Vita Bubs FAQs

Can my child take a higher dose than listed on the label?

Please consult a health care professional if further supplementation is required. If your child has accidentally taken more than listed, observe any signs of discomfort and seek medical attention if required.

 

Do your supplements meet RDI levels for children?

The Vita Bubs range is designed to be consumed as part of a healthy and well balanced diet. They are not intended to replace a balanced diet. Taken as directed, the Vita Bubs range helps children achieve recommended dietary intakes of nutrients that may be lacking in their diet.

 

Do the Vita Bubs products contain sugar?

Selected Vita Bubs products contain small amounts of sugar, mainly lactose.

Some products also contain Sucralose which is a sweetener used to make the supplements palatable for children’s taste buds.

Ingredients vary between product so please refer to the individual product ingredients list.

 

Are there any artificial colours or flavours in the Vita Bubs products?

We only use natural colours and flavours.

 

Can I give my child who is under 2 years old a Vita Bubs chewable tablet?

The chewable tablets are not recommended for children under 2 years due to choking hazard. Always follow the directions outlined on the product label. Consult your healthcare professional for specific advice tailored to your child.

 

Can I give my child who is over 36 months the Vita Bubs Baby sachets?

Please follow the directions outlined on the product label. A child over 36 months can continue using the Vita Bubs Baby sachets upon seeking professional medical advice, however, the dosage may need to be increased. Please consult your healthcare professional for specific advice tailored to your child.

 

How do I store the Vita Bubs Baby Sachets and Chewable Tablets?

Store below 25°C in a dry place away from direct sunlight. Do not use if seal under lid is broken or missing.

 

Do the Probiotics need to be stored in the fridge?

No, the Vita Bubs range contains ambient probiotics. They do not need to be refrigerated. However, they must be consumed within 60 days after opening for the Kids Goat Milk + Probiotics product and 28 days for the Probiotics for Baby Sachets to ensure maximum benefit.

 

Can I give my child more than one product from the Vita Bubs range?

Each Vita Bubs product contains different ‘active’ ingredients and at different levels. Active ingredients are what makes the product work and help the body's nutritional needs when there may be gaps and dietary intake is inadequate. It is not recommended to take the Multi-vitamins with other products that contain vitamins or minerals, so please consult your doctor if you would like to incorporate more than one supplement into your childs diet and to ensure they are obtaining the correct recommended dietary intakes (RDI) for their age.

 

My child has allergies. What is your allergen information?

Each Vita Bubs product differs. Please refer to the below table for common allergens. Please contact us on (02) 9905 0050 if your child has an allergy not listed.

 

Can my child take Vita Bubs products for a long period of time?

It’s important to regularly monitor your child’s dietary intake to ensure a healthy balanced diet. However, sometimes nutritional gaps may develop, and supplements may be considered, although supplements should not replace a balanced diet. The Vita Bubs range are complementary medicines which may be taken for extended periods of time following the recommended daily intake on the label or as directed by a healthcare professional. 

As children get older their nutritional needs may change. It is always best to consult your healthcare professional to assess nutritional needs.

 

Where can I purchase Vita Bubs products?

The Vita Bubs range is available in-store and online at Chemist Warehouse as well as directly on the Bubs website. Please click here to find your nearest stockist.

 

 

Product Specific FAQs

Vita Bubs Lactoferrin for Baby

What is Lactoferrin and what does it do?

Lactoferrin is a protein that occurs naturally in human milk. Concentrations of lactoferrin are highest in colostrum, the fluid secreted by the mammary gland immediately after birth.

Lactoferrin plays a key role in regulating iron levels, as it binds with free iron in the body. Most bacteria and viruses depend on iron in order to efficiently replicate, proliferate, and cause disease. The iron-binding function of lactoferrin aids in preventing and fighting infection, by depriving disease-causing organisms of the iron they need to grow and multiply.

 

Where do you source your Lactoferrin from?

Our Lactoferrin is sourced from the colostrum produced in raw bovine milk and processed at low heat.

 

Vita Bubs Probiotics for Baby

What are Probiotics and what do they do?

Probiotics are beneficial bacteria normally present in the digestive tract. They have many benefits to the human body including fighting disease.

The gastrointestinal tract is sterile at birth and normal gut flora develops gradually during the first few years of life. Research suggests that the baby gets its flora seeding from the mother’s birth canal, but with the increase of cesarean births, a lot of babies may not be getting their flora from their mothers bodies as nature intended.  

In addition to the above, our bodies evolved over millions of years and our ancestors have lived in harmony with nature. Modern life, however, has disturbed this harmony – our water and food are clean, we sanitise surfaces at home, we wash our hands with antibacterial soap, and we take medication that kills bacteria. This has created a situation where the human body cannot maintain a healthy level of the good gut bacteria.

 

Do the Probiotics need to be stored in the fridge?

