That's where a good quality multivitamin comes in. I look at vitamins as an insurance policy to round out the gaps in our diet. So, we eat a healthy diet and the multivitamin supplements act as a backup. With a picky eater in the brood, I've chosen a multivitamin that's formulated specially for fussy eaters, and one that provides around about 70-100 percent of the RDA (Required Daily Average) of all the vitamins and minerals that are essential for children. DS1 gets the "Kids Smart Vita Gummies Multivitamin for Fussy Eaters". I found this on the shelf of our local pharmacy, and boy was I happy. Lately, I've been getting it conveniently delivered home, from Kids Smart Vita Gummies exclusive distributor in Sri Lanka, Vitawell (check out their online store www.vitawell.lk). Not only does this gummy vitamin have all the essential vitamins and minerals (11 in all) but it also has 5 vegetable extracts (Spinach, Tomato, Carrot, Beetroot & Artichoke powders). Now I feel a little less worried seeing all the vegies lying on his plate uneaten, because sneaky me, I'm getting them in unnoticed. But I keep serving those vegies, because he still needs to eat them off his plate, after all real food is the best stuff. DS1 is a really fusspot too, he dislikes the locally available liquid multivitamins. Thankfully, I'm now spared the ordeal of chasing him around the house every morning with a spoon, putting my tackling skills to test. Instead, he's chasing behind me asking for his raspberry flavoured gummy vitamins before school.
DS2 on the other hand is a sporty type. He's not a shy eater thank heavens! But, I do worry about him because he's always pushing himself to the brink of exhaustion. Sports practices all five days and endless playful adventures, leaves him a little too worse for wear, which means he catches those nasty bugs quite frequently. I've put him on a comprehensive multivitamin; the "Kids Smart Omega + Multi" has 11 essential multivitamins and minerals plus Omega DHA. This multi is a powerhouse and assists towards supporting healthy brain function, growth and development. The Omega-3 DHA has helped his concentration I feel, he's more alert and the B1, B2, B3 and B 12 has given his energy levels a boost. He's always been shy of those liquid cod liver oil syrups because of the fishy smell (he's also not much of a fish eater) but the Kids Smart Vita Gummies Omega + Multi are odour free and very palatable. I pop a few in between my chores *confession*. They are delicious! Yum, just like eating fruity jujubes!
This worried mom is very content these days. I know that vitamins occur naturally in our food and I respect that is the best source. However, I also know that since vitamins are necessary for the body to function properly, and if kids don't get enough in their diet, their bodies may be running at less than a hundred percent. This is why I'm relying on the Kids Smart Vita Gummies multivitamin supplements to help fill any dietary gaps.
My kids sometimes seem to have endless energy. In reality, all that running and jumping around uses up a lot of fuel that they obtain from food. When their diets are lacking, or they just don't seem to grow hungry enough to eat more than a bite here and there, I have noticed that the Kids Smart Vita Gummies do help.
Vitamins play an important role in energy production, as well as in the healthy formation of red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body. So what advice from this worrisome mom to you supermoms out there? Look for a supplement containing B vitamins in particular, as they help the body to use fuels such as protein, carbohydrate and fats for energy. You are also getting a good deal, if there's a good dose of DHA for added behavioural benefits. But my best piece of advise – always give a multivitamin that is reputed for quality, one that is used globally by thousands of parents and which has been tested and approved by the most stringent of regulators. Kids Smart Vita Gummies ticks all the boxes; it is Australia's Number One Kids multivitamin brand, parents all over the world in over 40 countries trust Kids Smart to support the healthy growth of their kids, and all of the Kids Smart products are approved by Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration, one of the most stringent regulatory bodies in the world. Yes, as a worrisome mom, I've done my homework. Over and out, peeps!