REVIEW: AlternaVites Powdered Multivitamin & Minerals

I can’t swallow pills. Well, I can, technically, but I have to get practically a gallon of water and they have to be super small. I’ve tried everything. Putting water in first, tilting my head back, doing it super fast, trying to swallow with food. It’s just a nightmare. I was in tears during my pregnancy trying to take those horse pill-sized prenatal vitamins. Yuck.

I was delighted when I was asked to try alternaVites, a comprehensive multivitamin & mineral in crystal powder form. Hallie Rich, the founder of alternaVites, knows my struggle. For years, she just didn’t take vitamins at all because she couldn’t swallow pills either. She created the first-of-its-kind vitamin company in 2010.

It melts quickly in your mouth (think Pixie-Stick) and kids can sprinkle them in their smoothies, in a beverage or simply on their tongue. Currently, the alternaVites Kids come in two flavors: Strawberry Bubblegum and Raspberry Cotton Candy.


What excited me most was what the vitamins did NOT contain:

  • Gluten
  • GMOs (genetically modified organisms)
  • Egg, fish, milk, soy, peanut, shellfish, tree nut, or wheat
  • Artificial sweeteners, colors, preservatives or flavors

My daughter has a ton of food allergies and sensitivities to dyes and artificial flavors, so it’s wonderful that I can give her these vitamins without worry. One

A daily dose is one full packet and the price is comparable to other vitamins on the market. My kids loved ’em and went straight to put them on their tongues, versus putting them in a smoothie or drink. I was only able to try the kids’ version, but they have an mixed berry version for adults that I will have to check out. Adding a boost of vitamins to my morning smoothies sounds like a win to me!

To find alternaVites at a retailer near you, check their store locator¬†or purchase from one of these online retailers. If you’d like to try alternaVites, they have a coupon good for $2 off!