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Vitamin to boost child brain

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: October 20, 2020 4:27 AM

Anonymous 46 days

Hi, I have a child at the age of 12 years old. She is quite forgetful and at times quite lazy to think further. As for now, before consulting a doctor, I would like to know is there any vitamin recommended for me to purchase to boost her brain?

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 46 days
General Practitioner

Hi and thank you for reaching out to us.

The following answers regarding your current queries regarding vitamin consumption are just general descriptions due to the limited information provided by you. Click on this link (DoctorOnCall) for a private consultation with our doctors.

Specific vitamins and nutrients can boost brain power in various ways. While zinc and iodine can contribute to normal brain cognition, vitamin B6, B12 and folate can help to prevent fatigue, a major cause of procrastination during studies. Omega-3 and one of its essential fatty acids, DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), can help the brain to function correctly – a vital part of learning – making them important nutrients to include in your daily diet.

You can boost brain power with vitamins and micronutrients by eating the following foods:

  • Zinc – meat, fish, legumes, mushrooms, spinach, broccoli, garlic, nuts and seeds, cereals and dairy
  • Iodine – cod, seaweed, turkey, yoghurt, tuna, eggs, strawberries
  • Vitamin B6 – pork, chicken, turkey, fish, bread, eggs, vegetables, peanuts, milk and cereals
  • Vitamin B12 – meat, fish, dairy and cereals
  • Omega-3 – fish, nuts, seeds and egg yolks

While adding each of these vitamins to your daily diet may seem overwhelming, there are plenty of nutritional supplements that can help you achieve this. The benefits of adding these vitamins and micronutrients can take several weeks to show, so try to begin adding them in as soon as possible.

Even though Vitamin supplements can be purchased from pharmacies over-the-counter, we highly suggest that you still refer to health professionals including the pharmacist regarding the suitability of the medication for your existing condition.

You may click on this link (DoctorOnCallEPharma) to get connected to our pharmacy or this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors online. We assure you that our conversations are kept in confidentiality unless additional consultation needed with other medical parties. Thank you.

Last Updated: Tue Oct 20 2020 04:27:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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