Dr. Barry Hainer continues his discussion of whether multi-vitamins are necessary for children.
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Dr. Barry Hainer: When parents tell me that they are using a vitamin with there child or would like too and I’ve given them my comment that they are probably fine without it but receive the feedback that they are already either on a vitamin or the parent stills fairly strongly about one in to be safe and give there child this additional supplement. I ask them to choose vitamin whose leveling includes a statement that none of the component vitamins and minerals exceed the recommended dietary allowance by a 100%. Because they’re can be problems with too much in the way of vitamins especially this fat soluble vitamins, vitamin A, D, E, K. So, I think it’s important that one selecting a multivitamin if parent is determine to do so that they choose one that doesn’t have a content of vitamins that excess the recommended dietary allowances set by the US Department of Agriculture I believe.