Sure, March 21 has officially marked the start of Spring, but if your climate is anything like ours here in Virginia you’re still littered with snow and sporadic weather changes. I was hoping that by this time the threat of catching cold would have passed.
I got a nice reality check when I was up all night with a sick toddler.
Her poor little face almost had me in tears. A usually rambunctious child who can not sit still spent the day on the couch under piles of blankets watching Sponge Bob (ugh, I know, right?).
I want her better, but traditional medicine can be a little.. iffy. Just check out this report issued by the FDA that showed at least three deaths and 1,500 adverse effects in infants and toddlers as a result of taking cold and cough medicines. Oy.
So what’s the alternative? Safe, natural, effective supplements.
Easy-to-execute supplements for surviving the winter season with your kids
During the winter we all get less fresh air, natural sunlight, and for most of us farm-fresh fruits and veggies aren’t available. This turns me into kind of a vitamin nut. My mini-me is a vitamin nut as well. Here are some of our favorites supplements to take daily, but especially when there’s a cold approaching.
Vitamin C helps the body maintain healthy tissues and a strong immune system, a great powerful supplement if you’re trying to prevent or stop colds. Vitamin C is so common that you can find it in almost any form.
Here’s a super scientific article describing how Omega 3s help your immune system, but here’s a summary: they do. These healthy fats will help your body balance production of good hormone-like cells and keep your system working well.
Our bodies are filled with trillions of good and bad bacteria. Under normal circumstances, your body maintains a healthy balance of both but when bad bacteria gets out of hand then sickness arises. Keep your gut in check with lots of probiotics. Considering that 70% of your immune system is in your digestive tract, a healthy and balanced digestive system plays a vital role in strengthening a child’s overall health and well-being.
Culturelle Kids Probiotics is a natural solution for better digestive and immune health. Not only does it support a child’s digestion, helping to reduce occasional digestive upset, but it also helps to boost digestion and overall digestive health. (To learn more, check out the Culturelle® website now, they’ve done a ton of research on probiotics and make it easy to understand.)
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Culturelle® Kids Probiotics. I happen to love vitamins and probiotics, so all opinions are my own.