Vitamins for children: pros and cons AIMS → Investigate supplementary and natural vitamins → Present a number of examples of the personalized approach to the usage of vitamins in pediatrics → Draw your attention to the balanced diet
Hypovitaminoses in children`s organisms (a Russian study) Cross-sectional study of randomized population (>7000 children)
Example: aim at folate RDA
What is a vitamer? Folate vitamers
Products with the highest contents of the natural folates More than a half of the total folate content in the food is lost during thermal treatment during cooking.
Pros & Cons
Vitamins !? Vitamins are not drugs Vitamins are essential only if the child has hypovitaminosis Vitamin deficiencies are prevalent in pediatric populations Vitamins are the part of our everyday life