Friday, July 22, 2011

Multivitamins For Kids

My sister wanted to order some multivitamins (for her 2 year old plus son) from an online store selling vitamins, supplement and natural health products so she asked me whether I would like to get some multivitamins for Gwen as well.

Actually my sister was sourcing for high grade cod liver oil for her son not those cod liver oil we usually buy from the pharmacies. She get to know this online store from US called iHerb.com from a Singapore Motherhood website on the internet.

We ordered the multivitamins last month and within 2 weeks our order arrived from the US (my sister used her address in Singapore. She just moved back to KL from Singapore few weeks ago). Good news...iHerb.com ship to Malaysia too.

I bought a bottle of chewable multivitamin and a bottle of cod liver oil for Gwen. These are whole food vitamins which has no artificial colors and flavors.

1. Rainbow Light Nutri Stars Chewable Vitamin

I bought this multivitamin because it was the best selling vitamin for children on iHerb.com. I'm not promoting iHerb.com and this is not an advertorial/paid post ya. ^_^


100% Natural-Free of artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, preservatives and other objectionable additives often found in vitamin products. Contains no lactose/dairy or yeast.

This multivitamin is quite expensive. It's selling at USD$27.99 (normal price) on iHerb.com. The price was less than that when we bought it coz they were having discounts then.


The Nutri Stars are quite big as you can see in the pic. It's chewable with fruity smell but it is not sweet like candies. Actually, it tastes kinda bland but Gwen has no problem taking it. Infact she loves it.

2. Childlife Cod Liver Oil

Based on my sister's findings, she recommended Nordic Naturals and Childlife which provide top quality fish oils. Nordic Naturals is the most recommended one. But I bought Childlife Cod Liver Oil for Gwen instead. My sister told me Childlife is selling at GNC in Singapore but it's very expensive...SGD45-SGD50.


Childlife Cod Liver Oil (with natural strawberry flavor)

The price is $19.95 (normal price) for this 237ml bottle.


Description on the bottle

How to grade your Cod Liver Oil:
Freshness: delivery time from fishing boat to manufacturing plant. Purity: Arctic Cod, sourced from the northern arctic seas surrounding the fiords of Norway. Quality: pressed only from pure Cod Liver, - no other fish or parts of fish used. Purification: patented molecular distillation process delivers the cleanest oil available. Testing: the contents of each bottle is tested for any contaminants, PCB's, dioxins, mercury, other metals and exceeds the highest standards. Flavoring: passes the children's taste test with an all-natural strawberry flavor. ChildLife uses only #1 grade for all of the above.

Other Ingredients
Purified Arctic Cod Liver Oil, all natural strawberry flavor. Contains: Fish.

Contains no dairy, gluten, eggs, yeast, wheat, corn, or alcohol. No artificial colorings. No artificial sweeteners or preservatives.

Suggested Use
For infants 6 months to 1 yr: 1/2 teaspoon daily

For Children 2-12 yrs: 1-2 teaspoons daily

Refrigerate after opening


It's clear like water, not thick at all. Gwen says it tastes like Lychee. Of course not...haha..initially you can taste very subtle strawberry flavor plus fishy taste in the end.

I just started giving Gwen the multivits and cod liver oil for a few days only. Can't really tell if it makes any difference to her immune system and overall health.

If you want to know more about whole food based vitamins for children, click HERE.

17 comments:

アンゼエリン July 22, 2011 at 2:07 PM  

Hmm, it is good too..to have some multi vit for the kiddos...

Sheoh Yan July 22, 2011 at 3:11 PM  

You can see the result after 3 months, all supplement show result after 90 days. Keep it up, I am sure you will see the different.

yvonne July 22, 2011 at 3:18 PM  

Mmm, I only give my kids Vit.C as they only like sweet and tasty chewable. Last time I used to give them multivitamin syrup, but they dislike it :(

Taking supplement is good to boost up health and immune system.

Small Kucing July 22, 2011 at 3:19 PM  

it's good for her to take more vits. WHat about yourself? Also have to take

Vickylow July 22, 2011 at 4:01 PM  

Thanks for sharing. Hope it can boost up Gwen immune system.

Oliveoylz July 22, 2011 at 5:18 PM  

Good that Gwen can accept all types of new vits and supplements. She's good with the cod liver oil...I don't like the after taste...can still remember the taste since my kiddy days...ew.

Hayley July 22, 2011 at 5:36 PM  

Good investment! I myself also taking health supplements daily~

CathJ July 23, 2011 at 12:15 AM  

The vitamin C looks big... and the products sounds great..

Alice Law July 23, 2011 at 12:23 AM  

Yeah, we usually need 1/2 a year to justify the effectiveness of the supplements!^^

ChloeRuoyi July 23, 2011 at 12:47 AM  

The Nutri Stars is as big as a cookie! These supplements sounds good. Glad that Gwen likes them :)

lvynana July 23, 2011 at 6:44 AM  

Supplements are good, normally i just bought them from shop... With no spec brand :(

lvynana July 23, 2011 at 6:46 AM  

Supplements are good, normally i just bought them from shop... With no spec brand :(

wenn July 23, 2011 at 12:07 PM  

ya, all of us need MV as we hardly eat adequately.

Zooropa July 24, 2011 at 5:18 PM  

It's good that Gwen has no problem taking those vitamins :-)


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prince n princess mum July 25, 2011 at 9:43 AM  

cod liver oil looks nice.. not smelly smelly white one wor..

εlsа ღ July 27, 2011 at 10:48 AM  

thanks for sharing, quite interested on the Rainbow Light Nutri Stars Chewable Vitamin.

slavemom August 24, 2011 at 12:12 PM  

On top of Spirulina, I'm giving my kids Amway's Multi Vits and Scotts Emulsion. SE smells horrible (to me) but luckily my boy is ok with it. :) It's been 2 mths. I dun c any big difference so far but I guess no harm giving them extra boost.

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