Podcast: Supplements for Children

Plenty of parents give their children vitamins. But there is so much conflicting information. Which ones should you give? Why do so many of them have so much sugar in them? Why do the other ones taste so foul? What about studies show supplementing vitamin A or beta carotene can encourage certain diseases? Should children get iron? What about DHA?

In this DiseaseProof podcast, Dr. Fuhrman talks about the troubles he had finding supplements for his own children. The ones with the best ingredients tasted so bad his children wouldn't take them. The ones they were willing to take were full of sugar, or were missing important nutrients. Others had too much of things he didn't want his children to have.

Out of frustration, Dr. Fuhrman went to work with a vitamin manufacturer, spending two years developing his own children's vitamins. They're called Pixie-Vites, and the first shipment of them arrives this week.

This podcast is under fifteen minutes, and describes a parent's search for a better child's vitamin.

Listen to an mp3 of Supplements for Children.

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Elijah Lynn - December 9, 2005 1:45 PM

I love your podcasts Joel and Henry!! You guys are great!

Gilon - April 8, 2008 5:29 PM

Very good podcast about children!

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