Many parents believe in providing multi-vitamins for their children and understand the value of them. However, it is also somewhat a grey area for some parents, as they aren’t sure if they should be giving them to their kids and if so - when.
We put together a few important points on multi-vitamin and why it is beneficial for kids.
Addressing a nutritional gap
Unfortunately not every child has a balanced and varied diet full of essential vitamins and minerals. Some little people are picky eaters and some even prone to allergies to certain foods containing essential vitamins. Providing multi-vitamins will help balance your kids’ diet and ensure they receive all the required nutrients.
Whether your child’s immune system is weak or winter bugs are going around, multi- vitamins will provide that piece of mind that your child’s immune system is supported with all the crucial vitamins and your child is stronger when exposed to winter bugs.
Developing and ensuring a healthy life
Critical developing processes happen during the early stages of life, and by receiving the right vitamin and mineral support, you can set your child up for a healthier life later. Studies show that kids who take multi-vitamins and minerals from the beginning can avoid serious health issues during their adulthood and even extend their life.
Kids’ brain goes through a serious growing during the early years and supporting it with multi-vitamins will help their cognitive performance during their busy life and especially when they start school.
Many kids lead a hectic life with sports and activities. Some have something on each day after school which can lead to tiredness and even exhaustion. Multi-vitamins will support your child during a busy life and boost their energy levels.
When should kids take Multi-vitamins?
This depends on the reason your child is taking Multi-vitamins and minerals. If they are very picky with their food and you’re supporting their nutrition, we suggest they take it regularly no matter what season it is.
If your child eats a full and varied diet but gets sick when colder months come, you should definitely start them on the vitamins in the middle of spring and keep going until you feel they are fine without it.
If your child leads a very busy life with sports and activities and gets exhausted and run down due to that, then giving them the multi-vitamins regularly will support their energy levels and health.
All in all, Multi-Vitamins is something kids will benefit no matter what and you will certainly not harm them by including it regularly. If your child is on Childlife Multi-Vitamin and Mineral, Dr Murray suggests giving it to them 5 days a week and have the weekend off. That will not affect the level of support it provides for your child and can make it a little easier on the parents’ pocket.