Because children sometimes are inconsistent in their consumption of fruits, vegetables and whole grains, this poses a particular challenge for parents. This is because certain nutrients are absolutely essential for not only prevention of colds and viruses, but also increasingly necessary for proper brain development and learning ability. Therefore, experts recommend supplements with several nutrients that are too critical to be left to chance.
The following represents a basic nutrition program for maintaining and building health in children it also provides nutritional insurance for those days when our schedule does not allow for three balanced meals.
Incredivites for Children – Chewable
The first chewable multivitamin in the U.S. to contain lactoferrin, which supports a healthy immune system in kids. Formulated with 23 essential vitamins and minerals. No added artificial sweeteners or preservatives. Gluten free.
CitriBoost Dietary Supplemtent Powder
Contains 23 essential vitamins and minerals plus acidophilus to slip into orange juice or morning protein shakes for children and adults who have difficulty swallowing tablets… has more calcium and Vitamin D than 8 ounces of milk.
A smart choice for meals-on-the-go, between meal snacks, beverages, or for extra nutritional insurance any time of day.
Because it is a complete meal, it is particularly important for finicky eaters.
Unlike similar meal replacement products found in grocery stores, Meal Shakes contain no artificial colors, sweeteners or flavorings.
A creamy, delicious shake that children love (and you will too at only 230 calories).
Mighty Smarts – DHA Chews.
Scientifically formulated with a power-packed blast of 100% natural, ultra-pure DHA.
Essential brain-supporting nutrient, DHA has been show to support memory, concentration,mind skills, promotes healthy eyes, and vision – without the fishy taste!
Chewable Vita-C, 100 mg.
Essential to build healthy white blood cells to prevent viruses, ear infections, colds, etc., that are depleted by fatigue, anxiety, pollution and extremes in temperature and humidity. Increases resistance to ligament and tendon injury..
The following nutrients are particularly effective for children who may be susceptible to viruses, colds and ear infections.
Optiflora Pre and Probiotic Complex
Probiotics are especially important for a child who has ever been on an antibiotic or steroid-based medications (common with asthma). These medications kill off much of these essential “friendly microbes” that live in the lower intestine.
Without adequate amounts of these microbes, research now shows the body is more susceptible to infection (especially sinus and upper respiratory ) because 70% of the immune system resides in the intestines.
Optiflora is virtually the only acidophilus/bifidus product that guarantees delivery of 500,000 live microorganisms to the intestines, without being destroyed by the highly acidic environment of the stomach. It restores the natural balance that must exist in the lower intestines to choke out the cancer-causing bacteria as well as Candida yeast overgrowths.
None of the products available at health food stores guarantee live delivery of microflora to the intestine. Tests show that many of them do not make it live to your door, much less to your colon. 90% of the microflora alive in these products at the time of manufacture are killed off long before they reach the intestine.
Easily crushed and slipped into juice in a sippy cup. This ancient herb has been found to be a natural antibiotic; increases white blood cells, lowers blood glucose in diabetics, blood cleanser, and traps heavy metals. Traditionally used for congestion, asthma, sinusitis, allergies, colds, flu, sore throats, etc. Treatment for colic when breast-feeding.
Premium Garlic Complex
Anti-viral, anti-bacterial, natural antibiotic; increases white blood cells, lowers blood glucose in diabetics, blood cleanser, traps heavy metals. Traditionally used for congestion, asthma, sinusitis, allergies, colds, flu, sore throats, etc. Treatment for colic when breast-feeding. Can be crushed and served over bread, crackers or rice.
Performance Fluid Replacement Drink Mxi
Orange or Lemon Lime flavored. Designed for athletic rehydration, this delicious powdered drink mix is excellent to give to children during hot summer days to avoid dehydrating from heat and when vomiting or diarrhea threatens to cause dehydration.
The Shaklee Difference
It is comforting for parents to know that all Shaklee products are made to such high standards that Shaklee’s Good Manufacturing Practices are far more strict than those recommended by the government.
Shaklee is the #1 natural nutrition company and is known for its 50-year commitment to science, purity of its ingredients .. and especially its superior absorption and potency as proven by clinical studies.
When you buy Shaklee, you buy the best for your family.
The best and most affordable health insurance is a diet based on 6 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and a basic supplementation program combined with regular exercise… and lots of love and laughter.
Information from Lagoni Health Associates