VITA-MINIS COLD & FLU
What is it used for?
Children’s immune systems are not fully developed. They have less protection against bacteria and viruses, which is why they tend to acquire more infections than adults. A healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables helps to support the immune system.
Three ingredients can assist children in relieving symptoms of cold and flu –
Echinacea – Echinacea angustifolia is a well known antibiotic that is effective in assisting in the relief from symptoms of cold and flu. Echinacea contains anti-oxidants and can also mobilise body reserves of anti-oxidant Vitamins A, E and Beta-carotene. Anti-oxidant nutrients may help in the prevention and treatment of the symptoms of colds and flu.
Vitamin C – an anti-oxidant necessary for growth and development, found in fresh fruits and vegetables, especially citrus, tomatoes and berries. The Vitamin C content of food decreases with food processing and storage, so it is not surprising to find that refined foods contain very low amounts of this essential nutrient. The Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) for Vitamin C in children is 40 – 60mg. Vitamin C requirements are increased during periods of infection. Regular administration of oral Vitamin C is shown to decrease the severity and frequency of the symptoms of cold and flu.
Zinc – children require 10 – 15mg of this essential trace mineral daily. Up to 50% of Australian children are Zinc deficient, with boys more susceptible than girls. Zinc effects include assisting the immune system, wound and skin healing, and providing relief from the symptoms of cold sores and mouth ulcers. Supplementation with Zinc has a positive effect on growth, increases child activity levels, improves resistance to infections and assists cognitive development in general.
Vita-minis Cold & Flu contains Echinacea, Vitamin C and Zinc to assist in the relief from symptoms of cold and flu. Leading nutritionists formulated this balanced daily child supplement using naturally grown herbs.
Ascorbic acid 50mg
Sodium ascorbate 56.3mg
together equivalent to Vitamin C 100mg
Zinc oxide (Zinc 5mg) 6.2mg
Echinacea angustifolia (Echinacea)
extract equivalent to dry root standardised to contain Echinacoside 556mcg
Artificial colouring, preservatives, yeast, gluten, sucrose, dairy products.
Pleasant tasting, chewable Lime flavoured tablet.
2 – 4 years (weight 8 – 15kg) one tablet daily
4 – 7 years (weight 16 – 23kg) one to two tablets daily
8 years and over (weight 24kg and over) two tables daily
Or as prescribed by your health care professional.
Tablets can be chewed or crushed and sprinkled over food.
• Always read the label and use only as directed
• Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet
• If symptoms persist, consult your health care professional
Store below 30 C.
Exposure to moisture will cause discolouration, SECURE LID TIGHTLY. Do not remove sachet. Use within 6 months of opening.
50 Lime flavoured chewable tablets in white HDPE bottle.