Keeping your kids healthy naturally
Although there is no perfect substitute to healthful eating and regular play, there are supplements available for children of all ages, which give you the peace of mind of knowing that your child will not suffer from nutrient deficiencies.
Children need iron, calcium, zinc, iodine, potassium, Vitamins A, B, C and D on a regular basis, amongst others. If these nutrients are not part of their diet, they may develop deficiency disorders which prove very detrimental to long term health. Fortunately, there are many dietary supplements available which have been designed specifically keeping in mind various age groups of children.
Infant dietary formulas are available for sale on Vitamin Warehouse, like the Natren Life Start which is specifically targeted towards development of a healthy digestive tract amongst babies and contains probiotic bacteria formulating ingredients.
Supplements for toddlers include various brands from Blackmore, like Blackmores Kids Multi, and Blackmores Daycare Defence. Other brands include Ethical Nutrients, Pretorius and Totally Natural. Dietary supplements help your child in developing strong immune systems in addition to providing them with their daily dietary nutrients. An added benefit of taking vitamins and minerals is that these act as appetite boosters – enabling you to feed your child more easily with less tantrums, as your child themselves will feel like eating more often.
There are some supplements that are specifically for enhanced brain function and development. An example is Pretorius – Kids IQ Headstart, and Blackmores Kids Mineral Minds. There are several digestive health probiotic supplements for children of all ages as well, such as Totally Natural Products Proimmune Boost and Blackmores Forbiotics. These also act as appetite boosting supplements, as healthy digestive systems sends faster hunger signals to the brain, making your child hungry more often. This can be used as an opportunity to try and administer a more wholesome diet regimen to your child’s eating habits.
Most of these come in soft gel capsule, syrup or sachet forms, making them easy to administer to children of all ages. Most syrups come in a range of flavors to entice your child, so that their daily dose is not an experience they dread, when it is time for their dose. Sachets can be easily mixed with your child’s food or drink and they won’t know the difference. Soft gel capsules are easier to swallow for older children, and syrups attract toddlers and young children. With the right dietary supplement a part of your child’s daily routine, you will notice in them a greater vitality and healthy looking skin, hair and nails.