I recently was contacted to review a new kid’s vitamin: Growing Healthy Kids Multivitamin by Life Time Fitness.
From the manufacturer’s website:
The Growing Healthy Kids Multivitamin was formulated by Dr. Jim LaValle to be an incredibly nutrient-dense multivitamin unlike anything else in the kids multivitamin market. Unlike sugar-filled, nutrient-poor gummy vitamins and other chewables, there were no corners cut in this multivitamin. It is also all-natural, sweetened with xylitol, lo han and Stevia and comes in a tasty cherry flavor.
I didn’t know how my kids would react to them, though they were very eager to try them. I vlogged their tremendously raw and honest review, and am rather thankful that I did because there is no way I could ever describe this in words:
No worries – I laughed too!
All in all, 5 year old Sierra liked the flavour, but not the texture. As for 3 year old Brooke… I had a hard time convincing her to try the POPChips I was sent to review after this experience.
I looked over the label, and the % daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet, and in many cases there was well over 100% of the recommended daily value in the vitamins. The bottle suggests two vitamins/day for children over the age of 2. Now I don’t know about your kids, but mine certainly do not consume 2000 calories/day. Heck! I don’t even cosume that many calories in a day! Basically a child would get WELL over 200% of the required amount of many vitamins and minerals. I’m not a nutritionist, but I truly believe more is not always better.
My review? Save your money and just feed your children nutrient rich HEALTHY foods.