Thursday, March 7, 2013

Are you giving the right Vitamins to your kids?

I've been bugged asked many times as to what vitamins are good for kids.  I am no expert on this yet I still get a lot of questions. Definitely not an expert but my experience made me wanna write about it.  It does show on my kids, right?

This might be the reason why questions are pouring in.

See the reason why?

I am not in anyway compensated with this post. It is just so happen that both vitamins that I give to my kids are from Unilab


Multivitamins are not really necessary for most healthy children who are growing normally.

My healthy boys are a product of what I feed them. Food are still the best source of nutrients. Make sure that your kids don't skip regular meals. If they do, make sure that you let them eat healthy snacks in between.
Children are often picky eaters, and because so many food choices are low in nutritional value, children are often eating the wrong food.  Plus in our more challenging world, our children are being raised and exposed to more toxins, pollution, and stress. So nutritional supplementation can be that extra insurance to protect them.
Ceelin Plus 

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Calcium with Vitamins, Calcium with Vitamins, Vitamins A, D & E, Vitamin B-Complex with C, Vitamin C, Vitamins, Minerals, Vitamins, Minerals (Pediatric), Vitamins, Minerals (Pre & Postnatal), Antianemics

This nutritional supplement contains vitamin C and zinc.

Young children are growing rapidly and their immune system may not yet be fully developed. Hence, supplementation with vitamin C and zinc may be beneficial. Vitamin C and zinc together help the body’s natural defense against damaging free radicals (antioxidant effect) and help boost immune function. Free radicals are highly reactive and unstable chemicals generated during normal body activities that require oxygen (e.g., respiration, digestion, blood circulation, immune system response, etc.) and after exposure to UV light, cigarette smoke and various pollutants. One major effect of zinc is on the ability of cells to properly replicate their DNA, which is required for cells to multiply. Hence, zinc is needed for normal growth of children.
Vitamin C and zinc have other important functions particularly during the period of rapid growth.


 It has been observed that vitamin deficiency can induce loss of appetite. It is for this reason that multivitamin supplements as well as iron, zinc and other mineral supplements are advised to promote nutritional balance in children. They also boost energy and improve immunity. However, these should only be administered on the recommendation of a doctor.
Just recently my eldest and the twins lose appetite and became choosy eaters. It was just natural as children reject even the slightest variation in tastes, preferring the set pattern of favorite flavors over new, unexplored avenues of cuisine  and so I grabbed an appetite stimulant that is ofcourse recommended by our pedia.
I've seen much result after using Appebon Kid   Syrup  and I am very well satisfied with it.
Appebon Kid   Syrup   
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Appetite Enhancers 
Appebon Kid Syrup is a dietary supplement to help provide children with nutrients essential for energy and to help improve appetite.

Furthermore, multivitamins aren't without some risks. Megadoses of vitamins and minerals can be toxic. In addition, some vitamins and minerals can interact with medications your child may take. That's why when my kids are sick, I refrain from giving them their daily  vitamins or  sometimes if there's a need for vitamins, I make sure that the prescribed medicine was given atleast 2 hours prior to the vitamin intake.
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. Ask your friendly doctor about it.
 You can visit and like Unilab's Facebook Page at Unilab.

Also visit CeelinPlus to get the most updated information regarding vitamin C and Zinc.

CeelinPlus got  S.T.E.P.S for you!!! From capturing and sharing milestones, chatting with pediatricians, to learning about zinc and more, CeelinPlusSteps providing you almost everything you need for your child's proper growth and development.  Check them out!!


How about you, what are your recommended vitamins? Are your kids' vitamins working good on them?
Keep your thoughts coming!!


lovelots;

joan

5 comments:

  1. Definitely Ceelin with Zinc. Ever since yun na vit ni Meg. But she tried the Appebon also, works really well when she became a picky eater around 4 yrs old.

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  2. Hi Joan,

    Both of my kids drink Ceelin. Though my Pedia suggests other vitamins, I feel more comfortable with Ceelin. Angela gets cold easily but eversince we shifted her to this vitamin, she never get sick na.

    May our kids stay healthy and bubbly. :)

    Abi

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  3. Right now my daughter is taking Ferlin and Clusivol. She's not into solid foods but takes her milk pretty well. I have yet to try ceelin. Maybe it's a trial and error as to what will work best with out kids' appetite.

    I cannot wonder why you keep on receiving questions about vitamins for your kids, they all look healthy and smart =)

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