Priority 1 to me as a parent is keeping my little ones healthy and happy. Healthy food, activities, sports and social interaction are key. Sometimes I need a little help. Relying on other hockey moms for pick up after hockey or basketball for example. Getting a helping hand from a multi-vitamin daily is a big help to ensure the kiddos, who sometimes are picky or light eaters, get all the vitamins and nutrients they need.
I had the pleasure of chatting about vitamins and supplements with Dr. Joyce Johnson, a Naturopathic Doctor. Dr. Joyce Johnson was especially passionate about two things. Xylitol and making sure that kiddos are getting enough Vitamin D during the winter.
I was curious about Xylitol as it is listed as the first ingredient among the “Non-medical Ingredients”. Xylitol, as Dr Joyce Johnson explained, is a tooth safe sweetner. With chewable vitamins this tooth safe sweetner is a perfect choice. After chewing a vitamin some residue will be on the kiddos teeth. Xylitol will not cause cavities. My kids happily chew their Multi-Vitamin and Vitamin C each morning and I know their teeth are safe.
We all know that Vitamin D is recommended for breast-fed babies but it really should not stop there, according to Dr. Joyce Johnson. Especially during the LONG winter months. The kiddos are not outside as much and are not exposed to natural Vitamin D. This being the coldest winter in 20 years in my corner of the globe, I know my kids have not been outside as much as I would like them to be. The WN Treehouse Liquid Vitamin D3 is now a part of our morning routine.
This is where Webber Naturals Treehouse Vitamins comes in. They have a whole line of vitamins and supplements that will help keep your kiddos healthy. You can learn more on their website treehousevitamins.ca. I was sent different vitamins to try and I am surprised at the range of products available. You will definitely be able to find the perfect fit for your family. Please don’t forget to have a chat with YOUR family doctor to help you make the right choice for you and your family.