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What goes into the making of Groviva®?

As a parent, it is important to understand what makes Groviva® the ideal nutrition partner for your child.

Childhood is the most critical time for growth and development of attributes such as height , weight , cognition and immunity. Therefore, it is very essential that children get the right amount of energy, proteins, vitamins and minerals.

A well formulated balanced diet is necessary for children and adolescents to achieve optimum growth and boost their immunity.

Groviva® is scientifically formulated in compliance with the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) by the ICMR (2010) guidelines to support overall growth and development in children aged 2-12 years.

It bridges the gap in your child’s nutritional status by providing DHA, dietary fiber, probiotics, good quality protein and all 28 essential vitamins and minerals that support immunity, brain development and physical growth in children.

Why Groviva®?

A well formulated balanced diet is necessary for children to achieve optimum growth and boost their immunity. Groviva® bridges the gap in your child’s nutritional status by providing DHA, dietary fiber, probiotics, good quality protein and all 38 essential vitamins and minerals that support immunity, brain development and physical growth in children.

Certi5 comprises of 5 signature nutrients, scientifically formulated to support physical growth and development, cognition, improved gut health.

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38 key nutrients

We worked with the best nutritionists from across the country to decode the Indian diet, and evaluate its benefits and shortcomings. We then identified 38 key nutrients including vital minerals, vitamins and protein to supplement the Indian child’s diet and support his overall growth and development.

We worked with the best nutritionists from across the country to decode the Indian child’s diet, and identified 38 key nutrients to support their overall growth and development.

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Vitamin (A)

Vitamin A promotes normal growth & health of body cells and regulates vision at night1. It helps in maintaining resistance of the body to common infections. Source : Green leafy vegetables , fruits (Papaya, Mango, tomato), Carrots, sweet potato.

Vitamin A. NIH & Medline Plus. Available at: https://medlineplus.gov/vitamina.html

Vitamin (D)

Vitamin D helps body absorb and utilize calcium and phosphorus, to maintain bones & teeth. Common sources of Vitamin D are Milk, Egg yolk, liver, cod liver oil, fish, etc.

Bellows L, Moore R. Fat-soluble vitamins: A, D, E, and K. Colorado State University Extension. 2012.

Vitamin (E)

Vitamin E helps in enhancing immunity & maintains normal condition of cells, healthy skin and tissues & protects red blood cells.

Bellows L, Moore R. Fat-soluble vitamins: A, D, E, and K. Colorado State University Extension. 2012.

Vitamin (K)

Vitamin K, plays an essential role in normal blood clotting and promoting bone health. Source : Green leafy vegetables such as spinach, lettuce, broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower, cereals and eggs.

Vitamin (C)

Vitamin C produces a protein that holds muscles, bones and tissues together1. Vitamin C also increases the absorption of iron in the body. Sources of Vitamin C are fruits like orange, grapefruit, lemon, strawberry, black current, kiwi fruit & tomato.

Bellows L, Moore R. Water-soluble vitamins: B-complex and vitamin C. Fort Collins: Colorado State University. 2012

Folic Acid

Folic acid also known as Vitamin B9, aids in protein metabolism, facilitates red blood cell formation1. Sources2 of folic acid include Meat, Dark green vegetables & legumes, Fish, Whole grains, Fortified grains & cereals, Sour fruits.

Folic acid. NIH & Medline Plus. Available at: https://medlineplus.gov/folicacid.html
Anderson JE, Young L. Water-soluble vitamins. Colorado State University, Cooperative Extension; 2002.

Vitamin (B1)

Vitamin B1, or Thiamin, plays an essential role in the supply of energy to the tissue. Thiamin is also known as “morale vitamin" because it helps in the transmission of nervous impulses and maintains the stability of nerves. Sources: Unpolished rice, dried yeast and wheat germ are rich sources of B1.  Whole cereals like wheat, oats, legumes, oil seals and nuts are good sources.

A TEXTBOOK OF FOODS, NUTRITION AND DIETETICS
Nutrient Reference Values – FSANZ website

Vitamin (B2)

Vitamin B2 contributes in good vision and maintains healthy skin. It also helps in metabolism of carbohydrate, protein and fat & enables energy production from food.

