Vitamin supplements aren’t just for adults – vitamins for children are just as important, if not more so.
Children are often fussy eaters, which can make it a challenge to make sure they’re getting all the vitamins they need to grow and to stay healthy. It can be a constant battle for parents to get little ones to eat enough fruit and veg, but vitamin supplements can take away some of this worry.
Supplements mean you can make sure your kids are getting exactly the right amounts of certain nutrients, putting your mind at ease.
Vitamin sprays make this even easier, and that’s what you’ll find the mykind Organics range from Garden of Life. Our organic vitamin sprays are designed for children aged four and older, and each one is 100% organic, easy to take, and deliciously flavoured.
What are the best vitamins for children?
Here’s everything you need to know about the best vitamins for children:
Vitamin A plays an essential role in keeping kids’ immune systems healthy, and it also supports healthy skin and sight.
It’s recommended that every child aged between six months and five years should take a daily vitamin A supplement, unless they’re drinking a pint of infant formula each day. This is because the formula is fortified with essential vitamins – you need to strike a balance and make sure kids don’t overload on any vitamins too.
Vitamin A is also naturally present in foods including:
- Sweet potatoes
- Dairy products
Encourage children to try these foods, but you’ll be taking some of the pressure off if you know they’re already getting this important vitamin via a supplement.
If you’re raising your kids to choose plant-based where possible, it can be a little bit harder for them to get enough vitamin B12, which is primarily found in foods such as meat, poultry and fish.
However, vitamin B12 plays an important role in keeping energy levels up, supporting a healthy metabolism, and also maintaining the health of the heart and wider nervous system.
The amount of vitamin B12 children needs changes as they grow. Babies only need 0.5 micrograms per day, but this rises to 0.9 micrograms for toddlers, 1.2 micrograms for children aged four to eight, and 1.8 micrograms for nine to 13-year-olds.
For children aged four and over, our 100% vegan and organic raspberry-flavoured mykind Organics Vitamin B12 Spray can reduce tiredness and fatigue, and support normal metabolism and normal psychological function, helping you to make sure they’re as happy and healthy as possible.