Why would my child need a multivitamin?
Which children need multivitamins and why?
We all care about the happiness and health of our children and when these are at stake, worry easily wins over us and this is completely normal since preserving the well-being of our little treasures is our main priority. Every parent wants their child to be in perfect health and in order to help us make that wish come true, we need to understand that our children's bodies, like ours, need a number of nutrients to function well.
The best known are proteins, carbohydrates and lipids. But alone, they are nothing: the human body cannot use them without transforming them into simpler elements. This is how vitamins and minerals come into play as supports for all our metabolic reactions essential to the assimilation of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids.
They act by promoting the degradation of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids and their transformation into energy for muscular activity and for the cells. Vitamins promote the optimal biochemical functioning of all cells and tissues. They are also necessary for the new physiological functions of the body serving as cofactors or catalysts in several metabolic activities which are essential to life and health.
These are elements present in the composition of all the tissues of our body (bones, teeth, blood, muscles, lymph, etc.). They participate directly, but in varying proportions, in the construction and repair of our various tissues.
Knowing this, it is important to ensure that our children's meals and snacks provide the range of vitamins and minerals necessary for their development. Unfortunately, for several reasons it is difficult to know if all the nutritional needs essential to the health of our children are met.
A solution is available to us to help fill these gaps: multivitamin supplementation for children.
The Natural Factors company has created a multivitamin and mineral formula for children that meets this need. It's the Big Friends chewable multivitamin in fun dinosaur shapes, made with whole foods and raw fresh plant extracts processed using the exclusive Envirosimplex method. This method makes it possible to retain and intensify all the nutritional value of food.