Children grow and develop at such a fast rate. For that reason, it’s important they get the right nutrients from a young age to aid in their development and set them on the right track for the rest of their life. It’s no walk in the park to achieve this, however, especially when you have a picky eater. To make sure your child has all the right nutrients, supplements can be beneficial.
Vitamins are important for good health and especially important for your developing child. Eating a variety of different foods is the best way to get vitamins. Stanford Children’s Health says vitamin supplements may be needed if the child is a picky eater or has deficiencies. Children’s multivitamins are a great option, although it is very important to remember that there is such a thing as too much. Remind your child that these are medicine and can only be given by a parent. Often children’s multivitamins are flavored and colorful, so make sure you keep them out of reach.
According to Maccaro Pediatric Dentistry, fluoride can reduce tooth decay in young children. There are many ways that you can ensure that your child is getting enough fluoride. Many areas have fluoridated water, so your child may be already getting a small amount of fluoride. Another easy way is to make sure your child is using a fluoridated toothpaste to brush their teeth, as the biggest benefit comes from using it on the tooth surface. Talk to your dentist about whether or not a fluoride treatment would also be helpful if your child tends to have many cavities.
Omega-3 is a fatty acid that is considered an essential fatty acid. Our bodies can’t make these fatty acids and so we need to get them from our food. Foods that include omega 3 fatty acids are fish, nuts, flax seeds, and some vegetables. Omega-3 fatty acids are important in cell function and play a role in brain development and function. According to E.P. True Chiropractic, many children will not or can not eat fish, nuts, or sufficient vegetables, and so they may benefit from an Omega-3 supplement.
Supplements can be beneficial, but poses a risk if given in uncontrolled amounts. Therefore it is so important to consult with a doctor before starting any supplements for your child. A doctor will be able to help you determine if your child is at risk of any deficiency, and can help you know which supplements would be best for them.
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