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
Vitamins – the essential participants of almost all processes of human life. Meanwhile, the human organism does not synthesize vitamins (except vitamin D, which is formed in skin exposed to UV) and not able to collect them. So, just getting the vitamins from the outside, like with food, the body itself can provide them.
However, many products used in food, vitamin content is not enough to cover the daily need of the body. Moreover, the heat treatment of products is a significant part of even this small number is destroyed. So, for example, storing cabbage at room temperature for 1 day results in the loss of vitamin C 25%, 2 days 40%, 3 days – 70%. When frying pork the loss of vitamin B is 35%, fire is 60% cooking and 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 it is impossible to "overfeed" the baby vitamins without control, the excess of a vitamin is not less dangerous than the lack of it. All vitamins can be divided into mono - and polyvitamins.
Monomethine drugs contain only one vitamin. Typically, these drugs a doctor prescribes of a child with severe lack of a particular vitamin.
Multivitamin preparations in their composition containing a balanced complex of several vitamins. Such complexes may have value as a tonic, and to be aimed, for example, at strengthening 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 rules of the daily needs of the body of the child vitamins, depending on his age:
The smaller the proportion of either vitamin in the product, the longer it should take. So, if the rate of vitamin a content in the formulation is from 30% to 50% of the daily needs of the child, to take this drug should be 3-4 months – it was during this period the body will be filled with the desired 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 is definitely useful, but objectively, constantly feed it all of the child is difficult. Another thing is when there is a chewable, such as Vitaone. There are several types, they are perfectly balanced complex of vitamins for different purposes, and the child eating think that this is a common candy in the form of a bear. also useful.
The best vitamins is of course natural fruits and vegetables, but we need rules requires a large number of them, it's hard to give your child every day. More often a problem of “taste”, malinke gourmands don't always want to eat healthy food. My beauty was not an exception we are fighting with the problem of vitamins, I buy jelly in the shape of bears.