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Antibiotics: Even Low Use In Children Can Have A Negative Impact On Health

Small child taking medicine

NEWS

A new study has found that even low use of antibiotics in children can have a negative impact on their health.

COMMENT

While antibiotics have undoubtedly saved many lives, like any drug their use comes with risks. Research shows children whose mothers were prescribed antibiotics during pregnancy face up to a 20 per cent higher risk of being hospitalized for infections, for example. Other research shows that long-term use of antibiotics may raise the risk of bowel cancer.

In contrast to the dangers of antibiotics, an optimum supply of essential micronutrients supports the body’s immune system safely and naturally. While many people take only vitamin C for such purposes, such an approach misses out on the important benefits of micronutrient synergy. Vitamin C works more efficiently when combined with other micronutrients such as zinc, quercetin and selenium. Thus, the effectiveness of supplements in improving immunity depends upon them containing a carefully designed synergistic combination of micronutrients to help generate healthy blood cells and support other immune system organs.

To learn how you can improve your immunity through the synergistic use of micronutrients, read this article on our website.

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