Let’s face it; our kids can be picky when it comes to eating all the healthy food their body needs to grow big and strong. Many children are missing the proper vitamins and minerals needed for early development for different reasons.
What Kids Need Vitamin Supplements?
Pediatricians might recommend certain vitamin supplements for:
- Kids who don’t eat regular, well-balanced meals
- Picky eaters who are not eating enough food in general
- Kids with chronic medical conditions or children with digestive issues
- Children who consume a lot of fast food, and processed snacks
- Kids who drink a ton of carbonated sodas which can leach vitamins and minerals from their bodies
- Children on a vegetarian or a vegan diet may need an iron supplement, and kids on a dairy-free diet may need a calcium supplement
Here are a few of the top vitamins and supplements your child’s doctor might recommend depending on their unique diet and medical conditions.
Vitamin A promotes normal growth and development; tissue and bone repair; and healthy skin, eyes, and immune responses. Good sources include milk, cheese, eggs, and yellow-to-orange vegetables like carrots, yams, and squash.
B vitamins such as B2, B3, B6, and B12 aid metabolism, energy production, and healthy circulatory and nervous systems. Good sources include meat, chicken, fish, nuts, eggs, milk, cheese, beans, and soybeans.
Calcium helps build strong bones as a child grows and develops. Good sources include milk, cheese, yogurt, tofu, and calcium-fortified orange juice.
Iron builds muscle and is essential to healthy red blood cells. Iron deficiency is a risk in adolescence, especially for girls, once they begin to menstruate. Good sources include beef and other red meats, turkey, pork, spinach, beans, and prunes.
It’s important to discuss vitamin and supplement consumption and dosage with your child’s doctor. Large dosages of certain vitamins can be toxic to children, and you should always consult a medical professional before your kid begins taking any vitamins or supplements.
At Dande-Lion Herb Shop, we know how important the health and well-being of your children is. We can supply your family with the vitamins and supplements your doctor recommends for optimal health. We have everything you need to get back on track, from our in-store bulk herbs to our vast online collection of supplements!
Contact us today at (410)768-8144 to speak with a knowledgeable professional and find out what products we have in stock.