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Due to busy schedules, fast food and ever-changing tastes kids can sometimes miss out on essential nutrients in the diet. In fact, some natural health experts believe that there are certain nutritional deficiencies that exist below the surface of common learning, behavioral and developmental issues in children. These types of children’s health challenges are on the rise, affecting an estimated 17% percent of children today. While some children require medical and pharmaceutical solutions for their issues, addressing key nutritional deficiencies may be a smart complementary strategy.
One such nutritional deficiency in our children’s diets today is the severe lacking in essential omega-3 fats, and DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) in particular. DHA is a primary structural component of the human brain and retina. Research shows that DHA aids in the optimal development and function of the brain, eyes, and central nervous system especially during childhood. This essential fat is consumed at very low levels in a typical North American diet, and it’s easy to see why. DHA and omega-3 fats in general can primarily be found in fatty fish, seaweeds and green leafy vegetables – not exactly every kid’s favorite foods. Low dietary DHA isn’t just a problem for children who suffer from behavioral or learning disabilities; it can affect all children and may even negatively impact their proper growth and development.
National guidelines today recommend 2 or more servings of fatty fish per week to make up for the dietary DHA deficit, but it can be daunting to try to fit fatty fish into a kid-friendly meal plan. Whether it’s personal taste, limited availability or the increasing concern about the high levels of mercury in fish, more and more consumers are turning to supplemental fish oils rather than heading to the fish counter at the grocery store. So if supplementation is more your kid’s speed, the National Institutes of Health guidelines suggest that 2-3 year old children consume a minimum of 145 mg of DHA per day, 4-6 year olds should consume at least 200 mg and children 7 years old and older should consume at least 220 mg of daily DHA.
Luckily, ReNew Life has perfected fish oil for kids making supplementation a cinch. The new Norwegian Gold Kid’s DHA is a nutrition-packed, tiny, chewable softgel with a fruit punch flavor that kids love, without the sugar of typical kid’s fish oil supplements. Taste is by far the most important factor for picky kids, but parents will appreciate the optimized level of DHA. Not only does each serving provide 200 mg of essential DHA, it also provides 500 IU of vitamin D3 for healthy bones and the antioxidant astaxanthin. Each batch of Norwegian Gold Kid’s DHA fish oil is also independently tested by IFOS and certified a 5-star rated fish oil, meeting or exceeding all world standards for overall quality, potency and freshness.
So the days of pinching noses to get fish oil down are over. Parents now have the choice of the best-tasting, highest potency DHA supplement for their kids coupled with famous ReNew Life Norwegian Gold fish oil quality.
Millions of people struggle with occasional constipation each year. When a sluggish system strikes many seek natural supplements for relief, but how can consumers today get the safe and gentle results they want? Now finding the natural solution to occasional constipation is easier than ever. Of the hundreds of laxative formulas on the market today, Delicious Living magazine, a trusted consumer health resource for 25 years, has awarded ReNew Life’s CleanseMORE its Best Fiber/Laxative Supplement Award, 2012. Delicious Living chose their favorites based on overall efficacy of ingredients, retailer and medical expert feedback, and product longevity.
Get To Know CleanseMORE
CleanseMORE is a unique laxative product developed especially for people dealing with occasional constipation. Unlike harsh laxative products, CleanseMORE naturally stimulates bowel movements without causing uncomfortable cramping. Natural herbs like cape aloe, rhubarb and triphala gently stimulate and tone the colon, while marshmallow and slippery elm lubricate and soothe. The formulation also includes just enough magnesium hydroxide to gently draw water to the colon encouraging better motility. No harsh stimulating ingredients here, just an easy, hydrating blend of ingredients to make going to the bathroom easy again. No wonder it’s resonated with so many consumers and retailers.
The Low-Down On Constipation
Constipation is defined as the difficult or infrequent passage of stool. Natural health experts would consider you “constipated” if you don’t experience at least daily elimination. So what causes this annoying issue? On top of lifestyle factors such as a change in routine, travel, or lack of exercise, occasional constipation can also be due to diets heavy in refined or processed foods and low in fiber.
You Are What You Eat…And Don’t Excrete!
Good health starts in the digestive tract. If you suffer with occasional constipation it’s imperative to get a handle on the issue before it becomes a bigger problem. In addition to CleanseMORE, try these simple tips to restoring healthy, normal bowel function:
- Hydration: Constipation can be caused by dehydration, so drink more water. Try diluting your favorite beverage with 50% water to sneak some H20 in.
- Fiber: Fruit, vegetables, beans and whole grains are just a few of the many sources of dietary fiber, but don’t be afraid to use a natural fiber supplement to boost fiber intake. Follow Brenda Watson’s recommended guideline – 35 grams per day – to stay on track.
- Exercise: Regular exercise stimulates lymphatic flow which encourages healthy elimination, so make sure you get daily physical activity to keep your colon happy.
So while occasional constipation can be a pain, getting relief doesn’t have to be. Check out our award-winning CleanseMORE for a natural solution, remember to maintain good digestive health with other high-quality ReNew Life products and get ready to leave your sluggish system behind!