Vitamin C supplementation leads to reduction in upper respiratory infections amongst pre-school children

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Recent study shows that children who take a vitamin C supplement such as Vitamin Planet's LittleVit are less likely to miss days off school.

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We're proud to supply a product that has been developed specifically with the health of young children in mind. LittleVit is full of vitamin C, as well as all of the other essential vitamins needed for good, healthy development

A recent study into the effects of vitamin C has found that pre-school children are less likely to develop respiratory infections when taking daily supplementation.

The study, published by the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (1), saw fifty seven 3-6 year olds receive either a probiotic consortium and vitamin C supplementation, or a placebo, on a daily basis for 6 months.

Those who took the vitamin C supplement were 30% less likely to miss school days due to sickness over the 6 month period. Additionally, the children were 33% less likely to gain upper respiratory infections than those not taking the supplement.

Ultimately, the study concluded that supplementation with a probiotic/vitamin C combination may be beneficial in the prevention and management of upper respiratory infections.

Vitamin Planet stocks LittleVit (2) - a multi-vitamin specifically designed to contain precisely the right amount of essential vitamins for young children.

Researched by healthcare professionals, LittleVit contains a vitamin profile that perfectly matches the needs of growing toddlers to ensure healthy development.

Marketing manager Ryan Malting said, "We're proud to supply a product that has been developed specifically with the health of young children in mind. LittleVit is full of vitamin C, as well as all of the other essential vitamins needed for good, healthy development."

1. http://www.nature.com/ejcn/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ejcn2014174a.html (1st August 2014)
2. http://www.vitaminplanet.co.uk/littlevit-p-179104.aspx

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