It’s that time of year – back to school! This means, parents are prepping lunch boxes, getting their kids to bed early and, trying to boost their immune systems. Now more than ever, parents want to keep their kids healthy, both mind and body. This is where Nancy’s Nifty Nook – Bradford’s Original Bulk Food & Health Supplement Store can help. Since 1988, Nancy’s Nifty Nook has been providing its customers with outstanding service and excellent quality alternative health care options, in a friendly, caring, and professional atmosphere.
To boost kids’ immune system, it’s ideal to begin boosting in late August or early September. Some vitamins to get started would include Vitamin C, Vitamin D3 and a good multi-vitamin, which can be taken year-round. Nancy always recommends buying a high-quality product. She says, “You can certainly save money by purchasing vitamins at chain stores, but you would be compromising on quality.”
Some top brands that Nancy recommends include Sisu, Omega Alpha, Natural Factors, Salus, St. Francis Herb Farm Deep Immune for Kids, and Honibe. These brands all offer an excellent line of multi-vitamins for kids.
It is true that there are so many vitamins on the market - it is hard to know where to begin! When it comes to boosting kids’ immune systems, Nancy highlights the following vitamins and supplements:
- Echinacea - Nancy’s go-to product for boosting immune systems. It is recommended that it be given Monday to Friday with weekends off. By not taking a break, it may compromise one’s own natural immunity instead of supporting it.
- Elderberry - is a good antioxidant and is often partnered with Echinacea. It helps provide relief from cold and flu symptoms and is available in liquid, crystal, and gummy forms.
- Bach Flower Remedies for Kids (homeopathic) – is a natural homeopathic remedy used to treat anxiety and/or sleeping problems. It can be given orally, or it can be put in your child’s water bottle so they can drink throughout the day. It also comes in a pastille form, which older kids like and can take throughout the day, if needed. Older students can take the regular Bach Flower Remedy formula.
- Melatonin - is safe for children who have sleeping problems. Start with a low dose of 1 mg and increase, as needed.
Kids who are easily stressed can experience sleep problems, mood swings, headaches, and/or stomach aches. On the extreme end, some can adopt unhealthy habits such as nail biting, lying, and can be prone to bullying. Maintaining a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, and taking vitamins and supplements can help in many of these areas.
Have a child who needs to boost his/her/their immune system? Visit Nancy’s Nifty Nook and find out which products can help! Health supplements are supplied by manufacturers that adhere to the strictest guidelines for efficacy and safety. Cleanliness is a top priority at Nancy's Nifty Nook. Its bulk products are of the highest quality and all equipment is sanitized on a regular basis.
Questions? Call Nancy at 905-775-7874, send an email, or drop in for a visit at 152 Holland St. East in Bradford.