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Natural Vitality Kids Natural Calm Multi Liquid, Fruity Splash 30 fl oz (887 ml)

 
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Natural Vitality Kids Natural Calm Multi Liquid, Fruity Splash, 30 fl oz
 
3.9

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Simple to take (16)
  • Effective (12)
  • Easy on stomach (7)
  • Easy to swallow (7)

Cons

  • Bad flavor (8)

Best Uses

  • Children (18)
  • Daily use (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • First time user (15), Health conscious (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Helps my ADD child

My 9 year old son has been on this product every single day for the past 2 months. He developed motor tics on ritalin after being on the stimulant for 6 months. We pulled...Read complete review

My 9 year old son has been on this product every single day for the past 2 months. He developed motor tics on ritalin after being on the stimulant for 6 months. We pulled him off the stim but were now stuck with no medication for the new school year and some moderate facial tics on top of that. we were desperate. My research indicated that tics could be caused by low levels of magnesium and this also affects attention and focus. we decided to try this product since its all natural and it could do nothing to worsen the existing situation. We found after 2 weeks that DS had reduced tics and his attention seemed to improve without a stimulant.

At best its probably about 50 -70% improvement compared to a stimulant with tics almost completely eliminated. this result was after one month. Also his appetite was back and he gained some much needed weight. He skipped dosing for two days and we noticed the tics were back albeit at a very low level and he was also very distractable. I must mention that his ADD is the inattentive kind not the hyperactive kind. We are now convinced that this product in addition to behavior modifications and a high quality diet (very little processed food) has helped him. He seems to have more energy both mental and physical to get through the day without losing steam and his appetite which was very poor on the stimulants is also quite healthy.

I would try this product but give it a month before deciding one way or the other. The only drawback is that is tastes AWFUL! its orange flavored and a liquid and it takes my son a good 5-7 mins to choke down a couple of ounces every morning with breakfast. He hates it and complains but i do see the benefit so we do what it takes to get it down the hatch! really wish they would improve the flavor or make it so its a capsule and easy to swallow.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great nutritional content

I have twin 4 year olds, (a boy and a girl), and a 7 year old girl. My 4 year old son is pretty hyperactive. I read that Magnesium helps hyperactive...Read complete review

I have twin 4 year olds, (a boy and a girl), and a 7 year old girl. My 4 year old son is pretty hyperactive. I read that Magnesium helps hyperactive children, so I set out to find a multivitamin that has a high Magnesium content. My son also cannot stand the "gummy" texture of children vitamins, (it makes him throw up), so I had to find a liquid multivitamin. This product has a very high Magnesium content, and it also is a liquid. It also has no artificial colors, which was a must, (I have heard that artificial "red" and "blue" colors can cause excitability in children). This product meets all of the nutritional criteria that I was looking for. However, it tastes terrible! Really, really terrible! In all fairness, it is supposed to be added to juice or water, and then taken. I am sure that if it is taken mixed in juice or water, it is probably fine, however, my kids won't take stuff in juice or water, so I have to give it to them "straight". (My 2 daughters don't like juice or fruity flavored water). Thankfully, my children will take anything that I put in a syringe. So, I fill up a syringe with the amount they need, and then just quirt it in their mouths. They hate it, but they take it. (I bribe them by telling them that they can have their Barleans lemonade Fish Oil after they take this vitamin. I have the Barleans ready for them, and as soon as they swallow this vitamin, I give them the fish oil. If You haven't tried the Barleans, definitely make sure that You do. They love it, love it, love it! They actually ask me for it! My girlfriend told me about it, and I am so glad that she did). Anyway, this multivitamin is SUPPOSED to be mixed with juice or water. As I said, I cannot do that, so I give it to them straight. It does not have a "vitamin" taste. It is just SO tart when it is not mixed. I actually tried it myself. They were carrying on so much, that I said, "watch..Mommy is going to have some too. It's not THAT bad". WOW!! I literally just swallowed it as fast as I could because it is like a liquid sweet tart. Also, it is supposed to be refrigerated after it is opened. Make sure that you shake it VERY, VERY, VERY well, as it forms hard little "islands" of vitamin in the bottle. With all being said, I feel bad that they hate the taste, but they are going to keep taking it because they need a good, quality multivitamin, without dyes and without extra sugars, that also has a very high Magnesium content. I don't know if it will help my son with his hyperactive behaviors, as we have only been taking it for a few weeks. I hope that this helps other Mommies out there.

