Glyconutrients and Children

The incidence of disease and medical conditions in children is increasing at an alarming rate. In the United States alone there are 59 million children that are considered to have some disability. The leading cause of death of children aged 1-14 years is cancer.

Asthma is reported as the leading cause of chronic illness among children. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reports that, Asthma-related deaths and illnesses have increased in recent years among young people with asthma, who miss school three times as often as other youngsters. The incidence of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has reached almost epidemic proportions, and one half of children diagnosed with ADDor ADHD have been identified as having a learning disability.

There is growing research evidence that ADD/ADHD and other learning disorders are a result of lack of communication within the brain. The vital glyconutrients are what is missing to enable its cells to communicate properly. Also since the brain controls the entire body, if it has limited communication then other things start to go wrong.

What was once called; Adult Onset Diabetes (Type II) is no longer called that because an alarming and increasing number of children have been diagnosed with this degenerative disease.

The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention reports that infectious diseases amongst children are on the increase, partly as a result of the over-use of antibiotics. Healthy immune systems would alleviate the need for antibiotics in many instances.

An article in the Journal of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (1996:6), titled Effective Nutritional Medicine: The application of nutrition to major health problems, states that there is a significant body of convincing, scientific research evidence which clearly shows that nutritional, environmental and lifestyle related factors contribute to present day diseases to a great extent. This cannot be ignored.

Today’s diets for the majority of our children have many shortcomings, in many cases diets are grossly inadequate to meet their nutritional needs. Because of the decline in nutritional levels in our food, even when children eat fruit and vegetables it is almost impossible for them to meet their daily nutritional needs.

The benefits of glyconutritional supplementation in children:

  • Significantly enhanced brain functioning with an ability to focus longer, learn and retain information easier, and reductions in behaviour challenges.
  • Significantly increased academic performance by reversing genetic disorders, decreased incidence of infections, decreased chronic and degenerative health problems.
  • Significantly increased athletic/sport performance and endurance, with shorter recovery times, fewer sports injuries.
  • Reduced absenteeism from school and extra-curricular activities due to illness or injury.
  • Reduced healthcare costs for the whole family – fewer trips to the general practitioner and fewer pharmaceutical drugs.

The bottom line is glyconutrient supplementation allows the body to exercise its incredible ability to heal, repair, regenerate, regulate and protect itself just by giving it the raw materials it is already pre-programmed to use.