With our children now fully immersed back into the school year, our days as parents aren’t just met with busy schedules and preparations, but the ongoing battle of preventing illnesses from entering into our homes. There’s no better time to focus on the safeguarding of our children’s health than now, with Flu season in full effect, especially with the approaching holidays.
At Montana Apothecary and Co. we understand that our health is largely based on a blend of nutritional factors, and this absolutely applies to our children as well. Nowhere are the adverse effects of the Standard American Diet more apparent than in the current nutritional status of our country’s children. Poor nutritional intake can begin in the womb, and diets of high in processed food, high in sugar and fat, while also being low in fiber has caused a generation of children to be deficient in essential vitamins, minerals and fatty acids.
DHA Levels Support Learning and Cognitive Function
Because our children are developing and growing, we as parents need to focus on supporting their health so they avoid long-term health issues because of poor nutrition. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is the most essential fatty acid in our brains and is key for a normal, healthy brain structure and function.
Studies in children have shown that higher DHA levels support learning and cognitive function, and these results translate to adolescents as well. Given the high-fat diet that most children consume in our country, supplementing DHA in the range of 400-600mg daily is recommended for most children.
Standard American Diet
The Standard American Diet also leads to poor gastrointestinal (GI) health and overall poor immunity. When pairing this with over-usage of antibiotics, the result is compromised health bacteria normally found in the gut. In order to suppress the growth of harmful bacteria, healthy bacteria must to exist to support the digestion and absorption of essential nutrients.
Consider adding Children’s Chewable Vitamin with Acidophilus to support your child’s daily nutrition. It not only tastes good, but is a chewable vitamin with a formulation essential for the healthy development of children. Lactobacillus acidophilus can also help GI and immune health, and of course, Vitamin C supports immunity for our children. Protect your children from the common cold or flu by incorporating a Vitamin C 500 Orange Chewable into their daily supplements.
Flu Season Prevention
Last but certainly not least, protein enhances learning and alertness in children. By providing a breakfast smoothie containing Perfect Protein Powder and berries and greens, you’re beginning your child’s day with a healthy start, and bonus, our children love them!
Don’t fall victim to flu season. Prepare your children and family this holiday season with a strong nutritional diet that builds their immunity and enhances their overall health. Unsure where to start? Give Montana Apothecary and Co. a call at (406) 952-0376 or stop by our pharmacy in Great Falls, today!