenic formulations that are specially designed for individuals with special requirements and sensitivities. These formulations contain no fillers, sweeteners, flavorings, colorings, preservatives, or known allergens.
Why might I choose a powdered formulation?
Kirkman® Super Nu-Thera® powders suspend easily in liquids and can be mixed in semi-solid foods. Powders provide an option for those individuals unable to swallow capsules or caplets.
Why might I choose a liquid formulation?
Kirkman® Super Nu-Thera® liquids can be mixed easily in beverages or semi-solid foods and come in a variety of palatable flavors. Liquid formulations provide an option for those individuals unable to swallow capsules or caplets.
Why might I choose a formulation without vitamins A and D?
Many individuals obtain supplementation of vitamins A and/or D from cod liver oil or another source(s). For those individuals, Kirkman® offers Super Nu-Thera® without vitamins A and D.
Why might I choose a formulation that contains P-5-P?
P-5-P stands for pyridoxal 5-phosphate. Formulations of Super Nu-Thera® that feature P-5-P as part of the vitamin B-6 source are intended for those individuals whose physician has determined that the usual form of vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride) is not being utilized completely. P-5-P is the metabolically active coenzyme of pyridoxine, and is an essential cofactor in many enzymatic reactions in amino acid metabolism.
Casein, gluten, soy, wheat, milk, egg, artificial colorings, artificial flavorings, yeast, peanuts or tree nuts.
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