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Half Of American Parents Regularly Give Kids A Dietary Supplement


“Kids can be stubborn when it comes to eating the healthy foods on their plate. And now, a new national poll reaffirms that picky eating is a universal parenting challenge.” [Source: Medicalexpress.com]


Although a balanced diet is clearly important for obtaining proper nourishment, the majority of children do not get enough micronutrients from the foods they eat. Too few fresh fruits and vegetables, along with the consumption of highly processed food, results in chronic deficiencies of essential micronutrients that impair children’s growth and health, thus making them prone to diseases.

Children are especially vulnerable to micronutrient deficiencies because vitamins, minerals, and other natural compounds are essential to support healthy development of the blood, bones, and all organ systems, especially the nervous and immune systems. Inadequate nutrition impairs physical growth, as well as development of the brain and nervous system, and reduces a child’s immunity and learning ability.

To read about a study conducted by the Dr. Rath Research Institute, in association with the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, which demonstrated the benefits of micronutrient supplementation in school-age children, see this article on our website.