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Which Vitamins Do Kids Need?

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Children grow at a rapid rate. For this reason, it is incredibly important that young people get all of the necessary vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients they need to thrive. Whether children need to take vitamins as supplements is still a debate amongst most experts; however, knowing which vitamins are most important for kids to get through their diet is still important.

What vitamins and minerals are most important for kids?

Some of the most important vitamins and minerals for kids include:

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is important for children since it helps to support the immune system and ensure healthy vision. Research has found that vitamin A can help to protect children under five from preventable diseases and blindness. Vitamin A deficiency in children can cause delayed growth, development, and visual challenges. Good food sources of vitamin A include sweet potatoes, mangoes, carrots, and dark leafy vegetables.

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Vitamin C

Vitamin C is required to keep the body tissues healthy and help the body heal. In children, vitamin C can ensure that the body is growing and developing properly and that injuries like cuts heal properly. Vitamin C also helps children absorb iron from their food, which can help prevent anemia.1 Some foods rich in vitamin C include oranges, strawberries, tomatoes, broccoli, and kiwis.

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Vitamin D

Vitamin D helps children grow strong and healthy bones. Without enough vitamin D, the body can’t absorb calcium properly, which is essential to prevent rickets.2 The skin makes vitamin D when it comes into contact with sunlight, but some foods also contain it, like milk, fish, egg yolks, and liver.

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Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant, protecting cells from damage caused by free radicals and helps ensure red blood cell health. Vitamin E also helps to keep the immune system functioning well, helping children fight off sickness and infection. Natural sources of vitamin E include whole grains, wheat germ, leafy green vegetables, egg yolks, and nuts.

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Vitamin K

Vitamin K ensures that blood clots properly. When a child gets a cut or scratch, their blood has to be able to clot in order for the bleeding to stop. Foods that are high in vitamin K include dark leafy greens and broccoli.

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B Vitamins

There are 8 types of B vitamins which all play an important role in the body. Collectively, they are known as b-complex vitamins, including B1, B2, B6, B12, niacin, folic acid, biotin, and pantothenic acid. B vitamins play an important role in the metabolic function, aiding in the transformation of food into energy. B vitamins also help with the production of red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout the body. Foods rich in B vitamins include whole grains, fish, poultry, eggs, and dairy products.

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Calcium is a mineral required for bone health. Children should get daily calcium in their diet so that their teeth and bones can develop properly and remain strong and healthy. If a child does not get enough calcium in their diet throughout their younger years, they could be at an increased risk of having weak bones and fractures later in life.

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Iodine is a mineral required for the thyroid gland to function properly. The thyroid gland produces hormones that are necessary for many different bodily functions. Children are at an increased risk of developing an iodine deficiency around the time they transition to getting all their nutrients from solid foods. Ensure you offer your child plenty of iodine-rich foods such as cow’s milk, dairy products, seafood, eggs, poultry, nuts, bread, and bananas.

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Do kids need to take vitamins?

Some experts debate whether or not children need to take multivitamin supplements. Many parents give their kids a daily supplement to ensure they get all the vitamins they need to thrive and grow. Most children can actually get all of the vitamins they need from diet alone, but there are some circumstances when a multivitamin is necessary.

If you are concerned that your child may not be getting enough vitamins in their diet, then you should talk with their doctor about whether a multivitamin is needed. Only give your child a supplement purchased from a reputable source since the FDA does not regulate dietary supplements.

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Vitamin IV Therapy - Frequently Asked Questions

What is IV therapy, and how does it work?

IV therapy is a process in which fluids, vitamins, minerals, and/or medications are administered into the bloodstream via a catheter. The catheter is inserted into a blood vein, the IV infusion bag is hung over the patient’s head, and gravity slowly drips the contents of the bag into the patient’s bloodstream.

Who can benefit from IV therapy?

Individuals in many walks of life can benefit from IV Therapy, including:

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What types of IV therapy treatments are available?

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What are the benefits of IV therapy?

IV therapy offers many potential wellness benefits, including:

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[1] Hallberg L. - The role of vitamin C in iron absorption.;

[2] Turner AG. - Vitamin D and bone health.;