Nature's Way Alive! Children's Multivitamin Gummies (90 count)

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More complete & potent than other gummy multivitamins.

  • Full B-vitamin complex
  • Extra vitamin C for immunity
  • Support for bones, teeth, eyes, energy, immunity and digestion.

Naturally, a good choice

  • Gluten & gelatin-free (natural pectin base)
  • No artificial flavors or preservatives
  • Sweetened with organic tapioca and cane juice
  • 26 fruits and vegetables

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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Are Your Children Getting the Vitamins They Need?

Are Your Children Getting the Vitamins They Need?
Are Your Children Getting the Vitamins They Need?: Main Image
Younger children may be getting enough nutrients from diet alone
Before you serve up the gummy vitamins, chew on this: some children may not be getting the nutrients they need most from their multivitamins, some may be getting too much of certain nutrients, and others may not need a multivitamin at all.

Do they really need a children’s vitamin?

Eating a healthy diet goes a long way towards preventing nutritional deficiencies, but how much do we really know about which nutrients kids are getting enough of in their everyday diets and which ones we need to supplement?

That’s the question that researchers from institutions including Tufts University and the National Institutes of Health attempted to answer in a study published in the Journal of Pediatrics.

The study looked at the diets and supplement use of 7,250 children between 2 and 18 years old to see if taking supplements helped fill in nutritional gaps, or if it led to excess intake of certain nutrients in kids who already had good diets.

Following are the percentages of children who took dietary supplements:

  • 23% of 2- to 8-year-olds
  • 23% of 9- to 13-year-olds
  • 26% of 14- to 18-year-olds

Here’s what the study showed:

  • Where diet worked: Most of the younger children got plenty of phosphorus, copper, selenium, folate, and vitamins B6 and B12 from diet alone.
  • Where supplements helped: Dietary supplements helped fill in nutritional gaps (especially of magnesium, phosphorus, and vitamins A, C, and E) among older children. The prevalence of inadequate intake of all of the nutrients examined (except iron and phosphorus) was significantly lower among children who took supplements. There was a significantly higher prevalence of inadequate calcium and vitamins A, C, D, and E intake across all age groups among children who didn’t take supplements. Most of the children between 2- and 8-years-old who didn’t take supplements didn’t meet the recommended intake for calcium and vitamins D and E.
  • Where supplements didn’t help: Even among children who did take supplements, more than one third didn’t get enough calcium or vitamin D. Children who took supplements were more likely to have intakes above the tolerable upper intake level (UL) of iron, zinc, folic acid, and vitamins A and C. Younger children were also more likely to have intakes above the UL for copper and selenium.

Still wondering what to do?

The take-home message from this study is that younger children may be getting enough of most nutrients from diet alone, but may benefit from boosting intake of certain nutrients, like calcium and vitamins D and E. Older children might benefit from taking a multivitamin-mineral supplement, and making sure that they get enough calcium and vitamin D. “These findings may have implications for reformulating dietary supplements for children,” the authors commented.

(J Pediatr 2012;doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.05.009)

Kimberly Beauchamp, ND, received her doctoral degree from Bastyr University, the nation’s premier academic institution for science-based natural medicine. She co-founded South County Naturopaths in Wakefield, RI, where she practiced whole family care with an emphasis on nutritional counseling, herbal medicine, detoxification, and food allergy identification and treatment. Her blog, Eat Happy, helps take the drama out of healthy eating with real food recipes and nutrition news that you can use. Dr. Beauchamp is a regular contributor to Healthnotes Newswire.

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Ingredients

Serving Size: 3 GummiesAmount/Serving%DV
Calories 25  

Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%**

Sugars 8g *

Vitamin A (as retinyl palmitate) 2,500IU 50%

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 60mg 100%

Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol) 400IU 100%

Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl acetate) 15IU 50%

Thiamin (as thiamin HCl) 0.75mg 50%

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) 0.85mg 50%

Niacin (as niacinamide) 10mg 50%

Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl) 2mg 100%

Folic Acid 400mcg 100%

Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin) 6mcg 100%

Biotin 300mcg 100%

Pantothenic Acid (as calcium D-pantothenate) 5mg 50%

Iodine (as potassium iodide) 75mcg 50%

Zinc (as zinc citrate) 7.5mg 50%

Orchard Fruits & Garden Veggies Blend: (Juice Powders: Plum; Pear; Apple; Beet; Strawberry; Cucumber; Tomato; Cranberry; Cherry; Cabbage; Carrot; Cauliflower; Blueberry; Grape; Apricot; Papaya; Orange; Pineapple; Asparagus; Broccoli; Brussels Sprout; Celery; Green Bean; Spinach); Pomegranate (seed); Acai Extract (whole palm fruit) 150mg *

Choline (as choline bitartrate) 20mcg *

Inositol 20mcg *

This product does not contain

  • artificial flavoring
  • dairy products
  • eggs
  • gluten
  • peanuts
  • preservatives
  • wheat
  • yeast

Notes

Gummy appearance may change over time due to natural color. This does not alter product potency.

Not for children under 2 years of age due to risk of choking. Keep out of reach of children.

**Based on 2000 calorie diet.

Other Ingredients

Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Tapioca Syrup, Pectin, Citric Acid, Colors from Natural Sources (maqui berry, black carrot, beta carotene), Sodium Citrate, Natural Flavors (cherry, grape, orange), Fractionated Coconut Oil (non-hydrogenated), Beeswax.

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