question-icon

Suggest dosage for Vitabiotics and Haliborange

default
Posted on Wed, 18 May 2016
Question: I am giving Multivitamins to my 6 year old son. I want to consult on the type and the dosage if it is alright and we can continue it forever.
The following are supplements are given alternately on each day:

(a) Vitabiotic – WellKid Multi-Vitamin (www.yyyyyyy.com) Tablets
(b) Haliborange – Kids Omega 3 – Syrup – 10 ml daily. www.yyyyyyyyyyyy.com

Please provide your advice suitably if it is okay to continue.
Alternately, if there is any other suggestion.

Regards,
xxxxxx
doctor
Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (40 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Multivitamin supplementation without deficiencies is meaningless.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

Pardon me for stating bluntly but your question is equivalent to asking how much water (or anything else) is right to be flushed down the toilet, for nothing. Vitamins are substances required in microscopic amounts and a normal diet contains enough of vitamins that a person needs. Unless there are specific deficiency symptoms, vitamins need no substitution and any un-needed extra supply that you give would simply be flushed out with urine. It is only in very big amounts that overdose symptoms will occur, else you can give any amount you like since it is going to go down the drain anyway.

In short, my suggestion is not to give unnecessary multivitamins. They do not do any good other than making the manufacturers wealthy. Just give your child a wholesome diet and back it by regular vigorous activity for at least one hour daily and your child will grow up well.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Diptanshu Das

Pediatrician

Practicing since :2005

Answered : 3869 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Suggest dosage for Vitabiotics and Haliborange

Brief Answer: Multivitamin supplementation without deficiencies is meaningless. Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. Pardon me for stating bluntly but your question is equivalent to asking how much water (or anything else) is right to be flushed down the toilet, for nothing. Vitamins are substances required in microscopic amounts and a normal diet contains enough of vitamins that a person needs. Unless there are specific deficiency symptoms, vitamins need no substitution and any un-needed extra supply that you give would simply be flushed out with urine. It is only in very big amounts that overdose symptoms will occur, else you can give any amount you like since it is going to go down the drain anyway. In short, my suggestion is not to give unnecessary multivitamins. They do not do any good other than making the manufacturers wealthy. Just give your child a wholesome diet and back it by regular vigorous activity for at least one hour daily and your child will grow up well. Regards