This is a common question we see in our Ask the Expert forum, and for good reason. High-quality nutrition is often hard to come by in this toy-in-the-box, fast-food-chain world we live in. Cucumbers and carrots aren’t children’s usual go-to snacks. If they are in your home, kudos to you Mom and Dad!
According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, nearly 12 percent of children (about 1 in 9) in the U.S. are using some form of dietary or herbal supplement. A survey found that more than 80% of pediatricians had been asked about complementary health practices by a patient or parent.*
There are a handful of Genesis PURE products that children can enjoy safely, in moderation. The following is a list of those products and recommended age range. You can learn more about these products by clicking on their link.
- Coral Calcium in half the serving amount (ages 4 and up). The recommended serving (15 mL or 1 Tablespoon) size for adults is one fluid ounce daily.
- Superfruit juices in the serving amount of one fluid ounce (ages 12 and up). This includes GoYin, Acai, Mangosteen, Goji, Noni, and Fusion.
- Probiotic in the serving amount of one capsule on an empty stomach (ages 12 and up).
- Alkaline Water Concentrate in the serving amount of two pumps (1 ml) in an eight fluid ounce beverage (ages 4 and up).
- A half scoop of Mila is great for children as they need calcium to keep their bones healthy, protein and healthy fats to support growth, and vitamins and minerals. Mila is easy to add to your favorite dishes. And, because it has an incredibly mild, nutty flavor, there is a good chance that children will not even notice it. Make sure to always drink plenty of water when eating Mila.
Please keep in mind that the use of dietary supplement products by those under 18 years of age is not supported by the Federal Drug Administration. This is simply because children’s bodies are still maturing. Side effects can be different than those in adults, and this is especially true for infants and young children.
In addition, dietary supplements may interact with other products or medications your child is taking and can have unwanted side effects on their own. Giving probiotics to children is generally safe, although their long-term effects in children have not been well researched.*
Overall, we want you and your family to be happy. So before you start your kids on any Genesis PURE products, we recommend you consult your child’s pediatrician, doctor or other healthcare professional about what is appropriate for your family’s specific needs.
Learn more about Genesis PURE products at genesispure.com.