Should Children Take Multivitamins?

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Many of us worry that our children are possibly not getting enough nutrients from the daily diets; however we are also not sure if we should be giving them some multivitamins.

Sadly … there’s no consensus on this topic. Experts usually do not tend to provide vitamin supplements for children who do not display signs of deficit. They claim that kids do not need huge amounts of minerals and vitamins, and even fussy eaters get enough from regular diet. But On the other side, there are researchers who are on the opinion that kids’ multivitamin are a so-called insurance policy which fills in the gaps of an insufficient diet.



Most of the experts, however, approach this specifically. If it is apparent that a child isn’t eating a well-rounded diet at all, they recommend a pediatric multivitamin. But if a parent is excessively concerned, they usually try to assure them, but may also give them an option of the insurance policy multivitamin.

Two nutriments you do not want to press too much:



Firstly, Vitamin A. especially if it is coming from palmitate, retinol, or acetate. If it is derived from beta carotene, it is generally OK. Continual intake of too much through fortified diet and supplements may cause huge problems.

Secondly, often at times, zinc can also cause a problem. Excessive zinc over extended periods of time may destroy a kid’s immune system and lead him to a deficiency of copper.

So it is always better to check the fortified diets your kid eats. If they are providing 100% vitamin A and100% zinc, and you do not want to part with that particular food, no need to add a multivitamin supplement in the diet. Alternatively, if he is not eating much of fortified foods, you can easily add a standard multi vitamin to the diet.





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