Metabolics Childrens Nutrients
We all want the best for our children and that includes the best, highest quality, bioavailable nutrients.
Micronutrients in the soil decrease as farmland becomes over farmed and minerals are leached off due to heavy rain and flooding. Continual use of herbicides and pesticides destroy worms and bacteria in the soil that enable plants to absorb minerals depleting our fruit and vegetables.
Animals are often reared indoors resulting in our meat and eggs with less than optimal Omega 3 oils.
Processed foods reduce natural nutrient content such as magnesium and B vitamins which are lost in the production of white flour and more and more foods contain traces of herbicides, pesticides and GM ingredients.
Cooking foods can result in nutrient loss of 5-15%, sodium, potassium and magnesium may be leached out of food when cooked in water. Freezing alters the cellular structure of food and fruit is often picked green or unripe to be transported over long distances and artificially ripened with gas. Ethylene gas is used to ripen bananas, citrus fruits, tomatoes, pineapples, melons, mangos, apples, pears and avocados
Vitamin D deficiency is now considered pandemic. Vitamin D is manufactured in the skin from sunlight and helps absorb calcium in the body. Serous vitamin D deficiency can cause rickets which is now seeing a recurrence. Babies in the uterus need vitamin D and more vitamin D deficient babies are being born to Vitamin D deficient mothers or mothers that smoke as smoking interferes with the absorption of some nutrients, especially Vitamin C and D. Children in general are outdoors less in modern day living choosing to play electronic games and watch television indoors rather than play outside. Even when outside and the sun shines, advice is to use sunblock or sun protection creams, preventing the skin from manufacturing Vitamin D naturally.
Stress utilises more micronutrients and children, particularly teenagers are under more stress than ever with studies and exam situations.
More and more children are developing allergies, which may increase nutrient requirement or decrease absorption of nutrients in the gut and children that are picky eaters, vegetarian or vegan are wise to supplement with micronutrients including Vitamin B12 that is not found in plant cells and needed for making red blood cells.
Extra requirements occur during periods of rapid growth and development. Often children are hungrier during these times and consume greater amounts of sugar and high calorie fatty foods that offer little nutritionally.
Vitamins and minerals are essential to support growth and development, support the immune system, support hormone and brain chemical production. The growing body needs large amounts of some minerals such as Calcium and Magnesium for normal growth and development, including bones and teeth and small amounts of trace minerals and vitamins every day.
Metabolics vitamin and mineral supplement for children does not
- Contain artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame, or sugars such as corn syrup or glucose. Sweeteners are used in chewable children's supplements
- Contain artificial colours, preservatives or flavourings
- Contain soy, wheat or yeast, milk, dairy ,corn or starch products
- Contain iron this can become a pro-oxidant and toxic for children
- Use premium quality raw materials
- Use all bioavailable forms of nutrients, such as Pyridoxal 5 phosphate in preference to Piridoxine, and bioavailable forms of minerals foe ease of absorption
- Comply with current Good Manufacturing Practices ( cGMP)
- Support the highest level of manufacturing quality standards (ISO 9001 certification)
- Have external microbiological laboratory testing and is fully quality controlled before release
- Orders for products that are in stock are dispatched daily Monday – Friday.
- Orders placed before 3pm (CET) Monday – Friday will be dispatched the same day.
- Orders placed after 3pm (CET) Monday – Friday will be dispatched the next working day.
- As such, orders placed after 3pm (CET) on Friday will be dispatched the following Monday.
- Orders will not be dispatched on Bank Holidays (Netherlands) or Weekends.
We have access to a variety of shipping options, provided by Deutsche Post, DPD and DHL Courier. You will select your delivery preference at the checkout when you place the order. We will endeavour to use your preferred delivery service wherever possible, while reserving the right to use an alternative courier of our choice as we deem necessary, this would always be a delivery upgrade, and never a downgrade.
As standard, we are only using delivery services that include tracking and insurance against damage/loss. This means if your parcel doesn’t arrive, or is damaged on arrival, you are entitled to a refund/replacement. All you need to do is send us some pictures of the damage. If you prefer to use a cheaper delivery service without tracking and insurance we can provide this for you by request, but if the parcel doesn’t arrive, or is damaged on arrival then you are not entitled to any refund/replacement/compensation.
Unless the delivery method you select contains the word ‘Guaranteed’, the delivery service is not guaranteed. For example – ‘Next-Day Delivery with DPD Courier’ is not guaranteed next-day delivery, and no compensation or refund is provided if the delivery guideline from the carrier is not met. If you select a guaranteed delivery service, and you do not receive the delivery within the delivery guideline after it has been dispatched, you are entitled to a full refund of the delivery cost.
