With four kids when one comes down with an illness the whole house starts to fall in rapid succession. While I would love to have a totally natural medicine cabinet like Hyacynth, I have 4 kids and a skeptical husband. I try to use the least amount of medications as possible and as many homeopathic items as I can. We have been using Zarbee’s Naturals to treat the kids cough since I was introduced to it at BlogHer 2013. Zarbee’s asked me if I wanted to try their new immune support for kids and I jumped at the chance. Anything to give us a leg up on all the germs that seem to come home from school I was in on.
My kids take a daily vitamin so they are used to the gummies and they all loved the Daily Bee Immune Support. These citrus slice shaped gummies are formulated for everyday support for kids ages 4 and up. The include Vitamins C, A, and E plus echinacea and zinc to help maintain and bolster the immune system.
It just so happened that when the box was delivered one of the four kids was starting to fight a cold. All of my friends have raved about elderberry syrup for sore throats and colds, but again as much as I would love to make some I don’t have the time. I immediately opened the Elderberry Immune Support and had all the kids start taking it. At first the picky eaters were not thrilled with the taste at first but now they all take it without a problem. The Elderberry Immune Support is a gummy (shaped like a super bee) that features a burst of Elderberry, Vitamin C and Zinc. The pectin-based formula features natural ingredients, with no animal by-products, drugs, alcohol, or artificial dyes. It’s suitable for children ages 2.
The cold stayed with that first child (nearly a miracle in our family) and seemed to be short lived. Now whenever we get a notice home about an illness or someone starts sniffling I add these to our morning vitamin rotation.Editor’s Note: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Always consult your pediatrician before starting a child on supplements.
Dr. Zak Zarbock, pediatrician and founder of Zarbee’s shared with us some more information on staying healthy as we enter cold and flu season and how Zarbee’s can help:
What are some tips to help families stay healthy this year?
Dr. Zak: I recommend that my patients and their families protect their immune systems. Some of the building blocks for a strong immune system are good food, good sleep and good physical activity. Studies link deficiencies in zinc and vitamins A, C, D, and E to reduced immune function.
This is why I suggest that children and their families make sure they are getting immune-supporting vitamins, minerals and nutrients they need with a quality supplement. Zarbee’s has just introduced a line of immune support products for the whole family. The immune support products include natural ingredients such as elderberry and echinacea as well as key vitamins and minerals. The immune support line includes: Mighty Bee Elderberry Immune Support for kids, Daily Bee Immune Support, Baby Immune Support as well as Elderberry Immune Support for adults.
How do kids get infections and colds so easily?
Dr. Zak: Kids are most susceptible when they have a weakened immune system or when they are run down – this happens when they don’t have enough sleep and have pushed themselves too hard.
What is the best defense against colds?
Dr. Zak: It is possible to reduce the number of colds and flus in a family. An important first step is to prepare the immune system: good food, good sleep and good physical activity as well as a quality supplement.
How can Zarbee’s help?
Dr. Zak: Zarbee’s has just launched a full line of immune support products for the whole family. Families can stay healthy even when they are most susceptible.
What makes Zarbee’s safe?
Dr. Zak: Zarbee’s immune support products are natural and don’t have unwanted side effects and grogginess. They also don’t have drugs, alcohol or artificial dyes.
We have been happy with every Zarbee’s product we have tried and will continue to turn to them for our cough and cold needs, and now for the immune boost that our kids (especially our picky eaters!!) need this winter.
You can find Zarbee’s Target, Walmart, CVS, and Walgreens.
Disclosure: We were provided bottles of Zarbee’s in order to facilitate in the review, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I am not a medical expert and this is not meant to be taken as medical advice or to treat any condition, always consult your doctor before beginning a supplement.