Anyone that has an experience with children, know the needs for pediatric nutritional supplements. Young children all over the world, suffer from some of the highest levels of stunting, underweight, and wasting observed. The levels of over-nutrition are also on a rise. Prevention of child malnutrition requires diets providing adequate energy and essential nutrients to promote :
- catch-up growth
- strengthen resistance to infection
- support normal mental development
- support physical and metabolic development
Supplemental nutrition has been recognized as the most effective way to improve physical health and growth in children, as well as cognitive development.
Vitamins, minerals, amino acids, probiotics, herbal supplements, and botanicals are among the available products. At least 90,000 supplement products are available in the U.S., ranging from herbal supplements to vitamins. There are about 150 million supplement consumers in the U.S., and 23 million say they replace their therapeutic drug products with supplements.