Five Vitamin Supplements to Support Kids’ Immune Health

Children's Immune Vitamins

We’re strong believers that farm to table, raw organic lean protein, fruits and vegetables are the key to optimum health and well-being for kids. We also understand that a growing challenge for today’s busy families is finding the time to shop for and prepare healthy foods on a regular basis. That is why the need for vitamin and mineral supplements is greater today than ever before. For most families, choosing the right supplements can be a very overwhelming decision given the number of choices available today. 

If your goal is to bolster your children’s overall immune health, here are five important supplements to consider:

1. Probiotics

Did you know that 70% of your immune system is in your gut? Probiotics are a type of “good” bacteria found in some health supplements and help to support digestive health. Additionally, probiotics may help with gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and yeast infections. Safe for children, they are also believed to help relieve urinary tract infections and acne.

 2. Vitamin C (with Echinacea)

Vitamin C helps to support the immune system, iron absorption and collagen formation. It also helps the healing of minor wounds and promotes healthy gums and teeth. In addition to stimulating the immune system, Vitamin C may help to neutralize free radicals in the body. Some Vitamin C supplements also include Echinacea. Echinacea is a commonly used dietary supplement for fighting infections, as it increases the number of white blood cells in the body.

 3. Black Elderberry (Sambucus)

Black Elderberry Extract, also known as Sambucus, is rich in flavonoids (a group of plant chemicals found in many fruits & vegetables) and acts as a powerful antioxidant to help support children’s immune systems. Elderberry is a fruit often used to combat the common cold and flu. Packed with Vitamin C, dietary fiber, and antioxidants, Sambucus can be an all-star health supplement for kids.

 4. Multivitamins

A multivitamin can provide your child with essential vitamins and minerals for their health that they may not be getting in their daily diet. Look for a multivitamin that contains 100% of the recommended daily values of important vitamins such as Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B12 and minerals such as Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc.

 5. Vitamin D3

Vitamin D3 is a type of Vitamin D that the skin produces when it is exposed to sunlight. Vitamin D3 helps support immune health and helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorus; and is vital for building strong bones. Vitamin D3 may also help to improve cardiovascular health and prevent later cholesterol issues.

 Once you’ve decided which supplements you’d like to try to support your children’s immune health, here are some important questions to ask when considering the numerous choices available today:

 · Are they allergy friendly?

· Will my children like the taste?

· Are they in a form that’s easy to take? (Gummies and liquids are preferable to a tablet or pill that must be swallowed)

· Do they contain any artificial colors or flavors?

· Are they easily absorbed into the body (“bioavailable”)? (Liquid and gummies are 98% absorbable compared to 20% for pills and tablets.)

· Are they affordable? Don't buy the cheap stuff, because your child's health is to important.

 Congratulations on your decision to make better choices to improve your children’s long-term health! We wish you and your family the best of luck on your wellness journey.

 Best of health,

 Marj and Mary O'Neill

Go Healthy Natural Launches Kids Vitamin D3 Gummies on Amazon.com.

      Kids Vitamin D Gummy    Vitamin D Gummies for Kids

Go Healthy Natural, a leader in plant-based all-natural liquid and gummy vitamins, is launching Kids Vitamin D3 Gummies on Amazon.com and GoHealthyNatural.com

What is Vitamin D3 and how can it help your child's health? Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol), is the most bioavailable and natural form of Vitamin D. Go Healthy Natural delicious strawberry flavor pectin-based gummies provide children with a fun and tasty way to enrich their diet; with the Vitamin D they need for bone, tooth and immune health. Vitamin D is critical for improving calcium absorption in your child's growing body. 

Why is Go Healthy Natural Kids Vitamin D3 Gummies the best choice for your family?

  • Our D3 gummies are softer plant-based citrus pectin vs animal-based gelatin gummies
  • 100% Vegetarian, Kosher, Halal and All-Natural
  • Gelatin free, great tasting, easy to take and don't stick to your teeth
  • Our proprietary slow-cook method creates a gummy that is softer and more flavorful than other gummy vitamins
  • Allergy friendly, gelatin free, 100% vegetarian, GMO free, gluten free, peanut & nut tree free; No artificial preservatives, colors or flavors, soy, eggs, milk, yeast, wheat, gluten, fish or shellfish
  • Hand crafted in a nut-free, Halal, Kosher Kosher Gummy Vitamins & GMP-certified facility
  • Each delicious serving (1 gummy bear) contains 1000 mg of Vitamin D3 as cholecalciferol and gives your child 250% of the recommended daily value.
  • Our fruit-based gummies are lightly sweetened with only 2 g of natural cane sugar.

So, now that you know why our Kids Vitamin D3 Gummies are the best choice for you and your family, why not give us a try? Go Healthy Natural - Healthier Ingredients, Healthier You!

