Superhero Kiddies

Let's give a big cheer for a new school year! New class, fresh faces and New Year embraces. Keeping your children on top of their game from the get-go is vital to them performing at their best throughout the year. Supplements can play a big role in keeping your children's minds & bodies healthy and focused. We've put together our top 3 ways of supplementing for kids.
1. Multivitamins Given the reality of time-crunched busy mornings, it can prove to be difficult handing out 100's of individual tablets to your little ones. A multivitamin is a great way of giving them the whole kit and caboodle they need in one go. A noteworthy multivitamin will contain all the recommended daily allowances (RDA's) for all the vitamins from vitamin A to K. Vitamin A promotes normal growth and development & the family of B vitamins (B2, B3, B5, B6, B9 & B12) contributes to healthy nervous systems and energy levels. Vitamin C encourages healthy muscles & a great immune system. Strong bones and teeth are formed with vitamin D (it also helps the body absorb calcium!). A powerful antioxidant, vitamin E helps to fight inflammation while vitamin K plays a key role in blood circulation. Check for the extras! Most multivitamins these days include added minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc. These help with building strong bones, muscles and nervous systems as well as taking part in immunity. 2. Brain Boosters Raising Einstein? As fast as children whiz from classroom to activity to home and back again, their brains are just as rapidly growing and changing. The brain is a very hungry organ and is one of the first organs to absorb nutrients, so giving your children the best from the start may be where the next Mozart develops. Omega 3 fatty acids are a major component of cell membranes throughout the body, especially in the brain and eyes. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are two omega-3 fatty acids essential for normal brain development & for cognitive functioning. Some studies show that children supplemented with omega-3 DHA show improvements in hand-eye coordination, attention span and social skills.Herbal supplements can also be a great way to aid your children to concentrate and stay focused at school. Herbs like bacopa, valerian, ginkgo, rosemary and lemon balm are all herbs that have shown to help children stay focused and perform well cognitively. Before giving your child any herbs, speak to their primary care provider to ensure that they are acceptable. 3. Immune Supporters It's only a matter of time before a child gets sick after the school year starts and as soon as one child is sick, they all are. Schools are germ factories. Children's immune systems are less mature than adult's, so they're more susceptible to germs and it's important to protect your child from the inside out. Experts say that vitamin C is one of the safest and most effective nutrients. It receives a whole heap of attention and it's with good reason. An incredible antioxidant, Vitamin C is excellent at protecting against immune system deficiencies and preventing complications from colds & flu's like pneumonia and infections. Overall, vitamin C is also necessary for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues and is also involved in wound healing and maintaining bone strength. Again, herbs can be a great aid when that extra boost is needed. Herbs like echinacea, garlic, elderberry and nettle are fantastic at keeping your children's immune systems performing well. Before giving your child any herbs, speak to their primary care provider to ensure that they are acceptable.

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