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  1. #1
    Andy Guest

    Default OT: Bad Idea: Gummy children's multivitamins!

    OT: Bad Idea: Gummy children's multivitamins!

    Gummy multivitamins? If it were the case, never in my house.

    Unless under lock and key, dispensed by parents, I could
    picture kids eating them like the famous candy and terribly
    vitamin overdosing!

    Maybe if it's a low RDA multivitamin not a one-a-day
    supplement.

    I do realize it's an OK delivery system if they can't swallow
    pills.

    They stopped short of "Gummy Bears" but it still seemed close
    enough to bother me.

    I took chewable Flinstones vitamins for a brief while when I
    noticed they decomposed at a fast rate.

    I now take Centrum 50+ berry chewable "horsepill" supplement
    (100+% RDA).

    I still wouldn't give my kids multivitamins without a doctor's
    approval of amounts and age/growth needs.

    The only acceptable exception would be if they ate at
    McDonalds tor BK hree times a day. Not under MY roof.

    </rant>

    Andy

  2. #2
    Gary Guest

    Default Re: OT: Bad Idea: Gummy children's multivitamins!

    Andy wrote:
    >
    > OT: Bad Idea: Gummy children's multivitamins!
    >
    > Gummy multivitamins? If it were the case, never in my house.
    >
    > Unless under lock and key, dispensed by parents, I could
    > picture kids eating them like the famous candy and terribly
    > vitamin overdosing!


    Good call, Andy. Don't want candy versions of something that would cause
    problems from an overdose. At least keep it out of kiddies reach!@ ;-


    > The only acceptable exception would be if they ate at
    > McDonalds tor BK hree times a day. Not under MY roof.


    Here's where we part, my friend. Nothing better than a daily McD hamburger
    or two for full nutrition. heheheh

    G.

  3. #3
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Bad Idea: Gummy children's multivitamins!


    "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > OT: Bad Idea: Gummy children's multivitamins!
    >
    > Gummy multivitamins? If it were the case, never in my house.
    >
    > Unless under lock and key, dispensed by parents, I could
    > picture kids eating them like the famous candy and terribly
    > vitamin overdosing!
    >
    > Maybe if it's a low RDA multivitamin not a one-a-day
    > supplement.
    >
    > I do realize it's an OK delivery system if they can't swallow
    > pills.
    >
    > They stopped short of "Gummy Bears" but it still seemed close
    > enough to bother me.
    >
    > I took chewable Flinstones vitamins for a brief while when I
    > noticed they decomposed at a fast rate.
    >
    > I now take Centrum 50+ berry chewable "horsepill" supplement
    > (100+% RDA).
    >
    > I still wouldn't give my kids multivitamins without a doctor's
    > approval of amounts and age/growth needs.
    >
    > The only acceptable exception would be if they ate at
    > McDonalds tor BK hree times a day. Not under MY roof.
    >
    > </rant>


    Heh! My daughter hates gummy things and when given a sample of one of those
    at the health food store was most displeased. I tried another brand and
    would find them hidden all over the house. Thankfully she could swallow
    pills at age two! So giving her swallowables was not a problem. She didn't
    regularly take vitamins until late last school year and at my insistence. I
    did try to give them to her before but she was not so good at taking them
    and I would often forget. But since she does have lowered immunity and did
    test as deficient in a few things she is required to take them now.
    Especially the probiotic because she is missing her appendix.



  4. #4
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: OT: Bad Idea: Gummy children's multivitamins!


    "Gary" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > Andy wrote:
    >>
    >> OT: Bad Idea: Gummy children's multivitamins!
    >>
    >> Gummy multivitamins? If it were the case, never in my house.
    >>
    >> Unless under lock and key, dispensed by parents, I could
    >> picture kids eating them like the famous candy and terribly
    >> vitamin overdosing!

    >
    > Good call, Andy. Don't want candy versions of something that would cause
    > problems from an overdose. At least keep it out of kiddies reach!@ ;-
    >
    >
    >> The only acceptable exception would be if they ate at
    >> McDonalds tor BK hree times a day. Not under MY roof.

    >
    > Here's where we part, my friend. Nothing better than a daily McD
    > hamburger
    > or two for full nutrition. heheheh


    In my day we had Chocks and they did taste good. I remember freaking and
    running to get my mom after my brother climbed like a monkey to get them and
    finished off the bottle. My mom surmised there could have only been two or
    three left in there so it was okay. But after that she got a locking
    medicine chest.



