Posts Tagged ‘Vitamin’

Playmaker Nutrition Giveaway!

PicsArt_1405463522246In my May/June Ecocentric Mom boxes review, I mentioned how excited I was to receive 2 full size bottles of Playmaker Nutrition. This line of dietary supplements is designed for active kids and teens and is endorsed by some very famous athletes. Finding the right vitamin for my active 7 year old daughter has been one of my biggest battles in the past few years. We’ve gone from the teddy bear gummies to chewables to trying to get her to swallow capsules. The problem is, many supplements out on the market are full of sugar, preservatives and other fillers. Thanks to Playmaker Nutrition, we have finally found something we both like! She loves the taste of both the Playmaker Nutrition (Sugar-free!) Multi-Vitamin, as well as the Calcium-Vitamin D. I love that their products are made with all natural colors and flavors and are free of preservatives, corn syrup and added sugars. Playmaker Nutrition is also free of gelatin, gluten, milk, eggs, soy, tree nuts, peanuts and animal derivatives.  While we may do our best to eat balanced, healthy meals, it is always a good idea to supplement with vitamins to ensure our active children are getting all the nutrition they need. At only $13.99 per bottle, Playmaker Nutrition is also a great value! You can find Playmaker Nutrition products in their webstore or nationwide at The Vitamin Shoppe, Sprouts, Whole Foods (SoCal, Arizona, Nevada, and Hawaii) and Kroger’s chain of stores.

Wait…it gets better!

I am happy to announce the opportunity for my readers to win a free 3 pack of Playmaker Nutrition Products! Just click the link below to enter the Raffle and you can win a full size bottle of the Sugar-Free Multivitamin, the Calcium-Vitamin D, and the Immunity Vitamin C. That’s over a $42 value!

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Raffle ends on Tuesday, June 29th 2014 at 11:59 pm (est). One winner will be randomly selected and all entries will be verified. Winner must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of the United States. Please provide a valid email so you may be easily contacted within 24 hours or another winner will be chosen. Good Luck! 

 

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Vitamin C for Kids: Hyland’s Tablets

Most of us can remember being nagged to drink our orange juice as children…”It’s got Vitamin C!” Sadly, there may have been some truth in that back in the day, but that’s most likely not the case today. Yes, Vitamin C is a powerful anti-oxidant that can help boost our immune system, but where we can safely get it from may be tricky. With our food supply being progressively stripped of its nutrients, fruits and vegetables are not enough anymore. Supplements are widely popular today, but unfortunately we can’t trust just any old vitamin. It’s important to be informed on the manufacturing process, ingredients and source of our supplements in order to confirm that they are indeed of benefit to us.

I am often asked what I give my daughter to boost her immune system. Obviously, I first make sure that she is getting balanced meals and plenty of water. Secondly, I supplement. Vitamin C is a strict component of her daily regimen. She is only 5 years old, so she still has some difficulty swallowing capsules. This is where Hyland’s Vitamin C tablets have come to the rescue. I have been giving them to her since her first birthday. They are soft and dissolve quickly, so they are easy to take and do not pose a choking risk. She loves the natural lemon flavor and I love that they are free from the ascorbic acid that the majority of Vitamin C products are derived from. (Each tablet contains 35mg of lactose, please check for sensitivity before continuing use.) I am also thrilled that this product and other Hyland’s products can be found in several places.

Besides smaller Health Stores, the Hyland’s Vitamin C tablets can be found at Whole Foods and CVS. The prices can vary. I have purchased them online for as little as $5 and they can sell for as much as $8.99. This would seem like a bargain regardless, considering there are 125 tablets in a package. However, each tablet contains only 25 mg of Vitamin C. While this may be 55% of the daily recommended requirement, it’s just not enough, in my opinion. The directions on the label recommend 1-2 tablets daily…still not enough, I say. While I may not be a doctor or qualified expert to recommend anything, I have done my fair share of reading and discussing this topic with people who are, to formulate my own opinion. Chiropractors and Naturopaths I have encountered over the years, whom I respect very much, have agreed that Vitamin C in higher doses can work wonders. Besides boosting the immune system, it can work as an anti-inflamatory, help lower stress, protect skin, lower blood pressure, etc., etc. I give my daugther 4 tablets every morning. (I, myself, take 2,000mg of Vitamin C a day. During the Winter/Flu season I up the dose by 1,000mg.) So in reality, I am buying Hyland’s Vitamin C tablets once a month at around $6 per package…still a steal. I ordered them recently from iherb.com. At $5.62 and free shipping for orders over $20, it’s the best bargain I’ve found at the moment online. Time to stock up!

To read a little more about Hyland’s and their products visit their website:  hylands.com