Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Review: AlternaVites Kids Children's Vitamin





As a parent, I try to feed my children well-balanced meals, but I never quite know if I am hitting all the important vitamins and minerals my child needs.  Especially when they are going through a picky phase and only eating certain foods.  So, I like to supplement with a vitamin.  But I find that sometimes, getting kids to take a vitamin can be a challenge itself.
AlternaVites Kids is just what it sounds like--an alternative type vitamin designed for children 4 and up.  It is quick-melting multivitamin and mineral crystals that kids eat like a pixie stick.  It quickly melts in your mouth, has 0 grams of sugar, and no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners.  You might think it wouldn't taste good, but it does.  It comes in individual, pre-measured packets with an easy tear strip.  My daughter's tried the Raspberry Cotton Candy.  One thought it was too sweet (my picky one) and the other LOVES it!  I tried it--it is sweet tasting and good.  So, I tried mixing it in some plain yogurt for my picky one.  She liked it much better like that.

Some tips on taking it--you don't want to pour the entire packet in your mouth at one time.  This can cause some dust that causes an unpleasant sensation if inhaled.  Just pour small amounts at a time onto the front of the tongue.  You may want to put it on a spoon.  You can also sprinkle it on fruit, applesauce, or mix into yogurts, smoothies, etc.

I do have a word of caution--kids may like these so much they may want to eat them like candy.  Since they are easy to open, please keep these out of reach of little ones or children who would be inclined to sneak them.  

More about AlternaVites Kids:
  • Flavors:  Raspberry Cotton Candy or Strawberry Bubblegum
  • Comes in individual, pre-measured packets--take one packet per day
  • No sugar
  • No aspartame or high fructose corn syrup
  • No artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors or preservatives
  • No animal products or by-products
  • Doesn't contain egg, milk, peanut, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish or shellfish
  • Meets or exceeds the potencies of leading children's multivitamin brands
  • Certified kosher pareve
If you are looking for a children's vitamin that is sugar-free, easy to swallow and alternative ways to offer, this may be it!

Right now, my readers can get 20% off at the alternavites.com website by using the code moms20.


Disclosure:  I was provided with a sample box of AlternaVites Kids to facilitate this review.  As always, my opinions are my own and my honest thoughts,

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