Micronutrients are dietary components. They often referred to as vitamins and minerals, which although only required by the body in small amounts are vital to the body development, disease prevention and wellbeing. Micronutrients are not produced in the body and must be derived from the diet (1).
Deficiencies in micronutrients such as Iron, Iodine, Vitamin A, Folate and Zinc can have devastating consequences. At least half of children worldwide ages between 6 months to 5 years suffer from one or more micronutrient deficiency and globally more than 2 billion people are affected (2).
Malnutrition or malnourishment is a condition that results from eating a diet in which nutrients are either not enough or are too much such that the diet causes health problems. It may involved eficiency in calories, protein, carbohydrates, Vitamins or Minerals (3).
Life On Junior-Life is a perfect fusion of essential multivitamins and multi-minerals which provide children to supplement their diet and support nutritional balance. It comes in a rich sweet mango flavour; children cannot refuse to take it.
Life On Junior-Life Syrup will not only help your children in physical growth and healthy development but also maintains healthy immune system. Multivitamins helps in maintain the immune system, metabolism and growth of the child and acts an antioxidant multi minerals helps in cell growth, digestive functions and maintains cardiovascular health.
Vitamin A contributes to normal iron metabolism, contributes to the maintenance of normal skin, mucus membrane, vision of eyes. It plays important role in cell growth by cell differentiation (5).
B1 Thiamine contributes in functioning of heart, involved in energy metabolism, biosynthesis of neurotransmitters, reduces oxidant stress defences, play central role in cerebral metabolism (6).
B2 Riboflavin and B3 Niacinamide B7 Biotin contributes in reducing of tiredness and fatigue, maintenance of mucus membranes, red blood cells, skin and vision (7).
B5 Pantothenic Acid contributes in synthesis and metabolism of steroid hormones, Vitamin D and neurotransmitters contributes in mental performance (8).
B9 Folic Acid intake increases maternal folate status. Low maternal folate status is a risk factor in the development of neural tube defects in the developing foetus (9).
B12 Cyanocobalamin contributes homocysteine metabolism, red blood cell formation, reduction of tiredness and fatigue, improves cell division, functioning of the nervous system (10).
Vitamin C contributes in formation of collagen, teeth, functioning of energy yielding metabolism, physiological functions, increases iron absorption and regeneration of Vitamin E it contributes to maintain the normal function of the immune system during and after intense physical exercise (claim used only when daily intake is at least 200 mg) (11).
Vitamin D contributes in absorption and utilization Calcium and maintains blood Calcium levels helps in functioning of bones and muscle tissues. Vitamin D helps to reduce the loss of bone mineral density in post-menopausal women. A risk factor for osteoporotic bone fractures (claim is only used when at least 15 μg of Vitamin D per daily portion (12).
Vitamin Econtributes the cells by preventing form oxidative stress (13).
Fluoride contributes to the maintenance of tooth mineralization (14).
Iodine contributes in the production of thyroid hormones and thyroid function, growth in children, functioning of nervous system, maintenance of skin (15).
Magnesium contributes in reduction of tiredness and fatigue performs normal psychological functioning helps in of protein synthesis (16).
Copper contributes in maintaining the connective tissues all over protect the cells from oxidative stress (17).
Selenium contributes in the formation of spermatogenesis functioning of thyroid gland (18).
Chromium contributes to normal macronutrient metabolism and maintains blood glucose levels (19).
Iron improves information of red blood cells, haemoglobin, energy metabolism and normal cognitive function; It contributes to oxygen transport in the body to reduce tiredness and fatigue. It increases the role in the process of cell division (20).
1.Micronutrient Facts, https:// www.cdc.gov/immpact /micronutrients/
2.Investing in the future: A united call to action on vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Global Report 2009 p, http://www.unitedcalltoaction.org/
3.Facts for life (PDF) (4th ed.). New York: United Nations Children's Fund. 2010. pp. 61 and 75.ISBN 978-92-806-4466-1.
4.Journal of Nutritional Disorders & Therapy, ISSN: 2161-0509
5.Vitamin A, http://www.ec.europa.eu/nuhclaims/
6.Ref: Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine January 2011 vol. 16 no. 1 12-20,
7.Vitamin B2, B3, B7, http://www.ec.europa.eu/nuhclaims/
8.Pantothenic acid, http://www.ec.europa.eu/nuhclaims/
9.Folic acid, http://www.ec.europa.eu/nuhclaims/
11.Vitamin c, http://www.ec.europa.eu/nuhclaims/
12.Vitamin d, http://www.ec.europa.eu/nuhclaims/
13.Vitamin E, http://www.ec.europa.eu/nuhclaims/