  5. #5
    Cheri Guest

    Default Re: Bad Idea: Gummy children's multivitamins!

    "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > OT: Bad Idea: Gummy children's multivitamins!
    >
    > Gummy multivitamins? If it were the case, never in my house.
    >
    > Unless under lock and key, dispensed by parents, I could
    > picture kids eating them like the famous candy and terribly
    > vitamin overdosing!
    >
    > Maybe if it's a low RDA multivitamin not a one-a-day
    > supplement.
    >
    > I do realize it's an OK delivery system if they can't swallow
    > pills.
    >
    > They stopped short of "Gummy Bears" but it still seemed close
    > enough to bother me.
    >
    > I took chewable Flinstones vitamins for a brief while when I
    > noticed they decomposed at a fast rate.
    >
    > I now take Centrum 50+ berry chewable "horsepill" supplement
    > (100+% RDA).
    >
    > I still wouldn't give my kids multivitamins without a doctor's
    > approval of amounts and age/growth needs.
    >
    > The only acceptable exception would be if they ate at
    > McDonalds tor BK hree times a day. Not under MY roof.
    >
    > </rant>
    >
    > Andy



    That could be said for anything sweet, from children's cough syrup to
    childrens aspirin. That's why there are parents, child-proof containers, and
    a KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN warning prominently displayed on the bottles
    of those types of things.

    Cheri


  6. #6
    Kalmia Guest

    Default Re: OT: Bad Idea: Gummy children's multivitamins!

    On Sep 27, 8:29*am, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > OT: Bad Idea: Gummy children's multivitamins!
    >
    > Gummy multivitamins? If it were the case, never in my house.
    >
    > Unless under lock and key, dispensed by parents, I could
    > picture kids eating them like the famous candy and terribly
    > vitamin overdosing!
    >
    > Maybe if it's a low RDA multivitamin not a one-a-day
    > supplement.
    >
    > I do realize it's an OK delivery system if they can't swallow
    > pills.
    >
    > They stopped short of "Gummy Bears" but it still seemed close
    > enough to bother me.
    >
    > I took chewable Flinstones vitamins for a brief while when I
    > noticed they decomposed at a fast rate.
    >
    > I now take Centrum 50+ berry chewable "horsepill" supplement
    > (100+% RDA).
    >
    > I still wouldn't give my kids multivitamins without a doctor's
    > approval of amounts and age/growth needs.
    >
    > The only acceptable exception would be if they ate at
    > McDonalds tor BK hree times a day. Not under MY roof.
    >
    > </rant>
    >
    > Andy


    Gee, MY mother never thought about giving me a supplement. Just 3
    homemade squares a day and that was thought to be sufficient. KInda
    glad I grew up in the days of no fast food joints, and Hamburger
    Helper. The freezer section in my super then was about the size of a
    couple of closets.

    AAMOF, I'm phasing out the supps I have been taking. I'd rather put
    the dough into fresh produce, locally caught fish etc.

  7. #7
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Bad Idea: Gummy children's multivitamins!

    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Especially the probiotic because she is missing her appendix.
    >




    Julie,

    I only thought of probiotics as the opposite of antibiotics. I
    never did read about them.

    I wonder if yogurt is kinda/sorta probiotic (?) since it adds
    useful acidolpholus bacteria?

    Best,

    Andy

  8. #8
    Nanzi Guest

    Default Re: OT: Bad Idea: Gummy children's multivitamins!

    This has happened in my family. My grandson got them off a top shelf in the kitchen and ate the whole bottle. Dr was furious at my daughter, and was concerned mostly about the iron count in them as being a problem for my grandson.

    He was alright, but she was at a loss as to where to put them to keep them from him. Under lock and key? I think she started getting another kind that were not so appealing.

    And I am sure this has happened in other households. Our family is not unique!!
    Nan in DE


  9. #9
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Bad Idea: Gummy children's multivitamins!

