I originally bought these for my son because he had a low iron panel test and needed an adult dose, but he didn't like them. They had very hi reviews on amazon and I had bought 3 pill bottles because he needed a 3 month supply! I went to the Dr and she said I needed to up my iron too, so I ended up taking these and I love them. They make a difference. I know it depends on children, but for me they worked great!