In Rhonda’s April Q&A sessions for crowd sponsors she discussed the supplements she gives to her toddler (if you’re a crowd sponsor, jump to 1h 15mins of that video).

The supplements she opted for are chewable, and (of course) Rhonda waited until her child was comfortable chewing things before introducing them. Note that each child will reach this stage at different ages.

Rhonda tries to get all the micronutrients she needs from her diet, leaving supplements to fill in any missed gaps. She applies this same principle with her child too. For example, the below images shows a meal she gave her son of egg, blueberries and kale (source).

Supplements she gives her toddler:

Multivitamin

Rhonda notes that it’s hard to find gummies with zero sugar, but the Pure Encapsulations PureNutrients product she chose primarily uses xylitol, and then there’s a little bit of juice which equates to 2g of sugar per serving. The full list of vitamins it contains can be found here (toggle the ingredients tab half way down the page).

This product helps take care of bulk of micronutrients her son might need.

Omega-3 Fish Oil

In general Rhonda tries to use give her child the same fish oil she uses (N-PURE3). She does this by breaking open capsules into his food. Most of the time he’ll eat it, but occasionally he won’t (perhaps because it’s not well enough hidden). In these circumstances she’ll give him PureNutrients EPA/DHA gummies. These are lemon flavoured, zero sugar gummies that use xylitol as a sweetener. With xylitol being better for his teeth than other sweeteners (Rhonda talks more about the benefits of xylitol for teeth health here).

Vitamin D3

Rhonda says that she supplements her child’s vitamin D levels with both drops and gummies. When he was a baby she was using Carlson Baby’s Super Daily D3 (400iu per drop/daily) – so it’s possible she’s still using that product – but didn’t mention the specific product most recently – just that she was using drops.

In addition she said she’s using Nordic Naturals D3 gummies – with zero sugar. These are 1,000iu per dose.

Vitamin C

She gives her son a chewable form of vitamin C made by Swanson. They’re hard, so she breaks them up into fourths and gives them to him that way.

She notes that interestingly the literature on vitamin C supplementation and preventing common colds or even shortening the duration of common colds is much more robust in children, especially younger children.

Roundup

Whilst this is a relatively brief post on the supplements Rhonda gives to her toddler, I’ll update it if we learn more.

For other related posts see:

  • Details on the supplements Rhonda used during pregnancy and breastfeeding (link)
  • A relatively comprehensive list of supplements that Rhonda takes (link)
  • A long post on Rhonda’s diet – including examples of her breakfast, lunch and dinner (link)
  • Rhonda’s approach to exercise, and the science around different types – e.g. aerobic vs anaerobic vs weight training (link)
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Daniela
Daniela
2 months ago

Could you please advise which other vitamins are recommended for a newborn baby, in addition to Vitamin D3 and vitamin K shot.

Daniela
Daniela
Reply to  John Alexander
2 months ago

Thank you!

Jenna
Jenna
3 months ago

My kids are ages 8&5. Is this info just for toddler ages?

Derek
Derek
4 months ago

Great article, thanks for pulling all this information together. I’m curious if you (or anyone else) knows whether she gave her infant/givers her toddler salmon roe too? It seems like some recommend it as a first semi-solid food around 7-8 months, but could imagine there might be some safety concerns around it being raw.

Ana
Ana
4 months ago

Thank you for condensing this information 🙂 I’ve searched online a few times to get Dr. Rhonda Patrick info on certain topics and found your posts extremely helpful. Thank you! Stay safe.