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Vitamin Supplements

With chocolate and fruity flavored chewable vitamins on the market, giving your children vitamin supplements is as easy as giving them candy. Many parents, however, fail to do this simple step in preventative care. Vitamins aid in the normal growth and development of kids and they also provide an added defense against sickness. If a child is deficient in certain vitamins and minerals, they can develop serious health problems. A deficiency in iron produces anemia which affects normal cell function. The same is true with a deficiency in vitamin B-12 and folic acid. Vitamin D deficiency is affecting 20% of children ages 1-11, according to Health News, and according to CNN, 70% of American kids are not getting the recommended amounts in their diets. Vitamin D is essential for bone growth and aids in the absorption on vitamin C, and may increase a child’s risk of heart disease in the future.

We do our best to feed our children a healthy, balanced diet, but even our best attempts can fall short, especially if you have a picky eater. An easy way to make sure our children are getting the whole spectrum of vitamins and minerals they need is to give them a supplement every day.

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