At what age should I start taking a multivitamin?


Anyone 12 years of age or older may use any of the Geritol® supplements. Have your teenager or preteen talk to her doctor about a multivitamin if you’re concerned she isn’t getting the recommended levels of vitamins and minerals from her diet alone.

A multivitamin might be helpful for your child if he or she has:

  • Certain chronic diseases
  • Certain food allergies
  • A restrictive diet, such as a strict vegan diet


If your child’s doctor recommends a multivitamin, choose one that provides close to 100 percent of the Daily Value of vitamins and minerals.  Getting too much of a vitamin (also called mega-dosing) can be dangerous.


That’s why it’s so important to choose a well-balanced multivitamin like Geritol®. Geritol is specially formulated with just the right vitamins in just the right amounts so you can feel your best, everyday!


Everyone in your house (age 12 or over) can take Geritol® as a supplement to a healthy and well balanced diet.





Hoecker, Jay L M.D. Multivitamins: Do young children need them? 998-2013 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Retrieved from: February 26, 2013.