Ideally we would all be receiving the recommended amount of vitamins and minerals through our diet, and if you are, bravo my friend! If you're not so sure, supplementing with a multivitamin is probably a good idea, however all vitamins and supplements are definitely not created equal. Nervous about the vitamins you've been taking? Here's one brand you should definitely check out:
Rainbow Light vitamins are food-based and the #1 most trusted natural vitamin brand. They have an extensive line and cover everything from standard men's / women's / children's multivitamins to ones especially for bone or immune health, Omega-3's, prenatal, you name it! Rainbow Light vitamins are produced in their own certified organic facility and are free of artificial colors, flavors, preservatives and synthetic ingredients sometimes found in nutritional supplements.
I got a nice family pack - from the "Certified Organics" line for myself (no, I'm not pregnant, but I prefer to stick with prenatals til I'm done breastfeeding) and my husband, and the "One" line for our son.
I have to confess, upon opening the Women's Certified Organics Prenatal Multivitamin I did the sniff test. I'm used to an extremely foul smell when opening a bottle of vitamins. That's just what I've come to associate with vitamins! But not in this case - the smell was mild and not offensive. You can see the size of the men's and women's multivitamins is pretty standard, however the serving size is FOUR capsules! Wow. At least they didn't attempt to pack all of that into one giant pill! (Side note, the "One" line of vitamins has a serving size of just 1 capsule). Just for an example, the serving has 1,000mcg of Folic Acic (125% DV), 18mg of Iron (100% DV) and all the other usuals, along with some rather unusuals, such as "gentle Digestive Support", Liver Support Botanicals, and "Strength & Energy Blend" with items such as Red Raspberry leaf, organic cranberry, pomegranate, blueberry, broccoli, kale, and beet! Loving that!
The Kid's One Multivitamin (gluten and soy-free) is very chalky. Actually a poof of chalk escaped when I opened it! But, it was nice and soft to chew and had a mild palatable taste without seeming like candy. One serving is just one chewable tablet, which includes probiotics, 5mg of Iron, 100mg of Calcium, 400 IU of Vitamin D, for example, and it states suggested usage "for children of all ages". Still, it's probably best to consult your pediatrician before starting your child on these or any other vitamin or supplement.
You can shop Rainbow Light's line of vitamins here, but you can also win a variety pack including a Women’s One Multivitamin OR the Prenatal One Multivitamin (winner’s choice), Men’s One Multivitamin, Kid’s One Multivitamin, and the Omegalicious Gummies in my $1500 value Mother Of Giveaways running through May 26!! Enter to win here!!
*Disclaimer: Although I did receive these products free of charge, I was not compensated in any other way to do this product review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and completely unbiased.
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