The back-to-school season is almost upon us (for some, it’s already here), and with summer break coming to an end, many families are beginning to research how they can keep their kids healthy as they transition back to learning. Whether your children are heading back to the classroom or are learning remotely this fall, it’s important to ensure their mental and physical health is as strong as it can be – and this includes immune health, too.
Your kids have likely enjoyed a summer full of hot sun, delicious treats, and higher (or lower) activity levels than usual. Get them back into gear and prepared for a productive school year with the help of some immune support vitamins and supplements in addition to a healthy, active lifestyle.
Check out the following immune-support supplements available for your family:
1. Multivitamins for General Health and Well-Being
One of the best ways to promoting a healthy immune system is through food and nutrition. Still, it’s difficult for many families to ensure children receive an adequate supply of critical vitamins and minerals through diet alone. This is especially true with teenagers, who often have busy school schedules, part-time jobs, extra-curricular activities, and picky tastebuds.
Incorporating a multivitamin into their routines is a great choice to help support your teens energy, mental clarity and focus required to perform both academically and physically during the back-to-school season. While many multivitamins tailor to adults and their nutritional needs, our Futurbiotics M.V Teen Multivitamin for Teens is designed specifically for this age group with the following key immune support ingredients:
- Vitamins A, B, C, D, E
2. Zinc to Support the Body’s Natural Defenses
In addition to a healthy diet and multivitamin supplementation, it’s important to incorporate specific vital minerals into your family’s diet. Zinc is often used as an immune support supplement, as well as to combat potential zinc deficiencies. In particular, Futurebiotics Zinc Triple Action delivers three forms of this key mineral to help support not only the immune system, but also antioxidant levels and healthy skin – a bonus for those who want to look their best as they head back to class.*
3. Vitamin D3 for Healthy Immunity, Bones and Muscles
Futurebiotics Certified Organic Vitamin D3 provides the same form of Vitamin D that we obtain from the sun, helping to replenish our natural levels to deliver immune support. Vitamin D3 also helps to promote strong bones and healthy muscles, which are essential for school-aged children as they grow.*
4. Elderberry and Other Herbs and Botanicals for Natural Support
Elderberry is a powerful natural ingredient packed with antioxidants and has long been used to support the body’s natural defenses. When incorporated into your daily routine, it becomes an excellent immune supplement.* Futurebiotics carries three unique immune support formulas that include elderberry as an important ingredient for immune health:
Futurebiotics Elderberry Extract
This vegetarian immune supplement utilizes organic elderberry fruit extract from the Sambucus nigra plant, grown without chemical pesticides, fertilizers or preservatives. Each serving contains anthocyanins and 8% polyphenols to deliver essential immune system support.*
Futurebiotics Sambucus Elderberry with Zinc & Vitamin C
This triple immune complex features three key ingredients known to support a healthy immune system.* Elderberry, Zinc and Vitamin C work together to enable superior immune coverage and antioxidant protection.* This immune system supplement is vegan/vegetarian-friendly and free of GMOs, gluten and soy.
Futurebiotics Garlic Echinacea Elderberry Immune Support
This immune support supplement has been specially formulated with well-known immune-boosting herbs that have been used for centuries as natural remedies and immune system protectants. Challenging to obtain regularly through diet alone, the combination of elderberry, garlic and echinacea delivers powerful immune support that is ideal for seasonal changes like the transition between summer and fall.*
You can incorporate these immune support supplements into the entire family’s routine to help promote a healthy immune system as kids head back to school this fall. To learn more about various immune products, take a look at our Immune category.
As with any new medication, it is important to speak to your child’s physician before adding a vitamin or supplement into their daily routine. Be sure to always keep your family’s supplement bottles out of the reach of young children.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.