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3.0

Good for kids

By fje

from Columbus, OH

describe yourself First Time User, Health Conscious, Parent

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Pros

  • Lots Of Minerals
  • Simple To Take

Cons

  • Kids May Not Like Taste

Best Uses

  • Children
  • Daily Use

Comments about Natural Vitality Kids Natural Calm Multi Liquid, Fruity Splash, 30 fl oz:

I bought this as suggested by our vision therapist (6 year old has convergence dysplasia). Son is somewhat nutritionally deficient as he refuses to eat veggies but eats lots of dairy. Dairy hypes you up/veggies calm you down. B/c this has magnesium & veggies it is supposed to calm you down. My son is very high energy (not hyper). This really doesn't taste that bad. To me it tastes like a liquid version of Flintstones. It's sweet but has that vitaminy taste. He doesn't like it, but that's the breaks, he needs to take this if he won't eat veggies. We put it in those little medicine measuring cups you get with Advil and then he drinks it & chases it with water, juice, milk, etc. He is still high energy (that's just how he is made) but at least I feel like he is getting some of the minerals he needs.

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5.0

Great supplement!

By Soccer Mommy

from New Jersey

describe yourself First Time User, Health Conscious

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Easy on Stomach
  • Simple To Take

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anyone
    • Children
    • Daily Use

    Comments about Natural Vitality Kids Natural Calm Multi Liquid, Fruity Splash, 30 fl oz:

    After doing research on magnesium deficiencies (appears that most Americans are severely deficient) I looked for vitamins for my son that contained magnesium. There are hard to find! I was so glad to find this product on drustore.com and would recommend it as a vitamin/mineral supplement for children (or adults who don't like swallowing large vitamins). The fruit flavor mixes easily with juice and tastes good. Even though it contains fish oils, it does not taste fishy. I am not sure if it is having a 'calming' affect on my very active 6 year old, but he is sleeping well and 'growing pains' and muscle pain/cramps from sports activity have been minimized.

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    1.0

    Nasty!!!

    By stacysb

    from minneapolis, mn

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Tastes Bad
      • Upsets Stomach

      Best Uses

        Comments about Natural Vitality Kids Natural Calm Multi Liquid, Fruity Splash, 30 fl oz:

        This stuff is horrendous--it tastes nasty and looks coagulated upon arrival. My son ended up throwing up hours after he took it--not sure if it was related, but even watered down with juice, it's barely drinkable. Dumped it out--there's got to be a better alternative.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Effective, but the taste.....

        By Stephen

        from Barnum, MN

        describe yourself First Time User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective

        Cons

        • Tastes Bad

        Best Uses

        • Children

        Comments about Natural Vitality Kids Natural Calm Multi Liquid, Fruity Splash, 30 fl oz:

        I give this to both my children (girl (7) and boy (5)). I originally bought it for my boy, that seemed to be suffer from numerous emotional episodes a day, and within a week of taking it, they greatly decreased, and he was able to pull himself out of what he was in much more easily. However, the taste was a huge issue for him. We had to try about 6 different ways to give it to him before he would accept taking it, and even at that it can still be a bit of a struggle. I tasted it myself, and it's really not that bad tasting (much better than anything I took as a child), though there is somewhat of an aftertaste that remains, regardless if it's in juice or similar liquids to mask the taste. If they could make this product taste better, it would be an absolutely amazing product.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Kids love it and seems to work.

        By Mamsam

        from APO, AE

        describe yourself Health Conscious, Parent

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy on Stomach
        • Easy To Swallow
        • Effective
        • Simple To Take
        • Tastes Good

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Children
          • Daily Use

          Comments about Natural Vitality Kids Natural Calm Multi Liquid, Fruity Splash, 30 fl oz:

          Both my children ( 5 and 9 y/o) willingly take this every morning. I don't even have to mix it with juice or anything. They take it in a little shot glass mixed with water according to the instructions. Seems to calm them a bit and on days they do not take it, I notice a slight difference. I do give them the lesser amount and have not tried upping the dose yet. They have been taking this for about 2 years. Make sure to shake well every time or the contents thicken on the bottom of the bottle and in the end it is VERY concentrated and not very pleasant tasting.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Fresher with drugstore.com

          By CalmMom

          from Eugene, OR

          describe yourself Health Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Effective
          • Simple To Take
          • Tastes ok

          Cons

          • Tastes A Bit Fishy

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Women

          Comments about Natural Vitality Kids Natural Calm Multi Liquid, Fruity Splash, 30 fl oz:

          I use this because I have migraines if I take too many meds. I take the kid dose every other day and have no trouble. The product is so much fresher and less expensive when I order from drugstore.com. It's full of goodness and doesn't taste bad once you get used to it. My 7yr old will only take it with a chocolate chip chaser to get rid of the fishy aftertaste, but 4 chocolate chips won't hurt!

