Complete Children's Co-Factors (Chewable Tablets)

SKU: 1519F
Supportive Function: Children’s Co-Factors provide for the proper absorption and utilization of Omega 3 fatty acids. Also supports the heart and mitochondria, in addition to being an excellent anti-oxidant formula. Recommendation: Take with Complete Children’s DHA/EPA for best results.

When are Complete Children’s Co-Factors helpful? Co-factors help the absorption and utilization of omega 3 fish oils. Additionally, the co-factors offer protection against cell damage, and optimize the nutritional protection that vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants can provide to growing children. Vitamins and minerals are vital to all biochemical functions in the body, and therefore are helpful in most things related to health; beneficial in impaired immune status and vitamin/mineral deficiencies. Magnesium is a co-factor in a multitude of enzymatic reactions.
Clinical Applications Research: The B vitamins are water-soluble, necessary for many biochemical reactions, and are essential for energy, mental well-being, and the health of hair, skin, eyes, mouth, liver, etc. Most of them are made by the intestinal flora of the gut. They are particularly important for nervous system function and adrenal/thyroid glands in infants/children. They are destroyed by heat and microwaving, making it even more difficult to extract them from food. Stress and sugar are both notorious for robbing the body of necessary B vitamins.

Thiamine (as hydrochloride) (Vitamin B-1) is associated with proper growth and energy production in children, and contributes to normal Hcl production.

Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2) is important for the production of two Co-enzymes that are essential to many reactions, including metabolism of food macronutrients, energy production, and normal cell growth.

Vitamin B-6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride) is especially correlated with normal function of the nervous system, fluid balance, and synthesis of red blood cells, antibodies, and DNA. Vitamin B-6 can lower homocysteine levels, a toxic substance that is increasingly noticed in children, and indeed, “Risk factors established at young ages may set the stage for later cardiovascular disease (CVD)” (Papoutsakis C, et al. Plasma homocysteine concentrations in Greek children. J Nutr. 2005 Mar; 135(3): 383-8).

Folate (as folic acid) is needed for all dividing cells (especially RNA/DNA), it helps prevent neural tube birth defects, and it also lowers homocysteine levels.

Vitamin B-12 (as methylcobalamin) is also essential to nervous system and energy function, and lowers homocysteine levels, too. Deficiencies in folic acid or vitamin B-12 can manifest in anemias.

Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) is necessary for a lot of processes, but it is most widely known for its integral function in the development of collagen (strong tissues) and its effect on the immune system. It is a powerful antioxidant and protects cells from oxidative destruction. Typical overconsumption of carbonated drinks can crowd out much needed fruits and vegetables from the diet that provide a good source of vitamin C. Eating inadequate amounts of fresh fruit or vegetables can cause symptoms of asthenia (lack of energy), weak blood vessels, bleeding, and gum abnormalities. Musculoskeletal symptoms can consist of arthralgia, myalgia, hemarthrosis (blood in a joint or synovial cavity), and muscular hematomas. Vitamin C depletion is responsible for structural collagen alterations, defective bone matrix formation, and increased bone resorption. Imaging studies may show osteolysis, osteoporosis, joint space loss, bone cell death, and osteopenia. Children can experience severe lower limb pain related to subperiosteal bleeding (bleeding under the periosteum, specialized connective tissue covering all bones).

Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA): ALA enhances glucose conversion for cell protection, maintenance, and rebuilding. In diabetes, cells starve from unconverted glucose, resulting in diabetic complications to tissues and organs. Lipoic Acid protects against capillary damage. Lipoic Acid helps regenerate and recycle other antioxidants, especially C, E, and glutathione. It protects against arterial plaque and oxidative damage to LDL cholesterol. It helps neutralize toxins in alcohol and tobacco smoke, mobilize and detoxify heavy metals. Lipoic Acid protects liver from damage, enhances glucose disposal in Type II diabetes, improves insulin sensitivity; and protects against diabetic complications of nerve damage. It has been shown to improve nerve blood flow, reduce oxidative stress, improve distal nerve conduction, and improve reduced levels of deficient glutathione and deficient E in the nerves of diabetics. It binds with the DNA of some viruses and prevents replication. Viral causes are implicated in some cases of diabetes. Supplements have been shown to improve neuropathy and reduce nerve pain.

Co-Enzyme Q-10: Co-Q-10 is a vitamin-like nutrient that is vital to the production of energy. As one of the electron carriers in the electron transport system, it helps cells utilize oxygen. If you have ever wondered how we get energy from food, or why we have to breathe oxygen, it is because the body strips food of electrons and transports them to an electron acceptor, which is oxygen. Co-Q-10 facilitates this process, providing one of the “spark plugs” for the creation of cellular energy. Without Co-Q-10, we would not have enough energy to fuel the physiological reactions we need to survive (Folkers K & Wolaniuk A. Drugs Exp Clin Res. 1985; 11(8): 539-45). Dr. Folkers notes that Co-Q-10 levels falling to 75% may cause illness, whereas falling to 25% may cause death (Folkers, ibid).
Co-enzyme Q-10 concentration in the mitochondria (which are sometimes called the “powerhouses” of the cell) is not believed to be saturated, which is one of the reasons researchers think that supplementation is having beneficial effects (Clin Investig 1993; 71(8 Suppl): S66-70). Numerous therapeutic effects of Co-enzyme Q-10 have been reported, most notably in areas where oxygen transport is critical, for instance heart disease, aging and periodontal disease. Since an adequate supply of oxygen is necessary for tissue repair and immune function, many applications have been reported in these areas. Additionally, Co-enzyme Q-10 has therapeutic potential because of its antioxidant properties (fights damaging free radicals). Co-enzyme Q-10 has a wide variety of functions and applications in the body.

L-Glutathione is a potent antioxidant, conjugator (detoxer) and cell protector, especially in the liver. Glutathione is most powerful in a reduced or non-oxidized form. Glutathione is a major protector of microglial cells resident immune cells of the central nervous system. These cells defend the central nervous system against invading microorganisms and clear the debris from damaged cells helping to repair damaged brain cells. (Dringen R. Oxidative and antioxidative potential of brain microglial cells. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2005 Sep- Oct; 7(9-10): 1223-33).

Xylitol is a naturally occurring sweetener, present in some fruits, that exhibits the ability to act as a sweetener and actually reduce dental caries (Catillo JL et al. Children's acceptance of milk with xylitol or sorbitol for dental caries prevention BMC Oral Health. 2005 Jul 22; 5(1): 6). Xylitol has antibacterial characteristics, and may increase saliva production, enhancing its usefulness for dental applications; researchers believe that xylitol is “not only a means of stabilizing some pathologies (diabetes, obesity) but also a weapon in the prevention of dental caries(Grillaud, M. The polyols in pediatric dentistry: advantages of xylitol. Arch Pediatr. 2005 Jul; 12(7): 1180-6).
Contraindications: None known
Ingredients: Each Tablet Contains: Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 25 mg, Thiamine (as hydrochloride) 4 mg, Riboflavin 4 mg, Vitamin B-6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride) 4 mg, Folate (as folic acid) 75 mcg, Vitamin B-12 (as methylcobalamin) 25 mcg. Proprietary blend 5.5 mg* of: L-Glutathione, Co-Enzyme-Q-10, Alpha Lipoic Acid.
Vegetarian: Yes
Suggested Dosage: 1 tablet daily or as directed
Pack: 60 Chewable Tablets
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