    "Cheri" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> OT: Bad Idea: Gummy children's multivitamins!
    >>
    >> Gummy multivitamins? If it were the case, never in my
    >> house.
    >>
    >> Unless under lock and key, dispensed by parents, I could
    >> picture kids eating them like the famous candy and
    >> terribly vitamin overdosing!
    >>
    >> Maybe if it's a low RDA multivitamin not a one-a-day
    >> supplement.
    >>
    >> I do realize it's an OK delivery system if they can't
    >> swallow pills.
    >>
    >> They stopped short of "Gummy Bears" but it still seemed
    >> close enough to bother me.
    >>
    >> I took chewable Flinstones vitamins for a brief while when
    >> I noticed they decomposed at a fast rate.
    >>
    >> I now take Centrum 50+ berry chewable "horsepill"
    >> supplement (100+% RDA).
    >>
    >> I still wouldn't give my kids multivitamins without a
    >> doctor's approval of amounts and age/growth needs.
    >>
    >> The only acceptable exception would be if they ate at
    >> McDonalds tor BK hree times a day. Not under MY roof.
    >>
    >> </rant>
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    >
    > That could be said for anything sweet, from children's
    > cough syrup to childrens aspirin. That's why there are
    > parents, child-proof containers, and a KEEP OUT OF REACH OF
    > CHILDREN warning prominently displayed on the bottles of
    > those types of things.
    >
    > Cheri




    Cheri,

    You're right. Just that I'm not a parent so I don't have to heed
    those warnings.

    Then there's the pseudo "keep out of reach of adults," when the
    pharmacist asked for my driver's license to purchase OTC
    Claratin-D antihistamine. She said it contains ephedrine,
    further explaining it's used to make methamphetamine, they have
    to keep purchase records. I replied "but my nose is really
    running or can't you tell." She was sympatric and I didn't mind
    the request.

    Best,

    Andy

  10. #10
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Bad Idea: Gummy children's multivitamins!


    "Cheri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> OT: Bad Idea: Gummy children's multivitamins!
    >>
    >> Gummy multivitamins? If it were the case, never in my house.
    >>
    >> Unless under lock and key, dispensed by parents, I could
    >> picture kids eating them like the famous candy and terribly
    >> vitamin overdosing!
    >>
    >> Maybe if it's a low RDA multivitamin not a one-a-day
    >> supplement.
    >>
    >> I do realize it's an OK delivery system if they can't swallow
    >> pills.
    >>
    >> They stopped short of "Gummy Bears" but it still seemed close
    >> enough to bother me.
    >>
    >> I took chewable Flinstones vitamins for a brief while when I
    >> noticed they decomposed at a fast rate.
    >>
    >> I now take Centrum 50+ berry chewable "horsepill" supplement
    >> (100+% RDA).
    >>
    >> I still wouldn't give my kids multivitamins without a doctor's
    >> approval of amounts and age/growth needs.
    >>
    >> The only acceptable exception would be if they ate at
    >> McDonalds tor BK hree times a day. Not under MY roof.
    >>
    >> </rant>
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    >
    > That could be said for anything sweet, from children's cough syrup to
    > childrens aspirin. That's why there are parents, child-proof containers,
    > and a KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN warning prominently displayed on the
    > bottles of those types of things.


    Why do they even make children's aspirin when children can't take it any
    more? I remember taking it when I was a kid and I loved the taste of it.
    They should call it low dose aspirin or something.

    The other thing that gets me are those damned "childproof" caps. I remember
    when they first came out with them. The neighbor brought one to our house
    because she couldn't open it. Neither could we! So she jokingly said she
    was going to call the 5 year old down the street. She did. He came up. He
    opened it right up. I have always handed the bottle to Angela when I
    couldn't open it. She always could. I finally had to shell out money for a
    device that will open them. Some of my larger bottles seem to have a
    problem with the inner seal coming slightly loose or something. Again,
    Angela can open them. But if she's not here, I have to use the device.



  11. #11
    Boron Elgar Guest

    Default Re: OT: Bad Idea: Gummy children's multivitamins!

    On Thu, 27 Sep 2012 08:24:16 -0700 (PDT), Nanzi <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >This has happened in my family. My grandson got them off a top shelf in the kitchen and ate the whole bottle. Dr was furious at my daughter, and was concerned mostly about the iron count in them as being a problem for my grandson.
    >
    >He was alright, but she was at a loss as to where to put them to keep them from him. Under lock and key? I think she started getting another kind that were not so appealing.
    >
    >And I am sure this has happened in other households. Our family is not unique!!
    >Nan in DE



    They are in child-proof bottles, as are similar OTC products. I am
    conducting a study about them and have about 20 different brands right
    next to my desk. And regular kiddie multivites do not contain iron.
    There are some supplements available, but the basic kiddie gummies
    don't have it.

    How did the child get them open? I am not saying it is impossible.
    Some kids are quite remarkable in their mischief. but the containers
    do undergo testing.

