Could you please advise if there are any synthetic versions of vitamins in Kidamins?

Kidamins - Liquid Multi-Vitamin for children ages 1 through 12Question: Dear Dr. Ettinger,

Could you please advise if there are any synthetic versions of vitamins in Kidamins? could you also comment on another liquid multi I have purchased which uses a synthetic form of vitamin E as they (the supplier/manufacturer) state that the natural version is too unstable in a liquid formula????

Kind regards,

Rob Brady

Answer: Rob,

The only way to get a natural source of a vitamin would be to buy a food based supplement. Most likely it will be a tablet and only one or a few vitamins will be included. A label would look like this:

Cataplex C – Standard Process – $13.00

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 3 Tablets

Calories    4
Vitamin C    17 mg    25%
Calcium    30 mg    4%

Three tablets supply approximately: 225 mg veal bone PMG™ extract, 80 mg bovine adrenal, and 40 mg buckwheat leaf juice.

Proprietary Blend: 595 mg
Veal bone PMG™ extract, bovine adrenal, dried buckwheat (leaf) juice, buckwheat (seed), nutritional yeast, dried alfalfa (whole plant) juice, alfalfa flour, mushroom, magnesium citrate, bovine bone, defatted wheat (germ), calcium acid phosphate, echinacea (root), carrot (root), veal bone, soybean lecithin, mixed tocopherols (soy), and rice (bran).
Other Ingredients: Calcium lactate, honey, acerola (berry), camu camu (berry), manioc (root), calcium stearate, and arabic gum.

My 6 year old daughter takes Kidamins (Kidamins YouTube Video) and the quality of the product is of the highest standards. I am an alternative medicine practitioner of 22  years and have no problem giving it to her. I do give her other products, some of them being food based.

It would be impossible to make a 100% broad-spectrum, high-potency, whole-food based supplement. The key is to have a good diet and supplement what may be missing with this product. It’s safe and effective.

I hope this helps.


Marcus Ettinger BS, Sc