Hale Children's Centre

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Healthy Start Vitamins

We sell Healthy Start Vitamins here, tablets for women £1, drops for children £2

Vitamins are essential nutrients that your body needs in small amounts so that it can work properly. Even though you can get lots of vitamins from a healthy balanced diet, you still might not get everything you need at certain times in your life – such as when you’re pregnant, a new mum or a small child. So UK health departments recommend that at these times you should take a supplement containing specific vitamins to make sure you get everything you need.

Healthy Start vitamins are suitable for vegetarians and halal diets, and free from milk, egg, gluten, soya and peanut residues.

Healthy Start women’s vitamin tablets contain:

Folic acid: reduces the chance of your baby having spina bifida, a birth defect where the spine doesn’t form properly.

Vitamin C: helps maintain healthy tissue in the body

Vitamin D: helps your body to absorb calcium and so supports your baby’s bones to develop properly.

Healthy Start children’s vitamin drops contain: Vitamin A: for growth, vision in dim light and healthy skin

Vitamin C: helps maintain healthy tissue in the body

Vitamin D: for strong bones and teeth.

Healthy Start vitamins are for children from four weeks old and who are having less than 500ml (one pint) of infant formula a day.