Good nutrition is essential for the growth and development that occurs during an infant's first year of life. The developing infants are fed with appropriate types and amounts of foods to promote their health. Positive and supportive feeding attitudes and techniques demonstrated by the caregiver help infants develop healthy attitudes toward foods, themselves and others. For proper growth and development, an infant must obtain an adequate amount of essential nutrients (1).
Babies grow at an amazingly fast rate during their first year of life. In addition to babies' physical growth in height and weight, babies also go through major achievement stages; they develop easily identifiable skills that the baby can perform, such as rolling over, sitting up and walking. These are usually classified into three categories such as motor development, language development and social/emotional development (2).
Life On Vitokid drops is a perfect fusion of essential multivitamins and multi-minerals which provide children to supplement their diet and support nutritional balance. Life On Vitokid drops will not only help your children in physical growth and healthy development but also maintains healthy immune system. Multi vitamins helps in maintain the immune system, metabolism and growth of the child and acts an antioxidant multi minerals helps in cell growth, digestive functions and maintains cardiovascular health. Life On Vitokid drops has vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, Vit D3, ferrous gluconate and zinc gluconate.
Vitamin A (Palmitate) contributes to normal iron metabolism, contributes to the maintenance of normal skin, mucus membrane, the vision of eyes plays important role in cell growth by cell differentiation(3).
B1 Thiamine: contributes in the functioning of the heart, involved in energy metabolism, biosynthesis of neurotransmitters, reduces oxidant stress defences, play a central role in cerebral metabolism(4).
B2 Riboflavin and B3 Niacinamide: contributes in reducing of tiredness and fatigue, maintenance of mucus membranes, red blood cells, skin and vision (5).
B12 Cyanocobalamin: contributes homocysteine metabolism, red blood cell formation, reduction of tiredness and fatigue, improves cell division, functioning of the nervous system(6).
Vitamin D contributes in absorption and utilization calcium and maintain blood calcium levels helps in functioning of bones and muscle tissues. Vitamin D helps to reduce the loss of bone mineral density in post-menopausal women. A risk factor for osteoporotic bone fractures (claim is only used when at least 15 μg of vitamin D per daily portion)(7).
Vitamin B6 helps your body make serotonin, a chemical that influences mood. Low levels of serotonin are associated with depression and some antidepressant medications work by raising levels of serotonin(8).
Ferrous gluconate is used to treat anaemia caused by a deficiency of iron. Anaemia is when your blood does not contain enough red blood cells and the symptoms may be tiredness, weakness and shortness of breath. Ferrous gluconate is a form of iron that can be absorbed and used by the body and works in the same manner as foods containing iron(9).
Zinc gluconate supplementation helps in treating diarrheal episodes in children such as acute and persistent diarrhea(10).
1.Vitamin D, http://www.rch.org.au/kidsinfo/fact_sheets/Vitamin_D_low/
3.Vitamin D, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin_D
4.Vitamin D: The “sunshine” vitamin, J Pharmacol Pharmacother. 2012 Apr-Jun; 3(2): 118–126.doi: 10.4103/0976-500X.95506
5.Vitamin D Deficiency- An Ignored Epidemic, Int J Health Sci (Qassim). 2010 Jan; 4(1): V–VI.
6.Vitamin D, ec.europa.eu/nuhclaims
7.Vitamin D, www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/