Nutritionally vulnerable groups such as young children have a higher demand for micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) and as a result they are especially susceptible to the detrimental effects caused by micronutrient deficiencies. Even fortified foods may not be sufficient in providing adequate amounts of micronutrients to this group.
Childhood is developmentally critical, setting the stage for lifelong health and well-being. Kilogram for kilogram, children need more nutrients than adults to support their rapid growth and development. In early childhood the immune and neurological systems are still developing, requiring adequate nutritional support to fight disease, build brainpower and establish sensory functions such as eyesight. During their school years children are gaining their permanent teeth, building bone density that will carry them through the rest of their lives, and continuing to strengthen cognitive performance.
Optimal nutrition throughout childhood and adolescence fosters well-being and helps individuals achieve their full physical and cognitive potential. Mi-Vitamin chews for children is a comprehensive, chewable, orange flavoured multi-micronutrient supplement with 11 essential vitamins and four added minerals including iron for children 3 – 12 years of age.