Allergy Free Chewable Vitamins
If only vitamins were returnable… I think that we have tried out every brand of “allergy free” vitamins for kids that is on the market in the U.S. Until a couple of weeks ago, they all caused reactions.
A word of caution. One of the many, many brands was actually given to us by the GI clinic at our local children’s hospital. The bottle said it was soy free. The nurse had researched it and called the company who swore that it was soy free. Gave it to my daughter, she had a reaction. I called the company. They swore that their Vitamin E was not based on soy, and after much questioning they gave me the name of the company that supplies their Vitamin E. Five minutes on google established that the supplier’s Vitamin E was in fact made from soy. I called the vitamin company back and told them this and they said “Well, we can’t keep track of all the ingredients from all of our suppliers.” REALLY?? You can’t??
Sometimes no matter how much we research a product, it is not enough.
However, I am happy to report that we’ve found a new allergy free kids vitamin that actually seems to be, well, allergy free. I can’t guarantee that it will work for everyone, but so far so good with us. The only problem with them is they have no iron in them. For that we use Kirkmann capsules — they make tiny, easy to swallow ones that are only 5 mg of iron.
Yummi Bears Organics — free of top 8 allergens, GF/CF, and vegetable based food coloring — may not be appropriate for folks who are allergic to those veggies, but good for kids who are sensitive to dyes. Best of all — my kid actually likes them!