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Vitamins and Minerals
What are vitamins and supplements?
Vitamins and supplements are essential in ensuring children, men, women and pregnant women are getting the right quantities of minerals and vitamins that the cells in their bodies need to function optimally. Vitamins and supplements for children come in the form of chewable tablets, dissolvable tablets and syrups while vitamins and supplements for adults come in the form of chewable tablets, capsules, tablets and shakes.
Vitamins and supplements for children
The most important vitamins and supplements that your kids need include zinc, calcium, fibre, Vitamin B12, iron, Vitamin D, Vitamin E and Vitamin C. These vitamins are essential in making sure that children have all the minerals and vitamins their cells need to fight infection and that they need to grow. Doctors recommend that you give your child a multi-vitamin every day to ensure optimum health. It is also essential to consult your doctor when you buy vitamins and supplements.
Vitamins and supplements for adults
Various factors could necessitate the need for vitamins and minerals in men, women, especially pregnant women. The most common supplements that adults need are Vitamin B9, B6, B7, Folic Acid, Calcium and Phosphorous, Magnesium, Vitamin A Vitamin E, Vitamin K and Vitamin C among others.
Vitamins and supplements for elderly people and people living with chronic conditions.
Elderly persons also require an extra boost of vitamins and minerals to ensure their bodies are strong enough to withstand infection. People living with chronic conditions like Asthma, Cancers and Lupus.
Where to find vitamins and supplements in Kenya
Most supplements and vitamins are available in pharmacies and chemists, hospitals and clinics around the country as well as online on MYDAWA for delivery to a location near you.