As a working Mom, we made a tough decision to put Dana in infant care when she was a mere six months old baby. With proximity and close interaction with other infants and kids, we were playing ‘catch up’ to build her immune system with our monthly visits to the pediatrician. Of all the vitamins that are essential for children, we found out shortly that our best bet to protect her from falling prey to common colds and infections was to ensure her intake of Vitamin C was sufficient.
|Life in the Infantcare as a kiddo…|
|A strong immunity keeps her functioning happily…|
The role Vitamin C play in strengthening a child’s immune system cannot be overly-emphasized. The all-consuming desire all parents have is to built strong immunity and resilience in our kids against nasty viruses. For children who have to function in mass settings (such as infantcare, childcare, preschool, kindergartens and eventually formal schooling), ample dosage of Vitamin C is especially crucial for their good health and development.
7 Benefits of Vitamin C for Kids
1. Boosts the overall immunity. This means that even though it cannot prevent your child from falling ill entirely, ample Vitamin C intake makes it a little more resistant for them to become infected with an illness.
2. Keep their gums healthy
3. Aids the healing of cuts and wounds
4. Lessons the symptoms and duration of common cold
5. Builds and repairs red blood cells, bones, and tissues
6. Minimizes bruising from falls and scrapes by strengthening your child’s blood vessels
7. Helps the body absorb iron from iron-rich foods
10 Best Sources of Vitamin C for Kids & Adults
Brightly colored fruits and vegetables are great sources of Vitamin C. The charts above show some Vitamin C rich-foods that can be easily incorporated into our daily diets:
High Vitamin C Fruits: Papayas, Strawberries, Kiwis, Mangos, Pineapples, Melons (Honeydew and Watermelon) and Citrus Fruits (and Juices)
High Vitamin C Vegetables: Red and Green Peppers (Capsicums) Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Peas, Cauliflower etc.
Coincidentally, most of the Vitamin C rich food are also rich in antioxidants. Because Vitamin C is water soluble, any excess will be flushed from the body in your child’s urine. This means the child needs to replace vitamin C often because it doesn’t stay in his/her system for very long. At times of illness, and especially during recovery from cold or injury, your child needs greater amounts of Vitamin C to speed up the healing process.
Is my child getting enough Vitamin C?
The Vitamin C content in food may be reduced by prolonged storage and by cooking. Fortunately, many of the best food sources of Vitamin C (such as citrus fruits) are usually eaten raw. If your child eats very limited variety of food or is prone to cold, you may need to up your child’s intake of Vitamin C. Even if your child has strong immunity, you can supplement with a healthy treat in the form of a Vitamin C Gummy instead of buying candies laden with cavity (and hyperactivity) inducing artificial sugar.
What is the minimum daily requirement of Vitamin C for my child?
Ages 1 to 3 years: at least 15 mg per day
Ages 4 to 8: at least 25 mg per day
Ages 9 -13: at least 45 mg per day
Introducing the all-new Redoxon Kids Vitamin C Gummy!
|One Redoxon Kids Vit C Gummy a day is all I need!|
Mention the brand ‘Redoxon’ and one would naturally associate it with their famous effervescent Vitamin C Tablets where we can get 10 oranges worth of Vitamin C in one tablet. Redoxon has now launched a new Redoxon Kids Vitamin C Gummies, which provides extra immune support for the family! The best news is that each Redoxon Kids Vitamin C Gummy contains 30mg of Vitamin C so just one gummy a day takes care of your child’s required daily Vitamin C needs!
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Like many preschoolers, Dana loves to request for sweet ‘treats’, especially when she is done with her morning routine of getting herself ready for school and after her piano practices. With the new Redoxon Kids Vitamin C Gummies, parents like me can dish out these ‘sweet treats’ on a regular basis without feeling guilty! In fact, she loved the Redoxon Kids Vitamin C Gummies so much that we had to restrict her to a maximum of two per day so as not to exceed the recommended dosage. Packaged in handy zip packs, these gummies are such fun and fuss-free immune boosters. I think it’s a great idea to add a packet or two of these healthy Redoxon Kids Vitamin C Gummies into children’s Birthday Treat Bags too!
Redoxon Kids Vitamin C Gummies is currently available in both zip pack and bottle form at Guardian, Watsons, Unity, supermarkets, and other leading retailers. Redoxon also has a whole range of Vitamin C products for the entire family, including effervescent tablets, chewable tablets and capsules for adults and kids. Who can resist the goodness of Vitamin C packaged in a desirable gummy? With the Redoxon Kids Vitamin C Gummies, you see immunity support, your child sees fun! You ought to let your kids try them today.
|Keep your child healthy with Redoxon!|
Name the Mascot Contest!
The Redoxon Orange Gummy needs a name! Get your child to come up with a creative name and stand to win attractive Capitaland Mall vouchers! Hop over to The New Age Parents’ FB page to send in your entries from today till 31 Oct 2013. Have fun!