Most kids’ vitamins are… well… junk – absolute junk. I grew up eating Flintstones vitamins, and I think many people my age did as well. Our parents believed they were a healthy addition to our diet because that’s what they were told.
As an adult, I’m much more aware of health and nutrition than my parents were, so I’d never feed that junk to my kids in the name of health (I know that my parents just didn’t know better).
However, I’m very aware that our soil is depleted of many vital nutrients, and conventional growing methods are making that issue even worse. We try to eat an organic, whole foods diet, but with picky toddler appetites, that’s not always enough to ensure they’re getting all of the vitamins and nutrients their growing bodies need.
I was recently introduced to Oxylent, a children’s multivitamin drink that is formulated without sugar. This effervescent vitamin and mineral drink, which comes as a powder you add to water, is sweetened with stevia – not sugar or artificial sweeteners.
I wasn’t sure what my girls would think of it, but I have to admit – they are huge fans! Kaylee kept asking me for soda and at first I had no idea what she was referring to (we had recently tried Zevia, but there was none anywhere to be seen). Then I realized she was asking for a glass of Oxylent!
It is formulated for ages 4 years and over, so I typically give Zoë ¾ of a packet and Kaylee the other ¼ packet mixed with water. They love it!
And of course I’m always concerned with ingredients, so I’m happy to share that Oxylent is guaranteed to be free of gluten, dairy, caffeine and artificial flavors and colors.
Each box of Children’s Oxylent contains 30 stick packets. So one box can last us a month between the girls for now.
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