alternaVites Kids Vitamins

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Stop the presses. I'??m sick. I have that cough that everyone seems to have. It'??s because my child is a giver. Not only does she give me unconditional love but she also gave me walking pneumonia. Thanks, sweetie. You'??re grounded.

So to stop the sick, I have to take an antibiotic basically the size of my face. A '??horse pill,'? if you will. Well, take it from this horse'??s mouth, this was a tough pill to swallow.

Now imagine if every pill you took felt like a pretty pony pill. This is what it'??s like for over 40% of Americans who have difficulty swallowing pills. You wouldn'??t exactly go running for the vitamin counter, now would you?

alternavites kids

This is how alternaVites came to be. This melt-in-your-mouth powder vitamin is launching a kid'??s version this month, so children over four can get a comprehensive concoction of multivitamins and minerals in crystal form. No pill required. No chewy gummy that sticks to their teeth. These one-pack-a-day powder melts quickly in their mouth while leaving a lasting impression on their body.

Although they claim to be crystals, it'??s really more of a dust. I discovered this hard way'?¦too much too soon leads to coughing kiddo. So to diminish the potential for choking, sprinkle a little at a time on their tongue. Since this is clearly not a pop-and-go method (read: it takes a while to get the entire thing down), you can make the process smoother by pouring the tube of AlternaVites into yogurts, puddings or smoothies or sprinkling it on fruit.

Think of these as Pixie Stixs with a nutritional kick. They come in tasty Raspberry Cotton Candy and Strawberry Bubblegum. With all this taste, it'??s amazing what is doesn'??t have'??sugar, aspartame, high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors, or preservatives, animal products or by-products.

alternaVites Kids are available at in March.

Cheryl Fenton is a Boston-based freelance writer, who writes beauty, fashion and fitness for Boston Common, Stuff and Glamour magazines, as well as her own

Momtrends was not paid for this post. We did receive samples for review purposes.

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