What you need to know about vitamins for kids!
Hey Mum and Dad! Welcome!
You’re probably here because your kids are living active, busy lives (how many extracurriculars is school going to give them?!), and you want to know if it’s worth stocking up on multi-vitamins to support their health and lifestyle demands. We all know that kids can be picky eaters, so a little peace of mind around vitamin intake is always going to be a welcome bonus.
Children seem invincible - until they suddenly don’t. Ills and chills can floor our kids, turning them into unmoving, miserable little people. There is a solution, and while it’s not a ‘solve all ills’ magic cure, it definitely helps.
The solution is: Multi-Vitamins!
Your kids’ bodies are made up of a complex mixture of vitamins, and only when they are all in balance and nicely topped up can they continue to run around and stay on top of their daily activities. We all know what happens in the colder months, or when their schedules suddenly get more hectic than usual...the dreaded ills come knocking and derail the whole family’s plans.
Supporting your child’s health is now easier than ever. A natural multi-vitamin designed for kids acts as a pre-emptive booster, packed with all the essential vitamins and minerals your child needs to properly support their immune system and their ability to combat fatigue, which can lead to germs taking hold. Your child’s vitamin and minerals store can run out and fast, just like any nutrient in the body, so it makes sense to combat the depletion of minerals before it ever happens!
Which kids are most likely to need multivitamins or other supplements?
- Those following a vegetarian or vegan diet. Although there are many acceptable plant alternatives to vitamins and minerals found in meat products, it is common for both children and adults to suffer from some kind of depletion once in a while on a veggie diet!
- Kids with any conditions or illnesses that hinder the absorption of nutrients - or require more nutrients than others. These can include Celiac disease, cancer, cystic fibrosis, or inflamed bowels.
- Kids that are super picky eaters! If your little one baulks at the idea of eating a wide variety of foods, they could quickly become depleted in essential vitamins and minerals they’d normally get through their food.
- Any kids that enjoy an especially active lifestyle!
While we recommend multivitamins for all kids, getting advice from your child’s doctor before they start any kind of supplementation is the way to go. They are doctors, we are not! Our children’s range is suitable for children two years of age and older, and we always recommend that you use the supplements as directed.
What’s actually in a Kid’s Multivitamin?
Multi-Vitamins are exactly as they sound - a deliciously chewable vitamin that is packed with LOADS of vitamins! When your child chews one of our tasty soft chews once or twice daily, they benefit from having a healthy dose of different multivitamins flooding their bodies (no matter if they are avoiding certain vitamin-rich foods, or winter has rolled around!) Depending on which supplier you get your multi-vitamins from, the ingredients can vary and the amounts of each vitamin. Our yummy Good Vitamin Co. soft chew multi-vitamins for kids contains some really awesome vitamins; let’s have a look at how some of these all work to keep your little ones up and running.
This clever Vitamin is found in some foods such as spinach, carrots and liver - good luck getting your kids to eat liver! There have been lots of studies about the benefits of Vitamin A, and it’s thought that the right amount every day will help to regenerate cells, keep kids growing, boost immunity and provide that all-important antioxidant power that we all need in our busy lives. We have a dose of 350mcg in each of these kids multi vitamin gummies, which is just right for growing bodies.
We all know how awesome Vitamin C is when we are trying to maintain a forcefield against ills and chills, so the Good Vitamin Co. has added a healthy 15mg of Vitamin C to these awesome kids multivitamins to increase immunity. Did you know that there are a bunch of other processes in the body that need Vitamin C to work at optimum levels? For instance, Vitamin C is used by our bodies to build our blood vessels, and it helps keep our muscles and bones strong! It’s also essential to have some Vitamin C in our diet to ensure that the Iron we are taking in is able to actually be absorbed.
Magnesium is a winning part of this kids multivitamin combo; Magnesium has been found to help with sleep, it works in our bodies to help repair our muscles after exercise and has been discussed as strengthening the bones. Taking the right amount of Magnesium in combination with other vitamins helps the body to absorb them better - this is particularly true for Zinc and Vitamins B and D.
Oh yes, the sunshine Vitamin! With the right amount of Vitamin D in combination with Magnesium to ensure it’s available for the body to use, your child could reap benefits like protection from ills and chills, improved growth and development of the teeth and the bones and better absorption of calcium. This Vitamin is particularly important in places where the sun doesn’t shine as often, and the Kids Good Multi Vitamin Supplements are a great way to make sure your child is getting the Vitamin D they need - and that it’s bioavailable.
Zinc is found in chicken, cereals and red meat and has been discussed as beneficial to take when the ills and chills threaten to hit. It’s also a good option to give your kids if they have diarrhoea, as it may help with the symptoms. Some studies reckon that taking Zinc in combination with Vitamin C is a great way to boost the efficiency of both, and the Good Vitamin Co. has popped just the right amount into the Kids Good Multi Vitamin Supplements, each chewy gummy has 500mcg of this immune-system boosting ingredient.
We have listed all the great ingredients in the Kids Good Multi Vitamin Supplements below; these are carefully combined to make sure your active child gets to stay active!
A pectin fruit base
Natural flavour (raspberry)
Natural colour (black radish)
Our Kid’s Multivitamins are Allergy Friendly!
No, really! We make all of our vitamin supplements free of dairy, soy, nuts, eggs, gluten and gelatin! They are vegan-friendly and Halal certified for your peace of mind!
Multi-Vitamins are essential for growing kids to support their daily health, making sure they get the best of everything when it comes to minerals and vitamins. Ward of nasty ills and chills and keep your child’s health supported all year round!