Posted On: May 29, 2019
Nutrition is incredibly important during childhood and prioritizing your child’s diet with vital supplements is paramount. No excuses! However, for some parents it can be difficult to accomplish on a consistent basis due to fussy eaters and busy schedules. Nutritional gaps can also occur because of soil deficiencies, lack of variety in the diet and environmental factors.
First up is a multi-vitamin for key Nutrition. As we mentioned earlier, ideally children should be getting most of their essential vitamins and minerals from the food they eat. However, studies show that today’s kids are not getting enough calcium (only 19% of girls and 52% of boys) from their food. They are also not getting other critical co-factors in their diet for bone growth.
Kindervital is a unique, balanced herbal tonic containing vitamins A, B, C, D and E as well as minerals such as calcium and magnesium. It has been formulated with a special focus on bone and immune health – two vital health issues for children and teens. By using only highly soluble forms of calcium in a liquid form, Kindervital is easily absorbed and put to good use. The therefore eliminates the need for exaggerated doses that compete with the absorption of other vital nutrients. This particular formula is iron-free, because iron competes directly with calcium for absorption. This delicious tasting, all natural, food based liquid supplement is made with carrots, wheat germ, rosehips, watercress, horsetail, nettle and spinach.
Probiotics are a foundational part of good health for adults, and it’s no different when it comes to kids! During childhood, gut flora is still developing and supporting gut health. This is when your little soldiers are exposed to a world of invaders, interacting with all things mucky, is vital. Perfect Probiotic for kids contains a strategic combination of 10 kid-friendly probiotic strains. These come with each small scoop providing 10 billion colony forming units.
Cod liver oil provides a whole host of benefits for kids. The DHA can reduce the risk of developing type 1 diabetes, accelerate wound healing and help in healing gastric ulcers. It may also improve cognitive functions in kids and can help in reducing depression and promoting a calmer mood. Fish oil strengthens the immune system and provides a great source of vitamin A, essential nutrition for cell growth. It is also vital for the health of your child’s eyes, heart, lung and kidneys.
Cod liver oil is a great source of Omega 3 fatty acids, including, EPA and DHA. These fatty acids play a vital role in brain development, particularly for infants and during pregnancy. As this is one of the toughest supplements to get kids to take, Nordic Naturals have formulated a great tasting supplement. This contains Gold Standard Arctic Cod Liver Oil in the form of a small and easy to swallow, strawberry chewable softgel. You might have to hide these ones as the kids will be after the whole lot!
Vitamin D helps your child’s body maintain normal levels of calcium and phosphorus essential for the health of your bones. The vitamin aids in the absorption of calcium so your child is able to build skeletal mass and maintain strong, healthy bones. Here at Top Health, we are all outdoor enthusiasts. So, nothing can compare to getting out in the sunshine for our daily dose of Vitamin D. We recommend the same for your kids. Making the most of being able to play outside during the longer, warmer days would be beneficial for your kids. Also, eating Vitamin D rich foods like fatty fish and eggs, will give them the daily 400IU’s they need. However, in the winter months, with limited sunshine and shorter days, it is much more difficult to keep up healthy levels of Vitamin D.
Vitamin C helps form and repair red blood cells, bones, and tissues. It also assists with the absorption of iron as nutrition from food sources. It’s antioxidants helps gums stay healthy and strengthens blood vessels, minimizing bruising from all those falls and scrapes. In addition, vitamin C (along with D) helps cuts and wounds heal, boosts the immune system and keeps infections at bay. This vitamin is available in so many foods that deficiencies are extremely rare. But picky children who don’t eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables may not get enough from their diet. Big Friends Chewable Vitamin C from Natural Factors is fun and delicious. When they maintain their antioxidant intake, this would keep their bones, cartilage, teeth, and gums healthy. They love the tangy orange flavour, while the naturally low acid content protects teeth and tummies.