Best Multivitamin for Your Children

Nov. 27, 2017; by Briana McDonald- Staff Writer; Silver Bulletin e-News Magazine (UtopiaSilver.com) It has been brought to my attention that sadly some of the top brands of children’s vitamins and gummies available on the market contain hazardous ingredients that parents would/should never give to their children. Flinstones’s Vitamins which claim to be “Number 1 Pediatrician’s Choice” has a shocking list of unhealthy ingredients including aspartame, cupric oxide, artificial coloring agents, zinc oxide, sorbitol, GMO corn starch and hydrogenated oils. So if the “Number 1 Pediatrician Recommended” brand of vitamins for your kids is in fact toxic poo, what is the best multivitamin for your children?

 What’s Really In Children’s Vitamins? 
Aspartame: known to convert into highly toxic methanol and formaldehyde in the body and is linked to over 40 adverse health affects in biomedical literature and is shown to demonstrate neurotoxicity and carcinogenicity. (1)
Cupric Oxide: According to the European Unions Dangerous Substance Directive, one of the main EU laws concerning chemical safety, Cupric Oxide is listed as a Hazardous Substance, classified as both “Harmful” and “Dangerous for the Environment.” This chemical is used as a pigment in ceramics, and as a chemical the production of rayon fabric and dry cell batteries. Unfortunately this “mineral” is in each serving of Flinstone’s complete chewable vitamins as a “nutritional source of copper” supplying “100% of the daily value” according to the company’s website. (2)
Zinc Oxide: zinc oxide is widely used as a sun protection factor in sunscreens and the EU’s Dangerous Substance Directive also classifies it as an environmental hazard. However, Flinstones Vitamins seems to think that somehow ingesting it is safe?
Sorbitol: a synthetic sugar substitute classified as a sugar alcohol and should have no place in a person’s diet much less a child’s. Large amounts of sorbitol have been linked to gastrointestinal issues from abdominal pain to irritable bowel syndrome. (3)
Hydrogenated Soybean Oil: this semi-synthetic fatty acid burrow into our tissues and have been linked to dozens of adverse health effects from coronary artery disease to cancer, violent behavior, and fatty liver disease.
Healthier Options 
 
Our kiddos deserve only the best, which is why I’ve compiled a list of some of the best alternatives to mass market vitamins for our little ones.
Intrakid is an organic, all-in-one liquid multi-vitamin and nutritional supplement specifically formulated for children over the age of 4. It is a complete soure of over 215 vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. It is a little pricey, but worth every penny. I swear by this brand!
I love Garden of Life’s Products, and their Kids Chewables are made with Food-Created Nutrients. Vitamin Code Kids is for children ages 4 and up and is vegetarian and is gluten-free.

  • Multivitamin with Probiotics: Vitamin Code Kids includes live probiotics from ProBiora3, enzymes, and antioxidants for extraordinary health and vitality
  • Supplement for Kids: This multivitamin for kids contains vitamins and minerals from 24 family-farmed whole food fruits and vegetables
  • Chewable Multivitamin: Essential vitamins and minerals for immune system support, bone support, digestive support, mental and physical energy, and eye health
  • Raw Multivitamin: Vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, non-GMO verified whole food multivitamin with NO artificial flavors, sweeteners, or additives
 
Zarbee’s is one of my go to brands for children’s probiotics and it’s also a great brand to try for a daily multivitamin as they never use high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors or added sweeteners, or animal derived gelatin. They use the best wholesome ingredients for our little one’s growing bodies and brains like honey, fruit derived pectin for easier assimilation of nutrients and natural flavors.

Only you can determine what the best multivitamin for you children will be! I hope these options provide some relief as mamas have enough to worry about as it is!
Sources:
 https://www.utopiasilver.com/product/intrakid/

 

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