Are your SmartyPants Organic gummy multivitamin formulas certified organic? Who are they verified through?
Yes! All our Organic products are Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International (QAI), a leader in organic certification services. Look for the USDA Organic Seal on our bottles!
Are SmartyPants Organic Formulas vegan? If no, why not?
No. Our SmartyPants Organic Formulas are not vegan. While no animals are used in the products, the vitamin D3 we include is sourced from wool shorn from sheep. So, our Organics products are not vegan, but they are certified-vegetarian through the American Vegetarian Association.
Are your Organic Formulas formulated like your other products?
Yes (and no). Just like our other supplements our multifunctional and organic gummy formulas each include a full multivitamin, more than 15 premium nutrients and a high-quality source of omega-3 essential fatty acids.
The main difference with our Organic supplements is where we source those omega-3s from. Instead of using fish oil, like in our core line formulas, we source the omega-3 ALA in our Organic gummies from flaxseed oil.
All of our organic supplements are gelatin-free, Non-GMO Project Verified and certified-organic and vegetarian. They're available in the following formulas: Organic Toddler, Organic Kids, Organic Women, Organic Prenatal and Organic Men.
Where do the ingredients come from in SmartyPants Organic Formulas? Are they made in the USA?
All SmartyPants products are made with premium domestic and imported ingredients and manufactured in a GMP-Compliant facilities in the USA and Canada. Every batch of SmartyPants is third-party lab tested to ensure that what you see on our labels is what you get in our bottles.
When it come to our formulas, all SmartyPants ingredients are approved using Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) processes set forth by the FDA. These strict quality control guidelines safeguard the health of the consumer and assure the purity and potency of the product and its ingredients.
This means you can trust that our vitamins have been produced according to the highest quality standards on the market.
Why don’t your Organic Formulas include CoQ10 like your other supplements?
Unfortunately, the organic guidelines set forth by the National Organic Program don’t include any forms of CoQ10 at this time.
Are SmartyPants Organic Formulas 100% Natural?
SmartyPants Organic Formulas are certified-organic and certified-vegetarian. But they are not 100% natural, and for a good reason.
When we formulate our products, we want to use the best possible ingredients, and ingredient forms, in order to make the best supplement. Sometimes, that means using synthetic ingredients, which can be more stable than their natural counterparts. By using synthetic forms, we’re also able to control the purity, potency, and stability to ensure they’re safe and effective.
The National Organic Program recognizes that it’s not practical to use all non-synthetic forms, so their organic guidelines approve the use of synthetic forms in dietary supplements.
How do you choose the source and amount of each vitamin to include in SmartyPants Organic Formulas?
We carefully craft our SmartyPants Organic multivitamin gummies to match the specific nutritional recommendations of each product’s target demographic (age, sex, life stage, and etc.).
The nutrients and quantities we include are based on the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences (formerly the Institute of Medicine) and the latest science and advice from leading nutritional experts, all with consideration to cost.
We also utilize current research on dietary patterns to ensure that our multifunctional formulas fill typical nutrient gaps in the Western diet and serve as an all-in-one supplement, giving you more of what you want and less of what you don’t.
Do you use corn in your Organic products?
Yes. We use non-GMO corn starch in our SmartyPants Organic Formulas to help our gummies form correctly. So, you get a delicious does of nutrients in every bite.
Are your Organic gummy multivitamins gluten-free?
Yes! All SmartyPants products, including our SmartyPants Organic Formulas, are gluten-free.
Our Organic products are also Non-GMO Project Verified, contain no synthetic colors or artificial sweeteners and are formulated with natural flavor. They’re gelatin-free and free of major allergens including: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish and soy. Each batch is third-party lab tested for purity and potency.
Why are your Organic Formulas so expensive?
Like all SmartyPants products, we only use premium ingredients in our new Organics supplements. Sourcing superior ingredients that are also organic, vegetarian, and Non-GMO can cost more.
Are your Organic gummy supplements kosher? If no, why not?
No. At this time, our SmartyPants Organics supplements are not Kosher or Halal.
We understand that many people avoid consuming animal products for religious or dietary reasons, so we are hard at work creating a Kosher/Halal formula.
If you’re interested in hearing about those products when they arrive, please email hoot@SmartyPantsCorp.com to be added to our mailing list.
Why don’t you use algal oil in your Organic products?
Although algal oil is a good source of omega-3 DHA fatty acid, it doesn’t currently exist in an organic form.
What’s the source of Omega-3 for SmartyPants Organic Formulas? Why was this chosen?
In order to make our Organic products certified-vegetarian and certified-organic, we use organic flaxseed oil as our source for omega-3 ALA.
Why do you use flaxseed oil instead of fish oil in your Organic products?
Flaxseed oil provides good omega-3 in the form of α-Linolenic acid. We use it in our Organic products because it’s certified-organic and vegetarian.