Creating Healthy Habits for Kids With Daily Nutritional Supplements

In this episode of my podcast, I share about the importance of dietary balance and nutrition for children.  While there are many nutritional supplements on the market, from tablets to liquid, and chewable alternatives, did you know that many brands have additional preservatives, sugar, gluten and fillers that can negate some of the benefits of a daily vitamin?

Parents should be aware that multivitamins should not be administered to children, in large doses.  In fact, too many vitamins and minerals can be toxic, and lead to health problems.  But for many families where children have a delay in physical and developmental growth, chronic disease diagnoses, or a restrictive diet (i.e., vegan or vegetarian), some daily supplementation may be required.  And the type of multivitamin you choose for your child, should be an important and well-informed decision, for healthy outcomes.

If your child’s doctor recommends a multivitamin, choose one that is designed for your child’s age group and doesn’t provide more than 100 percent of the Daily Value of vitamins and minerals. In addition, keep multivitamins out of your child’s reach and make it clear that they aren’t candy.

Consult with your pediatrician regarding growth and development benchmarks.  Children in good health, with great dietary habits may not require a supplement.  But if you have concerns about nutrition, I’d like to recommend KIDS from IDLife  It is safe for all ages, and the berry-flavored chewable vitamin is packed with all 18 essential vitamins and minerals kids need, as well as the 6 cofactors necessary to deliver those vitamins to the organs and systems of the body.  It is an ingredient profile that is unmatched and a one-of-a-kind on the market, and one I highly recommend parents to explore, with guidance from their primary care provider.

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