Back to School with “No” Vitamins

"Back to School" means preparing the whole family. Vitamins from Puritan's Pride should be on the list. -


Okay, before you freak out… hear me out. I’m not saying don’t take vitamins. What I’m referring to are the extras that don’t need to be in vitamins. When I was a kid, my mom used to purchase vitamins from a specialty store. We weren’t wealthy but she spent her money wisely to ensure our family had the things we needed. I don’t remember taking them during the summer but I do remember having them all through the school year. Our whole family took vitamins, not just my brothers and me. My favorite were the chewable Vitamin C tablets because they were cherry flavored with no funky vitamin taste. The multi-vitamins had a unique taste, one that I eventually came to associate with vitamins in general. It wasn’t horrible, just different. I don’t remember ever having trouble taking vitamins back then despite the vitamin-taste.

That was before they became a discount store commodity. Something you would see hundreds of varieties of at grocery, club and drug stores. For my adult life, most that I have tried have been commercial and have a less than appealing flavor. I resorted to taking adult gummy vitamins because, to be honest, I don’t mind the taste them. With hectic back to school scheduling including more than our share of unbalanced meals, it’s important to take vitamins and supplements. Puritan’s Pride sent us a back to school package that included Women’s One Daily Mutivitamins, One Daily Men’s Multivitamin, Vitamin B-12 500 mcg and Omega-3 Fish Oil 100 mg.

It wasn’t until I tried these that I realized the difference between these and my prior vitamins. When I looked at the package, I noticed something interesting: “No… no… no… no…”

Puritan's Pride vitamins boast "no artificial flavor" "no gluten" "no wheat" and more.  -

It was amazing to see Puritan’s Pride vitamins so prominently boasting “No” on their bottles… as in no artificial flavors, preservatives, sugar, milk, lactose, soy, gluten, wheat, yeast or shellfish. When we get ready for a new school year, we are inundated with a list of things that aren’t allowed at school due to classmate allergies. We constantly read online about gluten-free cooking, nut allergies, soy and milk intolerances. We are mindful of having healthy foods whenever possible, getting enough sleep, getting exercise and taking vitamins. I’ve never stopped to think about the little details.

Get the whole family ready for back to school with vitamins! We tried Puritan's Pride. -

Then I realized these vitamins from Puritan’s Pride taste a lot like the specialty ones my mom used to get for us when we were kids. Not only am I getting myself ready for back to school along with my kids but I’m also having a trip down memory lane. All in the name of vitamins…

Now you can enter to win your own package of vitamins and supplements! The back to school prize pack includes the same vitamins I received:

Puritan’s Pride Women’s One Daily Multivitamins
This multivitamin is tailor-made for women. Once-daily formula provides a valuable array of vitamins and minerals. Includes 1000 IU of Vitamin D to support bone and immune system health.*

Puritan’s Pride One Daily Men’s Multivitamin
This multivitamin is tailor-made for men. Once-daily formula provides a comprehensive array of vitamins and minerals. Includes 700 IU of Vitamin D to support bone and immune system health, and 100% of the Daily Value of Zinc to aid with energy metabolism and male reproductive health.*

Puritan’s Pride Vitamin B-12 500 mcg
B-12 Ener-B® formula delivers the essential B vitamin B-12 to support energy metabolism in the body.* Vitamin B-12 is also essential for the normal formation of blood cells, contributes to the health of the nervous system, and helps maintain circulatory health.*

Puritan’s Pride Omega-3 Fish Oil 1000mg
Provides 300mg of active Omega-3.Supports heart health.* Purified to eliminate mercury. This Ester-Omega® Fish Oil provides 300mg of total omega-3 fatty acids, comprising of EPA, DHA and other fatty acids. EPA and DHA fatty acids support heart health, provide an energy source for your body and are “good” fats that can help balance the “bad fats” in your diet.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

It’s a quick turnaround though since school is already in session for most of us so don’t delay… enter today. If you’re ready to restock your vitamins and supplements, check out the selection at

Puritan’s Pride Vitamins

Who in your family takes vitamins?

16 thoughts on “Back to School with “No” Vitamins

  1. I take vitamins too. However, I’ve never looked to see if they contained or didn’t contain those items listed above. Now I have to inquire! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I take vitamins daily, my pill collection seems to continue to grow as even the complete ones never are complete enough. Between the heavy metals and other fillers a shopper definitely needs to be weary of the type of pills they are willing to pop.

  3. I used to be VERY good about taking my vitamins — but lately not so much! When the budget gets tight, I tend to put buying them on the back burner.

  4. In addition to a multivit I’ve started to use turmeric in food on a regular basis, and feel far more bright eyed and bushy tailed!

  5. With flu season, this year, hitting so hard, it’s important to be as proactive as possible. Thanks for these great tips.

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