The new school year is upon us, and whether or not your children will be attending school in person or online, you still want to do everything you can to keep them healthy and well. The time to start boosting their immune system is now, not only because of the coronavirus, but also because of the upcoming cold and flu season. It is also important to strengthen their immune system year-round to help protect their health.

A strong body means a strong mind. Staying healthy will enable your kids to focus and do their best in school.

There are many lifestyle tips to help protect the immune system, such as eating healthy, avoiding sugar and processed foods, getting a good night’s sleep, and washing your hands often. 

Another way to help boost their immune system is with quality vitamins, minerals and probiotics. Take a look at the many health benefits of these supplements:

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is well-known for its role in helping to prevent and treat colds and flu. Besides helping to fight infections, vitamin C helps control allergies since it is a natural antihistamine. It also promotes skin health since it is essential for the formation of collagen. Vitamin C strengthens the adrenal glands which is a key factor in reducing unwanted stress in not only adults, but in children, too.

Vitamin C contributes to immune defense by supporting various cellular functions of both the innate and adaptive immune system. Research demonstrates that supplementation with vitamin C appears to be able to both prevent and treat respiratory and systemic infections. A vitamin C deficiency results in impaired immunity and higher susceptibility to infections. (1)

Vitamin D

Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, has an array of health benefits including supporting immune health. Research shows that vitamin D supplementation is safe and protective against acute respiratory tract infections. (2) Vitamin D also helps keep your bones strong by promoting normal bone growth and development. It may also help in improving depressed moods.  

Zinc

Zinc is a trace mineral that is well-known for helping to boost the immune system. Research shows that zinc is crucial for normal development and function of cells that moderate immunity. (3) It is important for growth and development. It also supports healthy vision and helps with wound healing. Zinc has even been shown to reduce the severity and duration of diarrhea in children (4). Zinc is in the Nutri-Kids multivitamin in the Kids Pak and in the Energy Formula multivitamin in the Teen Pak. It is also included in Dr. Hotze’s Immune Pak for adults.

B-Complex

The B vitamins help increase energy levels, support skin and eye health, and support healthy nerve function. B vitamins may also help maintain mood. B vitamins are absolutely essential for every aspect of brain function. (5) Vitamin B6 has been implicated in the regulation of immune responses that are associated with a wide range of diseases, including inflammation and various cancers. (6) Research shows that vitamin B12 acts as an immunomodulator for cellular immunity. (7)

Probiotics

Probiotics, also known as good bacteria, help improve digestive health. Your gastrointestinal (GI) tract needs this beneficial bacteria to stay healthy. Probiotics can help improve skin health and allergies. It’s helpful to take probiotics after taking antibiotics to replace the good bacteria in your gut.

Research demonstrates that probiotics are safe and effective for fighting the common cold and influenza-like respiratory infections by boosting the immune system. Besides immune system stimulation, other benefits of probiotics include controlling gastrointestinal infections, improvement in lactose metabolism, anticarcinogenic and antimutagenic properties, cholesterol reduction, and improvement in inflammatory bowel disease. (8)

NEW KIDS AND TEENS IMMUNE PAKS

We are excited to announce that Dr. Hotze has formulated new immune paks for kids and teens!


Dr. Hotze’s Kids Immune Pak

The Kids Pak Includes:






Mom and Dad, we haven’t forgotten about you. Dr. Hotze formulated his Immune Pak for adults and it is recommended for college students, as well. 

Dr. Hotze’s Immune Pak is a powerful comprehensive formula that supports your immune system naturally. Research shows that vitamin A, B Complex, C, D3, zinc and probiotics are all effective in nourishing important immune cells. Taking these crucial vitamins and minerals will help protect and boost your immune system.

Dr. Hotze’s Immune Pak includes:

If you’re a college student who doesn’t like taking so many vitamin pills, then you can always take the Teen Immune Pak which has less pills and will still provide benefit for your immune system. 

So we’ve got the whole family covered!

We are Here for You.

We have immune paks for the whole family to arm you with the best supplements to help protect your health. Please call our Certified Holistic Nutritionists and Vitamin Consultants with any questions about your vitamin needs or health concerns at 281-646-1659. It will be our privilege to serve you. 

Here’s to a safe and healthy new school year!

Research:

1. Vitamin C and Immune Function

2. The Role of Vitamin D in the Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection and Mortality

3. Zinc in Human Health: Effect of Zinc on Immune Cells

4. Role of Zinc in Pediatric Diarrhea

5. B Vitamins and the Brain: Mechanisms, Dose and Efficacy—A Review

6. Effects of Vitamin B6 Deficiency on the Composition and Functional Potential of T Cell Populations

7. Immunomodulation by Vitamin B12: Augmentation of CD8+ T lymphocytes and Natural Killer (NK) Cell Activity in Vitamin B12-Deficient Patients by Methyl-B12 Treatment

8. Prospective Study of Probiotic Supplementation Results in Immune Stimulation and Improvement of Upper Respiratory Infection Rate