We may not have superhero mind reading powers, but we’re 99.9% sure that when a parent looks for a multivitamin for kids, they really just want one thing. . .
But not all vitamins are created equal. And could even do more harm than good.
Yep, we're pointing the finger at sugar-filled gummy vitamins.
Here are the 3 Ugly Truths About Kids' Gummy Vitamins that every parent needs to know:
#1: Gummies are Bad For Your Kiddo’s Teeth
Did you know that your little one’s “healthy” vitamins could actually give them cavities?
Many vitamins are loaded with sugars to make them taste good.
And if there’s one thing you can count on, it’s that sugar puts you at risk of developing plaque and cavities.
So, can you take a not-so-wild guess at what vitamins many dentists urge parents to stay away from?
If you guessed gummies, you’re right!
With as much sugar per gram as an Oreo, the gummy vitamin takes the cake (literally!)
Give your kids two months of daily gummy vitamins, and they'll be eating nearly half a bottle's worth of sugar!
Add the stickiness factor, little teeth and questionable tooth-brushing skills, and you can see why some dentists urge parents to steer clear of gummies — What you need to know about gummies.
So if you’re on the lookout for the best vitamins for kids, stay away from sugar filled vitamins and kick those gummies to the curb!
#2: Most Are Loaded With Harmful Ingredients
The last place you’d want to find harmful ingredients is in a health supplement for kids.
But a quick peek at the ingredient label has us sounding out words and practicing our phonics.
Words we can’t pronounce, GMO’s, artificial flavors and colorings, artificial sweeteners, and a ton of other questionable ingredients!
Not what we’d want in our kiddo’s diet.
So when choosing a vitamin, look for labels with a short ingredient list without a ton of fillers. And for a quick rule of thumb: If you can’t read it, don't eat it.
#3: You need a lot more for optimal supplementation
Most gummy vitamins are not packed with the right nutrients.
And in the cases they are, you would need around 3 gummies to reach the adequate dosage for each vitamin and mineral your kiddo needs. (Crazy, right?!)
Thats why at Renzo's we made sure that our Melty Tabs are packed with high quality ingredients (no gummy grossness!) and we keep it simple.
Wholesome vitamins without the sugar and junk is how we roll. That means:
- No GMO’s
- No Sugar
- No Gluten
- No Artificial Flavors
- No Artificial Sweetners
We also understand Vitamins are a supplement to a healthy diet, not a replacement for one.
So we're always rooting for your kiddo to keep getting in lots of fruits, veggies, and whole foods — especially when it comes to feeding picky toddlers.
As we see it, we want to be the support you lean on as you achieve the ultimate goal: improving your kiddo's overall diet.