    Iron supplementation is usually not undertaken for a child unless
    discussed with a physician. The child's parents should have known
    about the dangers of iron supplements.


    Boron

  12. #12
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Bad Idea: Gummy children's multivitamins!


    "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:XnsA0DB72B9[email protected]..
    > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Especially the probiotic because she is missing her appendix.
    >>

    >
    >
    >
    > Julie,
    >
    > I only thought of probiotics as the opposite of antibiotics. I
    > never did read about them.
    >
    > I wonder if yogurt is kinda/sorta probiotic (?) since it adds
    > useful acidolpholus bacteria?
    >
    > Best,
    >
    > Andy


    My brother told me this as did my naturopath and I have seen stuff written
    about it elsewhere. Apparently the roll of the appendix is to produce a
    natural form of probiotics to help ward off various illnesses. When I was
    in school we were told it was now worthless and that it was once used to
    digest some forms of grain that we no longer eat. Turns out this was wrong!
    Without it, the person has no natural probiotics and must supplement. The
    naturopath said at her age she needed to take them daily. I double the dose
    if she does have to take an antibiotic or is having tummy troubles. She has
    been sick a lot less often since I have insisted on her taking them. She
    did just get over a cold but was fine all summer.

    The naturopath said that adults could skip a day here and there and possibly
    even a week...like to go on vacation or something but still needed to take
    them most of the time.



  13. #13
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Bad Idea: Gummy children's multivitamins!

    "Julie Bove" wrote in message news:k41m45$242$[email protected]..


    "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > OT: Bad Idea: Gummy children's multivitamins!
    >
    > Gummy multivitamins? If it were the case, never in my house.
    >
    > Unless under lock and key, dispensed by parents, I could
    > picture kids eating them like the famous candy and terribly
    > vitamin overdosing!
    >
    > Maybe if it's a low RDA multivitamin not a one-a-day
    > supplement.
    >
    > I do realize it's an OK delivery system if they can't swallow
    > pills.
    >
    > They stopped short of "Gummy Bears" but it still seemed close
    > enough to bother me.
    >
    > I took chewable Flinstones vitamins for a brief while when I
    > noticed they decomposed at a fast rate.
    >
    > I now take Centrum 50+ berry chewable "horsepill" supplement
    > (100+% RDA).
    >
    > I still wouldn't give my kids multivitamins without a doctor's
    > approval of amounts and age/growth needs.
    >
    > The only acceptable exception would be if they ate at
    > McDonalds tor BK hree times a day. Not under MY roof.
    >
    > </rant>


    Heh! My daughter hates gummy things and when given a sample of one of those
    at the health food store was most displeased. I tried another brand and
    would find them hidden all over the house. Thankfully she could swallow
    pills at age two! So giving her swallowables was not a problem. She didn't
    regularly take vitamins until late last school year and at my insistence. I
    did try to give them to her before but she was not so good at taking them
    and I would often forget. But since she does have lowered immunity and did
    test as deficient in a few things she is required to take them now.
    Especially the probiotic because she is missing her appendix.
    *************
    What in the hell does her appendix have to do with anything?! The appendix
    is a completely useless organ. Probiotics are (allegedly) for
    colon/digestive tract health. The appendix has nothing to do with it.

    Jill


  14. #14
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: OT: Bad Idea: Gummy children's multivitamins!

    Kalmia <[email protected]> wrote:

    > AAMOF, I'm phasing out the supps I have been taking. I'd
    > rather put the dough into fresh produce, locally caught
    > fish etc.
    >




    --
    Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.



    Kalmia,

    In 2007, after gout struck and type II diabetes struck and I
    reached obesity, I went on an "anti-rfc" diet. I hit the web
    med sites heavily. I used "Diet Power" software where I
    entered nutritional info for every food and could on a daily,
    weekly, monthly and yearly basis call of beautiful bar charts
    of vitamins, minerals, etc.

    I was anal about keeping meticulous records. And checked the
    weekly chart for deficiencies and supplement foods to adjust.
    It was a lot of work!!!

    A year later, when I got down to my normal BMI, losing 70lbs.,
    I deleted the software and all my data, happily ridding myself
    of all the effort it took.

    I must add, after a year of stabbing my finger for blood
    glucose using Bayer's Contour meter and WinGlucoseFacts to
    upload readings to the PC and charting them, I only spiked
    once and hypo'd once. I was falsely diagnosed. I fired my Doc
    for that.

    Best,

    Andy



  15. #15
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Bad Idea: Gummy children's multivitamins!

