From birth onwards, every child has to cope with a variety of tests and, later on, with the conquest of an upright posture, the commitment of school, growth, the continuous environmental adaptation. All this can alter or compromise its fragile physical, mental and emotional balance.
Some plants and nutritional supplements can accompany children and adolescents through the different stages of growth and progressive physiological maturation.
Plants and nutritional supplements for growth
Among the plants and supplements that can promote growth, vitality, adaptability and learning capacity, Eleutherococcus, Royal Jelly and Rose Hip play a special role.
It is also known as Siberian ginseng because of the abundance of this plant in that region of Russia. Defined as an “adaptogenic” phytocomplex due to its lack of toxicity, its non-specific activity on a single organ and its modulating activity on the different phases of growth. The active ingredients responsible for the properties of the plant, whose root is used, are the eleutherosides A-M. Eleutherococcus is used in cases of occasional, habitual or prolonged exposure to stressful conditions; physical, mental and intellectual surmenage; convalescence; preparation for sporting activity; memory and concentration difficulties; preparation for examinations.
Royal Jelly is a gland secretion of young worker bees. Bees use it to feed the larvae in the first days of life and the queen bee throughout her life. It is made up of water and many substances including: sugars; amino acids; fats, including hydroxy-transdecenoic fatty acid, which is very rare and rich in health properties; vitamins A, C, E and especially group B; mineral salts (potassium, iron, calcium, silicon, phosphorus, sulphur, copper).
Royal Jelly detoxifies, optimises the energy level and resistance of the body, facilitates the recovery of the appetite, improves mood and boosts the immune system.
The combination of active ingredients in rose hip fruit and, in particular, the presence of vitamin C, is effective in increasing energy levels, improving individual tone and vitality, and enhancing physiological defence mechanisms. It is often used for children with growth problems related to recurrent colds.