'Junior Vitachieve' minerals and vitamins, England, 1991

Made:
1991 in Byfleet
maker:
Healthcrafts (Booker Nutritional Products)
1991-261, Tandem IQ (Ideal Quota) trial pack of vitamins and minerals as used  in the Darland High School Nutritional

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1991-261, Tandem IQ (Ideal Quota) trial pack of vitamins and minerals as used in the Darland High School Nutritional
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One of six packets of `Junior Vitachieve' multivitamins and minerals, designed as an IQ increasing dietary supplement, endorsed by the Dietary Research Foundation, made by Healthcrafts (Booker Nutritional Products Ltd.), Byfleet, Surrey, 1991

The brand name ‘Junior Vitachieve’ hints at the product’s claim to boost IQ in seven to ten-year-olds. The product gained the backing of the Dietary Research Foundation (DRF), which studies the link between diet, intelligence and behaviour. However, there is no clear evidence to support the claim that vitamin and mineral supplements boost IQ. The packet contains sixty tablets – thirty multivitamins and thirty multiminerals. One of each were to be taken daily with food.

Details

Category:
Nutrition & Food Technology
Object Number:
1991-244/2
Materials:
card, metal (unknown), paper (fibre product) and plastic (unidentified)
type:
multivitamin
credit:
Booker Nutritional Products Ltd.