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Children Supplements and Why They Are Necessary

As kids are growing, it’s important for them to get enough vitamins and minerals for the most optimal health. These nutrients are usually readily available in food but despite parent’s best efforts sometimes it is difficult to ensure their kids are getting all the nutrients they need. This necessitates supplementation (Multivitamins). If your child falls in this category then multivitamin supplements are necessary:
  • Kids are extremely picky eaters and struggle to eat a variety of foods
  • It is difficult to keep track of kids’ diet especially when kids are in school
  • Follows a vegetarian or vegan diet
Key Nutrients:
Nutrient Where Found Function
Vitamin A Yellow and orange vegetables, dairy products, and liver. Promotes healthy skin and normal growth, and it also helps vision and tissue repair. 
Vitamin B Meat, poultry, fish, soy, milk, eggs, whole grains, and enriched bread and cereals. Helps the body produce red blood cells and assists in metabolic activities. 
Vitamin C Citrus fruits, strawberries, tomatoes, potatoes, brussels sprouts, spinach, and broccoli Helps in healing and fighting off infection, and it also strengthens tissue, muscles, and skin. 
Vitamin D Fortified dairy products and in fish oils Helps the body form and maintain strong teeth and bones and assists with the absorption of minerals such as calcium
Calcium Low-fat milk, sardines, yogurt, and cheese Vital for the development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth. Consuming inadequate amounts during childhood can affect growth and development, but it can also lead to weak, fragile, and porous bones.
Iron Beef, turkey, fish, beans, and fortified bread and cereals Iron contributes to the production of blood and the building of muscles. 
Children’s supplements are usually sold over-the-counter and are typically safe but sometimes it is good to consult with health professionals on the same. They are available in chewable forms, fun colors, and shapes that can be confused for candy, click on this link to check them out. Follow label instructions about serving size and dosage instructions. Keep them out of reach of children to avoid accidental ingestion. Please note that Multivitamins are not a substitute for a balanced diet. In case of any questions regarding children’s supplements call Portal Pharmacy on 0740637700.

Bioglan Smartkids Brain Formula

Haliborange Baby And Toddler Multivitamin Orange Flavour Liquid

Haliborange Mr Happy Multivitamin Strawberry Softies