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Winter wellness for preens and teens

I wrote recently about winter wellness and the need to give ourselves a boost this time of year.

As part of that, I suggested giving children a hot drink of elderberry syrup mixed with water. However, an extra boost doesn’t hurt and this winter and Holland and Barrett have a range of vitamins to keep your preens and teens in tip top shape.

During the winter months those dreaded kids’ coughs and sniffles can feel never-ending and it often seems like an uphill task reminding them to take their daily vitamins.

Well now there is a solution. Take a look in any Holland & Barrett store nationwide and you’ll find a new own label Kids’ Vitamin range has launched, providing a child friendly combination of healthy goodness with fruity flavours.

Availability of the 11 products in the range will be staggered across the coming months, with Teensense and Kids Omega 3 chewable fruit burst capsules in store now. These come in two flavours, blackcurrant and orange, and will soon be joined by Calcium and Vitamin D ‘Softie’ versions in the coming weeks, followed by multivitamin tonics.

Both Teensense and Kids Omega 3 Fish Oil capsules contain Vitamins A, D, E and C for healthy hearts, brains and vision and are made exclusively for teens and children aged 3 years plus, respectively.

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Holland & Barrett’s nutritionist, Alex Thompson said: “The childhood and adolescent years are ones of rapid development and growth, as well ones of important academic learning. This requires an adequate intake of a variety of vitamins, minerals and essential fats; however due to a variety of factors (e.g. children being fussy eaters, peer pressure & influence in terms of food choices) dietary sources may not always satisfy these requirements alone. The Holland & Barrett new range of children and teenager vitamin, mineral and omega 3 based products are nutritionally tailored to the needs of different age groups and provide a useful and tasty alternative means to help satisfy nutritional requirements during these years.”

Take a look here at the products available in-store to date:

  • Holland & Barrett Teensense Omega 3 (chewable fruit burst capsules) blackcurrant and orange
  • Holland & Barrett Teen Omega 3 Fish Oils with A, D, E and C for a healthy heart, brain and vision. Made exclusively for teens. Take two chewy capsules per day. Adults can also follow the same directions. Chew the soft capsule to burst the fruit flavour centre. Do not exceed stated dose. Available in store now with 30 capsules and priced at £8.49.
  • Holland & Barrett Kids Omega 3 (chewable fruit burst caps) blackcurrant and orange
  • Holland & Barrett Healthy Kids Omega 3 Fish Oils with A, D, E and C for a healthy heart, brain and vision. Made exclusively for teens. For children 3 years and over, take two chewy capsules per day. Adults can also follow the same directions. Chew the soft capsule to burst fruit flavour centre. Do not exceed stated dose. Available in store now with 60 capsules. Blackcurrant product priced at £7.49 and Orange product priced at £7.29.

I feel that even if children have a good and varied diet it is important to give them that extra boost whilst they are growing and changing, and during the winter months this seems especially important.

These are easy to take and there haven’t been any complaints of any nasty aftertaste which the children mention about some products.

How about you? Do you give your children supplements? Have you noticed any difference?

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