It’s that time of year, when kids head back to the classroom. Children need special nutritional support as they head back to school.
A healthy, balanced diet is important for children, but Research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture has determined that “Less than half of children consume the USDA recommended number of servings in any give food pyramid group and almost 80% do not eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables.”
These missing nutrients can cause a number of problems for growing bodies, and can also evidence itself in concentration and attention problems at school.
Vitamins and minerals are important elements of the total nutritional requirements of your child. One study found that “Children who took dietary supplements showed more positive emotions and fewer negative emotions.”
Here is our list of top kids health supplements:
A good multivitamin/multimineral is an easy way to ensure your children meet their minimum daily needs of the essential micronutrients. This helps prevent children from becoming deficient in any of these nutrients and is particularly beneficial to children who are picky eaters.
One study found that “Children who took dietary supplements showed more positive emotions and fewer negative emotions.” Yet another study found that multivitamin use among children improved cognitive performance.
Pediatri Vite by Genestra – Pediatri Vite provides a natural cherry-flavored, full-spectrum liquid vitamin and mineral combination: http://www.vitaminon.com/health-organic/Children-s-Formulas/pediatri-vite-by-genestra
Vita-Kids by Douglas Laboratories – Children’s Chewable Multi-Vitamin & Mineral, provide 27 vitamins, minerals and trace elements in bioavailable forms and nutritionally meaningful amounts.
Children’s Chewable Vitamins by Genestra – provides a great-tasting orange and papaya-flavoured combination of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and bioflavonoids in the proper ratio for supportting children’s normal growth and development.
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria and have several health benefits including potentially boosting the immune system.
HMF Child Probiotics by Genestra – is a moderate-level probiotic combination providing Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Lactobacillus paracasei, Lactobacillus salivarius and Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis, and it is essential to the maintenance of the child’s healthy gut flora.
HMF Powder by Genestra – a moderate-level probiotic formula. Bifidobacterium bifidum and Lactobacillus lactis are found more commonly in the composition of the intestinal flora of non-allergic children. In addition, HMF probiotics has been shown in human double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical studies, at a core consortium of 25 billion CFU.
Essential Fatty Acids: Omega 3’s and DHA/EPA
Omega 3 fatty acids are absolutely crucial for brain function and development. It’s important to note that the body cannot manufacture its own omega 3s, and that they must be added to the body either from foods or supplements.
Berry EFA Plus by Genestra – Sourced from sardine and anchovy, convenient, great-tasting berry-flavored liquid format, helps support the development of the brain, eyes and nerves in children up to 12 years of age.
DHA Pediaburst by Genestra – a unique and highly concentrated DHA blend fish oil from tuna to specifically help support the development of the brain, eyes and nerves in children up to 12 years of age. DHA Pediaburst also provides 60 mg of EPA per day and is with natural orange flavour with no fishy aftertaste. Source of omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA for the maintenance of good health.
Vitamin C – real true Vitamin C…
Vitamin C is a super powerful antioxidant that helps to fight off those nasty free radicals circulating your body. It is also an essential component to having a strong, balanced immune system and for collagen production in your skin, ligaments and tendons.
Ascorbate C by Genestra – is a great-tasting powder formula, which provides vitamin C from calcium, magnesium and potassium ascorbates, along with minerals to help in the development and maintenance of bones, cartilage, teeth and gums, to help in connective tissue formation and in wound healing and to help maintain proper muscle function.
Effer-C by Douglas Laboratories – Buffered Vitamin C Powder.
Effer-C, provided by Douglas Laboratories, contains 100% pure, corn-free vitamin C, specially buffered with calcium, magnesium, and potassium, and makes an effervescent drink when mixed with liquid.
Vitamin D supplementation.
Vitamin D plays a part in the bone-building process by helping the body to absorb calcium to build and maintain strong bones and teeth. Vitamin D is needed for a healthy immune system — helping the body to fight off infections and prevent the development of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.
D-Mulsion 400 Vitamin D3 Drops by Genestra – emulsified vitamin D using the unique WisdOM-3 process which minimizes bile dependency. It uses lanolin as a precursor, and a base of extra virgin olive oil.
Some other fabulous supplements to keep on hand this school year are:
Oregano oil – natural antiseptic and anti-bacertial properties.
Muco Coccinum by Unda – homeopathic preparation of bacterial and viral fractions, formulated to stimulate the body’s own defenses in order to combat influenza: http://www.vitaminon.com/muco-coccinum-by-unda
Be sure of one thing; supplements are NOT to replace the food your children actually need to consume.
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