Parents and caregivers are cautioned against using dietary supplements, including vitamins, herbs, and various pills and powders without first consulting a health care professional. Some supplements can produce medication interactions and may pose a health risk.
If a supplement claim sounds too good to be true, it often is. Supplements should not be used as a “crutch” for unhealthy eating habits. The best and highest quality source of vitamins and minerals is directly from the original source – food!
Reference: Nutrition Interventions for Children with Special Health Care Needs. Washington State Health Department, 2002