    "Julie Bove" wrote in message news:k41sci$cnf$[email protected]..


    "Cheri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> OT: Bad Idea: Gummy children's multivitamins!
    >>
    >> Gummy multivitamins? If it were the case, never in my house.
    >>
    >> Unless under lock and key, dispensed by parents, I could
    >> picture kids eating them like the famous candy and terribly
    >> vitamin overdosing!
    >>
    >> Maybe if it's a low RDA multivitamin not a one-a-day
    >> supplement.
    >>
    >> I do realize it's an OK delivery system if they can't swallow
    >> pills.
    >>
    >> They stopped short of "Gummy Bears" but it still seemed close
    >> enough to bother me.
    >>
    >> I took chewable Flinstones vitamins for a brief while when I
    >> noticed they decomposed at a fast rate.
    >>
    >> I now take Centrum 50+ berry chewable "horsepill" supplement
    >> (100+% RDA).
    >>
    >> I still wouldn't give my kids multivitamins without a doctor's
    >> approval of amounts and age/growth needs.
    >>
    >> The only acceptable exception would be if they ate at
    >> McDonalds tor BK hree times a day. Not under MY roof.
    >>
    >> </rant>
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    >
    > That could be said for anything sweet, from children's cough syrup to
    > childrens aspirin. That's why there are parents, child-proof containers,
    > and a KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN warning prominently displayed on the
    > bottles of those types of things.


    Why do they even make children's aspirin when children can't take it any
    more? I remember taking it when I was a kid and I loved the taste of it.
    They should call it low dose aspirin or something.
    *****************
    Who says children can't take it? Your quack who did the tests you sent to
    another country?

    They DO call it low dose aspirin. Maybe *your* child can't take it, but
    many can. And yes, they make it in chewable form. I remember "baby
    aspirin" tasting like Tang. (Always hated that stuff so I sure didn't want
    to eat it.)

    I, for one, have trouble with large pills or tablets. I'll chew a regular
    (somewhat bitter) tablet aspirin and chase it with a glass of water.

    Jill


  16. #16
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Bad Idea: Gummy children's multivitamins!


    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > "Julie Bove" wrote in message news:k41sci$cnf$[email protected]..
    >
    >
    > "Cheri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> OT: Bad Idea: Gummy children's multivitamins!
    >>>
    >>> Gummy multivitamins? If it were the case, never in my house.
    >>>
    >>> Unless under lock and key, dispensed by parents, I could
    >>> picture kids eating them like the famous candy and terribly
    >>> vitamin overdosing!
    >>>
    >>> Maybe if it's a low RDA multivitamin not a one-a-day
    >>> supplement.
    >>>
    >>> I do realize it's an OK delivery system if they can't swallow
    >>> pills.
    >>>
    >>> They stopped short of "Gummy Bears" but it still seemed close
    >>> enough to bother me.
    >>>
    >>> I took chewable Flinstones vitamins for a brief while when I
    >>> noticed they decomposed at a fast rate.
    >>>
    >>> I now take Centrum 50+ berry chewable "horsepill" supplement
    >>> (100+% RDA).
    >>>
    >>> I still wouldn't give my kids multivitamins without a doctor's
    >>> approval of amounts and age/growth needs.
    >>>
    >>> The only acceptable exception would be if they ate at
    >>> McDonalds tor BK hree times a day. Not under MY roof.
    >>>
    >>> </rant>
    >>>
    >>> Andy

    >>
    >>
    >> That could be said for anything sweet, from children's cough syrup to
    >> childrens aspirin. That's why there are parents, child-proof containers,
    >> and a KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN warning prominently displayed on the
    >> bottles of those types of things.

    >
    > Why do they even make children's aspirin when children can't take it any
    > more? I remember taking it when I was a kid and I loved the taste of it.
    > They should call it low dose aspirin or something.
    > *****************
    > Who says children can't take it? Your quack who did the tests you sent to
    > another country?
    >
    > They DO call it low dose aspirin. Maybe *your* child can't take it, but
    > many can. And yes, they make it in chewable form. I remember "baby
    > aspirin" tasting like Tang. (Always hated that stuff so I sure didn't
    > want to eat it.)
    >
    > I, for one, have trouble with large pills or tablets. I'll chew a regular
    > (somewhat bitter) tablet aspirin and chase it with a glass of water.
    >
    > Jill


    Again you are not keeping up with the times Children under the age of 12
    must not take it because they can get Reyes syndrome from it! That has been
    standard for many years.