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          1.0

          didn't work for my 3 1/2 year old

          By mom of 3 boys

          from wa

          describe yourself First Time User, Trying To Find Alternativ

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Simple To Take

          Cons

          • Complicated To Take
          • Didn~~~apos~~~t Like Taste
          • Didnt Work At All
          • No Difference Seen

          Best Uses

            Comments about Natural Vitality Kids Natural Calm Multi Liquid, Fruity Splash, 30 fl oz:

            i thought this would work for my boy that gets really hyper and angry, trying to find an alternative to drugs but this didn't even do anything for him, i guess some kids are just different. i wouldn't buy it again though.

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            3.0

            Good for you, but tastes terrible!

            By Anne

            from Wisconsin

            describe yourself First Time User

            Pros

            • Simple To Take

            Cons

            • Poor Taste

            Best Uses

            • Children

            Comments about Natural Vitality Kids Natural Calm Multi Liquid, Fruity Splash, 30 fl oz:

            I bought this for my two boys, ages 7 and 11, because it packs such a nutritional punch. The taste and smell, however, are awful. We're almost done with the bottle and they've been real troopers taking it in orange juice, but I'll be researching a less-foul alternative when it comes time to buy another children's multivitamin.

            Some people give this to their children to calm them. Perhaps our taking it coincided with a new phase with my kids, but they - especially my youngest - seemed more hyper when taking this. I won't blame the vitamin, but thought I'd mention it in case enough anecdotal evidence piles up about it.

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            5.0

            packs a nutritional punch!

            By mamma

            from PA

            describe yourself Eco-minded Mom, Health Conscious, Traditional Foods

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • No Extra Ingredients
            • Simple To Take
            • Value Per Serving

            Cons

            • Not T H A T Smelly
            • Shake R E A L L Y Well

            Best Uses

            • Children
            • Daily Use
            • Take With Juice

            Comments about Natural Vitality Kids Natural Calm Multi Liquid, Fruity Splash, 30 fl oz:

            After a long search (and Excel spreadsheets, no joke), I found this vitamin supplement with no corn syrup, artifical dyes or colors, soy or gluten, or anything "extra". For the last year, I've served this with a shot of O.J. (or any juice), usually cut with a shot of water too (or after to help rinse the glass). This week we were running low and I was getting tired of being a morning mixologist for our 4yo. I also didn't like my dishwasher smelling like a sweaty handful of pennies and fish until washday, so I bought kids chewables (a multi and a DHA. Pure Matters was the "cleanest" gummi I could find). I soon realized the toddler would have to take two doses (4 of each chew) at 4 times the calories (and sugar!) to get close to the same nutrients as this liquid. Last night while pouring out the dregs, to my surprise, the 4yo took it straight up before I mixed it! When my 1.5yo saw that, she asked for it too! So I let her sip the drip in the medicine cup, and there was no complaint (a slight puss face, but she has never taken any other vitamin since we still BF)! Tonight son took it straight again and she did too (note: these vits are for 2yrs and up... she just tasted the drip so no worries for an overdose)! I'm afraid the kid will lose his taste for it if I switch to the gummies full-time, so I'm back to buy more Kids Calm Multi Liquid. I can put up with daily mixing and fishy glasses knowing they'll actually take this and it's nutritionally superior to "convenience" gummy vitamins. For reference we also eat porridge (made with legumes and mixed grains) and drink "green" smoothies, so we're used to, -ahem-, "unique" flavors. I highly recommend a good shake to prevent the heavier minerals from settling. This is also a good value per serving, especially with a sale!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Wonderful product, best price

            By Webstersx4

            from Cleveland, OH

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Effective

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Children
              • Daily Use

              Comments about Natural Vitality Kids Natural Calm Multi Liquid, Fruity Splash, 30 fl oz:

              I can tell if I accidentally missed a dose with my kids. This helps with their mood, anxiety, and my sons tics. I like the original orange flavor, but they like this one with a little water added.

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