The vitamins contribute to the health & growths of children are Vitamin A, D, C, K, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, B6, & B12. Vitamin K aids in the formation of prothrombin, which is associated with the mechanism of blood clotting.
Necessary part of the visual process & thus is associated with the ability to see in dim light.
Vitamin A is also necessary for maintaining the health of epithelial tissue, namely, the tissue of skin, covering of the eye, the lining of the respiratory, alimentary & genitourinary tracts.
Deficiency of Vitamin A structurally impairs the body’s first line of defense. In addition, it is necessary for the orderly development of bones & teeth.
It is also essential for the formation of enamel of teeth.
Source- Milk, Butter, Liver, Fish liver oils & egg yolk.
- Essential for the normal growth & mineralization of the bones & teeth.
- The body cannot make proper use of the Calcium & Phosphorus supplied by food unless Vitamin D
3. Source- Fish liver oil, Milk, Butter, Yeast.
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)-
1. Thiamine is essential for the maintenance & normal function of the nervous system.
2. It has been found that Thiamine is necessary to carry carbohydrates metabolism through an essential step.
3. Source- Cereals, Grains, Beans, Nuts, Pork & Duck.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)-
1. Plays an important role in the internal environment in which the body cells live, where it is involved in the life processes of active cells.
2. Riboflavin is essential for growth & normal nutrition at all ages.
3. A deficiency produces characteristics changes in the lips, tongue & skin.
4. Source- Diary products, offal & leafy vegetables.
1. It is a member of the enzyme system in certain metabolic processes, including those of neural tissue.
2. Arrested growth & disturbances in functioning of the nervous system have been noted to follow deprivation of B6 in infancy.
3. Also, alteration in tryptophan metabolism in pregnancy has been relived by administration of B6.
4. Sources- Widely found in plant & animal stuff.