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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Has anyone found a gluten-free multivitamin for kids?

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The company, "Source of Life" makes chewable, animal-shaped vitamins that are gluten-free. The "Animal Parade" kind is gluten-free..

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Lil Critters Vita Worms are gluten-free, it even says so on the bottle. They taste like gummi worms, so they are easy to get my dd to take them! Centrum vitamins are gluten-free too, the Rugrat ones is what we have used before.

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Does anyone know of gluten-free vitamins for kids that do not contain artificial sweeteners? I will even take real sugar over artificial sweeteners.

Laura

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A friend of mine is involved with a company called juiceplus. They are actually a "whole food source" rather than a manufactured vitamin. I just received the packet in the mail and will be ordering shortly.

They carry capsules for adults, chewables for kids and even a gummi bear, with NO ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS! If you would like more info, check out www.juiceplus.com and take the tour!

I can also direct anybody who's interested to my friend, david's direct e-mail or can forward info he has already sent me about the products.

You order a 4 month supply, but can pay in monthly installments. I think the kids' varieties are about $22 / month. They also have an offer where each paying adult can get a free supply for the kids, but I'm not sure if this is still available. I can check.

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My SIL uses Melaluca (sp) vitamins. They say gluten free and she doesn't use any artificial sweeteners, so I am positive they don't include it either. Let me know if you need me to get more info from her. I also just looked at the Vita worms we are using, and it looks like they don't have any artificial sweeteners either. Plenty of real sugar though! I got them at Wal mart, but I have gotten the bears before by them at Costco.

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My son chews VitaBalls, after rejecting Centrum Jr. as "disgusting".......

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We use the 365 Brand which is manufactured for Whole Foods Market. It's a chain of health food stores - I think mostly in the South. They don't have any artificial flavors or colors either. Both my kids love them.

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The ingredients list of Juice Plus lists barley bran and oat bran; I cancelled my order when it became apparent our household was going gluten-free.

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A friend of mine is involved with a company called juiceplus. They are actually a "whole food source" rather than a manufactured vitamin. I just received the packet in the mail and will be ordering shortly.

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