Bellows L, Moore R. Water-soluble vitamins: B-complex and vitamin C. Fort Collins: Colorado State University. 2012
Vitamins. Department of Health HK. Student Health Service. Available at: https://www.studenthealth.gov.hk/english/resources/resources_bl/files/lf_vitamins.pdf

Vitamin (B3)

Vitamin B3 is involved in energy production, digestion, promoting normal appetite, healthy skin, and nerves1. It also helps in metabolism of carbohydrate and fat, enabling the body to get energy from food. Sources of Vitamin B3 are dairy products, Fish, meat & poultry, Vegetables & fruits, Whole-wheat cereals

Bellows L, Moore R. Water-soluble vitamins: B-complex and vitamin C. Fort Collins: Colorado State University. 2012

Vitamin (B6)

Vitamin B6 is a protein that transports oxygen to different parts of the body. It also plays vital role in protein metabolism & red blood cell formation1. Sources2 are Dairy products, Meat, Whole-wheat cereals, Green leafy vegetables & Fish.

Bellows L, Moore R. Water-soluble vitamins: B-complex and vitamin C. Fort Collins: Colorado State University. 2012
Vitamins. Department of Health HK. Student Health Service. Available at: https://www.studenthealth.gov.hk/english/resources/resources_bl/files/lf_vitamins.pdf

Vitamin (B12)

Vitamin B12 is a nutrient that helps keep the body's nerve and blood cells healthy1 Vitamin B12 deficiency is highly prevalent in India owing to vegetarian diet in many households3. Main sources2 of this vitamin are meat, fish, egg & milk.

Vitamin B12 – fact Sheet for Consumers. NIH. Available at: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminB12-Consumer/
Anderson JE, Young L. Water-soluble vitamins. Colorado State University, Cooperative Extension; 2002.
Shridhar K, Dhillon PK, Bowen L, Kinra S, Bharathi AV, Prabhakaran D, Reddy KS, Ebrahim S. Nutritional profile of Indian vegetarian diets–the Indian Migration Study (IMS). Nutrition journal. 2014 Jun 4;13(1):1.

Vitamin (B5)

Vitamin B5 helps in energy production, metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins1. Sources2 of Vitamin B5 are meat, egg yolk, Whole grains & green leafy vegetables.

Bellows L, Moore R. Water-soluble vitamins: B-complex and vitamin C. Fort Collins: Colorado State University. 2012
Pantothenic acid. NIH & Medline Plus. Available at: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/natural/853.html

Biotin

Biotin also known as Vitamin B7. It functions in protein synthesis and contributes to healthy hair and nail growth. Source of Biotin are Legumes, whole grains, Meat, Egg yolk, Milk & dairy products, Fresh vegetables & nuts.

Trüeb RM: Serum biotin levels in women complaining of hair loss. Int J Trichology 2016;8:73-77.

Choline

Choline is an essential nutrient. It has a variety of functions: It helps nerves function properly, plays a role in liver function. Sources : Egg, meat, rice, spinach & dairy products.

Choline in Vegetarian Diets. Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. Available at:
http://vegetariannutrition.net/docs/Choline-Vegetarian-Nutrition.pdf

Fats

These nutrients are the highest sources and storehouses of energy that is utilized by the body in times of scarcity of nutrients1. Main functions include storing energy and insulating & protecting tissues.

Zimmerman M & Snow B. An Introduction to Nutrition. 2012.

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates help in producing energy by breaking down into glucose. They also facilitate proper functioning of body organs1,2.

Zimmerman M & Snow B. An Introduction to Nutrition. 2012.
Protein, Carbohydrates & Fats. NIH & NIA. Available at: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/whats-your-plate/protein-carbohydrates-fats

Proteins

Proteins are the building blocks of life1. Common sources of good quality Protein are Milk,soy, eggs, meat, fish, nuts, grains.

Zimmerman M & Snow B. An Introduction to Nutrition. 2012.

Taurine

An abundant amino acid acts in neural growth protection and antioxidation. Sources meat, fish, milk.

*These are suggestive dose dependent benefits. Consult your pediatrician.

