Essential Vitamins For Growth
By Ariella Jacobs - September 25, 2022

Daily taking essential vitamins will help you reach your full growth potential. It is vital to ensure that your child has a well-balanced diet to avoid vitamin deficiencies that can delay growth or negatively affect their growth and bone development. Here are a few vitamins that help growth development.

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Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin and is also known by its chemical name, retinol. It is an essential nutrient for humans, and it is responsible for vision, reproduction, and cellular differentiation. It is also involved as a cofactor in many enzymes. Vitamin A builds bones, repairs tissues, strengthens teeth, and promotes height. People with a low deficiency of vitamin A are at a higher risk of bone fractures than people with a healthy level. The richest sources of vitamin A include; organ meat, such as liver, fatting fish, milk, and eggs. In addition, there are plant-based foods that contain carotenoids which are antioxidant forms of vitamin A, and the body converts these into retinol. Examples include pumpkin, carrot, spinach, broccoli, etc. Cobalamin, often known as vitamin B12, is a water-soluble vitamin. It is one of the eight B vitamins essential for producing proteins, DNA, and red blood cells.

Additionally, it contributes to the synthesis of hormones and neurotransmitters. B12 comes in two different forms: methylcobalamin and cyanocobalamin. Muscle weakness or cramps, poor coordination, sexual dysfunction, and eyesight problems can all result from vitamin B12 deficiency. All meals of animal origin, including fish, meat, dairy products, and eggs, naturally contain vitamin B12. Additionally, readily available sources of vitamin B12 are fortified breakfast cereals. Vitamin D3 is a fat-soluble vitamin known as cholecalciferol and helps maintain bone density. It is also involved with calcium absorption and muscle function. It is produced naturally from sunlight exposure. To get enough sun exposure, you need to spend time outside. However, you can also take supplements if you do not have enough sun exposure. The deficiency of vitamin D3 can lead to muscle and bone weakness, joint deformities, and incorrect growth patterns.