May 18, 2013
The only ingredient listed in Pedialean is called P Rivieri. Most have never heard of this ingredient, even though Klein Becker claims it’s clinically proven, because that’s not it’s common name. P Rivieri is otherwise known as glucomannan, a soluble fiber that expands in the stomach creating a feeling of early fullness with little food. However, glucomannan, along with other dietary supplements, has never actually been tested and found to be safe in children. Moreover, it has to be used in a minimum quantity of 1000mg. Klein Becker does not reveal their quantity, and with their history, this leads us to believe that they use maybe 100mg.
Pedialean is not safe to take if:
- You are allergic to glucomannan
- You are under the age of 18
Possible Side Effects
- Unknown at this time, but may interfere with proper development
Overall Impression of Pedialean:
As with every other Klein Becker product we have encountered, we are not impressed with Pedialean. We are further disgusted by a company that would purposefully target children to sell such products. We recognize that obesity has recently become an epidemic in children. But children are in the early stages of development, and many will age out of early childhood problems. In no circumstances would we suggest using Pedialean, nor would we suggest paying $79.95 for a glucomannan product with no other active or named ingredients.