Updated: Jun 3
Ideally, everyone should get all their minerals and nutrients from food, but sometimes you need to fill in that nutritional gap.
Conventional kid’s vitamins can contain:
High Fructose Corn Syrup: Made by fermenting corn starch several times in order to produce an unnatural mixture of glucose, fructose and other forms of sugar that are known to cause diabetes and obesity.
Folic Acid: Synthetic oxidized B vitamin used to replaced Folate. Our body can’t properly break down and absorb folic acid.
Maltodextrin: Used as a thickener, filler or preservative, many processed foods. Even though it comes from starch, it’s highly processed and can cause blood sugar spikes, suppressed probiotic growth, gastrointestinal symptoms, or a skin reaction.
Sugar: An immune system suppressant, totally counterproductive (and unnecessary) to have in vitamins.
Artificial Colors: Linked to behavioral disorders and ADHD.
Artificial Flavors: Derived from inedible sources, like petroleum. With both natural and artificial flavors, full ingredient disclosure isn’t required, so you have no idea what you’re actually eating. If you see natural flavors on a label, reach out to the company to see if they can give you more information.
I truly believe that you’re doing more harm than good by taking vitamins with these toxic ingredients. I cringe thinking about all the Flintstones vitamins I took while growing up.
It’s also important to take into account 3rd party testing. Surprisingly, many vitamins aren’t 3rd party tested for label accuracies.
Let me introduce you to Hiya. Three years in the making, Hiya was created by two dad’s who wanted better for their kids.
Hiya Vitamins are:
Supercharged with 15 essential vitamins and minerals
Loaded with organic fruits and veggies
Sweetened with monk fruit, not sugar
Non-GMO, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, and made in the USA
In your first shipment you get an adorable glass bottle and stickers to decorate with! Your vitamin refills come in an eco-friendly (plastic free) pouch.
You can grab a bottle here. Using this link gives you 50% off your first order. (use code STEPHRYAN to save $5 on future orders)
If you plan to order Hiya, I would so appreciate it if you could shop directly through the links above. I earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. This helps support my mission while still being able to best serve you and my family.
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Please note: This information is for educational purposes only. Consultation with a licensed health care practitioner is recommended for anyone suffering from a health ailment.