Children’s immune support formula
HMF Fit For School includes a combination of research-driven probiotic strains and vitamin C that supports children’s upper respiratory tract health and immune function. In a recent clinical trial, 57 schoolchildren were randomized to receive either a placebo tablet or HMF Fit For School’s probiotic formula plus 50 mg of vitamin C daily for 6 months. Children in the probiotic plus vitamin C group had significant improvement in upper respiratory tract health. HMF Fit For School also includes 25 mcg (1000 IU) of vitamin D per tablet to provide additional immune support.
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|Serving Size: 1 Tablet||
|Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)||50 mg|
|Vitamin D 3 (cholecalciferol)||1000 IU|
|Probiotic Consortium||12.5 billion CFU|
|Lactobacillus acidophilus (CUL-21), Lactobacillus acidophilus (CUL-60), Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis (CUL-34), Bifidobacterium bifidum (CUL-20)|
Other Ingredients: Xylitol, black currant fruit powder, magnesium stearate, sorbitol, natural blackcurrant flavor, silica, magnesium stearate.
Non-GMO. Gluten Free. Soy Free. Dairy Free. No FOS. Vegetarian.
This product contains NO: wheat, dairy/milk, gluten, soy, preservatives, artificial colors or flavoring.
Adolescents and Children (4 years and older): Chew one tablet daily or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.
WARNING: If you are pregnant or lactating, have any health condition or are taking any medication, consult your health professional before use. If you are immunocompromised, consult your health professional before using probiotic-containing products. Keep out of the reach of children. This product was sealed for your protection. Do not use if box or contents are opened or damaged.
Storage: Store under refrigeration (below 46° F).
Several clinical trials have observed an association between probiotic supplementation and upper respiratory immune health. A recent meta-analysis of 23 randomized, double-blind, placebo-control trials found that probiotic supplementation—particularly with Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium strains—helps to support upper respiratory immune function in children.
One randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluated the effect of HMF probiotics and vitamin C on immune health in young schoolchildren. Fifty-seven children (aged 3-6) attending preschool were randomized to consume one chewable placebo or probiotic/vitamin C tablet (the same probiotic consortium and vitamin C level present in HMF Fit for School) daily for six months. Upper respiratory tract health was monitored through weekly diaries completed by guardians and during at least three physician’s appointments.4 When compared to the placebo, the HMF/vitamin C combination significantly promoted upper respiratory tract health and immune function. This research was used to develop HMF Fit for School, which also includes vitamin D for additional immune support.
Vitamin D supplementation has been shown to have beneficial effects on the function of a variety of immune cells, including dendritic cells, macrophages, and T cells. Adequate vitamin D status has also been associated with proper upper respiratory immune function. In a recent controlled clinical trial involving children, daily supplementation with 1,000 IU of vitamin D for three months was shown to significantly increase plasma vitamin D levels and modulate cytokine production. Following supplementation, levels of the cytokines IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, and IFN-γ were all significantly modified.