Supplements and children is a sensitive topic… A lot of different information and opinions out there. It gets confusing for parents as we all want our kids to grow smart, strong, and healthy.
We also all experience the difficulties of keeping up with busy schedule between school, training, picky eating, and healthy meals. On the top of that, our days don’t always roll the way we want…
Dietary supplements can play a meaningful role in helping kids consume the proper amount of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients in their diet. Especially for the little ones who belong to the athletic world.
However, they should be viewed as supplements to the diet, not replacements for a good diet.
Few things should be considered before you decide to supplement your child:
- Educate yourself on types of dietary supplements / nutritional ergogenic aids
- Find a knowledgeable healthcare practitioner for a proper nutritional assessment, trusted advice, and your child education
- Be very selective with supplement brands you buy
The decision on including supplementation into the child’s daily routine should be considered based on the age, dietary habits, present health state, training intensity, stress level, ‘outside the gym’ lifestyle, and frequency of getting infections.
It’s still a challenging task to find out nutritional imbalances based on these factors alone. Nutritional deficiencies may occur for many reasons and one of them we are often not aware of: is the body’s inability to metabolize these nutrients, meaning the nutrients are in the system, but aren’t available to the cells. In this case even blood test will not indicate the deficiency and that’s where bio-energetic testing comes to play.
By implementing bio-energetic technology we can not only accurately indicate nutritional imbalances and the reasons of their presence, but also shift metabolic processes and make nutrients available in the cellular level.
This technology is especially useful when it comes to prescribing supplements to kids as we can be specific to the point and avoid unnecessary prescriptions as well as to find out precise time to take these nutrients.
Examples of Nutritional Supplements:
– Antioxidants / Flavonoids
– Digestive Enzymes / Bromelain
– L- Glutamine
– Omega 3, 6, 7, and 9
– Glucosamine / Chondroitin
– Herbals (Ginkgo biloba, Turmeric, Boswellia, Ginger, Green Tea, Rhodiola, Ginseng…)
Examples of Pharmacological and Nutritional Egrogenic Aids:
– Anabolic Steroids – illegal
– Androstenedione / Androstenediol – illegal
– Human Growth Hormone – illegal
– Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) – illegal
– Erythropoietin (EPO) – illegal
– Diuretics – illegal
– Ephedrine – illegal
– Glycerol – illegal
– Amino Acids / Proteins
– Sodium Bicarbonate
– Colostrum (Bovine) – advised by WADA to avoid
And please keep in mind – egrogenic aids haven’t been tested on teens and kids.
This website is intended to provide information and is not intended to replace medical advice. For more information or consultation please contact:
Tatiana Armero t.647-500-0053 or email
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