Before diving into this article read Lucy’s Back to Basics, as this article picks-up from there and focuses on my top products specific to our oh-so-loved little ones. We have a huge variety of options available in the Children section of our website for all budgets and preferences, but I’ve mentioned my personal favourites below.
I often get asked, “What supplements do I really need for my kids?”… And it really doesn’t need to be complicated, in fact there are…
Three Super Simple Basics
1. Mighty Minerals
Products featured: Mineralife Daily Multiple, Viridian Viridikid Multivitamin & Mineral
Mineralife Daily Multiple is honestly my favourite all-rounder and a great option as it has all the vitamins, but most importantly MINERALS your body needs. It is an amazing blend of whole foods, in a base of certified aloe vera juice, cherry juice and honey formulated to provide your body with the vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, amino acids and enzymes it deserves! And perfect for the entire family! Children take half the adult dose, while infants can take half the children dose. It really is value for money and a little goes a long way.
Viridian Viridikid Multivitamin & Mineral a truly unique kids’ formula without added nasties in an easy-to-swallow mini veg cap, this combination of vitamins and minerals has been designed to supplement a healthy diet for kids aged 2 to 14. It was named ‘Best Children’s Multi’ by Dr Alex Richardson in the Daily Mail newspaper in the UK. A sure favourite!
Products featured: Nordic Naturals Arctic D Cod Liver Oil, Nordic Naturals Children DHA
Nordic Naturals Arctic D Cod Liver Oil Is made from 100% wild Arctic cod (Skrei). Give your child one of the essentials in optimum nutrition. Cod liver oil provides Omega 3-DHA, as well as vitamin A and D – all scientifically proven to be essential for the healthy growth and development of your little tot’s brain, eyes and nerves. Nordic Naturals Gold Standard Arctic Cod Liver Oil™ adheres to strict standards of purity and has been independently tested and found to have no detectable levels of heavy metals. Getting your growing child to take cod liver oil may not be easy though, so Nordic Naturals has created this delicious natural lemon flavoured version that’s so tasty they’ll love it. You can get with or without added Vitamin D. Added Vitamin D is especially great for children during the winter months and helps the body absorb calcium from food, a building block for strong bones.
Nordic Naturals Children DHA liquid is the product I am featuring today as it can be used from 1 to 6 years of age. But you can use the Nordic Naturals Baby DHA from birth to about 18 months of age, or even the Nordic Naturals Children DHA soft gels which can be used from 3 to 6 years of age. Purified fish oil is the safest and most reliable source of omega-3 DHA, and it’s estimated that only 1% of kids get fish oil regularly. Make sure your child is getting enough of this important nutrient during peak development years with Children’s DHA. The omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is crucial for the healthy structure and function of the brain, where it impacts the brain’s structure and signaling systems. DHA helps promote promote nervous system development and optimal memory function.
3. Vital Vitamin C
Products featured: Lipolife Apple-C – Liposomal Vitamin C, Kirkman Buffered Vitamin C Powder – Flavored
Lipolife Apple-C – Liposomal Vitamin C is formulated using China-Free Vitamin C; the only European manufacturer to offer Quali-C in a liposomal form making it the most absorbable, highest quality product of its kind. A liposome is a tiny bubble (vesicle), made out of the same material as a cell membrane. It allows for increased absorption in the body, helps higher doses be absorbed into one’s system faster, and has far less side effects than the normal vitamin would have. Liposomal vitamin C ‘supercharges’ the immune system. This one is specially formulated for kids with a natural organic apple flavour. The best tasting Liposomal on the market and kids will love it, no need for bribery!
Kirkman Buffered Vitamin C Powder – Flavored is an amazing buffered vitamin C with a taste that kids adore. It offers powerful antioxidant activity for immune system support and other health benefits. This product offers high potency (1,100 mg) vitamin C in a buffered powder formulation. It’s made with sodium, potassium and magnesium ascorbates to produce a buffered, acid balanced formulation that’s very gentle on the stomach. This product is sweetened with stevia leaf extract and has a passion fruit flavour – kiddies will be looking for reasons to have some more!
So now what…
You apply the 3 basics and watch your Childrens health flourish. Just a reminder that each child is unique and this is really just the 3 staples I suggest and you need to ensure there are no underlying health issues that should be addressed. You can also contact me via Ask Lucy so I can hear your concerns and assist you in finding the right supplement or Medical Professional. I am not a medical professional but offer a wealth of knowledge, understanding and empathy to all situations. I also have a vast network of professionals I deal with on a day to day basis to ensure that you receive only the best information.
Yours in health & love,
Lucy Kues (VitaSoul Founder)