What parent hasn’t given in to a child’s request for a fast food kid’s meal? The occasional indulgence is fine every now and then. Unfortunately, more and more children are getting most of their meals on-the-go.
A Rutgers State University research study found that families are eating fewer nutritious meals together and dining more outside of the home. The American Society for Nutrition recommends that families eat meals prepared at home instead. These meals tend to have more nutritious vegetables and less sodium, fat and calories than restaurant meals.
Boosting Brain Function
Even as childhood obesity has skyrocketed, children are still not meeting their minimum nutritional requirements. According to the USDA, half of American children aren’t meeting the recommended intake for nutrients such as calcium, vitamin E, zinc and iron.
Essential nutrients support more than just the body — they improve brain function too. A series of studies published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that children who were given multivitamin supplements showed improved cognitive function and increased accuracy in attention-based tasks.
More of What They Need
Most children’s supplements provide basic vitamins and minerals. However, children also need a broad range of additional micronutrients to achieve optimal health. Some of the micronutrients found in Reliv Now® for Kids include:
- ● DHA: an omega-3 fatty acid critical for the development and function of the brain, eyes and nervous system.
- ● PS and PC: (phosphatidylserine and phosphatidylcholine) support healthy cellular development, mental clarity, memory, learning and cognitive function.
- ● Grape Seed Extract: powerful antioxidant that protects against cell-destroying free radicals.
Healthy Cells, Happy Kids
LunaRich™ is a Reliv-exclusive healthy soy powder that contains five to ten times the bioactive lunasin of ordinary soy powders. Lunasin is a naturally occurring peptide clinical studies have identified as the key to soy’s many health benefits.
Lunasin promotes optimal cell health at every age. It’s why Reliv has added LunaRich soy powder to Reliv Now for Kids. Experts say consuming lunasin at an early age while the body is developing can maximize lunasin’s many benefits and lead to long-term, lasting benefits into adulthood.
Lunasin nourishes – provides the nutritional fuel to promote optimal expression of genes required for normal cell function.
Lunasin protects – reduces inflammation and cell damage caused by free radicals and other environmental hazards. Provides protection in two ways:
- 1. Prevention. Activates the expression of genes that help reduce cell damage and prevents the expression of genes that can cause cell damage.
- 2. Maintenance. Helps remove damaged cells from the body that may cause chronic health problems.
A Note from Dr. Carl
You can give your kids more of what they need to be healthy every day.
Reliv Now for Kids goes beyond ordinary children’s nutritional supplements to deliver key micronutrients essential to the development of a child’s brain, eyes and nervous system. And with the addition of LunaRich healthy soy powder, Reliv Now for Kids is better than ever for children’s health.
You want to raise happy and healthy children. Reliv is here to help!
To your health,
Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Carl Hastings
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