Children and Vitamins

Martha asks, " what about giving vitamins to children ? Is it the same as with adults ?" This is what we will look at today.


*** The following recommendations must be considered only as a very general suggestion of what the " average " person may need in terms of vitamin and food supplements. And, since there are no "average" people, you and your natural health care practitioner must adjust the suggested doses to fit your or your child's individual and personal needs: ***

Infants aged 1 to 3 Months


No supplements, if baby is breast-fed exclusively and the nursing mother is healthy.

If the baby is formula-fed with homemade formulas : cod liver oil, plain - 1/4 teaspoon. Make sure oil is fresh, not rancid. Buy in small bottles and store in refrigerator.

Fresh orange juice, strained - 1/4 teaspoon, or 50 - 100Mg of vitamin C in liquid form.

Infants aged 3 to 6 Months



If baby is breast-fed :

cod liver oil, plain - 1/4 teaspoon.

Fresh orange juice, strained - 1/4 teaspoon. If baby is allergic to orange juice, as some babies are, give Vitamin C solution, 2 or 3 drops pre day.


If baby is formula-fed ;

cod liver oil, plain - 1/2 teaspoon.

Fresh orange juice, strained - 1/2 teaspoon or equivalent in liquid Vitamin C solution.

Infants aged 6 to 12 Months



Cod liver oil - 1 teaspoon.

Fresh orange juice, strained - 1 to 2 teaspoons, or equivalent in liquid Vitamin C.

Brewer's Yeast Powder w/ B12 - 1/2 to 1 teaspoon

Vitamin E, 30 IU (International Units). capsule, mixed tocopherols - 1 capsule every second day. Puncture the gelatine capsule with a pin, and squeeze the contents directly into the baby's mouth.


If the baby is formula-fed, add : " nature's minerals " - 1 tablet. Crush tablet and mix with juice or formula.

Children aged 1 to 3 years



Cod liver oil - 1 teaspoon.

Fresh orange or grapefruit juice - 3 to 4 tablespoons. Vitamin C - 100Mg .

Brewer's Yeast Powder w/ B12 - 1 teaspoon or three tablets.

Vitamin E, mixed tocopherols - 30 IU.

"Nature's Minerals" - 2 tablets.

Children aged 3 to 6 years



Cod liver oil - 2 teaspoon.

Vitamin C - 100Mg

Vitamin E, mixed tocopherols - 30 IU.

Brewer's Yeast Powder w/ B12 - 2 teaspoon. Or 5 tablets.

"Nature's Minerals" - 3 tablets.

Bonemeal - 1 tablet.

Children aged 6 to 12 years



Cod liver oil - 2 teaspoons.

Vitamin C - 200Mg

Vitamin E, mixed tocopherols - 30 IU

Brewer's Yeast Powder w/ B12 - 1 tablespoon or 6 tablets.

"Nature's Minerals" - 5 tablets

Bonemeal - 2 tablets.

Children aged 12 to 16 years



Vitamin A & D, capsules containing 10,000 units vitamin A and 400 units vitamin D, natural, from fish liver oil - 1 capsule

Vitamin C - 400 Mg

Vitamin E, mixed tocopherols, 30 IU.

Brewer's Yeast Powder w/ B12 - 1 tablespoon or 6 tablets.

Bonemeal - 2 tablets

"Nature's Minerals" - 6 tablets

Teens aged 16 to 20 years



Vitamin A & D ( 10,000 A, 400 D per capsule) - 1 capsule

Vitamin C - 500 Mg

Vitamin E - 100IU

Brewer's Yeast Powder w/ B12 - 2 tablespoon or 12 tablets

B-Complex, 100% natural, from yeast concentrate - 1 tablet

Bonemeal - 3 tablets

"Nature's Minerals" - 5 tablets

Kelp - 1 tablet

 

The amount of Vitamin C for children, even small ones, can be increased considerably during colds and infections. Children from 1 to 6 years old can take up to 500 Mg per day, and after 6 years, as much as 1000 Mg per day. Those over 12 can take 2 or 3 times that much.

All supplementary vitamins and minerals should be as natural as possible. Vitamin C should be preferably made from fruit or vegetable sources, although this is not possible with higher potencies. Vitamin A & D must come from fish liver oil, or possibly Vitamin A from lemon grass for those strict vegetarians who object to using any animal products. Vitamin E must come from vegetable oils ( the best being olive oil 1st cold pressed 0.05% acidity ) and Vitamin B-Complex from concentrated yeast, rice polishings, ect...

Minerals and other trace elements, likewise, should be from natural sources such as bonemeal, dolomite, kelp, egg shell, ect... "Nature's Minerals" which are recommended for all ages are made from 100% natural sources such as : ocean oyster shell, egg shell, dolomite, yeast concentrate, kelp, blackstrap molasses, garlic, watercress, alfalfa, carrots, irish moss, horsetail plant, bran, dulce, prune powder. They are sold in Health Food stores.

As a general rule, all Vitamins and food supplements should be taken with meals, or immediately after meals. They are better utilized with food. For little infants, cod liver oil and Vitamin E should be given right after breast-feeding or bottle-feeding, but orange juice and/or Vitamin C can be given with water about midway between feedings. All the dosages for all ages as recommended in this chapter are to be taken daily, divide the suggested daily amounts equally amongst three meals, and take continuously.

 


Archives

copyright © 2001-2011 Life Research Universal