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Healthy eating is fundamental to your child’s growth and development. And while naughty festive season eating is completely acceptable, they do need support to keep their bodies healthy, immune systems strong, and minds focused as they start the new school year.

Scientifically proven and quality vitamins and supplements can ensure children get adequate support for their nutrition and immunity. “Vitamins should always compliment a healthy diet,” said Lelani Rautenbach, Head of Marketing at Releaf Pharmaceuticals, a vitamin manufacturer that has developed a range specifically to meet the growing and development needs of babies, kids, and teens. She explains that every child should be given the right vitamins and supplements to support a strong immune system and provide essential nutrients for their growing bodies.

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The experts all agree that there are several important factors to consider when choosing a supplement for a child. “Reputable brands that adhere to strict manufacturing standards and formulate vitamins and supplements specifically for children’s daily needs are the ones to look out for,” Rautenbach said. “It is also essential that you consult your doctor before your child starts taking them.”

Ensure that the products you select only use high-quality ingredients and are free of preservatives, tartrazine, artificial colourants, alcohol, sucrose, and glucose. “Make sure your children get all the good stuff from their vitamins, and that the brand you chose delivers on all their claims,” said Willco Janse van Vuuren, Managing Director at Releaf Pharmaceuticals.   

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To maintain good health, children should get sufficient vitamins A, B, C, D, and E. “When children get the right dose of these vital vitamins, they will grow up with healthy, strong bones and muscles and strong immunity,” Janse van Vuuren added.

Medical aid approval

Some medical aid schemes reward customers for staying healthy and taking scientifically proven quality vitamins and supplements. These medical aid members can claim back recent vitamins and supplement purchases if they are NAPPI-coded. This is good news for vitamin takers who can get extra money in their pocket and improved health as the new year kicks off.

All children need the right vitamins and minerals to grow and stay healthy, especially picky eaters, children with allergies, or on restricted diets. Rautenbach suggests choosing a multivitamin that suits your child’s age and health needs.

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