A well balanced diet is key to good health and immunity however, getting kids and teenagers to eat one is a different matter as is finding the time to do so yourself.
The first term of school usually result in germs being passed from student to student and the latest bug striking down individuals one by one! Certainly not ideal when you’re all set for another year of cramming your mind full of facts and figures. However, you can do to protect children (and you!) against the dreaded back-to-school bugs and support their immune systems:
- Vitamin D is the hormone that we produce in response to sunlight. But being British citizens, we all know that sunshine and therefore vitamin D is scarce! Vitamin D is well noted for its contribution to the immune system so supplementing as autumn approaches is a smart idea. Try Nutri’s D3 Lemon Melts, delicious lemon-flavoured melting tablets which provide 2000iu of vitamin D as cholecalciferol.
- Although probiotics aren’t the first thing that spring to mind when you’re thinking about immune support, when you consider that 70% of our immune system lives in the gut then it suddenly seems very relevant to have a well-functioning digestive system! Try Probioplex ND Capsules or powder, a non-dairy probiotic which provide pure strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus andBifidobacterium lactis to support optimal microflora in the small and large intestines.
- Beta glucans have been well researched for triggering immune defences and acting as a biological response modifier. Nutri’s ImmunoBlast combines beta 1-3/1-6 glucan along with vitamins A, C, D and E to ward off the sniffles before you realise you have them.
- Finally, build brain health with Eskimo Omega 3. There is so much research behind the effects of omega 3 fatty acids on the brain, particularly in children. In a Danish trial, children who were supplementing with a pure and stable fish oil, rich in omega-3, showed improvements in memory, concentration and social behaviour at school.
BioScan SRT for a Full Health MOT which identifies stressors affecting your immune system in the body and outlines the correct supplements for each individual. Screenings are suitable for children, teenagers and adults.