The five most important vitamins
Let's see what vitamins are most important for a child (we hope this will help youto choose the right dietary supplements for your kids).
Vitamin A - protects eyesight, stimulates bone growth, strengthens hair and nails, heals wounds and skin scratches. If your child is vitamin A deficient, you may notice the following symptoms: vision problems, frequent colds, dry skin, brittle hair, inhibited growth, stomatitis, and tooth enamel damage.
Vitamin C is extremely important for boosting immunity, helping the body to resist infection, improving oxygen saturation of cells, strengthening the gums and blood vessels, preventing allergies, alleviating its symptoms, and increasing the absorption of iron. Anemia, frequent colds, nose bleeding, fatigue from school learning, skin problems, liver disease, and a test positive for parasites can hint that you might want to add vitamin C to your diet.
Vitamin D is the key to full physical development. It strengthens bones, nails and teeth and also supports the nervous system. Its deficiency can lead to delay in development, bone curvature, restless sleep, tearfulness, indigestion, and excessive sweating.
Vitamin E - protects the body from viruses and infection, maintains the health of the heart and blood vessels, participates in the formation of the reproductive system, improves metabolism and helps to gain weight and develop properly in the first years of life. Lack of vitamin E is fraught with delayed mental and physical development, speech impairment, deterioration of vision and all reflexes, as well as dry skin and hair.
Group B vitamins - according to medical research, a child needs four times more B vitamins than does an adult. Deficiency of this vitamin is signaled by poor appetite, overall weakness, memory and mental impairment, nervous disorders, muscle pain, bleeding gums, skin diseases, and other health problems.