Back to School Armed and Ready with these Immune Supplements

0 Comments September 1, 2014Immune Support

by Lachelle Sevre
Organic Roots’ Vitamin Deptartment Team Member


With summertime now at an end, kids and parents have geared up for the new school year.  As parents we make sure our kiddos have all the necessary school supplies to help them succeed, but often we overlook a key component for keeping them IN school: a healthy and happy immune system. 

The minute our kids step onto their school campus they are at risk and susceptible to flu and other air-borne illnesses that will keep them, and you, at home for days. Fortunately, there are easy steps you can take to give their family the best immune support possible . The best part is that immune supplements can easily become part of your entire family’s everyday routine.

At Organic Roots we recommend adding these supplements to your family’s diet

 

Good Belly Probiotics

1. PROBIOTICS

Probiotics are your immune system’s first line of defense against flu and air-borne illnesses. They aid in healthy digestion, and provide friendly bacteria-building support for infants, kids, teens and adults (EVERYONE!). Since 80% of our immune health is centered in the colon, a healthy gut with lots of good probiotics are vital to keep sickness at bay. From powders and liquids that can be stirred into juice to supplements that can be swallowed, Organic Roots’ carries a wide variety of the best brands on the market!  One of our team’s favorites is a Coconut Water based probiotic by GoodBelly. It is non-GMO, certified organic, soy-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, entirely vegan, boasts 20-billion live active cultures, and comes in 3 flavors. You will find it in our Probiotic refrigerator section. 

 

Nordic Naturals fish oil

2. FISH OIL

Clinically proven to strengthen the immune system, Fish Oil is your best source of essential Omega 3 oils that provide essential fatty acids such as DHA that strengthen a child’s brain; helping to improve memory, comprehension and focus. Studies have also shown that adults ta

king fish oils are at lower risk for Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Have no fear, for kids who can’t swallow capsules, we offer fish oil liquids that are actually GOOD tasting! Nordic Naturals offers lemon, orange, and peach flacors that can be added (without detection!) to morning smoothies or juices.

 

Natural Facators vitamin c for kids

3. VITAMIN C

One of our best antioxidant defenses against sickness is Vitamin C. While eating pleanty of fruits and veggies is essential to getting this vital nutrient, we also sell a wide variety of supplements. Our most popular C supplement for kids is a chewable wafer by Natural Factors; naturally flavored and packing a whopping 500 mg dose of Vitamin C in flavors like Orange-Mango, Grape, Cherry, Mixed Berry, and Orange. 

 

 

 

Amazing Grass

4. GREEN POWDERS

 We know getting your kids to eat enough  veggetables (nevermind a wide variety) can sometimes be challenging. This is why parents should add green powders to their kids’ actually the entire family’s) smoothies. Green Powders contain probiotics, sea minerals like chlorella & spirulina, echinacea, and antioxidant-rich fruits & veggies that will add needed immune support to your family’s body. Stir products like Amazing Grass or Paradise Greens into their smoothies. If you can, try to get your kids excited about adding this to their diet; telling them it will help their brains and bodies grow BIG. If they are grossed out by the idea of adding a green powder, then do it secretly. They will never know the difference.

 

 

5. OTHER IMMUNE BUILDERS

Elderberry syrup, Oregano Oil, as well as Echinacea & Goldenseal also help to support a healthy immune system. Ask our Vitamin Department team for more info on which is best for you and your family.

 

By adding these few items to your family’s everyday routine you will help keep them strong and healthy the entire year.

What are some other ways you have found to make sure to keep your family health? 




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