Children are so precious and they have special health requirements. They have an immature physiology and specific nutritional requirements that vary from those of adults. Therefore, any Natural Medicine designed for children must be formulated to take their specific needs and stages of development into account. For example, formulas for children need to address issues of:
- Appropriate dosages for children of different ages
- Enhanced absorption minerals and activated vitamins
- Small serving sizes for small patients
- New flavours and formulations for improved compliance
- Treatment strategies for the most common children’s clinical presentations
Improved Compliance for Fussy Kids
Children are notoriously fussy and this has been a major consideration in the formulation of the Metagenics kids range. The Metagenics Kids range may assist compliance by:
- Tiered dosing enables smaller serve sizes and fluid volume to help children consume the therapeutic dose. Ages 1 to 4 dilute in 50 mL. Ages 5 to 12 dilute in 100 mL.
- Specific mixing directions with water, milk (oat, soy, rice, cows or other) or juice, to best complement the formula whilst also considering therapeutic application.
- Some formulas may also be frozen into ice blocks as a ‘fun’ alternative for children.
- Fish oil liquids are best taken chilled as this reduces any odour and provides a crisper taste.
- Fish oils can also be mixed into juice for those who dislike the texture of oil.