Signs that your child may lack vitamins


Posted at Jun 07 2023 03:43 PM

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Children are at the stage where they are still developing, so it is crucial to provide them with the support and proper nutrients they need to help them reach their full growth potential.

However, at times, parents might not be aware that their children lack vitamins that are essential for overall health and development. So, let us dive deep into how you may spot certain vitamin deficiencies in kids while understanding the essential vitamins and nutrients that they need for their growing bodies:

Unhealthy looking skin, nails

Skin rashes, hair loss, and brittle nails, and others may be signs of Biotin deficiency.

Biotin is a B-vitamin that helps turn carbohydrates, fat, and proteins into energy. It also helps the nervous system and helps keep hair, skin, and nails healthy.

So, try to watch out for these signs in kids, which may be the result of lack of Biotin.

Vitamin E or tocopherol is another vitamin that may help with unhealthy looking skin and brittle nails. It also helps maintain healthy eyes and skin. While Vitamin E is important, it must come from external sources in small quantities.

Muscle weakness

Kids who have a loss of feeling in the arms and legs, loss of control in body movement, muscle weakness, and even vision problems may have Vitamin E deficiency.

Children with Vitamin E deficiency may also experience slow reflexes, difficulty walking, loss of coordination, and muscle weakness. It is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps strengthen the body's natural defense against illnesses and infections.

Getting sick often

Zinc is a vitamin that helps strengthen immunity and helps maintain a good appetite. Zinc deficiency in children may result in kids getting colds and coughing more often, having digestive troubles, and compromised growth. If your child is constantly having these symptoms, it may be a sign that they are lacking in Zinc.

Delayed cognitive development

A finding in studies showed that children who lacked iron resulted to having poor cognitive function and got low scores on school achievement tests.

Iron, Iodine, and Choline help achieve proper mental development during a child's formative years.

Iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia are common in children and this may result in a lack of red blood cells which carry oxygen throughout the entire body. Oxygen is important not just for breathing, but also for the cells in the body that need this for proper function, especially the brain, so, in conclusion, children need to have the right levels of Iron in order to have proper cognitive development.

Weak bones and teeth

Vitamin D, Manganese, and Magnesium work together to help support strong bones and teeth. So, a lack of these vitamins may be detrimental to a child's health, growth, and development.

Signs of twitching, numbness, tingling, muscle spasms or cramps, and symptoms related to irregular heartbeats and seizures which may also be because of Vitamin D deficiency. While Magnesium deficiency may also affect a child's behavior such as sadness, irritability, hyperactivity, difficulty concentrating, insomnia, and anxiety.

Poor eyesight

If your child is finding it hard to see things clearly at an early age, you may also want to check their Vitamin A and Taurine levels.

Vitamin A and Taurine help maintain good eyesight and healthy skin.

According to research, deficiency of Vitamin A is one of the world's leading preventable cause of childhood blindness. While children with Taurine insufficiency may result to impaired fat absorption, bile acid secretion, retinal function, and hepatic function.

Parents and guardians need to have a keen eye as they check for signs in their children for vitamin and nutrient deficiencies and provide their children with supplemental vitamins, minerals, proper nutrition, and exercise.

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Nutrilin – is a multivitamin for children with Drops and Syrup formats that come in an orange flavor with the TasteRite Technology of PediaTech which gives it a great yummy taste.

Nutrilin drops is available for toddlers ages 0 to 6 months and 7 months up to 2 years and is packed with Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Taurine, Biotin, and Niacinamide that when paired with proper nutrition and diet, may help strengthen immunity, help maintain good eyesight and healthy skin, and help support strong bones and teeth.

For children ages 2 to 12, Nutrilin syrup contains Zinc, Manganese, Magnesium, Iron, Iodine, Choline, Potassium, and Niacinamide to help achieve proper mental development during a child’s formative years, help strengthen immunity and help maintain a good appetite, along with proper diet and exercise.

To know more about Nutrilin, visit their website and Facebook page.


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