With the arrival of the new school year, colds and runny noses are back in the spotlight. That is why it is so important to strengthen the immune system (which is still deficient) of the little ones. These and many other ailments not only make the youngest members of the household suffer, but also significantly disrupt the lives of their parents, who have to juggle work and childcare at the same time.
To prevent these annoying situations, here are a few tips to help you strengthen your children’s immune system.
Children’s immune system is weaker
Immunity is our ability to resist and fight infectious diseases. This ability develops throughout life, but is especially important during the early years, when the immune system is still forming and is exposed to many pathogens for the first time. It can therefore be more vulnerable to infection. That is why it is essential to strengthen young children’s immunity, which can help reduce the risk of infections and minimise their duration and severity when they do occur.
A strong immune system is also important for children’s proper growth and development. When the immune system is weakened, the body may have difficulty absorbing essential nutrients. This can negatively affect children’s growth and development. Strengthening immunity helps ensure that children get the nutrients they need for healthy development.
How to strengthen children’s defences
Immunity can be acquired in two ways: natural or artificial. Both forms of immunity are important for the health of children and the general population, as they help to prevent and control infectious diseases that can cause serious complications and even death. This phenomenon is known as herd immunity, and is achieved when a high percentage of the population is vaccinated or immunised.
Natural immunity occurs when a child is infected with a disease and his or her body produces specific antibodies that protect him or her from future infections by the same pathogen.
Artificial immunity is achieved when the child receives a vaccine containing an attenuated or inactivated version of the disease-causing micro-organism, which stimulates the production of antibodies without causing disease.
We also have the help of natural supplements to improve our children’s defences. Nowadays there are specific supplements to improve children’s immunity that are very effective and safe. For this, you should always choose supplements manufactured by pharmaceutical laboratories that meet the health and quality standards required by the European Union, such as our laboratory Lanier Pharma. Even so, it is always advisable to consult your paediatrician before giving your child any supplement or medicine.
At the pharmaceutical laboratory, we have developed Inmunizat Infantil, in close collaboration with paediatricians and following the quality criteria that characterise us. It is a pleasant-tasting supplement for children, highly effective and safe, formulated to boost the capacity of the infant immune system against infections. Its powerful synergy includes Beta-glucans, Tannic Acid, Zinc, Selenium, Vitamin C and Vitamin D. Ingredients that we will talk about in future articles, given their great importance for immunity and our health in general.