“A child that is healthy, the only vitamin D is needed’

A lot of multivitamins for infants are not designed for their needs, appeared to be more recently, research by the Dutch Consumers ‘ association. More than half of which contains very little vitamin D and a number of products that contain a high dose of vitamin A, and folic acid. How much do children really need? And multivitamins for children at all make sense? Ten questions about vitamins in nutrition Sue Gardener.

Why do young children actually have an extra vitamin D?

“Toddlers and pre-schoolers to have an extra vitamin D is necessary for the growth of their bones. They do not have sufficient vitamin D from sunlight and food. Therefore, it is up to their fourth years, we recommend a supplement of 10 micrograms of vitamin D from it.”

Are there any more vitamins that children will have to take it?

In the official guidelines of the Dutch Health council states that new-borns up to three months and extra vitamin K is needed. That is, it is very important for the blood to clot. The vitamin K in the form of drops if you are breast-feeding, is only 150 micrograms per day. If you are bottle-feeding gives you, don’t do that. There is vitamin K in it.”

How can it be that there is too little vitamin D and some multivitamins for toddlers is?

“The amount of vitamin D that some of the manufacturers of the multivitamins are doing, it is lower than the recommended dietary allowance (RDA), because it is assumed that most of the children had vitamin D in their diet via drops or pills.”

Have multivitamins makes sense if you’re already vitamin-D-drops-or -pills for you.

“As for the vitamin D, you do not multivitamin to give your child drops or tablets have to be taken. But multivitamins to back up more vitamins than vitamin D.”

Have multivitamins at all, meaning if you have a healthy diet?

“If your child is healthy, it gets all the essential nutrients. It is, in principle, there is no multivitamin necessary.”

Children who eat healthy foods, get all your essential nutrients. The only vitamin D and K, and for infants, it is necessary to supplement. (Image: 123RF)

If you have any further chemicals to which children have a deficit to be able to get it?

“In fact, the recommended daily intake of iron by children is not being met. This can be found in breads, meats, and green leafy vegetables such as spinach, for example. Also, oily fish and, most children do not get much in. Oily fish such as salmon and mackerel, is rich in vitamin D and healthy fatty acids. Used to take kids to, which is why cod-liver oil.”

Does it make sense for the kids to have fish oil capsules to take?

“Recent studies have shown that fish oil capsules however, are not as effective as fatty fish. Apparently, there are still other ingredients in the fat of fish, which have a beneficial effect. Therefore, it is better to just get the fish to eat. However, there are a lot of children do not. I know from experience that it is sometimes work in order, for example, smoked salmon in the soup-to-handle.”

Who controls how much vitamins, a multivitamin should be?

“The Dutch Food and consumer product safety Authority (NVWA) ensures that the manufacturers adhere to the rules. The problem with multivitamins for the children, and the label on the package: the calculation of the daily value on the packaging is based on the needs of adults. This is a required method of marking.”

“Toddlers and pre-schoolers will have most of the vitamins and minerals in a lot less time.
Sue Gardener, nutritionist, and vitaminespecialist

“Of each and every vitamin and every mineral listed how much is in it. It also indicated the extent to which that is consistent with the RDA. As it is, 100 percent of the daily value of exactly the amount of that you as an adult need each day. But toddlers and pre-schoolers will have most of the vitamins and minerals in a lot less time.

So how does it work?

“Let me give you an example: the average daily value for folic acid is 200 micrograms. That is, it is, therefore, 100 percent of the time. However, for children with a RDI of 85, exposure. That daily value is indicated for adults and children, the parents would be 100 per cent may sound good, but it’s for the kids way too much. Translated, it is over 200 milligrams of folic acid (up to 100 percent of the RDA for adults), namely 235 per cent of the RDA for young children.”

“It would be a lot of confusion and not care if there is a ” children’s daily value on the label would be.”
Sue Gardener, nutritionist, and vitaminespecialist

“It would be a lot of confusion and care about the children’s daily value on the label would be. Or, if multivitamins is for children who are “kids-DRI’, but would surpass it. And you, as a parent, just assume you can go.”

We take vitamins as a supplement to be on?

“Yes.” Vitamins from a jar, and have the same structure, as well as the vitamins from the food. Our bodies make no distinction between them. It is only in such a way that it is an orange, except for vitamin C, fibers, and a variety of bioactive substances that are also super healthy, are.”

See also:
Why do we have more of fiber should be eat, and how to do that

“Your vitamins are found in fruit and vegetables is better than from supplements. As has already been said, if your child has a healthy diet, the extra of the vitamin D needed. As well as vitamin K for the infant.”

Sue Gardener, is a food consultant and vitaminespecialist. She is the founder of the Nutrimedia.

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular