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 Post subject: Supplements for Kids?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:58 am 
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I was just curious which supplements other people here give their children. I've been giving my son a kind of generic vitamin supplement which is suitable for vegans, but my (anti-vegan) parents seem to think I should be giving him something that's more specifically designed for vegans. What do you all think?


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 Post subject: Re: Supplements for Kids?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:45 pm 
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As long as they're eating a fairly good nutritious diet and the supplement includes vitamin B12 they should be fine.

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 Post subject: Re: Supplements for Kids?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:32 pm 
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We give a generic vitamin with iron, plus a probiotic. She gets D and B12 through fortified soy milk. I think the primary concern for most kids, vegan or not, is actually iron, after you've dealt with D/B12.


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 Post subject: Re: Supplements for Kids?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:12 pm 
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What you're doing sounds fine to me! We do more supplements than I'm sure is necessary, but we do a B12 spray, a vitamin D spray in the winter, probiotics, reishi, spirulina, and vitamin C. We had to get Sven's iron up but iron supplements constipated him so I ended up adding more iron-rich foods and the spirulina to his daily smoothie, and we put the vitamin C in there to help absorption. We don't do a general multi, though.


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 Post subject: Re: Supplements for Kids?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:11 pm 
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We do a vegan chewable multivitamin for kids, and a liquid vegan DHA.


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 Post subject: Re: Supplements for Kids?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:36 pm 
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same as moo with the vegan chewable multivitamin, we started that around like 18months for each kid. I'm sure one that isn't specifically for vegans is ok too, but we started with these (I think its VegLife brand) and we just stick with em 'cause I buy several bottles at a time when like Vegan Essentials or Vitalife has a sale or large % off coupon thing going.


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