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Dr. Mercola Complete Probiotics Powder Packets for Kids Natural Raspberry -- 10 billion CFU - 30 Packets


Dr. Mercola Complete Probiotics Powder Packets for Kids Natural Raspberry
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Dr. Mercola Complete Probiotics Powder Packets for Kids Natural Raspberry -- 10 billion CFU - 30 Packets

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Dr. Mercola Complete Probiotics Powder Packets for Kids Natural Raspberry Description

  • Natural Raspberry Flavor with Other Natural Flavors
  • Soy Free
  • Gluten Free

• Includes convenient, single serve packets to support the digestive health of active children on-the-go

• Delicious real raspberry taste, mixes perfectly with water or juice

• Helps maintain a healthy balance of intestinal microflora and assists in food digestion

• Formulated to contain a special blend of 10 viable probiotic strains, providing a total bacterial count of 10 billion CFU per serving

• Supports immune system function

• Contains strains of probiotics that resist stomach acid and survive intestinal bile, for optimal health benefits

• Incorporates a prebiotic in the form of inulin, to support the growth and maintenance of children's gut microbiota

 

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Directions

Suggested Use: Children 4 years and up, as a dietary supplement, mix one (1) packet with 8 oz of water or juice per day, preferably in the morning.

Store in a cool, dry place. Refrigeration recommended, but not required.

Free Of
Soy and gluten.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Packet 0.12 oz (3.5 g)
Servings per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories10
Sodium5 mg<1%
Total Carbohydrate2 g<1%
   Sugars0 g
Dr. Mercola's Special Blend33 mg*
   Lactobacillus Acidophilus DDS
   Bifidobacterium Lactis
   Lactobacillus Plantarum
   Lactobacillus Casei
   Lactobacillus Rhamnosus
   Lactobacillus brevis
   Bifidobacterium Longum
   Lactobacillus Salivarius
   Streptococcus Thermophilus
   Bifidobacterium Bifidum
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Maltodextrin (from potato), organic raspberry (Fruit) powder, natural citrus flavor with other natural flavor, citric acid (to maintain freshness), inulin (frucotooligosaccharides [from chicory root]), natural strawberry flavor with other natural flavor, natural raspberry flavor, organic stevia (stevia rebaudiana [bertoni]) (leaf) extract, luo han gu (fruit extract, beet powder [(beet juice, caramel, maltodextrin (from potato)]), beet juice powder (for color), silicon dioxide.
Warnings

If you are nursing, pregnant, taking medication or have a medical condition, consult your physician before taking this product.

The product packaging you receive may contain additional details or may differ from what is shown on our website. We recommend that you reference the complete information included with your product before consumption and do not rely solely on the details shown on this page. For more information, please see our full disclaimer.
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Start the School Year With a New Supplement Routine for Your Kids

The end of summer is often marked with a touch of poignancy—the sun starts setting earlier, fall is felt in the air and children around the country gear up to go back to school.

As a parent, you gear up too, primarily in the form of carving out a schedule that best suits your family—and encourages a healthy learning environment for your kids.

Girl Happily Taking Vitamins for Kids With Mother Watching in Background | Vitacost.com/blog

Part of cultivating that wholesome atmosphere—one that supports education and extracurricular activities—is found in focusing on nutrition. From serving breakfasts that promote all-day energy to packing lunches that brim with vitamins and minerals, you know that a well-nourished child is the key to success in and out of school.

But did you also know that nutritional supplements can play a big part in how your child thinks, behaves, operates and feels? Because while you may strive to serve perfect, nutrient-rich meals, environmental factors, soil depletion and your child’s personal preferences or restrictions might be creating nutritional gaps in their diet.

With that in mind, here are three supplements for kids that you should consider including in your regimen—and how to weave them into your family’s back-to-school routine:

1. Vitamin D

Frequently referred to as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D can be a huge boon for your child’s overall development.

Why?

Vitamin D’s list of potential pros is vast and varied: It naturally supports bone and dental health by helping the body absorb phosphorous and calcium; it organically bolsters immunity and blood sugar levels; and it helps to support nervous system health.

Some parents, however, are under the impression that giving their children vitamin D-fortified milk and other products suffices. Kudos for the effort of course, but recent studies reveal that most children aren’t getting enough of this essential nutrient—so much so that in 2014, the American Academy of Pediatrics increased the amount of vitamin D suggested for children. (Presently, children under a year-old need 400 IU daily; older children and adolescents require 600-1,000 IU per day.) What’s more, certain medications and children with diseases like cystic fibrosis and celiac disease may need an extra boost in their daily vitamin D intake.

In addition to filling your kids’ plates with vitamin D-rich food like salmon, eggs, tuna and vitamin D-fortified yogurt, cereals, juices and milk, consider adding in a vitamin D supplement for kids too. Since it’s a fat-soluble nutrient—meaning it needs fat in order to be absorbed effectively—“serve” the supplement with your child’s largest meal of the day. The more often they’re given their sunshine vite with breakfast, lunch or dinner, the more natural it’ll become a central part of your daily routine. (And if they’re young, consider hiding it under the cup or plate—kids, as you know, love a good game.)

2. Probiotics

If you’ve paid attention to changes in the health food industry—or, really, food in general—you’ve likely noticed the influx of foods boasting the inclusion of probiotics. (Probiotic gummy bears, anyone?)

There’s a solid reason behind it.

“Our gut harbors billions of bacteria,” says the the Cleveland Clinic, “and the good bacteria is believed to overwhelm the unhealthy ones and keep us healthy. Probiotics add another layer of good microorganisms to the already existing good ones. Although probiotics are not a digestive cure-all, they can be highly beneficial for kids and adults.”

Probiotics also can be especially helpful for your child after a round of antibiotics (during which most of that good gut flora gets killed along with harmful bacteria). Further, according to Pediatrics, probiotics can “help prevent diarrhea in children” while they’re taking antibiotics.

On medication or not, probiotics can be enhanced through diet (such as yogurt with live and active cultures like acidophilus, bifidus, and bulgaricus) and with supplements. Dr. William Sears of Parenting recommends lactobacillus GG for children in his pediatric practice; other pediatricians suggest L. reuteri.

Whatever strain you use, consider administering probiotics to your child in the smallest supplement form possible (which is far less daunting for a child than a large pill). No luck swallowing? Consider crushing up chewable probiotics and adding them to applesauce, oatmeal or juice, or go with a probiotic liquid, powder or kids' chewable probiotics. Make it a daily habit, timed with a meal, so that it becomes as normal for your child as brushing their teeth—or snuggling down in bed with a book.

3. Cod liver oil

Made from several species of cod fish—a protein-rich fish found in the Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans—cod liver oil is a nutritional powerhouse, packing in excellent amounts of vitamins A, D, and K, as well as heart-healthy omega-3s and other fatty acids such as EPA and DHA (which are central to brain development and eyesight). Additionally, as the San Francisco Chronicle reports, cod delivers fantastic levels of citamin B-12, which is “vital to red blood cell formation, neurological health and DNA synthesis.”

Convincing a kid to ingest cod liver oil, however, is another story entirely. After all, getting your child to take a teaspoon of cough syrup can be a challenge—let alone an oil that smells and tastes decidedly fishy. Some parents have found success in slipping the oil into smoothies and juices; others have disguised it in muffins and breads. And yet others still have given their children chewable cod liver oil. Always tasty, these little gems can act as dessert.

Just get your pediatrician’s approval beforehand—for this and the other supplements listed here (or ones you may be considering). Doing so will allow you and your child to get into the back-to-school groove safely—and in wholesome style.

These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

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