For every parent, the first major challenge is getting children back to school after the long summer break, with all that freedom and opportunities for extra time in bed, something I have to look forward to! Easily the second challenge is keeping them there all term without the disruption of sick days. Notoriously, children spread bugs like wildfire and when they arrive en masse in September, coinciding with the inevitable change in the weather, that’s when the fun begins. However, top professional supplement specialist BioCare® has other ideas…

3-Pronged Back to School Bug-Beating Formula

BioCare® is the company which makes the supplements that health practitioners recommend to their patients, so you can be confident in their quality and clinical credentials.  Their nutritionists develop formulas which benefit children either as individual products, or in combination with each other for an even better effect.  The three products described here all work to boost immunity and have different specific benefits which result in children having a daily protective regime to stop those nasty bugs taking hold.

Children’s OmegaBerry® is an emulsified (or blended) fish oil with tropical fruit & berry concentrates, making it a great tasting source of omega-3 fatty acids in a form which means it is absorbed easily.  Omega-3 fish oil benefits for children have been well-documented, especially with regard to brain development and the ability to concentrate, which is an obvious asset in the classroom.  But they also support the function of many body systems, including immunity, which is a key protector from catching contagious germs.

Children’s OmegaBerry® is an advanced formulation which uses cutting-edge processes unique to BioCare® to produce pure, highly concentrated and well-absorbed fish oil.  With its patented NEO-3™ exceptionally effective concentration technique, it is able to provide three times as much EPA and twice as much DPA as standard fish oils.  Its berry concentrates, which are from blackcurrants, blueberries, elderberries and chokeberries, are all excellent sources of protective antioxidants and healthy vitamins.  The liquid form makes it especially suitable for children, tastes delicious and can be mixed easily into water or fruit juices.

Children’s Strawberry BioAcidophilus® is a daily probiotic supplement tailored for children.  Probiotics are organisms such as bacteria or yeast which are believed to improve intestinal health and the immune system and are available in supplements and foods.  The digestive system is home to more than 500 different types of bacteria, which help to keep the intestines healthy and assist in digesting food. Professional nutrition specialists believe that many tummy upsets happen when the balance of friendly bacteria in the gut becomes disturbed.  This can be as a result of foods not breaking down as well as they should or stomach acids being out of balance, whether caused by intolerance to some foods, a blood sugar imbalance, a faddy and perhaps unhealthy diet or even stress.  If there is an imbalance, a probiotic supplement can help to restore intestinal bacteria back to a healthy state.

BioCare’s Children’s Strawberry BioAcidophilus® is a delicious strawberry flavoured powder which can easily be added to food or liquid.  It contains BioCare’s unique patented LAB4 complex probiotics, which help maintain the balance of friendly bacteria in the intestinal tract, while at the same time safeguarding against the colonisation of unfriendly bacteria, therefore helping to protect children from catching a tummy bug.

Children’s Complete Complex is a comprehensive vitamin and mineral formula for children in a tasty, easy to use banana-flavoured powder, which can be mixed easily with food or liquid.  School-age children inevitably grow and develop rapidly and burn nutrients quicker than adults, so this gives a good all rounder boost to their daily nutritional intake.  It’s also handy for fussy eaters to ensure that their full nutritional requirements are being met.  It’s dairy-free and has been formulated with dietary intolerances in mind.  Its ingredients include important nutrients such as vitamin B complex, calcium, zinc and vitamin D which are required for healthy growth, energy and immunity.

All BioCare® products are available from health food stores and online at

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Last Update: Wednesday, 15th January 2014