I have been giving this product to my 3 children (6, 8, 10) for the past 3 years. I recently had them tested for food sensitivities with a dietician. I was shocked to find out Intrakid contains FD&C Red No. 40. You can find it in the "Other Ingredients" section.
Coincidentally I have 2 children who tested positive (had a negative reaction in their bloodstream) to the FD&C Red No. 40 food additive. My other child tested positive for Blue food coloring.
I feel duped. The product is expensive, but I justified it because I thought I was giving them a supreme vitamin. †
Response From Global Healing Center
UPDATE: As of September 2015, IntraKID no longer contains FD&C Red No. 40 (Red food coloring).
Thank you for the feedback. Drucker Labs (the manufacture of this product) has made the following comment about FD&C Red No. 40: "We are reformulating intraKID right now. We will use radishes for the coloring so no more artificial dye. The new formula is going through sustainability testing right now and we hope to launch in 2016. In the mean time, we suggest recommending intraMAX in 1/2 ounce doses, it does not have this dye in it." We understand the concerns you have, and are more than happy to help you with return of the product. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions or need any further clarification.
The product is great. My son is special needs so its important that he get all the essential nutrients his body needs to be healthy. When we first were introduced to the product, his development had slowed down, he was underweight and I knew he wasn't getting what he needed. We started using Intrakid and I saw immediate results. He started sprouting up like a weed! He started gaining weight and his appetite came back. We've been using it for almost 2 years now and I am very thankful we found it when we did! †
Intrakid made a HUGE difference in my son's health. This product was recommended by our doctor. At the time my child was not hitting his milestones or using that many words. Our doctor said that most kids don't get everything they need from diet alone. I saw a difference in my son within a week of using this product and a good pro-biotic. I think that using this supplement might be one of the best things you can do for a growing child. (that and plenty of love of course!) Spend the money, it's so worth it!! †
I am very happy to see that the FD&C Red #40 is no longer in this product ! while looking through the list of ingredients I noticed that it contains FLUORIDE ! †
Response From Global Healing Center Thank you for your feedback. Due to the nutrient depletion of our soils, the manufacturer of IntraKid (Drucker Labs) uses a proprietary process which extracts these trace elements from the earth to help with the cell absorption of the macro-nutrients in this blend. Additionally, fluoride is not found in measurable quantities in IntraKid or IntraMax. We understand that our products may not work for everyone - if you'd like a full refund, just fill out this simple form. If you'd like to follow up with any questions, be sure to contact us by going here. Hope to hear from you soon!
My kid is the worst eater in the world. He doesn't want to eat anything that is not candy. Period. Or in the last resort we manage to negotiate some mac-n-cheese or pizza into his belly. This type of diet was so sickening to me. So when I run across this multivitamin, I hoped it would be the answer to bring his vitamin intake and nutrition to some acceptable level. So the taste is not really as awful like some say. It's like over-sweetened kids drink. Not to my liking, but it's not too bad. First I poured 1oz into a cup and asked him to drink. No go. Then I pretended it was a medicine and tried to dispense it into his mouth through a syringe. That was total success!!! Now, he runs to take his "medicine" and I think he likes it. It's been just a few days since we started, but I think his nose doesn't run anymore and he is more alert and energetic. The price is ouch, so I have to take one star for that. I couldn't find an expiration date on the bottle either, but I keep it in the fridge, so I hope it lasts. Overall it is a good products and I agree with another reviewer that if you buy all those vitamins separately it will cost a small fortune and good luck feeding all that stuff to your kid. Chances are I would buy it again if I don't find anything similar a bit cheaper. †
Response From Global Healing Center
Thank you for your positive and honest review! IntraKID is great for providing all of the vitamins and minerals that are needed, but are hard to get with a normal diet. Because IntraKID contains more than 215 organic, carbon-bonded plant-based ingredients, the formula may cost a bit more than other multivitamins, which typically contain only 30 ingredients. Please feel free to contact us here if you have any questions.
Take care and be well!
This product was recommended to me by a friend who is a praticing NMD. She gaves this to her own kids so we tried it. We happy with the product. The only complaint is you must take 30 minutes prior to eating and drink a full glass of water - a challenge to do with kids but doable. †
My son's awareness and connectivity to 'life' increased exponentially w/ the use of IntraKid. As days passed the light inside his mind ignited and brightened. What a wonderful product!!! †
I give this to my non- verbal autistic child. He is talking more. The only problem that I have with this is the fact that it contains fluoride !! Why would you put fluoride in this ?
Fluoride is toxic !! It's the main active ingredient in rat poison !! Please consider taking it out !! I didn't know this when I bought this. I just now read it. †
This vitamin is packed with everything children need to stay healthy. Our son has a PDD and we used to have to buy a bucket full of supplements. This has everything in one and then some. As far as price goes, by the time you would purchase everything separately it would cost a lot more. Easy for them to take. One capful in the morning and one when he gets home from school. Love, love love this supplement! †
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