Do Children Ages 4+ Need a Multivitamin?
Wednesday, February 5th 2014
Do you think that your child needs extra nutritional support?
Did you know:
- The toddler stage, which includes ages 3-5, is known as a time when nutritional deficiencies develop. Children at this age form strong opinions about what they will and wont eat, and often have a limited range of foods they will consume.
- The significant increase in food allergies and intolerances over the last decade can limit diets and cause deficiencies, suggesting a multivitamin is important for this group, as well.
- Tweens and teens are also know for their limited and nutrient-lacking diets, and according to the Natural Institutes of Health, fewer than 1 in 10 girls and 1 in 4 boys get adequate calcium.
- Studies also show that magnesium intake tends to decrease as children age, with 89% of teenage girls and 62% of teenage boys failing to get their daily requirement.
The following products are all beneficial for children:
Childrens DHA Liquid Strawberry
Children's Oxylent Daily Multivitamin
Yummi Bears Multi-Vitamin & Mineral
Floravital liquid iron
Inner Health for Kids
Hi-Strength Liquid Fish Oil for Kids
MultiVitamin and Mineral Boost Powder
No-Nit Head Lice Soap
Vitamin D3 Chews
Childrens Chest Syrup
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If you need help or advice, you are welcome to email our naturopathic team with your health question.
Disclaimer: The health information presented here has been written for the New Zealand health consumer. It is of a general nature and is only intended to provide a summary of the subjects covered. The information is not intended to be comprehensive or to provide medical advice to you. While all care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information, no responsibility or liability is accepted, and no person should act in reliance on any statement contained in the information provided. All health ailments should be treated by a qualified health professional.
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