Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutritional deficiency and the leading cause of anemia in the United States. Iron is essential for your kid’s development and growth. Iron helps in the transportation of oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Kids deficient in iron are tired most of the times. Severe iron deficiency can eventually lead to physical and mental delays.
My kid cannot swallow pills as yet so I usually try to find a liquid or a gummy alternative. Liquid iron supplements generally do not taste good. They have a unique smell which no matter how hard you try to mask, doesn’t go away. I try to mix it in juice to hide the taste and smell but my kid refuses to even come close to the spoon. Then I tried some chewable iron tablets but those ended up upsetting his stomach so had to stop.
Most of the gummies are made of gelatin which limits my choices. Finally I found these Vegetarian Iron Supplement from Vitamin Friends. My kid has been happily enjoying these gummies for the past few months and there has been no complain, infact, he asks for them every single day
They taste pretty decent and do not have a metallic after taste or smell. They look like gummy bears only more harder and stickier. I usually give it with food so it does not upset the stomach. The best part is that they are gelatin free, gluten-free, dairy free, yeast free, egg free, nut free. They do not have any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Each gummy bear provides 15 mg of Iron (as ferrous fumarate) which is a good amount.
So if you are struggling, trying to find a good iron supplement which your kids will actually take, do give Vitamin Friends Iron Supplement a try.