How Supradyn works: Physical growth & development during childhood

When growing up, children and adolescents have an increased need for micronutrients due to rapid physical growth and development.

If their micronutrient levels are not optimal, however, they might experience bone and joint paint, inadequate skeletal mineralization, bone deformities, reduced height and weight, and alterations in muscle metabolism and respiratory function. Another potential danger is the constantly increasing incidence of bone fractures caused by a lack of physical exercise, excessive consumption of carbonated soft drinks, obesity, and a lack of micronutrients, including vitamin D, vitamin K and calcium. Supradyn Kids supports healthy physical growth and development of children by providing essential vitamins and minerals. Calcium, vitamin D, vitamin K, iodine, iron, and vitamin B complex are among the key micronutrients that ensure normal growth. Vitamin D and calcium are essential for the development and health of bone in children. They strengthen the bone structure and minimize the risk of bone fractures. Furthermore, vitamin K modifies a subset of proteins that transport calcium around the body, enabling maintenance of a strong skeletal system and teeth. Iodine is crucial for the early stages of a child’s growth. It plays a major role in the synthesis of thyroid hormones and the development of almost all organs. Iron and the B vitamins are also required for a child’s growth and proper development, with vitamin B1 responsible for the regulation of skeletal muscle function and development of balance control and fine motor skills.

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Key micronutrients for physical growth & development

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  • Calcium is an essential nutrient for bone health7
  • Vitamin D is needed for the normal growth and development of bone in children8
  • Vitamin D regulates intestinal calcium transport and mineralisation of bone9-11

​​​​​​The effects of vitamin D and calcium cannot be separated7

Calcium and vitamin D supplementation can strengthen bone structure in infants and children and may reduce the risk of bone fractures.

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Vitamin K

  • Modifies a subset of proteins that transport calcium around the body, enabling maintenance of a strong skeletal system and teeth7
  • A calcium chaperone7
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  • Crucial for the synthesis of thyroid hormones T3 and T4, which are important during the early stages of growth and for the development of almost all organs13,14
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  • Required for the production of dopamine, serotonin, and GABA, involved in neurotransmission14
  • Required for growth and behavioural development15
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B-vitamin complex

  • Involved in growth and development16,17
  • Vitamin B1:
    • A key contributor to regulation of skeletal muscle function17
    • Involved in the development of balance control and fine motor skills17
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Vitamin C

  • Vitamin C promotes the formation of intercellular substances (collagen, ossein, and dentin). Its role in collagen formation is of importance for growth as collagen synthesis is essential for bone matrix and connective tissue synthesis18,19

Potential consequences of insufficient micronutrients:



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