Supplements

DHA for Kids: The Complete Guide for Parents

April 21, 2015
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This is a post from 2009 updated and rewritten to reflect the latest research As a parent, you’ve likely heard about the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids for kids. In particular, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and its less-talked about partner, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). You can find DHA in fortified food products, seafood, and offered up conveniently […]

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Why You Might Want to Rethink That Multivitamin

November 3, 2010
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Multivitamins have been in the news lately — and the news is not so great. Studies are showing that multivitamin supplements do little to help prevent chronic disease and promote health.  And preliminary research shows that in certain populations, they could even do harm. Yet more than half of the US populations take multivitamins (53 […]

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Why 7 out of 10 Children Don’t Get Enough Vitamin D

August 3, 2009
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Yesterday the media was bursting with news about children and vitamin D. A study published in Pediatrics revealed that 70% of children –- millions of kids — have low vitamin D levels. Nine percent of 1 to 21 year olds were found to be deficient in vitamin D and 61% had insufficient levels. I couldn’t […]

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Product Review: Carlson Vitamin D Baby Drops

May 29, 2009
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I was searching for a “vitamin D only” supplement for my newborn and all I could find was Trivosol which contains vitamins A, C and D. I don’t see the need to add vitamins A and C…. I only wanted to add D. I went to a few stores and found nothing. I find this […]

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Should Children Take Multivitamins?

March 14, 2009
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You might wonder if you child really needs a multivitamin. I mean, when you think about how picky children can be with food, especially toddlers, it seems to make sense. Take a supplement, get a little insurance. But is it really that simple? Will they get too much of certain nutrients? And does a vitamin […]

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