Kirkman® offers Super Nu-Thera® liquid with P-5-P as part of the B-6 source for those individuals who require that active form of B-6 for better utilization. For individuals who find it difficult to swallow pills, a liquid supplement may be the answer to easy compliance. This green apple flavored liquid contains no source of folate, so it is important when using this supplement to also include a source of folic or folinic acid, as recommended by your physician.
Kirkman’s Super Nu-Thera®: Its beginning
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 investigating special nutritional supplements. His request was for a formulation with high vitamin B-6 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. This classic is still available as our Super Nu-Thera® Powder.
What is unique about Super Nu-Thera®?
Super Nu-Thera® is a multiple vitamin/mineral supplement featuring vitamin B-6 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?
In addition to the original orange flavored Super Nu-Thera® Powder, Kirkman® also offers the following Super Nu-Thera® formulations:
Super Nu-Thera® Powder formulations:
Super Nu-Thera® Powder - New, Improved Formula (0470-454)
Super Nu-Thera® Powder - New, Improved Formula (0470-150)
Super Nu-Thera® Powder - Hypoallergenic (0307-454)
Super Nu-Thera® Powder – Hypoallergenic (0307-150)
Super Nu-Thera® w/o Vitamins A & D Powder - New, Improved Formula! (0457-454)
Super Nu-Thera® with 25 mg P-5-P Powder - New, Improved Formula! (0411-454)
Super Nu-Thera® Liquid formulations:
Super Nu-Thera® Liquid - Raspberry Flavored Concentrate - New Formula (0455-029)
Super Nu-Thera® Liquid - Tropical Fruit Flavored Concentrate - New Formula (0397-029)
Super Nu-Thera® with 12.5 mg P-5-P Liquid - Green Apple Flavored Concentrate - New Formula (0174-029)
Super Nu-Thera® Capsules and Caplets:
Super Nu-Thera® w/o Vitamins A & D - Hypoallergenic (0338-360)
Super Nu-Thera® - Hypoallergenic (0337-360)
Super Nu-Thera® - Caplets (0312-540)
Super Nu-Thera® with 25 mg P-5-P Caplets (0313-540)
Why might I choose a hypoallergenic formulation of Super Nu-Thera®?
Kirkman® offers hypoallergenic formulations that are specially designed for individuals with special requirements and sensitivities. These formulations contain no fillers, sweeteners, flavorings, colorings, preservatives, or known allergens.
Why might I choose a powdered formulation?
Kirkman® Super Nu-Thera® powders suspend easily in liquids and can be mixed in semi-solid foods. Powders provide an option for those individuals unable to swallow capsules or caplets.
Why might I choose a liquid formulation?
Kirkman® Super Nu-Thera® liquids can be mixed easily in beverages or semi-solid foods and come in a variety of palatable flavors. Liquid formulations provide an option for those individuals unable to swallow capsules or caplets.
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 another source(s). For those individuals, Kirkman® offers Super Nu-Thera® without vitamins A and D.
Why might I choose a formulation that contains P-5-P?
P-5-P stands for pyridoxal 5-phosphate. Formulations of Super Nu-Thera® that feature P-5-P as part of the vitamin B-6 source are intended for those individuals whose physician has determined that the usual form of vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride) is not being utilized completely. P-5-P is the metabolically active coenzyme of pyridoxine, and is an essential cofactor in many enzymatic reactions in amino acid metabolism.