Does your child need artificial supplements?
Immunity boosting tablets, vitamin C pills, zinc tablets, and more have been trending in the past two years. Claims of extra protection against diseases have influenced parents to give these medicines to their children without a pediatrician's prescription.
But do you know that a healthy child does not need external lab-made vitamins? Specific supplementation may be required by those children who don’t consume enough of a food group or have conditions that impact the absorption of nutrients.
Can supplements be toxic?
Although substances proven safe are used to make dietary supplements, taking vitamins and minerals over the recommended daily amount can cause toxicity in our bodies.
- Extra phosphorus can inhibit calcium absorption
- Excess calcium leads to kidney stone formation
- Excess iron is linked to cancer
- Excess Manganese can cause nervous systems disorders
- Too much vitamin C may affect our ability to utilize copper
- High doses of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, and K, can accumulate in our bodies and have toxic effects (American Cancer Society, 2015)
Things to keep in mind:
Always consult your doctor or nutritionist before giving artificial supplements to your children.
Many dietary supplements sold across India are fake, counterfeit, unregistered, or have incorrect dosages. Please buy supplements from recognized brands.
Food is medicine when it comes to supplements. A diet full of vegetables and fruits of all colors, cereals, legumes, dairy, nuts & seeds is as good a source of most vitamins & minerals as artificial supplements!
You can also try Troovy Cheese Spread and tomato sauce that contain the whole rainbow of vegetables and prove 8+ vitamins and minerals from the natural ingredients. NO lab-made vitamins. NO artificial chemicals. Probably the most natural and nutritious cheese spread and tomato sauce globally,
We hope this was useful. If you want more nutrition tips, read our other blog posts! Here’s to always bringing our best to our children!