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Four Ways to Defend and Regulate Your Kid’s Immune System

If you have children, you’re well aware of the fact that building a healthy immune system is part of growing up. Adults tend to be more resiliant because their bodies have learned to recognize and immediately attack invaders. Children, however, are still developing. This is why caring for your child’s immune system is vital to keeping them happy and healthy. Here are a few ways to support your child’s immune health:

Colostrum is nature’s first food provided at birth by female mammals. Colostrum contains the perfect combination of immunoglobulin, growth factors, antibodies, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids to protect the body and promote healthy immune system function at birth.* Luckily, getting your child to take colostrum is simple with Symbiotics Colostrum Chewables. Available in a variety of delicious flavors like orange creme, root beer, cherry and pineapple, your child won’t know the difference between this supplement and a piece of candy.

Give them fruits and veggies
One of the best ways to foster good health for both you and your child is to serve up plenty of fruits and vegetables. These foods contain vitamins and minerals that support your entire body. If you can’t get your kids to get their daily dose of fruits and veggies, try whipping them up a smoothie filled with yummy foods like carrots, apples, spinach and strawberries. You can also add Symbiotics Colostrum Powder to the smoothie to enhance goodness. All they’re going to taste is the deliciousness.

Research has shown that exercise may be just as beneficial in promoting a healthy immune system for kids as it is for adults.* Ranjit Chandra, a pediatric immunologist at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, said that exercise increases the number of natural killer cells in both children and adults. Try setting a good example for your children and make an effort to exercise as a family. This could include going for a walk, swimming or playing catch.

Keep your home clean
Keeping your home clean doesn’t just mean making it look clean. In order to defend your kid’s immune system, About Kid’s Health suggested dusting and vacuuming weekly, washing your child’s linens and pajamas at least once a week, washing all dishes in hot soapy water and washing all surfaces that could potentially be touched by your child.

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