Back to Nutritional Basics For Children and Parents

Article by Jim Riddle

As summer draws to an end, we sharpen pencils, stuff spiral-bound notebooks and three-ring binders into crisp new backpacks, and a brand-new school year begins. With all the excitement of new clothes, school supplies, new teachers and new classmates, it can be easy to forget about some of the familiar challenges both kids and adults face when it’s time to head back to school.

From challenging subjects and social stresses, to fighting off germs and getting proper nutrition, the school year can be hard on kids, parents and teachers. This year, stay ahead of the curve with great back-to-school products from Nature's Sunshine Products (NSP).

Vitamins - Not Just for Kids

Back-to-school time can tax everyone—not just students. Parents and teachers, as well as kids, all need the benefits of complete nutrition. NSP offers some great vitamin and mineral combinations to meet the needs of the whole family.

VitaWave® Liquid Vitamins and Minerals
VitaWave provides 100 percent or more of the Daily Value for 17 important vitamins and minerals in a base of healthful herbs, amino acids, plant-derived trace minerals and antioxidants like lutein and lycopene. Flavored with natural black raspberry (another wonderful antioxidant), you can mix it with water for a great-tasting vitamin drink.

Sunshine Heroes Chewable Multiple Vitamins and Minerals
Designed specifically for children or anyone who has difficulty swallowing capsules or tablets,Sunshine Heroes Chewable Multiple Vitamins and Minerals contains Protector Shield Blend, a Whole Food blend of 17 fruits and vegetables. These fruits and vegetables provide powerful phytochemical nutrients and antioxidants-potent plant compounds noted for their health-protective benefits. Protector Shield Blend provides Choline, Inositol, and 10 Amino Acids-essential nutrients for healthy brain development and cell communication for growing children.

Super Supplemental Vitamins and Minerals
Formulated for peak effectiveness with only the finest ingredients,Super Supplemental is a well-balanced, proprietary formula with all of the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants you need for good health. Four tablets contain 100 percent or more of the Daily Values for 17 vitamins and minerals, plus calcium, phosphorus and other important minerals in a base of herbs and other nutrients, including lutein and lycopene. Alsoavailable without iron.

Kick Sickness Out Of The Carpool
Just as the end of summer signals the start of school, it also ushers in the cold-and-flu season. Try some of NSP’s great immune-system supporting products to minimize down time.

Herbasaurs Chewable Elderberry Plus
Flavored with lemon and lime,Herbasaurs Chewable Elderberry Plus nutritionally supports the immune and respiratory systems. It contains elderberry fruit concentrate and the powerful adaptogens reishi mushroom and astragalus - all known historically for their ability to support the immune system.

Sunshine Heroes Whole Food-Antioxidant
Sunshine Heroes Whole Food-Antioxidant ensures that children receive the benefits of more fruits and vegetables. Modern diets often lack sufficient amounts of fruits, vegetables and other whole foods, making them low in essential nutrients and antioxidants needed for optimal health. Research shows the benefits of an antioxidant-rich diet. The National Cancer Institute recommends eating at least 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Sunshine Heroes Whole Foods Antioxidant offers the antioxidant power equivalent to two average servings of fruit or vegetables (based on ORAC values).

Immune Stimulator
Nowhere else on the market can you find such a unique combination of ingredients to bolster and support the immune system. This blend of well-researched, natural ingredients works to stimulate the body’s own defenses.Immune Stimulator was designed to promote macrophage activity, leading to a chain reaction of immune activity that can strengthen the entire body.

Liquid Chlorophyll
Nature’s Sunshine’sLiquid Chlorophyll from alfalfa helps promote the natural blood-cleansing functions of the body, protects and supports healthy cells, promotes a strong immune response and deodorizes the body. Add a teaspoon to a bottle of water for a refreshing, minty beverage you can enjoy all day long.

Silver Shield with Aqua Sol Technology

Silver Shield provides 14 ppm of silver that stays suspended in purified deionized water. Recent studies by major universities have shownSilver Shield with Aqua Sol Technology to be an extremely effective immune system supporter.

Take Stress out of the Equation

School can be hard enough without the added challenges of stress and attention difficulties. NSP offers products to help keep the focus on learning and teaching.

Focus Attention
Some children may find it difficult to focus on school when good weather is just outside the window and fond summer memories are still fresh.Focus Attention provides Ginkgo biloba, DMAE and Melissa officinalis to encourage restful, balanced mental activity and normal brain function. Available in capsules and powder. (Mix powder in juice for kids.)

Nutri-Calm®
Getting children ready to start school can be hectic.Nutri-Calm provides generous amounts of B-complex vitamins in a base of herbs known to support optimal nervous system health.

Stress-J
Parents, teachers and children alike may experience stress at the beginning of the school year. Stress-J provides nutrients to help facilitate proper function of the nervous system. It contains healthful herbs, including chamomile, which is known for its calming effects.Stress-J is available in both capsule and liquid form.