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Multivitamins for kids

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Q: Is a multivitamin really important for children? What would be an optimal combination?

A: A specially designed kids’ multivitamin in the form of a drink mix can provide those key vitamins and minerals, help replenish the body’s electrolyte levels, and ensure an additional intake of fluids, helping keep children well hydrated, including those recovering from illness.

Choose a formula that delivers a sufficient amount of vitamin C to help support a robust immune system, a wise decision for back-to-school time and the increased exposure to classroom viruses and bacteria.

Vitamin C is also required for the proper formation of collagen, a key factor for the development of bones and cartilage, as well as for healthy teeth and gums. In addition, it strengthens the blood vessels and helps with wound healing. Opt for a form of vitamin C that is gentle on the stomach, easy to digest, and has superior retention.

B vitamins are also key nutrients in children’s formulas, required for energy metabolism, the formation of red blood cells, and proper functioning of the nervous system.

When choosing a formula, make sure it is made with all-natural flavours, sweeteners, and colours, and has a low calorie content and a small amount of natural sugars. There are some great fun flavours that will pass the taste test and that kids will love to take as their drink treat.

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