It’s that time of year again and our waters have already been tested on the ‘gross kids bugs’ department. Over Miss Mabel’s first Birthday, the 3 year old brought home a not so friendly bug from preschool, right in time for school holidays. It was probably one of the most stressful times in my parenting career. It was THAT bad and it spreads like wild fire. I was screaming and going crazy on a daily basis; with don’t touch that, don’t bring that toy out, etc, etc, you get the idea.
What it did do though, was give me a big fat wake up call on how relaxed I have become on the nutrition front. Having 3 kids has thrown a whole new sense of busy into the works, from big school to preschool to baby-ville. I feel like I’m on a roller coaster ride getting from one place to the next. I’m finding myself rushing through everything and I haven’t been spending the time cooking like I had in the past. The kids eat simple, healthy food but it’s hard to pack all the nutrition they need in. And having a bit of sickness in the house, has given me that boost to really focus on boosting all the kids immune systems before we are fully fledged with all the winter preschool bugs out there. We have started with a kids multivitamin and a morning super smoothie.
The multivitamin we have been trialling is Hivita Liquivita for Kids. I really like the Hivita brand, the creators of Hivita have been at the forefront of the complementary medicine industry for over 25 years, with extensive experience formulating most of Australia’s highest profile vitamin brands including Swisse and Blackmores. Now the team is bringing their passionate expertise and innovative thinking to Hivita.
Hivita is dedicated to helping every family get the most out of life by improving their wellness and vitality every day.
Their premium, Australian made products are based on the highest possible standards, the finest quality ingredients, the most stringent research and scientific evidence.
This uncompromising approach to everything Hivita does, means you can have absolute confidence that, with Hivita, you are using the best possible supplements for your family’s everyday wellbeing. Hivita may not be the biggest vitamin brand, but it’s quite possibly the best.
Like myself, many parents use multivitamins to help fill nutritional gaps in their child’s diet. But just when you think your doing the right thing, you’ll be surprised by how much sugar is going into your kids in the form of a health care product. I was really surprised at these stats myself! Vitamin Gummies are incredibly popular, yet ultimately they are a poor compromise.
Did you know: One market-leading gummie contains one gram of sugar. A typical pack of 120 gummies contains 120 grams, or 30 teaspoons, of sugar. That’s without mentioning the artificial ingredients and flavours… Plus where’s the room to pack in the good stuff?
NB: You won’t find the sugar level featured on the packaging as, unlike food products, sugar isn’t an active ingredient so there is no requirement for sugar levels to be listed on the label of supplements. There is also no requirement to state where the product is made. Crazy!
Hivita Liquivita for Kids – a better choice
Hivita Liquivita for Kids is a complete multivitamin for kids. It is been formulated with 30 active ingredients (vitamins, minerals, amino acids and herbs) to help fill nutritional gaps and support healthy growth and development and immune function. It has a natural pineapple and mango flavour and absolutely no artificial colours or flavours. It also has no added glucose or sucrose which helps parents like myself manage their child’s daily sugar intake and ultimately make a better choice for their health and vitality.
I totally understand that life isn’t perfect. But when it comes to giving my little people the best vitamin range, I’m really happy with Hivita and the kids love it!
So BE GONE WINTER CHILDHOOD BUGS!!! We are staying strong this winter and beyond. I’m recommitting to boosting my kids immune systems naturally.
THIS IS MASSIVE!
Hivita Liquivita for Kids is available in all good chemists and health food stores and is also available to buy online http://hivita.com.au/product/hivita-liquivita-kids/ (free shipping for all orders over $60.00)