No, it contains ambient probiotics. They do not need to be refrigerated. However, once the carton has been opened the sachets must be consumed within 28 days to ensure maximum benefit.

  

Kids Goat Milk + Probiotics

What are Probiotics and what do they do?

Probiotics are beneficial bacteria normally present in the digestive tract. They have many benefits to the human body including fighting disease.

The gastrointestinal tract is sterile at birth and normal gut flora develops gradually the first few years of life. Research suggests that the baby gets its flora seeding from the mother’s birth canal, but with the increase of cesarean births, a lot of babies may not be getting their flora from their mothers bodies as nature intended.  

In addition to the above, our bodies evolved over millions of years and our ancestors have lived in harmony with nature. Modern life, however, has disturbed this harmony – our water and food are clean, we sanitise surfaces at home, we wash our hands with antibacterial soap, and we take medication that kills bacteria. This has created a situation where the human body can’t maintain a healthy level of the good gut bacteria.

 

Do the Probiotics need to be stored in the fridge?

No, it contains ambient probiotics. They do not need to be refrigerated. However, they must be consumed within 60 days after opening to ensure maximum probiotic count.

 

Kids Goat Milk + Colostrum

What is Colostrum?

Colostrum is the milk produced by female mammals towards the end of pregnancy and secreted from the mammary gland in the first two days after giving birth. It contains Immunoglobulins that help fight disease especially when babies are first born, and their immune system is still learning how to fight infections.

 

Where do you source your Colostrum from?

Our colostrum is sourced from raw bovine milk and processed at low heat. This is pure colostrum, derived from milk.

 

Why is Goat Milk used in this supplement?

Goat milk is naturally gentle on the digestive system.  Small A2 protein molecules in goat milk are easy to break down. Easily-digested, short and medium chain fatty-acids in in goat milk make it a valuable enhancement for the formulation. Together goat milk and bovine colostrum supply a well-rounded range of macro and micro-nutrients that support immunity, gut health and general wellbeing. 

 

Kids Goat Milk + DHA

What source of DHA do you use?

The concentrated DHA oil used in this Vita Bubs product is derived from anchovy which is sustainably caught. This is important as anchovy feed and live closer to the surface of the ocean, and unlike deep sea fish are less likely to absorb high levels of mercury or heavy metals.

Vita Bubs is the First Omega-3 and DHA Chewable Tablet in Australia. Others come in liquid/oil form, which is less pleasant tasting for children.

Why is Goat Milk used in this supplement?

Goat milk is naturally gentle on the digestive system.  Small A2 protein molecules in goat milk are easy to break down. Easily-digested, short and medium chain fatty-acids in in goat milk make it a valuable enhancement for the formulation.

 

Kids Vitamin C + Zinc

Why Vitamin C and what does it do?

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that cannot be made by the body and must be obtained from the diet, or in the form of a supplement. In the body, Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant, by helping protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals.

 

Why Zinc and what does it do?

Zinc is an essential trace element known to play an important role in all human cells. Zinc works to help the immune system fight off invading bacteria and viruses.

 

Why both Vitamin C and Zinc together?

These tangy orange-flavoured chewables have been formulated to provide Zinc and vitamin C in well-tolerated forms, and to aid in the rapid absorption of zinc and vitamin C, to assist in the replenishment of these essential nutrients, and help support the immune system.

 

Kids Multi Vitamins

Why take a Multi Vitamin?

Children’s bodies are undergoing rapid growth and development. It’s crucial they have sufficient intake of vitamins and minerals every day to support healthy growth and development. In fact, 70% of children 2 – 18 years old were not meeting the recommended dietary intakes (RDI) for most vitamins and minerals¹. In 2014-15, only 5% of children ate sufficient serves of vegetables².

Vita Bubs Multi Vitamins contains a comprehensive range of vitamins for everyday use that may be missing from children’s diets, suitable for fussy eaters. The key nutrients of this formulation support healthy growth and development, immune health, brain development and enhances energy levels in children. 

¹National Nutrition Survey, Australia's largest nutrition survey.

²AIHW. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2018. Australia's health 2018: in brief. Cat. no. AUS 222. Canberra: AIHW. APA.

 

Kids Milk Calcium + Vitamin D3

Why is Calcium important?

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body. It’s an essential mineral required to support healthy bones, teeth and muscle.

We only get one chance to build strong bones — when we're kids and teens. Children who get enough calcium start their adult lives with the strongest bones possible, this protects them later in life.

 

Why Vitamin D3 and what does it do?

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, converted to its active form in the liver and kidney. Vitamin D3 increases absorption of dietary calcium.

 

Why both Calcium and Vitamin D3 together?

Vita Bubs™ Milk Calcium + Vitamin D3 combines calcium and Vitamin D3 to support healthy bones, teeth and muscle in children. Vitamin D3 is added to increases absorption of dietary Calcium in the body. With natural vanilla flavour, for a great tasting children's formulation!