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Vitamin Mom: Top 3 Best Natural Supplements for Kids

Armed with the Essential Vitamins, Minerals and Nutrients Your Super Hero Needs

Armed with the Essential Vitamins, Minerals and Nutrients Your Super Hero Needs

As our budding young scholars settle into school, it’s time to prepare our kids to learn and fight off the viruses that will inevitably get passed around the classroom and playground.

These days, the typical American child eats too many calories, but still isn’t getting many of the key nutrients essential during childhood.   In fact, by some estimates, 98% of kids don’t regularly eat the recommended number of servings of different food groups each day. Source

As parents, we know that nutrition is incredibly important during childhood. But let’s face it – it can be incredibly difficult to get kids to eat a nutrient dense diet every day.

Providing a nutritious diet and teaching healthy eating habits are the most important thing we can do for our children’s nutrition. But when kids lack nutrients – whatever the reason – quality vitamins or supplements can help replace some of the missing nutrients that your child needs to grow up healthy and strong.

These are Vitamin Mom’s selection for the 3 best natural supplements for kids – covering 3 essential areas to keep your kids strong and health.

#1: A quality kids’ multivitamin

I love the analagy that Dr. Greene uses:

“A daily multivitamin is more than a safety net for occasional nutritional accidents. It is more similar to spackle to fill in the nutritional holes, gaps, and cracks that many children develop every day because they fall into the 98% of kids who don’t eat a diverse amount of real foods.”

Vitamin Mom’s choice for a quality nutritional “spackle” is Animal Parade Gold Multi Vitamin. Vitamin Mom loves this kids’ multi vitamin for three main reasons:

  • Sugar free and artifical sweetener free.
    (don’t worry – it still taste good!)   This vitamin is sweetened with xylitol, which may reduce the risk of tooth decay. It comes in a variety of natural cherry, orange and grape flavors.
  • Comprehensive Nutrition.
    This multi vitamin contains 30 different vitamins, minerals, enzymes, essential fatty acids and probiotics. These include:

    • Vitamin D3 for optimal bone support and immune system health.
    • Vitamin K2 is for superior immune, blood and bone health.
    • Contains intestinal, oral and dental probiotics.
    • Lutein for your childs eye and skin protection.
    • Live enzymes and bioflavonids for unmatched absorption and activity.   Contains more than 340 units of total enzymatic activity.
  • Organic Whole Foods.
    These vitamins are made from nutrients that come from whole foods, not created in a lab. It supplies over 20 certified organic whole foods for synergistic health-promoting activity.
APGold

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#2: Green “Superfoods”

Sure – I can get my kids to eat broccoli and drink a green smoothie. But get them to eat spinach, spirulina and kelp every day? Good luck!

Why are these superfoods so important to kids?

  • Superfoods benefit kids in many ways, including improved nutrition, decreases obesity risk and better performance at school.
  • Children’s growing bodies need  a multitude of vitamins, minerals and other healthy compounds found in fruits and vegetables.

Getting kids to eat the recommended five or more serving  a day can be almost impossible. KidsGreenz Superfood Complex features broccoli, spinach, spirulina, kelp and other nutritional “superfoods” that are often difficult (impossible!) to get kids to eat consistently.

These delicious tropical fruit-flavored chewables deliver all the health benefits of high energy, phytonutrient-rich green superfoods (say that five times fast).

KidsGreenz are from whole food concentrate – they are made from actual plants grown on land and in the sea. They are Gluten Free and free from artificial colors, preservatives and the common allergens yeast, soy and milk.

Kid Greenz

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#3: Probiotics

Boost Your Child’s Immune Function
Probiotics provide a plethora of health benefits including good digestion, boosted immunity and increased resistance to infection.

Flora is a beneficial bacteria that helps fight the growth of disease causing bacteria. Probiotic bacteria produces substances called bacteriocins, which act as a natural antibiotic to kill undesirable microorganisms.

Animal Parade AcidophiKids is a children’s chewable probiotic supplement. It is a specifically crafted blend of friendly intestinal flora and contains Rhodendron caucasicum and probiotic B coagulans. Pure fructooligosaccharides (FOS) helps maximize the effects of probiotic supplementation by enhancing bioavailability and fostering growth of friendly intestinal flora. Free from artificial colors, preservatives and the common allergens yeast, soy and milk.

acidpohikidz

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Power Trio
These are three of Vitamin Mom’s favorite natural supplements for children. They provide essential nutrition, are all natural, gluten free and free from artificial flavors, colors and preservatives.

We love these 3 products so much, we put together the Animal Parade Power Trio which includes 1 bottle of each of these supplements at extra savings.

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Sources

Does Your Child Need a MultiVitamin? by Dr. Greene

What nutrients, vitamins and minerals are on your list of “the Greene 13″?

Dental Benefits of Xylitol

Phytonutrients

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