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Is your child overstimulated?

Today’s kids are overrun with sensory stimulation! … from television to laptops, iPads, mobile phones and gaming consoles, all of this information and stimulation is processed through the nervous system which, in a child, is still in its infancy. In fact, while a child’s brain grows and develops until they’re around 25 years of age, it is estimated around 90% of brain development occurs by the age of 5, which is why protecting their nervous system in both the early years and as kids age is so important.

The nervous system is made up of the brain, spinal cord and nerves, all of which work together to allow kids to think, learn, speak and feel emotions. The nervous system also controls key body functions such as movement, sensation, breathing and the heartbeat. A child’s nervous system is an important part of how they feel and experience connections to the world around them, and how their body and brain responds to those experiences.

Overstimulation of a child’s nervous system can put their body into “fight or flight” response mode, overwhelming their developing nervous systems leading to difficulty in sensory processing, and influencing the body’s normal response to stress.

Supporting a child’s nervous system is an important part of supporting their healthy growth and development, while assisting them to manage the sensory overload that forms part of today’s modern, everyday childhood. There are a number of nutrients that can be used to support nervous system function and nervous system health in children, including magnesium, B vitamins and iodine, in addition to Chamomile, a great herb with a long history of traditional use in Western herbal medicine as a nervous system relaxant in children.

Magnesium is one of the main minerals to support nervous system health in children. Children’s Magnesium Care has been specifically formulated with a blend of magnesium citrate and magnesium amino acid chelate, organic forms of magnesium that are well absorbed in the body, to support nervous system function and a healthy stress response in the body in children. This magnesium supplement is available in a delicious strawberry-vanilla flavoured chewable tablet that is suitable for children 4 years and up.
For all round nervous system support, Children’s Multi Care contains all eight important B vitamins to support energy production and nervous system health in children. Suitable for use as an everyday multivitamin, this product also contains 75 micrograms of iodine per chewable tablet. Iodine is required to support nervous system health, as well as brain health and cognitive function in children.

To further support nervous system function in children, Children’s Calm Care combines magnesium with Chamomile. Chamomile has been traditionally used in Western herbal medicine to relieve irritability and calm nerves in children.

Children’s Magnesium Care, Children’s Multi Care and Children’s Calm Care are all sweetened with tooth-friendly xylitol and are free from artificial colours, flavours and sweeteners.

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