BY CLAIR WHITTY
When it comes to keeping kids healthy it all begins with the diet. If your child is a picky eater you could top up their nutrient level with a multivitamin formula. For children from age one I love the BetterYou Junior Multivitamin Oral Spray. It’s sprayed onto the inside of the cheek where the nutrients are absorbed directly into the system. It contains 14 vitamins and minerals and it’s a tasty raspberry flavour. It’s suitable from one year old.
Vitamin D is important for immunity and bone health. Sticking with the BetterYou brand, I like their convenient Vitamin D spray which is also sprayed onto the inside of the cheek and extremely absorbable. BetterYou D-LUX Infant Oral Spray is suitable from birth to age three. Junior Spray is suitable from 3 years plus. Don’t forget about yourself, parents can choose a 1,000iu or a 3,000iu strength, you have to look after yourself too.
Magnesium is a powerful mineral, responsible for 325 chemical reactions inside the body. It’s found in green leafy vegetables and can sometimes be difficult to ensure there’s enough in your child’s diet. It helps support calcium and vitamin D absorption, maintenance of normal bones and teeth, normal psychological function, and healthy functioning of the nervous system. When magnesium levels are low it can make it difficult to stay asleep. Floradix Magnesium liquid is easy to take and helps safeguard magnesium intake suitable from age three.
For children prone to respiratory issues consider elderberry. Take a look at Biocare Elderberry Complex for kids, it’s suitable from age 3. This contains vitamin C and Zinc for immune support, and Elderberry which is traditionally used as a respiratory tonic. Elderberries are naturally antiviral and immune supporting.
For general winter wellness try Comvita Children’s Manuka Honey Elixer, it’s a natural all-in-one herbal formula designed to support winter wellness and to soothe dry throats. It contains New Zealand UMF Manuka Honey, Propolis, and Echinacea. A fantastic combination to support immune and respiratory health. Suitable from age 2 years of age.
Looking after their gut health is important for immunity, mood, cognitive function, and digestion. Biocare Children’s Mindlinx is a high potency live bacteria supplement with added glutamine to particularly useful to support good gut health. It’s suitable from age two.
If you have any questions about your children’s health why not call in to see us at Market Cross Shopping Centre. We would be delighted to chat with you.
Natural Health Store
Market Cross Shopping Centre
Phone: 056 7764538
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