Kids’ Supplements – What Supplements Should I Give My Child?
Even with the healthiest diet, children and adolescents might not get optimal amounts of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other critical nutrients.
Research shows that kids often fail to get the recommended intakes of minerals including iron, zinc, and magnesium. Other studies show a low intake of vitamins A, C, and E among children, while adolescents are notably low in the mineral magnesium.
Those nutrient deficiencies present several challenges for children:
1. Optimal nutrition can help prevent disease development, especially to protect against chronic diseases.
2. Learning healthy habits — including getting the right nutrients — help children develop healthy habits they can carry into adulthood.
3. Nutrients play critical roles in a child’s growth and development. For instance, adolescents develop about 40% of total bone mass within a 3-5 year window. Getting sufficient nutrients during that period — including vitamin D3 and calcium — determines their bone mass as adults, which could predict fracture risk later in life.
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Growing up today offers many unique experiences for children, such as being able to socialize online, play life-like video games, and complete homework faster with computers. Yet, kids today also face many health challenges: frequent stress, low physical activity, poor-quality food, and exposure to more toxins than kids from past generations. As a result, children get sick often and suffer from more chronic diseases, including asthma, anxiety, and obesity.†
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Kid's Health Perspective
Growing up today offers many unique experiences for children, such as being able to socialize online, play life-like video games, and complete homework faster with computers. Yet, kids today also face many health challenges: frequent stress, low physical activity, poor-quality food, and exposure to more toxins than kids from past generations.(1)
As a result, children get sick often and suffer from more chronic diseases, including asthma, anxiety, and obesity.(2) Keep your child happy, healthy, and balanced with these strategies.
†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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