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Both adults and children need vitamins and minerals daily to grow and be healthy. Different vitamins benefit different parts of the body, and it helps parents to be aware of what vitamins their kids need.
The body is a strong, powerful machine powered by both water-soluble and fat-soluble nutrients. Fat-soluble nutrients stay stored in the body for anywhere from a few days to six months, and the body uses them when they are needed. Water-soluble vitamins need to be replaced more often because the body gets rid of them if they aren’t used. Some vitamins children regularly need include the following:
If your child eats a balanced diet, they should be able to get all the nutrients they need from food. This means that mom and dad should be aware of what they are feeding their kids and what they are snacking on. With a little extra effort, your kids can get all the vitamins they need just during mealtime.
A large part of healthy nutrition is a well-balanced diet, and if your child is eating right, there isn’t a need for multivitamins. Still, some parents opt for a supplement just in case. Before you give your child any type of supplement or multivitamin, you should check with a doctor or other medical professional to ensure you are using the best products for the best results.
“Vitamin Supplements and Children.” HealthyChildren, by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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This information is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. You should always consult your doctor before making decisions about your health.