The delivery guidelines for the services are below:
DHL Global Mail by Deutsche Post within Netherlands = 2-3 working days
DHL Global Mail by Deutsche Post within EU = 3-7 working days, depends on country
DPD Home Delivery within Netherlands = 1 working day
DPD Home Delivery within EU = 2-7 working days, depends on country.
DHL Express Courier within Netherlands = 1 working day, guaranteed.
DHL Express Courier within EU = 1-3 working days, depends on country.
We retain proof of postage at all times.
Shipping Issues, Delays, Lost Parcels etc.
At MandiMart we pride ourselves on our same-day dispatch and fast delivery. We are constantly on the lookout for ways to improve our delivery service and avoid delays for our customers.
It is your responsibility as the customer to ensure you have entered the correct shipping address. When you place an order, you will be sent a confirmation email confirming your order details. Your address and the product details are included in the order details; this is your opportunity to correct any possible mistakes with your order. If you become aware of errors with your order, please make us aware at the earliest possible time by sending an email to MandiMartLimited@gmail.com. We will endeavour to alter your order before it is dispatched. Unfortunately, if your order has already been packed and labelled at our warehouse, we cannot affect it in any way. We cannot be held responsible for any issues that arise due to the incorrect information you have provided.
While we try our absolute best to minimise any shipping errors, we are only human. In the event we have sent you the wrong product, we believe that we have caused enough inconvenience through our mistake, and as a result of this we will dispatch the correct product to you at the next available opportunity, irrespective of whether or not you have returned the incorrect product at that moment. However, we do ask that you return the incorrect product promptly, but at your leisure. Failure to return the incorrect products will incur an invoice and subsequently debt collection as required.
If you have not received your order after the expected delivery guideline has passed, please contact your local post/delivery office, and quote your tracking number to them. In 90+% of cases a ‘failed delivery attempt’ has been made but the postman didn’t leave a card to let you know this. If the parcel is indeed at the local delivery office you will be able to re-arrange delivery or collection of your parcel via an online portal on the carrier’s website, or by contacting the local delivery office directly.
Unfortunately, we are not able to guarantee delivery or the time/date that our carrier will plan to make the delivery – this is out of our control. If you parcel is delayed or lost you can rest assured that we will do everything in our power to help you trace your lost parcel. This will include following up tracking numbers and contacting carriers for further clarification if the tracking information is not explicit. MandiMart cannot accept responsibility for delays or losses caused by carriers until the ‘claims waiting time’ has expired. Until this has happened the only message we will receive from carriers is to wait. After this time, we are more than happy to begin a complaint/claim against the carrier for the delay/loss of your parcel.
If you have entered a ‘SafePlace’ for your parcel to be left (i.e. when you are not present to accept the delivery) and the carrier states that they have left the parcel in the specified ‘SafePlace’, then MandiMart cannot be held responsible for any losses that you have experienced through using the ‘SafePlace’ service.
We understand that your supplement requirements are subject to change and, as such, you may occasionally need to return unused/no longer prescribed products. We offer a ‘no contest’ return policy if the product is in reasonable expiry date, in its original condition, unopened with the security seal still in place and the return is initiated within 90 days of the order being placed. If it has been longer than 90 days, send an email and we will decide this on a case-by-case basis.
We will process a refund once we have received the returned product, and inspected its condition. MandiMart accepts no responsibility for returns that are lost or damaged en route to our address. For this reason, we strongly recommend using a tracked/registered service and ensuring the products are adequately protected, as required.
MandiMart cannot accept opened, unsealed products for return in any situation other than a (possible) manufacturing defect. In this situation we require the product to be returned to us and then we will converse with our supplier/manufacturer as to whether a manufacturing defect is present in the product. This could include returning the product to our supplier/manufacturer. If a manufacturing defect is present then you will be issued a new product replacement or a refund, whichever you should prefer. Please note that the return shipping is to be paid by customer and only on discovery of a manufacturing defect will this be refunded. If there is no manufacturing defect present you will not be refunded nor will a replacement be sent to you.
While we continually strive for perfection, we are only human and mistakes will happen from time to time. If we have mistakenly sent you the wrong product, we are more than happy to cover the cost of returning this wrong product to us. We believe that you have been inconvenienced enough through no fault of your own, and as such should not have to pay for the return, or wait until the initial product is returned before the correct product is dispatched. We will immediately dispatch the correct product for you, with no regard to whether we have received your product return. However, in the instance that you have ordered the wrong product or no longer require the product you have ordered, we would expect you to fund the return yourself.
These conditions do not affect your statutory rights.