- Children's Health
- Immune Support
Vita-Kids™ Immune provides important immune supportive nutrients for children in a great-tasting, natural grape-flavoured liquid.
Free radicals are unstable compounds formed in the body during metabolism and from exposure to environmental sources such as pollution and cigarette smoke. Free radicals are necessary for energy metabolism and immune function, but when an excessive number of free radicals are formed, they can attack healthy cells, especially their membrane lipids and proteins. This, in turn, is thought to affect a number of body processes, including optimal functioning of the immune system. Elderberry and blueberry extracts provide anthocyanins, important antioxidants that protect healthy cells from oxidative and free radical damage.
Numerous studies have demonstrated the importance of beta-carotene for normal immune function. The immune benefits of beta-carotene are due to its role as a precursor to vitamin A, which stimulates the production of immune cells. Zinc is an essential trace element involved in most major metabolic pathways. Numerous studies also support the fundamental role of zinc in promoting normal immune responses in humans. Immune cells must be able to rapidly divide in order to respond to daily challenges, and they depend on adequate amounts of dietary zinc to promote their development. Healthy immune function can also be maintained by supporting a well balanced production of cytokines. However, low levels of zinc lead to decreased immune responses, including the production of fewer cytokines that target intracellular bacteria.
Each Teaspoon (5 ml) Contains:
Beta-carotene (from Blakeslea trispora) ..........1500 mcg (2500 IU/ UI)
Zinc (zinc gluconate).................................... 3 mg
Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) Fruit ..............................150 mg
European elder (Sambucus nigra) Fruit (16:1) (1.6 g dried equivalent...100 mg
Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) Flower...............30 mg
Non-medicinal ingredients: Purified water, glycerin, stevia, xanthan gum, citric acid, potassium sorbate, natural grape flavour.
Children (6 years and older): Take 1 teaspoon daily with food, a few hours before or after taking other medications or natural health pr oducts, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Shake well before use. Refrigerate after opening.
Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult your healthcare prac- titioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Hyper- sensitivity and gastrointestin al upsets such as abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea have been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use. Diuretic effect may occur. Do not use if seal is broken or missing. Keep out of reach of children.