Top 5 back to school supplements

Published on Fri Aug 11, 2017 - 2 min read

Published by: Bryan Bradford

As summer vacation comes to an end, use these top supplements to help your child switch gears and get back in the school routine.

The start of school presents many unique challenges for students. There’s lots of new information to learn, a new schedule to adjust to, and let’s not forget one of the first things kids bring home besides homework are back-to-school bugs and general immune mayhem. Here we’ve compiled the top 5 back-to-school supplements that support your child’s immune system, concentration, energy, and stress levels.

Multivitamins are a good way to make sure there are no nutritional deficiencies in your child’s diet. Vitamins and minerals are the building blocks for your child’s immune system, growth, healthy energy levels, and brain development.

Fish oil contains brain boosting omega-3 fats like EPA and DHA. Studies show that low levels of DHA are associated with poor concentration, mood, and behavioral issues.(1) Support your child’s brain with our assortment of flavored fish oil pills, gummies, and liquid swirls.

Magnesium is truly a miracle mineral and is especially important for kids going back to school. Best known for its relaxing anti-stress properties, magnesium also supports healthy bone growth, muscles, and nerve function. A recent study suggests magnesium also enhances memory and learning abilities in children.(2)

Probiotics help establish healthy gut bacteria which support our immune system and digestion. Did you also know that the gut is now being called our second brain?(3) Gut bacteria are responsible for the manufacture of certain vitamins, hormones, and neurotransmitters.(3) Choose one of our chewable or liquid multi-strain probiotics in many kid friendly flavors. 

Bacopa is an herb with some pretty amazing benefits and is a perfect back-to-school addition for students and parents alike. Studies have shown that this Ayurvedic herb is a potent stress reducer that also boosts certain neurotransmitters which help with anxiety and depression.(4) However, the biggest benefit of bacopa maybe for ADHD symptoms. In a recent 12 week study children who took just 50 mg twice daily showed significant improvements in mental control, logical memory and learning ability.(5) Amazingly, these benefits lasted months after stopping the supplement.

Give your child their best chance this year with these targeted supplements for health, energy, and memory. Here’s to a happy and healthy school year.


Published By:

Bryan Bradford

Bryan Bradford is the lead nutrition specialist, Certified Health Coach and Chief Nutrition Officer and one of the founding family members of Sunflower Shoppe.

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