Monday, May 5, 2014

Vitamins, children and ayurveda

Under normal conditions, Ayurveda suggests children receive their vitamins through foods and herbs because they are easier to digest and absorb. Each dosha requires a few vitamins, so naturally some will become depleted more rapidly. If vitamin pills or liquid are taken, take them with coriander or cardamom to help digestion and absorption.

Pitta types have the strongest digestive system and can take supplements without weakening their digestive fire. Your Kapha child needs the least amount of supplements, but more hot spices to raise their digestive fire, while vitamins E, D and A are not advised due to their tendency to dampen digestion.
Recommended Vitamins and Minerals for the Doshas


A, B3, D, E, C
Zinc, Iron

A, B, K
Calcium, Iron

E6, D

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