We all know that vitamins and minerals are nutrients our bodies need to stay healthy.
But are your children getting enough vitamins to support them?
Find out all you need to know about children’s vitamins, what some important vitamins do and if you need to consider supplements.
If they don’t have a varied diet, children may not get a sufficient amount of vitamins A and C. It’s also difficult to get enough vitamin D through food alone. These vitamins are important as your child grows.
- Vitamin A helps support normal vision. You can get vitamin A in foods such as cheese, eggs, milk, yoghurt and fortified low-fat spreads.
- Vitamin C helps support the immune system. Vitamin C is found in a wide variety of fruits and vegetables including oranges, strawberries, blackcurrants, broccoli and red and green peppers.
- Vitamin D is essential for the normal growth and development of bones. Your body makes vitamin D when your skin is exposed to sunlight. Most people in the UK can get the amount of vitamin D by spending time outdoors in the spring and summer months. In winter, it’s harder to get the vitamin D your body needs, so you may want to look into supplementing it.
As a result, the Department of Health recommends that all children from 6 months to 5 years take supplements containing vitamins A, C and D every day*.
At LloydsPharmacy, we have a wide range of easy-to-take and chew-able vitamins that kids will love.
Children’s Vitamins to Try:
Multivitamin to help with the growth and development of bone, normal function of the immune system and an antioxidant that contributes to the protection of cells.
Always read the label and ask our Pharmacist for advice. Remember, food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied, balanced and healthy lifestyle.
For more advice on children’s vitamins, come in store and speak to a member of our healthcare team. Find your local LloydsPharmacy here.