It’s back-to-school season—that time summer-loving children dread and worn-out parents look forward to. (Are we right?) You’ve probably already shopped for pencils, composition books, backpacks, lunch boxes, and new sneakers, but how about back-to-school supplements? Just like adults, kids need to be in tip-top shape to do their best work and be their best selves.
Now’s the time to stock up on a few medicine cabinet staples to keep your kiddo healthy this school year.
Sometimes the sniffles start almost as soon as the kids are back in school, swapping whatever nasties they’ve got (The younger the kids, the truer this is). Elderberry to the rescue! Elderberry+ Liquid Formula Kids and Elderberry Crystals both deliver this immune-supporting herb that’s full of vitamin C, flavonoids, and anthocyanins.* Plus it tastes great, so you don’t have to plead with your offspring to take it—like that ever works anyway.
No one can concentrate with an upset tummy, and that goes double for kids. Flora offers two probiotic products to help keep your little one’s gut in balance. They include age-specific species of friendly bacteria, including Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria, that support digestive health and comfort.* Toddler’s Blend Probiotic(for kids up to age five) is a convenient powder that can be easily mixed into yogurt, juice, or milk. The big kids get capsules in the form of Children’s Blend Probiotic (US) / Kid’s Probiotic (CA).
You try to feed your kids a healthy diet. We know you do. While sometimes they eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, other times they just… won’t. A good multivitamin can help fill in the gaps in your children’s diet Kinder Love® (US) / Kindervital® (CA) Children’s Multivitamin is a tasty, fruit juice-based tonic that’s rich in vitamins A, B complex, C, D, and E, and is a good source of calcium. It’s blended with mild digestive herbs to support a healthy appetite.*
Did your folks ever tell you fish was brain food when you were growing up? They were right. That’s because DHA—an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish—supports brain function in people of all ages and neurological development in children.* If your kid is not a fan of fish, don’t despair! They can get their DHA from the same place fish do: algae. Udo’s Oil DHA 3-6-9 Blend is made from unrefined, sustainably sourced DHA-rich algae, which is carefully blended with other plant oils to create the perfect balance of omega-3s, 6s, and 9s. (Efalex Brain Booster (CA) is another good option.)
Make sure to add these five staples for children to your back-to-school shopping list. Have a happy and healthy school year!
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