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Vitamin D supplementation may reduce the risk of infants being small for gestational age and improve growth during infancy, according to a new meta-analysis.


With the plethora of vitamin D-related news stories being published these days, it is easy to get the impression that this is the most important vitamin, or that ensuring optimum levels of other micronutrients is not so important. In terms of the scientific facts, however, almost nothing could be further from the truth.

As Dr. Rath’s micronutrient synergy approach explains, a whole range of different vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids, and other micronutrients are required in order to maintain the healthy functioning of the body. Moreover, none of them work in isolation from each other. To the contrary, all the various micronutrients participate in complex metabolic processes in the body and interact either by enhancing or opposing each other’s actions. Their optimal interaction and cellular balance is the very basis of health.

Ensuring proper micronutrient intakes in children is especially important. As many parents privately admit, children often fail to eat healthy diets and are therefore at risk of obtaining an insufficient supply of micronutrients. Too few fresh fruits and vegetables, along with the consumption of highly processed food, can result in chronic deficiencies of essential micronutrients that impair a child’s growth and health, thus making him or her prone to the development of diseases.

To learn how the health benefits of micronutrients in children have been documented in a study carried out by researchers at the Dr. Rath Research Institute in association with scientists at the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, read this article on our website.

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