Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Kid's vitamin Review

Thanks to the wonderful folks at Vitacost, I was given the opportunity to review some more vitamins with my kids, which for them is so exciting. They love to be a part of when gets stuff to review. I was given two different kinds to review. 

The first one, Vitamin Friends Multivitamin vegetarian gummies was a complete hit. They loved the taste, and were eager to take them every morning. The gummy isn't as soft as most, but it's more like a firm gummy and they thought that was great,  because it didn't stick to their teeth as the soft ones do. A major plus for me, is that it's 100% All Natural Free of: Gluten, Gelatin, Nuts, Dairy, Egg, Soy. Only thing I didn't like was that they have to take up to 4 vitamins daily to meet the daily requirements. 

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Gummy
Servings per Container: 90
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
% DV for Children 4-Adult
Total Fat0 g0%
   Saturated Fat0 g0%
   Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Total Carbohydrate2 g<1%
   Dietary Fiber0 g0%
   Sugars2 g
   Sugar Alcohol (polyols)0 g
Protein0 g0%
Vitamin A (as retinyl acetate)150 IU3%
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic acid)3.75 mg6%
Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol)50 IU13%
Vitamin E (as Tocopheryl acetate)2 IU7%
Thiamin (Vitamin B1)0.125 mg8%
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)0.125 mg7%
Niacin (Vitamin B3)1.5 mg8%
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl)0.125 mg6%
Folic Acid37.5 mcg9%
Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin)0.225 mcg4%
Biotin2 mcg1%
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)0.5 mg5%
Iron (as Ferrous Fumarate)1 mg6%
Zinc (as Zinc Oxide)0.75 mg5%
Selenium (as Seleniomethionine)5 mcg7%
Copper (as Copper gluconate)0.085 mg4%
Manganese0.24 mg12%
Chromium2.75 mcg2%
Molybdenum4.25 mcg6%
Sodium0 mg0%
Other Ingredients: Water, natural sugar cane, glucose, citrus pectin, citric acid, natural flavors.

The second vitamin, Megafoods Kids B Complex wasn't as much of a hit. First off, it doesn't say whether it's chewable or not on the bottle, so we mistakenly assumed that because it was a kid's vitamin it was chewable. Were we wrong, we couldn't get that nasty taste out of our mouth all day. The second issue with it not being chewable is it is a larger vitamin, making it harder for my kids to swallow. It definitely is great with the amount of B vitamins it offers and that it is free of Gluten, pesticide, soy, dairy and GMO. I'm going to have to say that I probably won't be buying these again. 

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Tablet
Servings per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
FoodState Nutrients
Vitamin B1 (6 mg; S. cerevisiae)1.5 mg100%
Vitamin B2 (17 mg; S. cerevisiae)1.7 mg100%
Niacinamide (40 mg; S. cerevisiae)10 mg50%
Vitamin B6 (10 mg; S. cerevisiae)2 mg100%
Folate (14 mg; broccoli)140 mcg35%
Vitamin B12 (1 mg; S. cerevisiae)6 mcg100%
Biotin (30 mg; organic brown rice)150 mcg50%
Pantothenic Acid (32 mg; S. cerevisiae)8 mg80%
Zinc (200 mg; S. cerevisiae)10 mg67%
Chromium (15 mg; S. cerevisiae)30 mcg25%
Choline5 mg*
Inositol5 mg*
Bacopa (Whole Leaf Extract)50 mg*
Lemon Balm Extract 4:150 mg*
L-Theanine25 mg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Plant cellulose, vegetable lubricant, silica.

This review was made possible by Vitacost. The thoughts expressed are my own. I received a children's vitamins for my time investment and work on this campaign.

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