One of the challenges that every parent encounter is how to provide the best nutrition to our children. It becomes more challenging when our kid is a picker eater. No matter how delicious and nutritious are the foods which we serve them, kids will always find a way to give us excuses not to eat them. So what we usually do is ask for advise from our pediatrician or even other moms on what to do. The usual solution that you will get is to provide vitamin supplement to your child so he/she will meet the required daily nutrition his/her body needs.
My youngest daughter is a picky eater so the pediatrician prescribed vitamin supplements for her. As the brand was recommended by the doctor, I gave it to her even if she really disliked the taste. Middle of January this year when I noticed that she lost appetite and after that were series of visits to the doctor. Aside from the cold weather that caused her asthma and/or cough and colds (which really affected her taste), she no longer wants to take her vitamins. Even after she got well from her sickness, she resisted each time I tried to give her vitamins. I decided to find another brand that would suit her taste and after some trial, I finally found the right one for my choosy daughter. She liked the ponkan flavor of Nutri10 Plus and Dayzinc syrup.
These vitamin supplements are manufactured and distributed by Wert Philippines. For Nutri10 Plus, I gave her the recommended dose of 2.5 mL (1-9 years old) and also 2.5 mL of Dayzinc (2-6 years old) . Per 5mL, Nutri10 Plus contains the following: 100 mg Chlorella growth factor (CGF) , 25 mg taurine, 300 mg lysine, vit A palmitate (equiv to 420 RE) 764 IU, vit D3 (cholecalciferol) (equiv to 5.25 mcg) 210 IU, vit E acetate (equiv to 9 mg-TE) 13.5 IU, vit B1 (thiamine HCl) 1 mg, vit B2 (riboflavin) 1 mg, vit B3 (niacinamide) 15 mg, vit B6 (pyridoxine HCl) 1.3 mg, vit B12 (cyanocobalamin) 2.4 mcg, vit C (ascorbic acid) 60 mg, elemental Zn (as Zn sulfate) 6.8 mg. As for the Dayzinc, each 5 mL contains equivalent of 50 mg of Ascorbic Acid and 10 mg of elemental zinc as stated in its nutrition information.
After more than three weeks of taking Nutri10 Plus and Dayzinc, I noticed a big difference in my child's appetite. My four-year old kid seems to have improved taste for nutritious foods as she now eats variety of foods consisting of fish, pork, chicken, seafoods including fruits and vegetables. Mealtimes are less of a struggle these days especially if her favorite foods are served like soups (mushroom soup, crab and corn soup and chicken sopas are her favorite dishes). She is also very excited during lunch as it is the time for taking her vitamins. Her resistance to illness has improved as she is not having asthma attacks or cough/colds despite the very hot weather the past days.
I am thankful to have tried the Nutri10 Plus and Dayzinc syrup as it really improved my kid's appetite. She has stronger immunity to diseases and better overall health. That means less worries for me and the whole family.
Nutri 10 plus and Dayzinc are available at Mercury Drugstores nationwide.
Price per bottle are as follows:
Nutri 10 drops 30ml - 125 pesos
Nutri 10 Plus 120ml syrup – 180 pesos
Nutri 10 Plus 250ml syrup – 310 pesos
Dayzinc drops 30ml – 110 pesos
Dayzinc syrup 120ml – 125 pesos
Dayzonc syrup 250ml – 240 pesos