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From the Flintstones to the Gummi Bears, cartoon vitamins may seem like a fun,
easy way to encourage children to take nutritional supplements. But do they give
your child the nutrients they truly need? Children have a greater need for
proper and more complete nutrition than do adults. Proper nutrition is vital for
the development of teeth, bones and muscles, as well as neuro-cognitive,
immune-system and many other important functions.
What’s wrong with cartoon vitamins? They contain synthetic vitamins, inadequate
minerals, as well as binders, preservatives and sugar – some of the very items
we need the supplements to combat in the first place! We need to provide our
kids with the kind of nutritional supplements informed adults demand:
* All-natural, with no synthetic chemical nutrients.
* Derived from whole foods.
* Complete and balanced formula, meaning they should contain at least the 25
FDA-recommended nutrients, preferably more.
* Good taste to ensure compliance, but without added sugar. Liquids are best, as
they absorb better and the dosing can be modified depending on the child’s size
* Need to contain the full spectrum of organic trace minerals.
Children have a great need for diets rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants
to combat free-radical damage. It is absolutely a must for them to strengthen
their armor with a healthy diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in
processed foods and sugars. Then, we must augment that effort with the very best
supplements available. Our kids deserve better health than their parents, but
unless we do something, they are fighting an uphill battle.
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