Are your children getting the nutrients they need?

Are your children getting the nutrients they need?

Author -  Rebecca Osborne - Naturopath

There are many factors that can increase the nutritional demand for children these days.

They may be picky eaters, going through growth spurts, playing lots of sports, fending off winter germs, be very active, get run down easily, or they could be going through stressful stages such as starting a new school or experiencing lifestyle changes. 

Adequate nutritional intake is essential for a child’s physical, mental and emotional needs. Vitamins and minerals are important nutrients that play essential roles in general health and wellbeing. 

Necessary nutrients, that growing New Zealand children need, include magnesium, zinc, and vitamin D.

  • Magnesium is an essential mineral that is particularly nourishing to nerves and muscles, so it supports every day health and energy levels, assists relaxation, aids response to stress, and it is particularly beneficial for children who are going through growth spurts. 
  • Vitamin D is essential for immunity, bone health and nervous system function, so can help your children to cope better with minor winter ailments while supporting cognitive function. Although sunlight is a great form of vitamin D, due to the risks associated with sunburn and skin cancer, we often cover up with sun block which limits uptake of this vitamin. 
  • Zinc is necessary for growth and development, for nervous system function, and supporting healthy immune system function.

If you’re looking for something to support your child’s general wellbeing, Healtheries KidsCare® Magnesium with Vit D & Zinc may help. They are fun, zoo shaped, great tasting, strawberry-crème flavoured chewable tablets, that provide the recommended, age-appropriate doses of magnesium, vitamin D and zinc. They are formulated without dairy, artificial colours, flavours, sweeteners or preservatives!

Other popular products in the Healtheries KidsCare® range that you may find beneficial for your child’s health include the Healtheries KidsCare® Multi to give your child a nutritional top up,Healtheries KidsCare® Vit C to help support your child’s immunity during the winter months and Healtheries KidsCare® Omega Smart Bursts, which help with children’s learning, concentration and brain development.