This health video looks at a new way to administer vitamins, through a spray.
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Jennifer Mathews: Two year old David Onnen is on the go. So is his big brother Mathew. Their little bodies need all the nutrition they can get but getting the duo to take their vitamins was quite a chore until now. Rebeken Onnen: It's just an easier way to give them vitamins. Jennifer Mathews: Their mom found a solution in the form of a spray. William Beihl is one of the creators behind this spray called VitaMist. He explains why this spray could be better than standard vitamins. William Beihl: You don't have fillers and binders to give you upset stomach. Jennifer Mathews: And that's the main reason Pam Wright shops for spray vitamins. Pam Wright: This has Acacia which again is a binder, cellulose. Jennifer Mathews: Pam takes her vitamins while shopping and at work four times a day. Research shows taking vitamins throughout the day gives you more of what your body needs. William Beihl: A pill, you only get 10 to 15%, where on absorption you get over 90% absorption. Jennifer Mathews: Nutritionists agree that spray vitamins are good for getting nutrients but warn your body needs more. Patti Milligan: It should be really a well-rounded vitamin. So you have actually got vitamins and minerals mixed in there. Jennifer Mathews: Nutritionist Patti Milligan says minerals cannot be absorbed in your mouth. Spray vitamins only include nutrients and should only be part of your vitamin plan. A plan that this mom hopes will keep her little guys healthy and happy. This is Jennifer Mathews reporting.
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