Frequently Asked Questions
Vitamints™ are therapeutic products, not mints.
Natural mint flavour is added to provide breath freshening and improve taste.
The recommended dose for adults is 4 tablets per day.
|Recommended Adult Dose||Can dose be increased?||Can dose be reduced?|
|Multi for Women||4 per day||yes up to 10 per day ok||yes|
|Multi for Men||4 per day||yes up to 10 per day ok||yes|
|Immune||4 per day||yes up to 10 per day ok||yes|
|Recover||4 per day||yes up to 10 per day ok||yes|
|Energy||4 per day||yes up to 10 per day ok||need 4 per day for effective dose of CoQ10|
|Active||4 per day||yes up to 10 per day ok||need 4 per day for effective dose of CoQ10|
|Focus||4 per day||yes up to 10 per day ok||need 4 per day for effective dose of Siberian Ginseng|
|Calm||4 per day||yes up to 10 per day ok||need 4 per day for effective dose of Siberian Ginseng|
What colour should the tablets be?
Vitamints™ are NOT all pure white. The vitamin content makes some of the variants speckled or coloured (eg a couple are yellowish). This is perfectly normal.
Vitamints™ taste a lot like normal mints. And because they are minty all the way through, you can chew them or just let them dissolve in your mouth. Some people can taste slight differences between the products - this is due to the different vitamin content.
Vitamints™ are scientifically formulated to provide the essential vitamins, minerals and micro nutrients your body needs.
The Australian Government specifies a Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) for many vitamins and minerals and an Adequate Intake (AI) for others. In most cases we formulate our products so that the recommended daily dose of Vitamints will deliver these levels.
In other cases, where there is no established RDI or AI (such as Co-Enzyme Q10 and Siberian Ginseng) we provide the dose required for the therapeutic benefit claimed on the pack.
Because Vitamints do not contain excessive levels of vitamins, you can safely consume up to 10 Vitamints per day.
It is fine to take more than one type of Vitamints™ However the combined dose should not exceed 10 per day.
The recommended dosages are as follows:
- Teenagers: three tablets per day (and a maximum of eight tablets per day).
- Children (5-10 yrs): two tablets per day (and a maximum of five tablets per day).
We do not add sugar, artificial colours, preservatives, yeast, starch, gluten, lactose or dairy products to any Vitamints™ products.
Therapeutic products differ from other products such as foods in a number of important ways. Therapeutic goods are regulated in Australia by the Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA) – an Australian government body. In brief, therapeutic goods in Australia must:
- contain only ingredients approved by the TGA
- have evidence to support their therapeutic claims
- be manufactured in accordance with GMP in facilities approved by the TGA
- be regularly tested to ensure the ingredients are in the product at the claimed levels
- be individually listed with the TGA (the AustL number on the pack is the reference number)
- be labelled in accordance with TGA requirements (eg include dosage instructions)
GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) is a set of guidelines that production facilities and testing laboratories must adhere to. It can be found at http://www.tga.gov.au/docs/pdf/gmpcodau.pdf
It covers requirements in areas such as quality control, personnel training, standards for equipment and premises, documentation, procedures, testing, handling of issues and complaints etc.
'Scientifically developed' means we use well respected scientific studies to guide the formulation of our products. We do not follow market trends which often include much higher doses of ingredients than is required by the science.
'Scientifically tested' means we use scientifically proven methods to test the levels of ingredients in our products. We use the proven scientific principles of Quality Assurance to ensure testing methods stay accurate.
Please keep the lid closed and store Vitamints™ below 30°C. It's also a good idea to leave the little sachet or plastic cannister in the tin - it absorbs excess moisture and keeps your Vitamints™ fresh.
Vitamints™ come in a steel tin with a plastic liner. This liner is necessary to prevent moisture reaching the product and causing deterioration. The liner can be removed for recycling purposes by firmly pulling it upwards out of the tin. The tin itself is recyclable steel and the plastic liner is made from polypropylene.
Vitamints™ are a simple idea, but not so simple to actually make. A lot of work by some very talented people went into making a product that delivered the required vitamin content and still tasted great.