It is time again for “Ask the Doctor.” I particularly enjoy this monthly feature because it gives me an opportunity to answer your questions and help you on your path to health and wellness.
If you have a question or health concern that you would like me to address, please visit the Hotze Health & Wellness Facebook page and send me a private message. Mention Katy Christian Magazine in the subject line.
Vitamins for Children
I’m a mom of two, my son is in 8th grade and my daughter is a junior in high school. I want to keep them healthy for school so they can concentrate and do well. What can I do? Are there vitamins they can take to help protect them from getting sick? Thank you. Kathy M.
Thank you, Kathy, for your question. This is something that all parents are asking about right now.
First, there are many lifestyle tips to help keep your children in good health, such as a healthy eating plan (vegetables, fruit, nuts, lean meat) and avoiding sugar, as well as processed and fast foods. Sugar actually depresses the immune system. It helps to wash your hands often, especially in public places like school.
Be sure to keep them active with regular exercise – maybe they want to participate in a school sport or have a hobby they love such as basketball or dance. And of course, getting a good night’s sleep is crucial. It gives the body time to relax and restore itself.
It is also very important to give them the nutrients they need to help strengthen their immune system. Here are the vitamins I recommend for children:
Kids and Teen Vitamin Pak’s
I formulated vitamin Pak’s for kids and teens to help boost their immune system and make taking vitamins easy. All their daily essential vitamins are in one convenient pack.
My Kids Pak Includes:
- Nutri-Kids Grape Chewable Tablets – Great tasting, chewable multivitamin, mineral and trace element supplement designed for children ages 4 and up. It provides 28 vitamins, minerals and trace elements.
- Vitamin C Buffered Powder – Great orange flavor
- Children’s Probiotic
My Teen Pak Includes:
- 1 Vitamin C 1,000 mg Capsule
- 1 Energy Formula Multivitamin Capsule
- 2 Vitamin D3 1,000 iu Softgels
- 1 Probiotic Blend Capsule
- 1 B-Complex Capsule
Mom and Dad, I haven’t forgotten about you! I’ve got the whole family covered. I formulated my Immune Pak for adults and it is recommended for college students, as well. My Immune Pak is a powerful comprehensive formula that supports your immune system naturally. Research shows that vitamin A, B Complex, C, D3, magnesium, zinc and probiotics are all effective in nourishing important immune cells. Taking these crucial vitamins and minerals will help protect and boost your immune system.
My Immune Pak includes:
- Vitamin A 10,000 iu – 1 softgel
- B Complex – 1 capsule
- Vitamin C 1,000 mg – 6 capsules
- Vitamin D3 5,000 i.u. – 2 softgels
- Zinc 30 mg – 1 capsule
- Magnesium Glycinate 150 mg – 2 capsules
- Probiotic Blend – 2 capsules
If you’re a college student who doesn’t like taking so many vitamin pills, then you can always take my Teen Pak which has less pills and will still provide benefit for your immune system.
Click here to see more tips for maintaining a healthy immune system.
Here’s to a safe and healthy new school year!
Physicians Preference Vitamins
Do you have questions about vitamins and supplements for your children? My Certified Holistic Nutritionists and Vitamin Consultants are here to help you with any questions about your vitamin needs or health concerns at 281-646-1659. You may also visit www.PhysiciansPreferenceVitamins.com. It will be our privilege to serve you.
Keep Your Questions Coming
I hope these suggestions are helpful to you and to others who are dealing with these common problems. Keep your questions coming! Send me a private message on Hotze Health & Wellness Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HotzeHWC/. Don’t forget to mention Katy Christian Magazine in the subject line. And remember, there’s no such thing as a dumb question.
To learn more about the Hotze Health & Wellness Center and schedule a Free Wellness Consultation, call us at 281-698-8698 or visit hotzehwc.com.