For kids to grow up healthy, a balanced diet with plenty of fruit, vegetables and wholemeal products is vital. Important prerequisites for physical growth and mental development also include sufficient fresh air, plenty of exercise and enough sleep.
The immune system is challenged early in children. Frequent infections are common in the early years and serve as important training for the immune system. For a healthy immune system and optimal development of a child it is important that sufficient cell nutrients and cell protection substances are provided.
Vitamin D is important for both an energetic immune response and healthy bone formation. Due to an increased need in the first year of life, a daily administration of 500 IU vitamin D is recommended. This prophylaxis can be continued in the winter months for young children. Vitamin C, vitamin B6 and B12, as well as the trace elements zinc, selenium and copper also contribute to a healthy immune system. In addition to vitamin D, calcium and zinc play an important role in healthy bone development in children, while iron contributes to normal cognitive development.