kids nutrition

Kids Supplements: A Consumer Guide

Organika Health

Our children’s healthcare routine can be as extensive and targeted as our own. Organika’s new kid’s natural healthcare line covers everything from multivitamins, zinc and probiotics to specific formulations for vision and cognitive functioning. Right now we’re focusing on everything we can to safeguard our children, and we believe Organika plays a part in that!

A Healthy Start for Kids 

Kids getting a healthy start in life

Why Diet Is the Foundation to Your Family's Health

Due increased time pressures, many families are opting for more quick, packaged and processed convenience foods. The prevalence of eating a home cooked meal is decreasing. Convenience foods are often void of nutrients, tend to be higher in carbohydrates and include fewer vegetables. Eating sugar and drinking carbonated beverages can leach vitamins and minerals from growing bodies.

Eating a whole foods diet is key! Commercial foods can be depleted and deficient in vital nutrients. This is due to heavy soil rotation, chemical fertilizers and genetic modification. This fall, we want to improve not only the foods they consume and routines in the kitchen, but implement strategies to boost overall health.

Boosting Kids Overall Health

A multivitamin can help fill nutritional gaps. If your child has preexisting conditions, particularly if they require medication, this can also be important as medications deplete nutrients while doing their necessary work. Always consult with a health care practitioner before adding supplements to your children’s routine.

Organika L’il Kids Multi Vitamin Spray contains a broad range of vitamins to provide your child with a solid base. Our formula contains vitamin A for healthy skin and vision. Vitamin A contributes to the health and strength of the surface of the eyes, mucous membranes and skin surrounding the eyes. These serve as vigilant barriers against bacteria and viruses. This reduces the risk of eye and respiratory infections. 

For developing immune systems, L’il Kids Multi Vitamin Spray also contains vitamins C and D, as well as calcium for strong bones and teeth. Vitamin D is vital for antimicrobial response, a key part of immune protection. Vitamin C strengthens immune defenses and keeps our immune system responsive. This system has two-layers. Vitamin C supports both innate and adaptive immunity. It is also a powerful antioxidant, a key ingredient in combating damage from free radicals and preventing oxidative stress. Oxidative stress can lead to asthma, diabetes and inflammatory disorders like eczema.

Vitamins B6 and B12 are included to support energy metabolism and iodine for a healthy thyroid. Thyroid hormones are key for healthy growth and development, as well as heart, muscle and digestive function. Supporting the thyroid is vital for cognitive development and maintenance of strong bones. All these nutrients come in a convenient spray, that is non-GMO and gluten-free!

How to Support Your Child's Immune System

Target immune health directly with Organika Kids Liquid Zinc with Vitamin C! Zinc supports over 300 enzymatic reactions. It supports immune function and wound healing. It regulates immune responses, preparing them to protect and preventing overactivity. The two layers of our immune defense are also directly linked to zinc levels, and can become impaired if we become deficient. Kids Liquid Zinc with Vitamin C supports the immune system and encourages the body’s natural ability to metabolize nutrients in an easy to absorb liquid format. Our formula also contains vitamin C for added antioxidants to counteract free radicals and support your child’s general good health!

Probiotics and Immune Health

Organika Baby Probiotic Drops with Vitamin D gets your baby develop healthy gut flora

Why Gut Health Is Key to Immune Health

Several grams of antibodies are secreted into our intestines daily. Antibody production and abundance is based on healthy ratios of probiotic bacteria in the gut. 70% of our immune system is housed here!

A mother’s vaginal microbiome can jumpstart her baby’s microbiome development at birth and as a result, their immune health. The proliferation of good gut bacteria supports a healthy microbiome by ensuring the ratios of “good” to “bad” bacteria stay in check. Regardless of how you deliver, Organika Baby Probiotic with Vitamin D should be a part of your child’s ongoing bowel and immune support. It can reduce the occurrence of colic in breastfed infants and provide the gut microbiome with diverse microorganisms.

As they grow, teach them how to support their gut flora’s delicate balance with our easy-to-take Organika Kids Probiotic Chewable Tablets These delicious, tropical pineapple-flavoured tablets contain 1 Billion CFU of clinically-proven live probiotic strains. Multiple strains diversify our good gut bacteria and strengthen immune protection. Guard their brain health as well, and reduce the occurrence of inflammation, by making these chewable probiotic tablets part of their daily healthcare routine!

Supplementing for Children's Cognitive Health

DHA supports children's brain development

Supporting brain health with Organika Kid’s Liquid Plant-Based DHA will have your little ones meeting all developmental milestones with ease! Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are omega-3 fatty acids that work together to assist in the formation of neurotransmitters and reduce inflammation that impedes healthy function.

DHA supports the growth and development of their whole nervous system. EPA supports cognitive function and reduces inflammatory disorders throughout the body. Obtaining omega-3 fatty acids from food can be challenging, and many children aren’t reaching daily requirements. EPA and DHA are formulated here in specific ratios for maximum benefits.

Organika Kids Liquid Plant-Based DHA comes in delicious Lemon Burst flavour and is vegan-friendly! Our DHA and EPA, omega-3 fatty acids are sourced from a marine algae called Schizochytrium. Schizochytrium is a freshwater microalgae that is rich in DHA. Fish get their EPA and DHA from microalgae. This plant-based supplement bypasses the consumption of fish and makes for clean and potent omega-3 support!

Protecting Your Child’s Vision

Choosing a supplement to protect your child's vision development

Organika omega-3 supplements also help prevent dry eyes and other symptoms associated with computer vision syndrome. Omega-3s support the balance of oil, mucus and water required in and around the eyes to maintain even and consistent lubrication. Constant movement, focusing and reduced blinking associated with screen time leads to computer vision syndrome and eventual degeneration. Omega-3s maintain lens flexibility and lubrication to reduce long-term damage. Pair Kids Liquid Plant-Based DHA with our Kids Vision Chewable Tablets for increased protection!

Organika Kids Vision Chewable Tablets contain 2000IUs of vitamin A and 800mcg of Beta-carotene per serving. This helps maintain healthy eyesight and improves nighttime vision.

Vitamin A plays a vital role in vision. There are two forms of vitamin A; plant-derived and animal-derived. Animal sourced vitamin A is called retinol or “preformed” vitamin A, which is ready for the body to use. Good sources of retinol vitamin A include beef, chicken liver, whole milk and cheese. Plant-derived vitamin A is known as “provitamin A” carotenoids, which are converted in the body. Good sources include carrots, sweet potato, spinach and kale. Beta-carotene is one of the most common and effective versions of provitamin A carotenoid.

The Right Supplements for Your Child

Our new kids line is non GMO, gluten-free and free of artificial colours and preservatives. Pick and choose what suits their needs best, and rest assured that with Organika, you’re always getting high quality support for the whole family!

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