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In general, the lack of B complex vitamins is often associated with low concentration, anemia, dermatitis, confusion, weakened immune function and even depression. In children, vitamins deficiency may cause irritability, convulsive seizures, and abnormally acute hearing.
The function of all B vitamins is helping the body transform carbohydrates into glucose, in order to produce energy, metabolize fats and proteins. B vitamins, also known as B-complex vitamins, are great for eyes, liver, hair, healthy skin and a good nervous system function.
In children, vitamins are essentials for a positive performance and growing, due to their relationship with concentration and memory.
As a result, B-complex vitamins are compound by eight vitamins, from which 5 of them (B1, B2, B6, B9 and B12) are very significant for the development of children.
B-1 and B-2 Vitamins:
They help the children metabolism, transforming food into energy, as we said before.
B-9 vitamin or folic acid:
Crucial for the formation of the blood cells and also stimulates the productions of digestive acids.
Help children in their development and growing, it processes carbs, proteins, and fat. It contributes to the nervous system function.
B vitamins must be included in children daily diet
One of the best ways of giving your children B vitamins is including it in their daily diet through meals containing full B vitamins, such as cereals, legumes, vegetables, meat, chicken, eggs, milk, cheese, liver, lentils, spinaches, asparagus, fish, fruits and wholemeal bread… all needed for child healthy growing.
Most children, adolescents, and adults in the United States consume the recommended amounts of vitamin B6, according to an analysis of data from the 2003–2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
Contrary to some popular myths, vitamins do not open your appetite, but allow the proper functioning of the body, working as an antioxidant, improving cellular activity.
Give your children a B-complex vitamin supplement if necessary, always consulting first with your doctor.