• 7 months ago

    Vitamin concerns

    My friend's son is a big kid for his age and he is not into eating any fruits or vegetables my concern is that he's probably not getting enough of the vitamins and nutrients he needs and will most likely have issues later especially with the speed of growth and extra height that he has his father is 6 ft 9 and my question is What vitamin supplements should I be giving him adult or children's he's only 11 and he's five foot four and around 150 lb and should I also be giving him some sort of extra calcium

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  • 5 months ago

    RE: Vitamin concerns

    Very interested in answer to "Vitamin concerns" above. I have a grandson who also doesn't eat vegetables or fruit hardly at all. This bothers me as he is 14 years old and is 6'3" and in 8th grade. I'm sure he has more growth ahead but I don't feel he can be getting adequate nutrition. I don't like to say TOO much to his parents, as try not to be too much of a but-insky. He is also very active, playing football, basketball, baseball and just did track for first time. He is 11th in state in hurdles after his first attempt. Very athletic.
    I'm thinking he has an extra amount of energy outgoing continually so think that means he should be getting extra nutrition/vitamins, etc.
    Thank you.
  • 5 months ago

    RE: Vitamin concerns

    Oftentimes vitamin supplements are recommended if diet is lacking or other reasons. I'd check with doctor on dosing but at 150 lbs probably adult will be suggested, although I've taken children's gummys myself. Except for vitamins a,d,e,k the rest will be peed out if more than the body needs is consumed. Overdosing on the others is unlikely from just a daily vitamin. If not consuming leafy greens or much dairy then calcium is a good idea. The chocolate chews make it fun to take. Plenty of years to still build bone density and diet may change later so it's not urgent concern unless lab shows low or history of broken bones.