Meet our new vegan, capsule supplement SmartyPants PhD
by Caroline Fontein
We’ve graduated! In addition to our multifunctional gummy multivitamins, we now have a certified-vegan, sugar-free and ultra-premium supplement available in capsule form.
Introducing SmartyPants PhD Formulas:
We use the highest-quality vitamins and essential nutrients available to support brain, heart, bone and digestive health - all in two easy-to-swallow capsules.*
Ultimate multifunctional supplement
Instead of just focusing on a few ingredients or functions, our new PhD Formulas deliver premium overall health support - all in two easy-to-swallow capsules.
Each serving includes:
- Omega-3 DHA essential fatty acids (from vegan algal oil) for brain health*
- CoQ10 for heart health *
- Lutein & Zeaxantin for eye health*
- Vitamin D3 for bone health*
- Probiotics (Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus coagulans) for digestive health*
- Zinc for immune health*
- Vitamin B12 for energy health*
- Biotin to help maintain healthy hair, skin and nails*
- Choline for liver function*
- Spectra™Whole Food Antioxidant Blend of 29 fruits, herbs and vegetable extracts and concentrates to boost your body’s response to free radicals
- And, even more nutrients customized by formula just for women, men and prenatal women.
So you get more of the nutrients you want - in one convenient serving.
Smarter science for a healthier you
Creating the ultimate multifunctional daily supplement isn’t rocket science. It’s harder.
Our in-house team of nutritional scientists utilizes recommendations from the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences (formerly known as the Institute of Medicine), recommendations from our Scientific Advisory Board, current research on dietary patterns and the latest science to ensure our multifunctional formulas can both offer a number of health benefits and fill a wide variety of nutrient gaps.
Because we know some days your meal plan (or lack thereof) may be less than perfect. We’ve got this!
So, what's inside?
We want to help your body work smarter for a happier and healthier you.
So, each ingredient goes through a rigorous screening process to ensure we’re delivering nutrients in premium forms your body prefers and can easily use, like folate as methylfolate, zinc as zinc citrate, vitamin B12 as methylcobalamin, vitamin D as D3… well you get the idea.
Here's a breakdown of each ingredient and why we include it...
Wondering what algal oil is?
Our Algal DHA is produced from non-GMO microalgae called Schizochytrium sp.Microalgae are microscopic, photosynthetic microorganisms present in almost all existing earth ecosystems.
They're typically found in aquatic environments. Schizochytrium sp is a type of microalgae has the natural capacity to produce DHA essential fatty acids, and it’s one of the most concentrated non-animal sources of the compound.
The algal oil we use is refined in France under strict quality control procedures. Algal oils rich in DHA are known to be very sensitive to oxidation. However, the algal oil we use in our PhD Formulas is 4x’s more stable than conventional algal oils.
You may have pumped some iron today, but did any get in your diet? Iron is an essential nutrient that your body uses to form healthy red blood cells and transport oxygen to tissues in the body. We include iron (SunActive® FE) as ferrous pyrophosphate because it’s gentle on the stomach and mild on your digestive system. In our PhD Prenatal Formula iron also supports early fetal development.*
Iodine provides thyroid support for mom and fetal nervous system and brain development for the little one on the way. It’s not something your body makes and must come from your diet. We include it to help fill those nutritional gaps.*
Folate is an essential nutrient that your body needs. It helps support energy production and form red blood cells.*
We include folate in the premium form methylfolate because it’s what your body prefers. Methylfolate is the metabolically active form of this B vitamin and doesn’t need to be converted before your body can use it. In our Prenatal formula, methylfolate supports normal early development of the fetal brain and spinal cord.*
Made with only the good stuff
We don’t use any synthetic colors, artificial sweeteners or flavors. Our PhD formulas are also non-GMO, gluten-free, gelatin-free, sugar-free and free of milk, eggs, shellfish, soy, peanuts, wheat, fish and tree nut allergens.
Just premium nutrients without any junk.
Manufacturing you can trust
All of our supplements are produced in a cGMP-compliant (Good Manufacturing Practice) facility and must adhere to a series of strict quality control rules outlined by the FDA and designed to ensure that dietary supplements are produced in a manner that safeguards the health of the consumer.
This let’s you know that our supplements are made according to the highest-quality standards in the industry.
Each batch of finished product is third-party lab tested for purity and potency to comply with FDA regulations. So you can always trust that what you read on that label is what’s inside our supplements.
Good for the real world, all of it
We want good health for our planet too. So, we’re always looking for new ways to be more sustainable, especially when it comes to packaging. Our new PhD Formulas use 80% post consumer recycled packaging (PCR).
This means, 80% of the materials used to package our new supplements comes from recycled waste that was generated from everyday homes (like yours and ours). By using PCR packaging, we’re helping to reuse waste that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill. Yay!
Labels that rock (no really…)
It’s not just our bottles that are eco-friendly. Our PhD labels are printed on 100% tree-free stone paper made primarily from mineral powder (calcium carbonate) bound with a dash of non-toxic resin (20 percent high-density polyethelene). Producing stone paper is clean and helps minimize waste because it doesn’t require water or bleach, like most traditional paper made from wood pulp. Our SmartyPants Organic line of supplements also use stone paper.
Whether you know it or not, you’re helping us save lives! Just like all our other supplements, we’re making a 1-for-1 nutrient grant to Vitamin Angels for every bottle sold. Vitamin Angels provides lifesaving vitamins to more than 70 million mothers and children at risk of malnutrition in 74 countries worldwide.
Thanks to your help, we’ve made more than 10.2 million grants to date!
Still have a few questions on our newest capsule supplement?
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You can always comment below or contact our Customer Service Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you!
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Caroline Fontein is the Editor and Content Manager for SmartyPants Vitamins. When she's not writing about the latest and greatest in gummy nutrition, she loves rollerblading (it's a thing), long walks on the beach (with her dog) and wine tasting (sometimes the whole bottle).