L-Carnitine

Carnitine is a naturally occurring amino acid. It help fats in energy breakdown. Sources, meat and dairy products, vegetables and fruits, beans nuts and cereals.

Pigozzi et al. 2007.Clinical Sports Medicine-Medical Management and Rehabilitation
2007, Pages 23-36 CHAPTER 3 - The Role of Diet and Nutritional Supplements

Inositol

Inositol is beneficial for brain development and health. Its a novel brain nutrient, providing brain development benefits. Source, fruits, beans, grains, nuts, oats.

NUTRITIONAL COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING INOSITOL AND USES THEREOF, 2018
https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/05/e5/44/e1ec41a9d1d290/US20180168215A1.pdf

DHA

DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) is an omega-3 fatty acid found in fatty fish, walnuts, fish oil, flaxseeds1. DHA is beneficial for the development of brain, eyes, and nervous systems1 & learning, memory, concentration.

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). University of Maryland Medical System. Available at:
http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/docosahexaenoic-acid-dha

Magnesium (Mg)

Magnesium (Mg) is an essential mineral that plays an important role in muscle contraction. About 99% of total body magnesium is located in bone, muscles and soft tissues1. Sources2 of this mineral include Whole-grain breads & cereals, and other grain products, Legumes - peas & beans, Tofu, Nuts - almonds & cashews & Green vegetables

Jahnen-Dechent W, Ketteler M. Magnesium basics. Clinical kidney journal. 2012 Feb 1;5(Suppl 1):i3-14.
Nutrient Chart - Function, Deficiency and Toxicity Symptoms, and Major Food Sources. USDA Food & Nutrition Services. Available at: https://wicworks.fns.usda.gov/wicworks/Topics/FG/AppendixC_NutrientChart.pdf

Iron (fe)

Iron is an essential mineral for the body needed to produce hemoglobin1. Iron deficiency leads to anemia

Sources : Green leafy vegetables , legumes dry fruits, meat, fish.

Iron in diet. NIH & Medline Plus. Available at: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002422.htm.

Calcium (Ca)

Calcium helps in building strong bones, teeth, sending and receiving nerve signals & muscles contraction. Main sources2 of calcium include milk & dairy products, fish, green leafy vegetables, almonds, nuts, sunflower seeds, and beans.

1. Calcium in diet. NIH & Medline Plus. Available at: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002412.htm
2. Nutrient Chart - Function, Deficiency and Toxicity Symptoms, and Major Food Sources. USDA Food & Nutrition Services. Available at: https://wicworks.fns.usda.gov/wicworks/Topics/FG/AppendixC_NutrientChart.pdf

Phosphorus (P)

Phosphorus is the second most abundant mineral in the body & is found primarily in the bones and teeth1. It also builds and maintains bones and teeth. Main sources2 of phosphorus include Milk products, egg yolk & poultry, meat & fish, whole-grain breads & cereals, and other grain products.

Phosphorus in diet. NIH & Medline Plus. Available at: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002424.htm
Nutrient Chart - Function, Deficiency and Toxicity Symptoms, and Major Food Sources. USDA Food & Nutrition Services. Available at: https://wicworks.fns.usda.gov/wicworks/Topics/FG/AppendixC_NutrientChart.pdf

Zinc (Zn)

Zinc is an essential trace mineral that plays an important role in immunity. Zinc supplements are necessary in children suffering from recurrent diarrhoea and reduced immunity1. Sources : Whole grains, nuts, meat, legumes and eggs.

Indian Council of Medical Research (2010). Expert Group. Nutrient Requirements and Recommended Dietary Allowances for Indians: A Report of the Expert Group of the Indian Council of Medical Research (2010). Indian Council of Medical Research (2010); 2009.

Iodine (I)

Iodine is an essential micronutrient which is required for the synthesis of thyroid hormone for optimal physical growth and development1. Sources Iodize salts, fish, milk, yogurt, cheese, and breads

Indian Council of Medical Research (2010). Expert Group. Nutrient Requirements and Recommended Dietary Allowances for Indians: A Report of the Expert Group of the Indian Council of Medical Research (2010). Indian Council of Medical Research (2010); 2009.

