Mums, do your kids seem to fall prey to every virus that comes along? Do you often struggle to get them to finish their meals? Let’s all take a collective sigh, shall we? These are two common — and frustrating — issues many mothers face on a day-to-day basis. And they’re closely related too. Children with poor appetites or are super picky eaters can easily suffer from vitamin deficiencies, resulting in them falling sick easily.
The first years in life are particularly crucial for brain, skeletal, immune system and overall development, and nutrition is a major cornerstone when it comes to setting the foundations for a lifetime of good health. Support your child’s start in life by giving five key areas in their development a nutritional boost.
1. Optimise the Immune System
Children’s immature immune systems need all the help they can get to fight off those nasty flu bugs. Vitamin A helps regulate immune systems and protects against infections by keeping tissues in the respiratory and digestive systems healthy. Vitamin E works as an antioxidant to neutralise free radicals, while vitamin C helps increase the body’s resistance to infection.
2. Support Brain Development
For optimal development, children’s brains need an adequate supply of omega-3 fatty acids. You’ve probably heard of them: ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). These form the building blocks of brain cells and are vital to nervous system development. In particular, DHA is responsible for learning and memory. Furthermore, B vitamins, especially B1, B3 and B6, are necessary to maintain proper function of the nervous system.
3. Help Build Strong Bones
It’s common knowledge that growing bones need lots of calcium. But that’s not enough. Many nutrients work in tandem to provide the framework for healthy bones. For instance, vitamin D is needed to help our bodies absorb and use the calcium in order to form strong, healthy bones. The B vitamins also help promote bone formation.
4. Promote Healthy Teeth and Gums
Even while teaching kids good dental hygiene, recognise that nutrition plays a part in developing healthy teeth and gums too. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium while strengthening the mineral density of teeth and bones. Vitamin A forms and maintains tissues, such as mucous membranes and teeth, while vitamin C works to help heal gums and boost the function of other vital tissues that support the teeth.
5. Maintain Good Vision
The eyes are the window to the soul… and also what gives us precious sight! So ensure your kids have the nutrients needed for healthy vision. Top on the list is vitamin A, which helps maintain good vision. Vitamins B2, C and E are potent antioxidants that combat free radicals and protect cells, including cells in the eyes. DHA helps to form cells in the eyes, especially in the retina; the cell membranes in the retina contain a high concentration of DHA.
Seven Seas – the #SmartMomsChoice
We all know how difficult it can be to ensure that our kids are getting the nutrients they need. That’s why smart mums are turning to Seven Seas Multivitamin Syrup with Cod Liver Oil. Filled with eight essential vitamins plus cod liver oil — a rich source of DHA, it’s the ideal supplement to give those five key areas a crucial boost. So you’ll have one less thing to worry about. After all, healthy kids mean happy mums!
Specially designed to meet children’s nutritional needs, Seven Seas Multivitamin Syrup with Cod Liver Oil is even suitable for babies as young as one month old. Kids love its real orange juice taste, and mums love that it’s free from artificial flavourings and colourings too. Get it at leading chain and independent pharmacies nationwide, including Guardian, Watsons and Unity.
Don’t wait – let your child start the New Year on the right foot. From 1 January to 31 March 2020, enjoy up to 30% off Seven Seas Multivitamin Syrup with Cod Liver Oil 100ml and 500ml packs at participating Guardian and Watsons pharmacies.
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This post is supplemented by Seven Seas