Vitamins are essential to proper functioning of our body’s metabolism. Infants and children are growing rapidly. As a result, vitamins are especially important for good health and proper development of infants and children.

There are two categories of vitamins, namely:

  • Fat-soluble vitamins: Vitamins A, D, E and K are fat-soluble vitamins, which can be stored in our body.
  • Water-soluble vitamins: Vitamin C and vitamins B are water-soluble vitamins, which can not be stored in our body. Excessive water-soluble vitamins will be excreted in the urine. As a result, these vitamins have to be consumed on a regular basis.

Below is a list of vitamins

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamins B
    • Vitamin B1
    • Vitamin B2
    • Vitamin B3
    • Vitamin B6
    • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K

How Much Vitamins You Need?

Dietary reference intake (DRIs): recommended intakes for infants, children, pregnant women and breastfeeding moms.

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