 

Comparing Gummy Vitamins: Go Healthy Natural vs Brand?

Adult Multivitamin Gummy Fruit-Based Gummy Vitamins  Gummy Bear Vitamins      

Are you looking for vitamins that are easy to take and are great tasting? Then gummy vitamins might be a good option for you and your family. But, before you purchase the often advertised cheap gummy vitamin option, make sure you compare the ingredients. 

Many of the gummies on the market have very little vitamin and mineral content in them and too much sugar. Some even have high fructose corn syrup in them. So, here are seven things to look for when comparing gummy vitamins.

  1. Are they gelatin-based or pectin-based gummy vitamins? Gelatin is typically made from boiled animal skin and bones (Yuk, pigs and cows).Go Healthy Natural uses citrus pectin (vegetarian) as the base in our gummy vitamins. Citrus pectin is a natural fiber that helps the body absorb the vitamins and minerals. Pectin also has a higher melting point than gelatin, which means our gummies won’t clump together in the bottle. Also, we use a proprietary slow-cook method which produces a softer gummy that won’t stick to your teeth.
  2. Are they made in a Kosher and Halal certified facility? Many of the gummyvitamin brands are not Kosher or Halal certified. Go Healthy Natural Gummy vitamins are Kosher and Halal approved.
  3. Are they animal-based or fruit-based gummy vitamins? Many of the gummy vitamin brands use the disgusting cheap animal by products made using pig or cow skin and bones. Go Healthy Natural is the Vegetarian’s choice using natural citrus fruit pectin.
  4. Are they allergy friendly and is the facility they are made in allergy friendly? Many gummy vitamin brands contain a number of allergens such as gelatin, gluten, soy, sulfites, peanuts, tree nuts or are made in facilities that also manufacture some of these allergens. Some contain carnauba wax, which is great for your car shine, but I’m not sure about if it is good to digest. Go Healthy Natural Gummy Vitamins are Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Gelatin Free, Vegetarian, Peanut and Tree Nuts Free with All-Natural Colors, Flavors and Preservatives. They do not contain milk, eggs, yeast, wheat (gluten), soy, fish or shellfish and are produced in a nut-free GMP-certified facility.
  5. Are they easy to take and do they taste great? Many of the gummy vitamins on the market do not taste great and also stick to your teeth. Some brands make you take 6 or 8 gummies per daily serving. Several gummy vitamins clump together and have a bad chemical after taste. Go Healthy Natural Gummy Vitamins taste like real fruit and don’t stick to your teeth. We use real fruits (strawberry, orange & raspberry) with a bit of natural cane sugar (less than 4 grams per serving). Our typical serving is just two gummy vitamins per day.
  6. Are they affordable? Many of the gummy vitamin brands are extremely cheap because they use cheap ingredients and don’t contain many vitamins and minerals. Go Healthy Natural gummy vitamins are not the cheapest brand, but offer the best value for quality, price and efficacy.

Comparing Gummy Vitamins 

Do I Need To Supplement My Diet With Vitamin D3?

D3 Gummy Vitamin

Are You Vitamin D Deficient?  

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 90 million people in the US are vitamin D deficient. Problems converting vitamin D from food or sunshine can set you up for a deficiency. Factors that increase your risk include:

  • Age 50 or older
  • Dark skin
  • Living in northern half of US
  • Overweight, obese, gastric bypass surgery
  • Liver or digestive diseases, such as Crohn's disease or celiac
  • Using sunscreen can interfere with getting vitamin D, but abandoning sunscreen can significantly increase your risk for skin cancer.

How Does Vitamin D Help Support My Body?

  • Vitamin D is critical for strong teeth and bones, from infancy into old age. It helps the body absorb calcium from food.
  • Studies suggest that people with higher levels of vitamin D in their blood may have a lower risk for colon and prostate cancer.
  • Less coronary artery disease and a decrease chance of developing type 1 diabetes.
  • Increased muscle strength and coordination.

Can My Doctor Test My Vitamin D Level?

  • There's a simple blood test used to check your vitamin D level, called the 25-hydroxyvitamin D test.
  • Current guidelines by the Institute of Medicine set a blood level of 20 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL) as a goal for good bone health and overall health. However, some doctors say people should go higher, to about 30 ng/mL to get the full health benefits of vitamin D.

How Much Vitamin D Do You Need?

  • The recommended dietary allowance for vitamin D is 600 IU (international units) per day for adults up to age 70. People aged 71 and older should aim for 800 IU from their diet.
  • Most children and adolescents don’t get enough vitamin D from drinking milk. They should have a supplement with 400 IU to 600 IU.

Which Form Of Vitamin D Should I Use?

Vitamin D3 is considered the natural form of vitamin D and is the most active.

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