Vitamin Controversy

Vitamin Controversy

Your mother probably gave you multivitamin drops before you can remember. Then came chewables in “tasty” flavors. Once it was discovered that these weren’t quite as easy to sell to kids, the chewables morphed into the shapes of the cartoon characters of the time. Now, these chewables continue to be used, as do gummy vitamins. As adults, we continue to take our vitamins, probably out of habit. But do we need them? Are...

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E-Commerce

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