Ostomy Supplements for Children – Top Picks for Your Finicky Kid
If you have a child living with an ostomy, you want the absolute best for them. The best physician, support, and overall care. A big part of this care, is their nutrition. Your family doctor, specialist, and/or nutritionist has provided guidance on the matter. You have a dietary regime of healthy foods that your child consumes, but you also know that given the nutritional deficiencies common to ostomates, supplements are likely required.
InnerGood has taken the time to put together a selection of popular health supplements that account for these deficiencies. Read further, and reference the list with your child’s physician for clearance. And yes, given that your kid is a kid, we have absolutely accounted for taste.
5 Ostomy-Conscious (and Tasty) Nutritional Supplements for Kids
NutraSea Omega-3 for Kids
Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) are important for your child’s development. In addition to physical upkeep (including immune system care), studies show that Omega-3 DHA (a primary EFA) is strongly linked to behavior and learning in children. This NutraSea product is a complete omega-3 fish oil supplement specially formulated with an optimal blend of EPA, DHA, GLA, and vitamin D. We know what you’re thinking – fish oil. Good luck in getting your kid to swallow that, right? Fret not. The fish oil taste is completely masked by a tasty bubblegum flavor that actually tastes like bubblegum. Just don’t tell them about the fish oil part. Consult with your physician before consuming. View more.
Metagenics UltraFlora for Children
Your child needs daily immune health and digestive support. They need assistance in maintaining a healthy balance of intestinal flora. This gluten-free, vegetarian-friendly Metagenics product is formulated with a proprietary probiotic blend of B. lactis Bi-07 and L. acidophilus NCFM that intends to provide this immunity and digestive support. This tasty chewable comes in a grape-flavored tablet, with xylitol, a natural sweetener that studies have shown help prevent tooth decay. Consult with your physician before consuming. View more.
Progressive Complete Calcium for Kids
Getting kids enough calcium is at the top of nearly all parental nutrition concerns. This is especially true for parents that have a child living with an ostomy. You want your kids to grow strong, and a big part of that growth is attributed to bone formation and maintenance. Progressive’s kid-friendly product is not only calcium-rich, it includes other nutrients, including EFAs, digestive enzymes, and green vegetable concentrates to account for a number of nutritional challenges that your ostomate child faces. Available in a delicious orange passionfruit flavor, you’ll have a tough time keeping your own hands off of it when it comes to your own calcium needs. Consult with your physician before consuming. View more.
Metagenics UltraCare for Kids
All you really want for your child is the opportunity for normal growth and development. This includes the development and maintenance of bones, cartilage, and teeth. It also includes optimal maintenance of eyesight, skin, membranes and immune system functioning. This gluten-free non-GMO product is rich with essential nutrients that your child needs for all of the above. UltraCare is high in calcium, beta-carotene, a wide variety of vitamins and minerals in addition to a balance of carbohydrates, good fats, and a healthy source of protein to maintain good health. The taste? Your child will be delighted by the milkshake consistency and natural vanilla flavor. Consult with your physician before consuming. View more.
Progressive MultiVitamins for Kids
Round out your child’s nutritional supplement regime with a sound multivitamin. This Progressive product provides a comprehensive strategy for supporting the unique nutritional needs of active ostomate children. The benefits of nutrients found in a sound multivitamin include physical and cognitive development, increased energy, strengthened immunity, healthy teeth and gums, and all-around health. This multivitamin is high in beta-carotene, vitamin B (important for ostomates), calcium, magnesium, and even omega-3 DHA. Nutrients are derived naturally, from fruit and green food/vegetable concentrates. The chewable tablet comes in the great tasting orange flavor. Consult with your physician before consuming. View more.
If you have any questions about of the above, or any of our ostomy supplies for kids, contact Inner Good.