Copper (Cu)

Copper is an important micronutrient which works with iron to help the body form red blood cells. It is mainly stored in liver followed by brain and muscle1. Sources: Coconut water , green leafy vegetables. Nuts and seeds.

Indian Council of Medical Research (2010). Expert Group. Nutrient Requirements and Recommended Dietary Allowances for Indians: A Report of the Expert Group of the Indian Council of Medical Research (2010). Indian Council of Medical Research (2010); 2009.

Selenium (Se)

Selenium helps in maintaining resistance of the body to common infections and improves immunity. Sources Whole grains, fish, beans, meat and poultry.

Manganese (Mn)

Bone, liver, pancreas and kidney are some organs that form important tissues with manganese1. Sources2 Whole-grain breads, Cereals, and other grain products, Legumes, Fruits, especially pineapple, Green leafy vegetables

Indian Council of Medical Research. Expert Group. Nutrient Requirements and Recommended Dietary Allowances for Indians: A Report of the Expert Group of the Indian Council of Medical Research. Indian Council of Medical Research; 2009.
Nutrient Chart - Function, Deficiency and Toxicity Symptoms, and Major Food Sources. USDA Food & Nutrition Services. Available at: https://wicworks.fns.usda.gov/wicworks/Topics/FG/AppendixC_NutrientChart.pdf

Molybdenum (Mo)

Molybdenum seems to aid in preventing teeth decay. It is present in the liver, kidney, adrenal glands, bones, skin and tissues. Sources: Whole grain cereals, dried beans, peas and dark green leafy vegetables are good sources. Meat is also an excellent source.

A TEXTBOOK OF FOODS, NUTRITION AND DIETETICS Nutrient Reference Values – FSANZ website

Sodium (na)

Sodium & Chloride (NaCl) - Body needs these minerals for the muscles and nerves to work properly1.

Chloride (cl)

Sodium & Chloride (NaCl) - Body needs these minerals for the muscles and nerves to work properly1.

Potassium (k)

About 80% of potassium in the body is present in the muscles and improves muscle activities1. Sources Coconut water, BananaFruits especially orange juice, bananas, and dried fruits
Curd
Potatoes & vegetables
Meat, fish, poultry
Soy products

Indian Council of Medical Research (2010). Expert Group. Nutrient Requirements and Recommended Dietary Allowances for Indians: A Report of the Expert Group of the Indian Council of Medical Research (2010). Indian Council of Medical Research (2010); 2009.

Fluoride (F-)

Fluoride is present in human body in the form of calcium fluoride, which is abundant in the bones and teeth. Presence of fluoride in drinking water is considered to be protective for children against dental problems. Sources: Fluoridated water, Gelatin, Seafood – sardine

Fluoride in Diet. NIH & Medline Plus. Available at: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002420.htm

Choline (ci)

Choline is an essential nutrient. It has a variety of functions: It helps nerves function properly, plays a role in liver function. Sources : Egg, meat, rice, spinach & dairy products.

Choline in Vegetarian Diets. Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. Available at:
http://vegetariannutrition.net/docs/Choline-Vegetarian-Nutrition.pdf

Chromium (cr)

Chromium plays an important role in carbohydrate & fat metabolism1. Sources : Milk, Dairy products, fruits such as apple and banana, vegetables such as broccoli, potatoes.

Chromium in Diet. NIH & Medline Plus. Available at: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002418.htm

Dietary Fibers

Dietary fiber adds bulk to the diet, which helps in the process of digestion and prevents constipation (difficulty in passing stools)1.

1.Fiber. NIH Medline Plus. Available at: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002470.htm

Probiotics

Supports immune function and prevents harmful bacterial growth in the gut1. Sources, yogurt, nutritional supplements.

Prebiotics

Prebiotic helps increase the count of good bacteria in the intestine1. Sources of prebiotic are Onion, Banana, nutritional supplements.

1. Nutrients. 2013; 5(4): 1417–1435

Meets ICMR Guidelines

Meets ICMR# Guidelines*

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is the governing body that defines nutritional requirements across all age groups.

Groviva® is fully compliant with ICMR 2010 guidelines, and meets the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for children 2–12 years of age.

#ICMR - Indian Council of Medical Research 2010

*Nutrients meet the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) given by ICMR for children (2–12 years).

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