Super Nu-Thera® (SNT) is a Kirkman® proprietary and most popular multivitamin specially formulated for individuals who have certain dietary sensitivities or requirements. It offers high vitamin B6 and magnesium content. This SNT version comes in capsules, which do not include vitamins A & D. The taste of the pow- der inside the capsules is strong so capsules should be swallowed whole. Hypoallergenic. Gluten and casein free. Capsules are plant based. Ultra Tested®.
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, Dr. Bernard Rimland, who wanted a nutritional supplement with high vitamin B6 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.
What is unique about Super Nu-Thera?
Super Nu-Thera is a multiple vitamin/mineral supplement featuring vitamin B6 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?
The Super Nu-Thera line of multivitamins became so popular that it now includes many varieties in capsule, powder, liquid and caplet forms.
Why might I choose a hypoallergenic formulation of Super Nu-Thera?
Kirkman offers hypoallergenic formulations that are specially designed for individuals with special dietary requirements and sensitivities. These formulations are free of fillers, sweeteners, flavorings, colorings, preservatives or common allergens.
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 other sources. For those individuals, Kirkman® offers Super Nu-Thera without vitamins A and D.
Why might I choose a formulation that contains pyridoxal 5-phosphate (P-5-P)?
P-5-P is an alternative form of vitamin B6 that some individuals utilize more completely than vitamin B6. P-5-P is the metabolically active coenzyme of pyridoxine and is an essential cofactor in many enzymatic reactions in amino acid metabolism.
What are some of the ingredients included in Super Nu-Thera?
Common ingredients in Super Nu-Thera include:
- vitamin B6 for enzyme and nervous system support plus vitamin B6 supplementation;
- magnesium to supplement magnesium and support vitamin B6 suplementation;
- vitamin A to support good vision, healthy skin and immune system support;
- vitamin D to enhance mineral absorption and support the immune system;
- vitamin E to add antioxidant activity;
- vitamins B1, B2 and niacinamide for proper growth and good health;
- pantothenic acid to support metabolic functions;
- vitamin B12 to support biochemical pathways;
- folinic acid to support kreb cycle body functions and biochemical pathways;
- biotin to support healthy skin and hair and to enhance cell growth;
- vitamin C to support a healthy immune system response and to add antioxidant activity;
- manganese to support a healthy nervous system;
- selenium to protect the immune system and help rid the body of free radicals;
- zinc to support a healthy immune system and promote tissue health;
- pyridoxal 5-phosphate (P-5-P) to provide the active form of vitamin B6 for individuals who require the active form for better assimilation;
- iodine to support healthy thyroid function.