By Lynda Robbins, UP4™ Probiotics Education Specialist
In many regions throughout the country, it’s still the middle of summer sizzle. Most folks aren’t in the mood yet for back to school mania; however, it’s never too early to be taking action to strengthen kids’ immune systems in preparation for the onslaught of germs that tend to occupy classrooms and school hallways.
“Children gathering in schools is one of the main ways germs circulate in communities,” says Athena P. Kourtis, MD, PhD, MPH, a pediatrician and author of Keeping Your Child Healthy in a Germ-Filled World. Children’s immune systems are less mature than those of adults, so they’re more susceptible to germs.
When my children were school age, as summer was winding down each year, I began to dread the thought of them having less than optimal immune strength, particularly at the beginning of the school year when exposure to “bad bugs” is oftentimes at its height. Missed school days due to sickness meant juggling my work schedule, the kids getting behind in their schoolwork, extracurricular activities being put on hold and me playing “nurse.”
“Mom…I need a tissue.” “Mom…my tummy hurts.” Mom…I can’t sleep.”
It’s certainly not the ideal situation for any parent to be in and it surely hurts seeing our kids feeling “under the weather” and not at optimal health.
These days the kids in my life are my grandchildren (here I go again dating myself!) and as every grandparent knows, there’s nothing more precious than having grandkids! As the UP4™ Probiotics Education Specialist, I’m lucky to have our Kids Cubes probiotic supplement available to help support my little ones’ fragile immune and digestive systems.
UP4™ Kids Cubes are yummy vanilla flavored probiotic supplements that kids young and old (that’s me!) love the taste of. With a potency of 1 billion CFUs (Colony Forming Units), they are perfect for supporting digestive and immune health in kids. Each cube also boasts our robust, clinically studied superstrain, Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS®-1 and Bifidobacterium lactis. Having both these strains ensures that you are supporting both your kids’ small and large intestines. In addition, each creamy cube contains 800 IU of Vitamin D3 to support the health of growing bones in children. You can be assured that with just one cube per day, your children’s immune health will be well-supported throughout the year. Kids Cubes are sugar free, artificial preservative free, non-gmo, gluten free, shelf stable, and kosher certified.
My grandchildren love the white chocolaty (there is no chocolate in the Cubes) taste of UP4™ Kids Cubes so much that they anticipate with excitement their “Cube” time every morning. What parent doesn’t want taking a supplement to be that smooth and easy?!
Start back-to-school preparation now with giving your kids a one-a-day dose of UP4™ Kids Cubes. While you’re at it, support grown-up digestive and immune function with our full line of probiotic supplements for adults!
Have a Happy and Healthy school year with A Happier Inside™!