Keep Your Child Healthy 04/10/12

Every year millions of days are missed from school due to colds, flu, and upper respiratory infections.

When children have to miss school due to an illness many times the parents also have to miss work.  Wouldn’t it be great to keep your child healthy for the entire year?  Well I am here to tell you that there are quality nutritional supplements and scientific evidence that can help keep your child healthy.



Keeping your child healthy with probiotics

If you have been following my articles, you know that I am believer in probiotics.  Good bacteria or probiotics are present in our intestinal tract when we do not have enough good bacteria not only will we experience conditions of the digestive tract but we can also experience other symptoms as well.

Probiotics or good bacteria can help:

  1. Regulate our digestive tracts (diarrhea / constipation)
  2. With symptoms of eczema or rheumatoid arthritis
  3. With acid reflux
  4. And more

Probiotics can also help keep your children healthy.  One study looked at pre school aged children (3 – 5) that were attending daycare.  We all know that daycares are just packed with little children coughing, blowing their noses, and just generally spreading germs.  One group of children were give probiotics on a daily basis and another group of children were not given anything.

The children that took probiotics on a daily basis experienced less upper respiratory infections, needed less antibiotics and cold medicine, and miss fewer days from school when compared to the children that did not consume the probiotics.

Florajen for Kids contains strains of both lactobacillus and bifidobacterium, both of which are essential for digestive balance and immune support.

Each capsule contains 6 billion live bacteria per culture and the capsule can either be swallowed or pulled apart and the tasteless powder sprinkled on food or placed in juice.

In addition to helping your kids stay healthy Florajen for Kids can also help with digestion issues (constipation / diarrhea), eczema, and acid reflux

Keeping your child healthy with Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble hormone that our bodies create when sunlight hits our skin.  Every cell in the human body has receptors for vitamin D and Vitamin D has been shown to be beneficial in everything from blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, immune function, and more.

Many Americans including children are dangerously low in Vitamin D.

Vitamin D is a powerful immune booster and numerous studies have shown a reduction in upper respiratiory infections when Vitamin D is consumed on a regular basis.  One study in particular compared children consuming 1,200 IU of Vitamin D3 on daily basis compared to those kids that did not.

Also there were a subsection of children with asthma, and the study showed that children with asthma experienced less flare ups and emergency room visits when consuming Vitamin D.

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Kid’s DHA is an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids as well as Vitamin D3.  It contains 325 IU of Vitamin D3 per serving in a great tasting fruit berry flavor.

Kid’s DHA is a new and improved cod liver oil coming from pure Icelandic cod and provides all the benefits that cod liver oil gave to us way back in the day, without the HORRIBLE TASTE.

In addition to keeping your children healthy the omega 3 fatty acids in Kids’ DHA may also help with digestive issues (constipation), skin issues such as eczema, as well as symptoms of ADHD.


If you need more than 325 IU of Vitamin D (and many people do) you may want to consider Vitamin D Liquid.  It provides 10,000 IU of Vitamin D per ml.

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