As adults we are aware that calcium is vital for our bone and teeth health, but did you know that kids and teenagers need it so much more?
When we are growing, calcium is needed to develop strong bones and teeth that will be with us for the rest of our lives, so it is extremely important for kids and teenagers to receive enough calcium while they are doing the vital job of building their bodies.
By the time we are 18 to 20 years old, our bone mass has developed to its full potential, so the amount of calcium received during our younger years then dictates what our bone health is like when we are older. Calcium doesn’t stop at helping us with bone and teeth development. It is also responsible for the maintenance of our immune system, helping our energy production and hormone release. Pretty amazing, right?
The ChildLife Liquid Calcium w/Magnesium has other helpers which facilitate its absorption and balance it like Vitamin D and Magnesium. These vitamins make sure the body receives calcium well, and it stays there balanced.
Of course with kids having sports activities and running around with friends, they need all the calcium they can get. Providing a calcium-rich diet is important, but unfortunately getting it naturally from foods may also not be enough especially when some kids refuse to eat certain foods. This is why supplementing with calcium vitamins can provide the necessary support for the growing bodies.
So how much of calcium do kids need?
Infants and Toddlers (1 to 3 years old) need 500 mg per day.
Children (4 to 11 years old) need between 700 and 1000 mg per day.
Teenagers (12 to 18 years old) need 1300 mg per day.
What food contains Calcium?
Milk, cottage cheese, cheese, yoghurt, wholegrain bread, sardines, almonds and brazil nuts, sesame seeds and broccoli.
Here we wanted to share some of our clients' feedback about Childlife Liquid Calcium with Magnesium:
" We have had great success using the Childlife Liquid Calcium with Magnesium. It’s the only kind my boys will take and helps them to rest at night. The ChildLife products are really good top quality products that we will use as long as we have children in the home." - Lauren
"My kids, who are 6 and 4 years old, love the Childlife Liquid Calcium with Magnesium, as well as the Probiotics and Vitamin D3! They love the flavour and even ask for it when I forget. I wish I’d discovered these products when they were toddlers as I’m sure it would have helped with all the nasty bugs. Thanks so much!" - Alyssa