Frequently Asked Questions
We strive to provide accurate and balanced information on vitamins, minerals and other food supplements. Here are answers to some of the more common questions we get from customers. If you have a question or concern that isn’t answered here, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.
Multivitamins are supplements that contain many essential vitamins and minerals. This is a form of insurance against any potential deficits / deficiencies in your diet. In our fast paced lives, a balanced diet sometimes takes a backseat – and hence multivitamins are like a “cover all your bases” supplement.
For many people, breakfast is the most convenient time for taking a supplement. You will want to take it in a way that maximises the absorption of its nutrients (i.e., essential vitamins and minerals) so it is recommended that you take your supplements with a meal in the morning or early afternoon.
Yes, supplements are available for sale over the counter at local pharmacies or online and do not require a doctor’s prescription. However, it’s important to ask your doctor about taking a supplement if you’re pregnant or nursing, about to have surgery, or you have a heart condition such as high blood pressure, heart disease, or diabetes.
Eating a healthy, balanced diet is the best way to get all the nutrients the body needs. However, many people do not meet dietary recommendations such as eating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day or oily fish twice a week.
Some groups of people in particular may find it difficult to achieve recommended nutrient intakes through diet alone. These include young children and adolescents, pregnant and breastfeeding women, elderly people, smokers, heavy drinkers, and anybody on a restrictive diet, such as vegans, vegetarians and people trying to lose weight.
Nutrients can also be lost from food as a result of poor methods of storage, preparation and cooking. In addition, busy lifestyles mean that people are more inclined to skip meals and grab individual snacks without giving thought to putting together properly balanced meals which would provide the right mix of nutrients.
Nutrition underpins good health and research has highlighted links between inadequate intakes of vitamins and minerals and poor health. There are now strong links between low intakes of particular nutrients and the risk of developing chronic diseases including some cancers, heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and depression.
During pregnancy, insufficient nutrient intake can have long-term health implications for the health of the child. Women who are trying to conceive, and pregnant women should take a folic acid supplement of 400 micrograms up to week 12 of the pregnancy to help prevent neural tube defects. Improving nutrition is increasingly important for enabling people to maintain quality of life in older age.
As the name suggests, dietary supplements are only intended to “supplement” people’s diets and not replace healthy foods. Everyone should aim to eat as varied and balanced a diet as possible. However, many people do not meet their daily dietary recommendations – because of junk food and other low-nutritional foods, busy schedules, medical conditions, improper storage and preparation of foods etc.
Manufacturers are required to follow “good manufacturing practices” (GMPs), which means their supplements have to meet certain quality standards. To be sure you’re getting a good-quality product, look for a seal of approval from a trusted government organization such as the FSSAI. All our Supp products are made with the highest-quality ingredients and our manufacturing partners are WHO-GMP , ISO 9001:2005 Certified and GLP (Good Laboratory Practices) certified.
Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) is the amount of a certain nutrient you should get each day based on your age, gender, and whether you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
On a supplement label, you’re more likely to see the acronym DV, which stands for Daily Value. This represents how much of a nutrient the supplement provides in regards to a total daily diet. For example, if a calcium supplement is labeled “50% DV,” it contains 500 mg of calcium per serving, because the DV for calcium is 1,000 mg per day. Sometimes the DV contained in a supplement will be higher than the RDA for certain people. In many cases, there is no DV for a supplement, so the label will reflect that.
Multivitamins are suitable for people of all ages and gender. However, a few specific populations are commonly deficient in nutrients and could benefit more from taking daily nutritional supplements:
Older people are more likely to find themselves deficient in some micronutrients, especially calcium and vitamins B12.
People with Restrictive Diets
Meeting all your micronutrient needs when on a restrictive diet – vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, paleo et al, needs good dietary planning. A multivitamin could make it that much easier to fulfill all your nutritional requirements.
People afflicted with certain diseases
A number of diseases and medical issues can cause nutritional deficiencies; multivitamins and other supplements may be a good choice in such situations. Type 2 diabetes is associated with an increased risk of low magnesium levels and other deficiencies. Celiac and Crohn’s diseases carry a risk for nutritional deficiencies due to nutrients being poorly absorbed.
Kitty Party & FML
Kitty Party and FML contain key nutrients to support your energy, bone and immune health. They also include Biotin, Vitamins A, C, and E to maintain a healthy and beautiful appearance by supporting your hair, skin & nails.
No. Kitty Party and FML include a multivitamin and should not be taken with another multivitamin. They are especially formulated to include key nutrients for your overall health.
No. Kitty Party and FML include a Biotin pill so should not be taken with other supplements. They are specially formulated to include key nutrients for the health of your hair, skin and nails.
The pills in Kitty Party and FML are safe to take if you’re lactose-intolerant.