One of the questions parents will often ask, is whether children need supplements or can they obtain the essential nutrients required for their growth and development, from food. Growing children need all the energy they can get, to stay mentally and physically active. Just as we emphasize that adults should eat balanced meals, this extremely important for children. As a matter of fact, a balanced diet should be prioritized in the growing stage of a child’s life because of their organs are still in a developmental stage and need proper nutrition. It is not enough to say that your kids consume a lot of food with each meal, it is the nutritional value of what they eat which matters most. Carbohydrates, proteins, healthy vegetable fats, minerals and vitamins are the basic components of what a balanced diet should contain. Deficiency in any of these food classes can result in health problems sooner or later in life. Children also perform better in school, have less sick days and have better social development when properly nourished.
However there a number of reasons why it can be challenging to get the nutrients required into children. Children can be picky eaters and others may prefer to snack all day, rather than have healthy food. Other kids may find it hard to finish their meal in school and at home. Finally, even our fruit and vegetables have had a dramatic reduction in their vitamin and mineral content due to over farming practices and reduced soil “richness”. So it becomes important to add a supplement to their daily source of nutrients, to make up for the essential nutrients they could be missing out on.
The Wellkid multivitamin supplement contains over 15 essential nutrients to support the growth and development of children. On the list of these ingredients are: Malt extract, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Iron, Zinc, Folic acid, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Thiamin (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Niacin (Vitamin B3), Copper, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Iodine, Pantothenic acid. Malt extract asides being a sweetener, is a rich source of protein, soluble fibers, Vitamins (B2, B3, B6), iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese and selenium. Magnesium and calcium play important role in bone tissue development. Iron is vital in building blood cells and for brain development. Zinc aids cell growth and repair when injured. Folates enhance cell division processes essential for growth and development. Vitamin C and E are antioxidants that protect cells of the body, vitamins and fatty acids from oxidation (impaired performance). Vitamin D is crucial in the development of strong bones and muscles. Thiamin (Vitamin B1), Vitamin B3 (Niacin) and Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) aid the body's conversion of food into energy. Vitamin B6 regulates cognitive function and mood. Vitamin B12 is essential for brain function, DNA manufacture and normal functioning of blood cells. Supplementation is an easy way to complement your child’s diet.