From A to Zinc: What are the most important vitamins for a child

From A to Zinc: What are the most important vitamins for a child

What are the most important vitamins for a child


Navigating the world of children’s nutrition can feel like trying to solve a Rubik's Cube blindfolded. But fear not! We're here to make science simple and life a little more full of color. Let's break down the most important vitamins your child needs, minus the complicated jargon.

Vitamin A - The Visionary

Vitamin A is like the superhero cape for your child's vision, skin, and immune system. Think of it as their very own invisibility cloak against illnesses. Find it in orange and yellow veggies (hello, carrots and sweet potatoes!) and dairy products 🥕. Sadly, Vitamin A deficiency affects about 190 million preschool-age children across the world and supplementation is recommended by the WHO

Vitamin B Complex - The Energy Squad

The B vitamins (B3, B6, B12, folic acid, biotin, and pantothenic acid) are like the power pack for your child’s energy levels and cognition. They help with everything from unlocking energy from food to creating new blood cells and brain power. It's like giving them a full tank of petrol to fuel for their day – zing! 🌟

Vitamin C - The Defender

Vitamin C is your child's shield against infections, helping heal wounds and absorb iron. It's the bodyguard keeping their gums, bones, and blood vessels in tip-top shape. Oranges, strawberries, and bell peppers are the go-to gang! But an extra top up especially in winter can help keep the immune system in top shape. 🍊🍓

Vitamin D - The Sunshine Vitamin

Ensuring your child gets enough Vitamin D is crucial for strong bones, teeth and immune health. It’s one of the hardest vitamins to get from our diet as it’s only in good doses in oily fish. This means the NHS have it as number one on their list of most important vitamins for kids and recommend it’s one we make sure we all supplement year round.☀️🥛

Iodine - The Brain's Building Block

Iodine isn't just another item on the periodic table; it's the superhero behind your kiddo's brainpower! This essential mineral is crucial for thyroid health, ensuring that your child's metabolism, energy, and, most importantly, brain development are all firing on all cylinders. Like laying the foundation for a skyscraper, iodine helps build a strong base for cognitive growth and learning prowess. Seaweed stands out as a superior food source of iodine, so roll out the sushi now and again.

Now, we know what you're thinking. "That's great, but how do I make sure my child gets all these nutrients?" Here’s the twist: make it fun, make it colourful, and make it something your child will ask for every day. For this we have two options:


  • Blend a smoothie with a mix of fruits and veggies, add as much variety as possible. Leave the fibre in too and watch your little one gobble it up. Pro Tip: focus on berries, the lowest sugar fruit and make sure you get veggies in their too. 🎨🍇
  • Try the World’s first multivitamin gummy that has no added sugar and no added sweetener. Our Tonic powerhouse has 2x more vitamins than any other gummy and covers all the key essential nutrients mentioned above so your little one can grow up strong and healthy.


Remember, the goal is to focus on nutrients for development. By ensuring your child gets these key vitamins, you’re not just feeding their bodies; you're fueling their adventures. 🚀 Cheers to your family's health – one colorful plate at a time! 🎉✨

PS: Always remember, Tonic is here to supercharge your health, but a balanced diet is your best ally. Keep exploring, experimenting, and enjoying the journey to health. Until next time, Tonic Tribe! 🌈💪

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