Vitamins: wheat (gluten), milk, egg, peanut, tree nut, soy and preservative free
It’s enough that the food allergic have to read each and every food label to avoid foods they are allergic to. Then there is the issue of cross contamination. However, food items are only one category allergic individuals need to consider.
Vitamins are a consumable product that parents of allergic children may fail to think about. Many contain dairy.
Luckily there are allergy friendly vitamins out there. CVS even has their own brand called Gummy Swirls.
From their website:
“Multi-vitamin and mineral supplement. Great taste! Black cherry cream, orange cream, strawberry cream. This product contains no wheat (gluten), milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy or preservatives. The facility that makes this product also makes products that contain wheat (gluten) and milk using different equipment.”
You can also find vitamins at several of the online allergy stores listed on Best Allergy Sites. One such store is the Allergy Free Shop.
The allergic and gluten-free community is abuzz about the upcoming THRIVE Allergy Expo in Chicago on the weekend of April
“Traditional Chinese Medicine and New Ideas for Food Allergy, Asthma and Eczema” presentation at Newton Wellesley Hospital.