Vitamins for children
Every mother dreams that her baby was growing strong and healthy. But increasingly, modern kids almost "not come out" from colds, become lethargic, have decreased appetite. Blame – the lack of vitamins in organism.
Vitamins are the most important participants in almost all processes of human life. Meanwhile, the human body does not synthesize vitamins (except vitamin D, which is formed in the skin of a person under the influence of ultraviolet) and is unable to accumulate them. Therefore, only getting vitamins from the outside, for example, together with food, the body can provide themselves with them.
However, in many foods consumed in food, the content of vitamins is not enough to cover the daily need for them in the body. In addition, with the thermal treatment of products, a significant portion of even this small amount is destroyed. So, for example, storage of cabbage at room temperature 1 day entails loss of vitamin C by 25%, 2 days - 40%, 3 days - 70%. When frying pork, the loss of vitamin B is 35%, quenching - 60%, cooking - 80%.
To a toddler still very fragile body, lack of vitamins affects particularly acute. Because vitamins are involved in the growth process, responsible for normal functioning of the body systems: circulatory, nervous, digestive. Vitamins, in particular vitamin a, contribute to the maintenance of visual acuity, and without vitamin C weakens the immune system of the child. Therefore, pediatricians recommend to give children a special vitamin supplements.
But you can not "fatten" the child with vitamins uncontrollably, an overabundance of a vitamin is no less dangerous than its deficiency. All vitamin preparations can be divided into mono- and multivitamin.
Monomethine drugs contain only one vitamin. As a rule, such a doctor appoints a child with a severe shortage of a specific vitamin.
Multivitamin preparations in its composition contain a balanced complex of several vitamins. Such complexes can have both a general strengthening value, and be directed, for example, to strengthen the skeleton, nails and hair of the child.
The frequency of administration and dosage of the drug should be determined by the pediatrician. based on the individual needs of the child. But there are certain general norms of the daily requirement of the child's organism in vitamins, depending on his age:
The less the proportion of a vitamin in the drug, the longer it should be taken. So, if the norm of vitamin content in the preparation is from 30% to 50% of the daily needs of the child, then take this drug should be 3-4 months - it is for such a period the body will be satiated with the right vitamin.
If the content of the vitamin in the product fully covers the daily need, you can take this drug courses lasting not more than 1 month, then you should switch to a drug with a smaller dose of vitamin.
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Fish oil, juices, cottage cheese - it is certainly useful, but objectively, it is always difficult to feed all this to a child. Another thing is when there are chewing lozenges, for example as Vitazhuiki. There are several types, they perfectly balanced the complexes of vitamins, for different purposes, and the baby kushaya thinks that this is a usual sweetie in the form of a bear. also useful.
The best vitamins are, of course, natural from fruits and vegetables, but the required amount requires a large number of them, which is difficult to give the child every day. Even often there is a problem of "taste", malinke gourmets do not always want to eat healthy food. My beauty, too, was no exception. We are struggling with the problem of vitamin supplements, I buy jelly in the form of bears.