  17. #17
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Bad Idea: Gummy children's multivitamins!

    "Boron Elgar" wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..

    On Thu, 27 Sep 2012 08:24:16 -0700 (PDT), Nanzi <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >This has happened in my family. My grandson got them off a top shelf in the
    >kitchen and ate the whole bottle. Dr was furious at my daughter, and was
    >concerned mostly about the iron count in them as being a problem for my
    >grandson.
    >
    >He was alright, but she was at a loss as to where to put them to keep them
    >from him. Under lock and key? I think she started getting another kind
    >that were not so appealing.
    >
    >And I am sure this has happened in other households. Our family is not
    >unique!!
    >Nan in DE



    They are in child-proof bottles, as are similar OTC products. I am
    conducting a study about them and have about 20 different brands right
    next to my desk. And regular kiddie multivites do not contain iron.
    There are some supplements available, but the basic kiddie gummies
    don't have it.

    How did the child get them open? I am not saying it is impossible.
    Some kids are quite remarkable in their mischief. but the containers
    do undergo testing.

    Iron supplementation is usually not undertaken for a child unless
    discussed with a physician. The child's parents should have known
    about the dangers of iron supplements.


    Boron
    ******************

    Good answer! There is no reason a child should get iron supplements unless
    there is a specific medical condition requiring them.

    I started taking extra iron pills as I got older. For a long time there
    were iron pills touted for "women of a certain age". (I can't remember the
    name but I can picture the oval red tablets.) For a short while I bought
    into it. Then I decided just to take a multivitamin a few times a week. No
    need on loading up on the iron. This reminds me of advertisements asking if
    we have "iron poor blood". (How the hell would we know unless we'd gotten
    blood tests?) Geritol!

    This sounds a lot like vitameatavegemin from the old 'I Love Lucy'. All
    purpose tonic, loaded with alcohol so you forget all about what ails you.
    LOL

    Jill


  18. #18
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Bad Idea: Gummy children's multivitamins!

    "HATEFULJulie Bove" wrote:
    >"Andy" wrote:
    >
    >> OT: Bad Idea: Gummy children's multivitamins!

    >
    >Heh! My daughter hates gummy things.


    Heh! Your daughter hates everything.
    Heh! Like mother, like daughter.

  19. #19
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: OT: Bad Idea: Gummy children's multivitamins!

    Gary <[email protected]> wrote:

    >> The only acceptable exception would be if they ate at
    >> McDonalds tor BK hree times a day. Not under MY roof.

    >
    > Here's where we part, my friend. Nothing better than a
    > daily McD hamburger or two for full nutrition. heheheh
    >




    Gary,

    I don't remember where or when but McD had a day long 17 cent
    cheeseburgers.

    A friend and I walked in and split a dozen and felt quite ill
    the rest of the day only we couldn't pass up the deal!!!

    We figured 17 cents was the original price in the beginning. Do
    you remember?

    Best,

    Andy


  20. #20
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Bad Idea: Gummy children's multivitamins!

    "Julie Bove" wrote in message news:k41vh4$3e1$[email protected]..

    > Why do they even make children's aspirin when children can't take it any
    > more? I remember taking it when I was a kid and I loved the taste of it.
    > They should call it low dose aspirin or something.
    > *****************
    > Who says children can't take it? Your quack who did the tests you sent to
    > another country?
    >
    > They DO call it low dose aspirin. Maybe *your* child can't take it, but
    > many can. And yes, they make it in chewable form. I remember "baby
    > aspirin" tasting like Tang. (Always hated that stuff so I sure didn't
    > want to eat it.)
    >
    > I, for one, have trouble with large pills or tablets. I'll chew a regular
    > (somewhat bitter) tablet aspirin and chase it with a glass of water.
    >
    > Jill


    Again you are not keeping up with the times Children under the age of 12
    must not take it because they can get Reyes syndrome from it! That has been
    standard for many years.
    ***************

    Bull****. My mother gave me and my brothers baby aspirin throughout our
    childhood years. We never developed any "syndromes". It lowered a fever if
    we had one. Eased aches and pains. It made us feel better. And we're
    still here, without any syndromes or allergies or any of that crap.

    I think you need to stop reading what you *think* are reliable medical
    sources online and ask a real doctor. Not some quack who is going to tell
    you send hair samples for analysis. You're the one being duped by the
    pseudo medical quackery society.

    Jill


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