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Originally Posted by rareimer
can i butt into this thread?
my 3 year old doesn't eat alot, so i have been giving her a multivit, but have run out and am thinking i probalby won't buy any more. i've started giving her CLO (5000 IU of A, 400 of D per day,) she gets a daily probiotic, and i've been giving her a chewable vitamin C and a chewable cal/mag supplement per day. does this sound okay for a 27 lb 3 year old? should i think about the green/mineral supplement? i also give her about 2 tsp of coconut oil per day in her oatmeal.
Originally Posted by firefaery
Unfortunatly dosing depends on the specific brand you are doing. For the CLO I use Nordic Naturals for the DHA and omega 3 factors-it is a low vitamin CLO. I give about 1.5 tsp a day to both kids, but for a one year old you may want to do more like .5 tsp a day.
I use vitamineral green and give each kid a tsp. a day. A multi contains (in theory) all your vitamins and mineral for the day. THe problem is they don't all work synergistically...so even if you got a GREAT multi that has everything you needed and was unfragmented and food based-certain mineral will inhibit the absorption of certain vitamins and vice versa. Soooo, what are you really getting? With a greens powser you are getting the mineral and sometimes the B vitamins that are perfectly compatible. A good supplement is totally food derived and recognizable to the body so it is quickly and efficiently used.
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