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I think I read on here once that Centrum Kids is gltuen free. Am I right?

Nicole

Yes, someone had posted that they were gluten-free. However, someone else had also posted some information in regards to some of the ingredients in Centrum that are toxic. I've been checking out Hazmap and a few other sites which offer toxicity information on chemicals being used in foods and other products and it is quite concerning. If you haven't purchased a multi-vitamin yet, you may want to look into another product such as Animal Parade or even the Nordic Naturals Berries. They are whole-food based and seem to have ingredients that are less questionable.

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Vicky

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Centrum Kids are gluten-free. Our nutritionist just put my daughter on them after her celiac diagnosis. They come in Spongebob and Dora, 180 in the bottle I think. Kids under 4 take 1/2 vitamin per day. I know that GummyVites are also gluten-free. We had been using them but the nutritionist told us that celiac disease kids need magnesium and zinc in their diets and that the other vitamins on the market don't offer those particular minerals.

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Centrum Kids are gluten-free. Our nutritionist just put my daughter on them after her celiac diagnosis. They come in Spongebob and Dora, 180 in the bottle I think. Kids under 4 take 1/2 vitamin per day. I know that GummyVites are also gluten-free. We had been using them but the nutritionist told us that celiac disease kids need magnesium and zinc in their diets and that the other vitamins on the market don't offer those particular minerals.

I agree with the magnesium and zinc deficiencies found in celiacs. But the ingredients in Centrum that provide these are precisely the ones which are found on Toxnet, HAZMAP and the other hazardous chemical sites. Plus, the sucrose in Centrum is made from asparatame....a neurotoxin. I've only researched 5 or 6 of the ingredients so far and it's a bit scary. The synthetic vit D in it is commonly used as either synthetic Vit D or in rat poison (strange combinational use). Sunlight would probably be a much better option. ;)

I don't know. I suppose that if you look hard enough, you can find objectionable ingredients in just about anything....but seeing so many ingredients listed on hazardous material sites and regulated by OSHA and EPA....it makes me uncomfortable. Maybe it's just me (probably is). My dd has so many food sensitivities and the more we stay away from synthetic ingredients, the healthier she gets. But I'm sure that a lot of others don't have the same multiple sensitivities that we do. At this point, if I can't pronounce an ingredient in food...we don't buy the product. lol!! So far, it's working for us though! Like everything else, it comes down to personal experience and choice.


Vicky

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I think I read on here once that Centrum Kids is gltuen free. Am I right?

Nicole

Not any more!

I called the company about 2 years ago and had confirmed that they were gluten-free. My son has been taking them. Then on a recent post someone said Centrum had changed their formula and are no longer gluten free.

I checked the Wyeth/Centrun website for the labeling and here is how it starts:

INGREDIENTS: Sucrose, Dibasic Calcium Phosphate, Mannitol (wheat), Calcium Carbonate, Stearic Acid (soybean), Magnesium

I went home and checked my bottle and sure enough, it said wheat right on it!!! Obviously I was very upset. We have switched to Gummy Vites (I think that's what they are called). They say right on the bottle that they do not contain wheat (gluten). I got them at Walgreens. My kids like them better!


Bev

Mom of Garrett - Mizzou freshman; diagnosed Jan 2005

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