Kids going back to school always comes with a mix of emotions. Some excitement, a pinch of anxiety, a sense of novelty, maybe a sigh of relief from parents. New subjects, fresh school supplies, new clothes, new people…
2021, like 2020, is a little different though. A little extra. Some of that anxiety might be cranked up to 11. However you and your kids feel about returning to school this year and what you and your local plans are, good nutrition and naturally sourced supplements can truly support focus, attention, energy and immune health to help kids put their best foot forward and feel engaged and up to the task.
Multivitamins to Boost Overall Health
Our new Kid's Multi Essentials is a vegan, gluten-free liquid multivitamin formula that packs the essential nutrients kids need in a burst of mango-pineapple flavor thanks to the fruit juices in the formula. The formula includes calcium, magnesium and vitamins A & D for bones and teeth, supports immune health with vitamins A, C, D and iodine, and brain and nervous system health with B vitamins, magnesium and choline. The B vitamins include B1, B2, B3, B6, B12 and these, along with the magnesium and iodine, support healthy energy levels and metabolism.
The omega-3 fatty acid, DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is the perfect partner to many of the nutrients in Kid's Multi Essentials. This is because it also supports brain and eye health, especially focus, memory and attention. Flora offers a vegan sourced DHA in a variety of products and formats including DHA Vegetarian Algae softgels, Omega Brain+ softgels and as a key ingredient in Udo’s Oil™ DHA 3·6·9 Blend.
All of our DHA products are fish-free, using clean, sustainably sourced DHA made from algae. The algae is cultivated indoors in the USA, so there are also no concerns with contaminants from the ocean.
Nourishing Back-to-School Probiotics
Flora’s Children’s Probiotic from our refrigerated line rounds out our top picks for supplements for kids going back to school. Probiotics support both digestive and immune health. These good bacteria populate the digestive tract to keep bad bacteria from getting a foothold, aid digestion, absorption of nutrients and regularity while also supporting the immune system.
Energized and fortified with these key nutrients, your kids will bring their A game as they head back to school with confidence. In these times, it’s important to focus on what we do have control over and good nutrition with the right supplements is something we can share and empower our kids with so they’re set up for success in the school year ahead!
Robert Dadd is a Master Herbalist (Dominion Herbal College) with a BA in Communications from Simon Fraser University. His areas of research include adaptogens, probiotics, and essential fatty acids. He is currently the Product Information Supervisor for Flora Manufacturing and Distributing.