Are Vitamins Right for Your Children?

Added ingredients may do more harm than good

Multivitamins may seem like a good way to make sure your kids get all the vital vitamins and nutrients they need, but there are health concerns about high-fructose corn syrup and other added ingredients.

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“Just because it says ‘all natural’ doesn’t make it better than anything else,” Lonzer said.

All things considered, you may be better off making sure your children get plenty of fruits and vegetables.

In an article in The Plain Dealer, Cleveland Clinic expert Deb Lonzer, MD, and others expressed concerns about the real value of vitamins targeted at children. Sometimes the ingredients that make them appealing to kids do more harm than good, even when they are marketed as “all natural.” Dr Lonzer discusses this idea in an excerpt from the article:

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How do you make sure your kids get the vitamins they need?

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