Back to school is an exciting time full of fun, new school supplies and backpacks, new friends, and... germs? Yes, it's true, back to school is also a great time for going back to immune support for the whole family. Staying well during back-to-school can be a challenge, but it's easy to do when you have the right nutrients on your side.

Here are 3 key nutrients for the immune support:

Vitamin C is critical for the body to defend itself against colds or flu and also helps with adrenal support. Getting small amounts in the food you eat is helpful, but at times like Back-to-School, it's important to increase intake for optimal support. Take an extra 1,000-2,000mg (500mg for kids). According to a study on Pub Med, "Vitamin C deficiency results in a reduced resistance against certain pathogens whilst a higher supply enchances several immune system parameters".

Back-to-school is also back-to-indoors, which means we don't get nearly enough Vitamin D from sunshine. Vitamin D supports the immune system, and a deficiency of it can make you more susceptible to infections and illness. According to CDC.gov, in the 2016-2017 school year, by February the flu was widespread in most states. It makes sense that during the winter month we aren't outside in the sunshine as much, so our Vitamin D levels drop and more people get sick.

Known as "nature's perfect first food," Colostrum Complete can help balance and regulate the immune system. Colostrum contain vitamins, minerals, and antibodies that provide nutritional support for the whole body, and it's safe for the whole family to take. Talk to a Vitamin C Consultant about the right doses for kids under 100 pounds.

To make all of this a lot eaiser for you, the My HotzePak Stay Well Pak has Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Colostrum Complete as well as other immune boosting nutrients, and it's the perfect vitamin pack to have around for the beginning of the school year. Ok, you probably want to stock up and have it on hand year round. It never semms like the germs let up!

Kids under 100 pounts (and over 2 years old) can take NutriKids Grape chewables (with Vitamin D and Vitamin C) as well as Colostrum Complete. Again, talk to a Vitamin Consultant about how much to take.

Stock up today on the right nutrients for a healthy, well, fun-filled school year. You will be glad you did!