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Should Parents Give Multivitamins to Their Kids?

Are multivitamins good for my kids?

The million dollar question every parent has to wrestle with, and the reason we put together this explainer article.

What are Multivitamins?

Multivitamin is a collective term for vitamin and mineral supplements commonly available from drug & wellness stores. They are usually capsules, gels, liquids, powders or tablets comprising minerals, vitamins and an array of other micronutrients that are meant to supplement one’s dietary and nutritional intake.

Multivitamins can be obtained in two ways:

Extracted from real food, or Made in a lab from synthetic ingredients

Even still, any product must contain at least 3 separate micronutrients to be considered a multivitamin. There are over 13 vitamins, 16 minerals and myriads of other essentials nutrients that can be supplemented via multivitamins.

In the US, multivitamins are big business. It’s estimated that Americans spend close to $20 billion each year on vitamin and mineral supplements. While they are quite popular among senior adults, supplement use in children is something to write home about.

How do you know if a multivitamin/mineral sup. will get into your system and not just pass through your body?

My legs have been hurting a lot lately (mostly on one side) so I thought I would try taking some supplements to see if they help but I don't want to spend so much money on something and it not get into my system. I've heard that some of these pills don't


One test I learned about an all-in-one Multivitamin/Mineral Complex is if you put in in a glass of warm vinegar and it dissolves or at least breaks up, it will be digested and absorbed by your body.

I have also read that liquid vitamins


One test I learned about an all-in-one Multivitamin/Mineral Complex is if you put in in a glass of warm vinegar and it dissolves or at least breaks up, it will be digested and absorbed by your body.

I have also read that liquid vitamins

Is it ok to eat 2 Milk Thistle capsules and a Multivitamin & Mineral tablet every morning with my breakfast?

On the back of the Milk Thistle label it says to eat one 2 to 3 times a day, but i'll probably forget if i dont take them together in a routine!
I've read up on this and supposedly Milk Thistle is on of the safest supplements around to take with


yes,cus my grandad has like 10 pills in 1 morning.


yes it is.