Archive | July 2013

Do You Use Vitamins To Supplement Your Child’s Diet?

We have been on the gluten, dairy and soy free diet for many years.  We use many supplements in order to ensure that we get what our bodies need daily.  My son, who is now 15 and growing quickly; has always swallowed pills of any size and shape easily.  In fact, he would swallow ALL of his pills dry if we let him.  🙂

😉  We take a liquid Vitamin b12 supplement made by Now which is free of all of our allergens.  This gives us extra energy each day. In fact, we can tell it’s working because when we don’t take it, we are all dragging.

😉  We also take Liquid D3 & B Complex supplements both from The Vitamin Shoppe.  They are free of our allergens and are necessary in our diets. 

😉  Vitamin D3 deficency is a common occurrence in individuals on the autism spectrum due to their lack of exposure to consistent and daily sunlight.  Since he is my son, I too lack in this area since I am the one who takes or does not take him out on a daily basis.  Of course, this is without considering what he does in school Monday thru Friday.  We take 5,000-6,000 IU of Liquid D3 daily. 

😉  The B – Complex helps to tame your anxiety/stress.  I don’t know anyone who can’t use this vitamin!  As a mom of a teen with autism and since my son also has anxiety disorder, this is a vitamin we desperately need and use daily.

😉  We all take Swansons EFAs Omega Tru MultiOmega 3-6-9 (Flax, Borage, Fish) which is free of our allergens.  This is taken for our ADHD; yes the 3 of us have ADHD – LOL.  Our life as a family is NEVER boring!  This supplement helps us with concentration and focus on a daily basis.

😉  Vitamin C in its powdered format from The Vitamin Shoppe is another daily vitamin.  I mix this along with the liquid vitamins in our morning smoothies and it works out great for us.

😉  Last but not least, we all take multi-vitamins that are compounded to address each one of our needs.  So, we are all taking different multi-vitamins and it works well for us.

🙂   What vitamin regiment is your teen/child and even your family on?  How long have you been supplementing with vitamins &/or herbs?  Why do you take each vitamin?  Do you see any difference when you skip your vitamins?  Please share with us below. 🙂

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