It’s pretty clear that less sugar-rush-inducing chocolate and more nutrient-rich fruit and vegetables are vital to keeping kids healthy. But there are two particular vitamins that stand out when it comes to helping their mini skeletons grow ‘big and strong’.
A recent scientific review, published in The Journal of the American College of Nutrition, found that vitamin K2 in combination with vitamin D and calcium leads to a significantly lower risk of bone fractures in children and young adults.
According to Dr Vladimir Badmaev, author of the paper, principal and founder of American Medical Holdings, Inc., “The epidemiological evidence indicates a disturbing growth in the number of cases of low-energy fractures in healthy children and adolescents. Multiple risk factors may contribute to this growing health concern, and deficient or insufficient nutrition and nutrients, including calcium, vitamin D and vitamin K are among leading considerations.”
Dr Badmaev went onto say that the vitamin K2, especially menaquinone-7 (MK-7), has shown to help maintain calcium homeostasis and a healthy skeletal system that may also help build children’s “bone bank”, thereby lowering the risk of osteoporosis and cardiovascular risk later in life.
Besides filling their lunchboxes with as many nutrients as you can trick them into eating, add Releaf Multivitamin kids chews to your kid’s daily routine. This sugar-free multivitamin includes vitamin K2 and vitamin D amongst many other essential minerals and is also made with Rosehip. This ingredient is a natural source of vitamin C that has shown to maintain good health and contribute to the normal function of the immune system.