The Best Back-to-School Supplements
It’s back-to-school time again and many parents, teachers, and students are preparing for the hectic, busy days ahead. I know my daughter Elle is so excited to start preschool in her new home in Santa Fe, New Mexico! A new school year is exciting for so many kids and teachers.
There’s nothing better than a new backpack, lunchbox, note pads, and pens on the first day of school. With all the excitement of a school year it’s easy to push your health aside. Don’t worry, I will tell you about all the tools you and your favorite student or teacher need for optimal health in the new school year. Here’s a list of my favorite supplements for the upcoming school year to support your immune system and sleep pattern.
Kids Chewable Multivitamin
Kids are under more stress than we were when we were in school. If you’re on the go all the time like my family, you can be sure your family isn’t getting the amounts of micronutrients they are used to when you can slow down and cook a healthy meal.
That’s why I recommend all parents help build a foundation of health with a high-quality multivitamin.
The Myers Way® Kid’s Multivitamin Chewable contains the highest quality blend of vitamins and minerals designed for optimal absorption and bioavailability. It’s free of artificial colors and flavors, preservatives, and high-fructose corn syrup to make room for the most bioavailable nutrients available, such as methylated B vitamins and chelated minerals, to make them easier to absorb.
And for all you parents of picky eaters, I made sure my Kid’s Multivitamin Chewable has a delicious berry flavor, making it the perfect choice for anyone who would rather have a great tasting chewable multivitamin rather than swallow capsules.
Kid’s Multivitamin Chewable is perfect to ensure your child is getting optimal amounts of the nutrients their body needs to thrive in the new school year.
Protein and Collagen Bars
My nutritional bars are bursting with healthy prebiotics, protein, collagen, and dietary fiber to support optimal health and keep the whole family feeling full and energized throughout the day.
Your kids can enjoy these bars as a sweet lunch treat or a quick breakfast on-the-go! These bars are gluten-free and have no artificial flavors or sweeteners, trans fats, or unhealthy oils. Chewy Chocolate Paleo Bar or Cookie Dough Collagen Bars are great for supporting your immune system and gut health.
While you’re packing lunches in the morning, make sure to save a few bars for yourself! Each bar is low in sugar with 1 to 2 grams per bar. Plus, they contain medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) to help support metabolism and fat burning, as well as healthy energy production and gut health.
Schools can be a petri dish of germs, which is why it’s important to support your own immune system. ImmuneSynergy™ is great for your high schooler, college student, teachers, or even yourself to facilitate optimal immune system function. Be sure to talk to your pediatrician before giving ImmuneSynergy to your younger children.
ImmuneSynergy™ contains optimal levels of the most bioavailable vitamin C and A on the market. It has a powerful blend of free radical scavengers to help fight oxidative stress and support a healthy inflammatory response.
Whether it is heading back to the classroom full-time, going hybrid, or continuing virtual learning, the start of the school year is always a stressful time for everyone.
While small amounts of stress are unavoidable, chronic stress is bad news for your overall health. When you are under chronic stress, it keeps your “HPA axis” constantly engaged. What is the “HPA axis?” Let’s take a look at it and how it works.
Your hypothalamus is the part of your brain that identifies stress. It works together with your pituitary gland to signal your adrenal glands to release stress hormones cortisol to respond to the stress.
Your adrenal glands have to work incredibly hard to keep up with the constant demands on them from chronic stress. If the adrenal gland never gets a break, it can result in adrenal fatigue and HPA axis dysfunction.
I formulated Adrenal Support to include the most effective and well-researched adaptogenic herbs. Adrenal Support is the perfect support for optimal stress response, adrenal health, and stress hormone production.
Adrenal Support is a great choice for high school or college students, as well as for teachers.
Rest and Restore Max
Not only is sleep a wonderful thing, it’s essential for our bodies and minds. Yet a restful night is not always easy to achieve, especially during the busy school year. In fact, one in three American doesn’t get enough sleep.1
As a functional medicine doctor, I’m here to tell you that getting optimal sleep is very important for your health.
I formulated Rest and Restore Max™ to support maximum sleep, especially during our busy lives. Not only does it contain the same ingredients as Rest and Restore™, I included three key ingredients to maximize your sleep: melatonin, valerian root, and 5-Hydroxytryptophan.
Melatonin is a natural hormone produced by your body to help you relax in the evening once the sun goes down to prepare for sleep, while valerian is used to support relaxation and calming practices — particularly before bedtime!
5-Hydroxytryptophan (Griffonia simplicifolia seed extract) is an amino acid naturally produced by your body that serves as a precursor to the crucial neurotransmitter serotonin, which boosts your mood.
While a new school year is an exciting time, especially for kids, it can be challenging to avoid the stress that comes along with it. It’s important to support your immune system, adrenal glands and the overall health of your student, teacher, and of course yourself! Having a good prep kit full of immune-supporting supplements is a great way to make sure you and your family have a productive and healthy school year.
- 1 in 3 adults don’t get enough sleep. Centers of Disease Control. 2016.
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