New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. Outlines What Parents Can Do to Help Keep Their Child?s Brain and Body Thrive All School Year

Orland Park, Illinois (PRWEB) August 28, 2012

?Back- to- school? is in full swing for college, high school and grammar school children alike. School supplies, new clothes are being checked-off the necessity list, but what some parents are missing is what their child?s brain needs this school year to function at its best. New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. outlines what vitamins and supplements help to maintain health and systemic balance in the brain and nervous system and support the immune system.

?The human body performs at its optimal level when it is given proper food and nutrients coupled with a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise and adequate rest. When a piece of this health equation is absent, the body?s functions suffer. Children, whose bodies are still developing require a steady stream of vitamins and supplements in order to ensure proper growth and functioning,? shared Barbara Griffin, NMD, CNC, Certified Gluten Practitioner, owner of New Vitality Health Foods, Inc.

Diana Sourek, MS, CNC, Certified Gluten Practitioner, and manager of New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. continued, ?There are numerous vitamins and nutrients that are especially beneficially for children. But there are several that are most critical on development, function, and protecting a child?s immune system. New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. carries several varieties of each of the following vitamins and supplements which are most critical for growing children. These items are available in store or on line at

Docosahexaenonic acid (DHA)

DHA is sometimes referred to a ?brain food?. Fats make up 60% of the brain and the nerves that run every system in the body, and DHA is the main structural component of brain tissue. The greatest amounts of DHA are found in the brain, eyes and nervous system. The heart also needs DHA for optimal function. A study published in the April 2010 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that DHA may be lower in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. DHA has also been shown to have positive effects on mood and mood disorders. Since children are still developing, it is especially important that they get enough DHA to support the development and functioning of the central nervous system. DHA is found in mainly fatty fish such as salmon and tuna. Eggs, organ meats, walnuts, flax seeds, and canola oil each have varied amounts of DHA in them. DHA is also available in a supplement form for children.

Fish Oil

Omega-3 fatty acids, found naturally in oily fish such as mackerel, sardines or salmon, have long been known to be important for brain function. Parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, dyslexia or dyspraxia may already be aware of promising research into the role of fish oils. But now fish oil supplements are being stressed for all children since regular doses of fish oils can dramatically boost young children’s performance at school. Parents need to use caution when selecting a fish oil supplement. First, ensure the supplement contains all three essential fatty acids (DHA, EPA and DPA) in order to experience the full benefits of fish oil. Second, check to see what the source of the fish oil is coming from. Often in off the shelf products, those not purchased at a health food store where quality products are found, the source of the fish will not be named and will instead say ?fish oil? or ?marine lipids?. This is often done to hide low quality sources of fish, which can put a number of harmful metals and toxins in your body. In addition, they often do not go through the same rigorous purification process as higher quality fish oil products.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for the body to function properly. Previous research has linked the sunshine vitamin with bone health and enhanced immunity, along with lowered risk of osteoporosis, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, cognitive decline and depression. New research shows that this critical nutrient can also help lower the risk of diabetes and asthma in kids. ( Children suffering from vitamin D deficiency often don’t have symptoms until it starts to cause problems, but your doctor can test for vitamin D levels if a problem is suspected. If the deficiency is detected early enough before bones stop growing, there’s enough time to prevent permanent damage.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C helps form and repair red blood cells, bones, and tissues. One of the most important reasons for a child to get enough vitamin C is the role it plays in collagen production. Collagen is the main component of your bones, skin, connective tissue and gums. Without proper collagen production, healthy growth and development cannot occur. It also plays a significant role in the body’s ability to absorb iron. Without proper absorption of iron, your blood and the health of your cardiovascular system is compromised. Fruits and vegetables are the number one source of vitamin C, including citrus fruits, peppers, melon, potatoes, tomatoes, broccoli, berries, cauliflower and squash. Vitamin C is also available as a supplement and in most multivitamins.

Solaray Focus For Children

Solaray Focus for Children (60 Tabs) is a brain support tablet for children. This product is designed to give the brain an added boost that helps promote focus and productivity. Additionally, Focus for Children is formulated to be safe and effective for children. The ingredients of the tablets have all been shown to be effective in support of the brain, especially Phosphatidylserine. Phosphatidylserine has been found in large quantities in the brain and is known to be a key ingredient of cell membrane. Solaray Focus for Children contains a selection of herbs known for their supportive function in maintaining brain, nervous system and circulatory health, and well-being.

?Many customers with young children use Solaray Focus For Children. They report that the product helps their child remain on task and concentrate better when doing their schoolwork,? remarked Florine Sonneveld, assistant manager, New Vitality Health Foods, Inc.

New Vitality Health Food, Inc. carries a number of national carriers for each vitamin or supplement. In addition, supplements can be ordered on Follow-up with your child?s pediatrician before beginning any new supplement is strongly recommended.

About New Vitality Health Foods, Inc.:

New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. provides Chicagolands? largest selection of allergy-free foods that have met their high standards for taste, quality, and nutrition. New allergy-free foods are introduced weekly. They also carry frozen foods, vitamins, herbs, homeopathic, aromatherapy, books, body care, pet care, household item and much more. New Vitality features only the highest quality, effective nutritional supplements to support our customers? total health. New Vitality Health Foods, Inc. is located at 9177 West 151st St., Orland Park, Il 6062.

(708) 403-0120

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