Does your child have trouble focusing at school?

As the new school year begins many parents are wondering what they can do to help their child's ability to focus.

Healthy eating and proper sleep of course are essential in regards to your child's daily success, but many still ask what they could add to their child's daily regimen to help their child reach their full potential.

Here are some great suggestions to do just that!

1. Multivitamins

It's important to make sure your children's nutritional bases are covered. With the prevalence of easy, processed food, it can be especially important to make sure your child takes a multi-vitamin.

One of our favorites is Natural Vitality's Kids Calm, which features a higher amount of magnesium than more multi-vitamins. Magnesium may help support calm and relaxation, and can be especially important for children who  have a hard time settling down and concentrating.

It is also jam packed with fruits,vegetables, and herbal supplements! Kid's Calm also has Fish Oil which is an essential supplement for brain health! And for those that do not like liquid vitamins their are plenty more to choose from.

As wonderful as those cartoon vitamins were as kids, this generation has so many more kinds of vitamins to choose from! From different flavored chewables, capsules, and tablets to those specifically made for your child's needs!

2. Fish Oils

Fish oils have long been used to support focus and brain health in children. These days, most companies test to ensure their products are pure, and clean of heavy metals.

Fish oil (both the DHA and EPA) play a very important role in brain health from conception and beyond. Countless studies have discussed the benefit of taking  fish oil for memory, focus and overall brain health!

One of our favorites is Nordic Naturals Children's DHA Strawberry Chewables. Nordic Naturals is a tried and true brand, known for purity and consistency. They have a full range of children's fish oil products, from DHA to more full-spectrum essential fatty acid products

3. Probiotics

Probiotics can certainly help support gut health, which is key to proper absorption of nutrients. But there's increasing research that the good bacteria may also help support mood, brain health, and immunity, all crucial to proper attention and learning.

A Vitamin Mom favorite Children's Probiotic is Animal Parade's Tooth Fairy. This product not only contains probiotics, Vitamin D and Calcium but it is also shelf stable and does not require refrigeration! 

There are many excellent options for children's probiotics these days, including refrigerated and shelf-stable options, capsules, powders, chewables, and gummies. While sugar content is typically higher in gummies, they can still be an excellent way to get kids to take their probiotics, especially for picky eaters.