Boosting Back-to-School Immunity

Back-to-school often means back-to-school bugs as it’s inevitable that they will be exposed to colds, flu and various other “germs” when sitting in a classroom all day.

This can lead to days off school and days off work for parents. Here are some ways you can naturally increase their (and your) immunity.

Vitamin C

Probably the most well-known nutrient for immune defence vitamin C helps support a normal healthy immune system by helping to protect cells and keep them healthy. This vitamin can easily obtain through diet as it is abundant in many foods, such as:

  • citrus fruit
  • red and green peppers
  • strawberries
  • blackcurrants
  • broccoli

Daily requirements

1-10 years – 30mg

11-14 years – 35mg

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is crucial for activating immune defences and without sufficient intake, the immune system will not be able to react to fight off infections in the body.

The best source of vitamin D is through the skin’s exposure to sunlight, though food sources include:

  • Oily fish
  • Red meat
  • Egg yolks

Dosage recommendations

The UK Department of Health recommend that we all supplement vitamin D throughout the winter months, with children under 5 years old considered an ‘at risk’ group for vitamin D deficiency, it is recommended that they should be given a daily supplement all year round.

Though with an estimated 1 in 6 children in the UK suffering from low levels due to lack of sunlight and and the inability to obtain sufficient levels through diet alone, a daily supplement should be considered for children of all ages.

Our vitamin D requirements vary as we grow older, so we’ve created a range of vitamin D products to support your child through their formative years.

0-3

years

DLux Infant
Simple and pure combination of vitamin D and coconut oil to support healthy bone and teeth development.

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3-12

years

DLux Junior
Boost your child’s immune system and combat school bugs with our great tasting oral spray.

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12+

years

DLux 1000
Perfect maintenance dose for teenagers to support them into adulthood.

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Selenium

A less well-known mineral that contributes to a healthy immune system is selenium. Selenium is an antioxidant that lowers oxidative stress in the body, reducing inflammation and enhancing immunity.

Good sources of selenium include:

  • brazil nuts
  • fish
  • meat
  • eggs

Daily requirements

4-6 years – 20mcg

7-10 years – 30mcg

11-14 years – 45mcg

Help boost their natural immunity with our MultiVit Junior Oral Spray, containing 14 essential nutrients including Vitamin C, D and Selenium.

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