Yummy for the tummy

Abstract: Digestive problems in children can be very upsetting, both for them and for you. IQShield includes ingredients such as colostrum, vitamin B12, and zinc, which may improve and enhance digestive health for your children. Some digestive disorders such as Crohn’s disease and inflammatory bowel disease can be particularly debilitating however, IQShield may help. Not only can IQShield improve digestive health, it tastes yummy for the tummy too!

Keywords: IQShield, digestion, children, kids, Crohn’s, diarrhea, gastritis


IQShield is not only yummy as it comes in chewable fish capsules that burst into your mouth, it is also good for your tummy.

Getting your kids to eat can be a difficult task. If they have an upset tummy then it becomes even harder. IQShield has been formulated to contain the ingredients your child needs to see better, think clearer, feel stronger, and to maintain and improve wellbeing. This includes helping to maintain a healthy digestive system, reducing symptoms and discomfort of gastritis and stomach bugs.

Whingeing and moaning are not only the signs of a child seeking attention, yet what lies within may be causing something serious. There are a range of causes that can result in abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation, producing considerable discomfort in children. Malnutrition and dehydration are critical conditions for children that may develop as their bodies are more vulnerable to substantial physiological change. Prolonged malnutrition in infants can dramatically effect child development and can lead to a syndrome called ‘failure to thrive’. Significantly low weight is the diagnostic feature of failure to thrive, representing an interventional emergency.

Malnutrition can result from a range of health problems, such as inadequate nutritional intake, or illnesses that may cause vomiting and diarrhea. Knowing what to feed your kids may not be so easy when all that they seem to eat is sweets and refuse to eat vegetables. Health authorities suggest that children should eat 2-3 meals of fish per week. Recent studies have shown that kids neither get enough fish or vegetables in their diet [1]. IQShield contains essential omega-3 fatty acids, present in oily fish, which are crucial for early development. It has also been discovered that a significant percentage of kids worldwide are deficient in iodine [2], which has also been included in IQShield. Iodine is particularly important for healthy thyroid function and brain development. Colostrum contains immunoglobulins, growth factors, and energy in the form of lactose. Vitamins B1, B2 and B12, and zinc, are all important in energy generation and metabolism, particularly when you are feeling faint and ill, getting your kids back on their feet and feeling stronger.

Diarrhea and vomiting are the most common ways for children to become undernourished, due to the lack of adequate digestion and absorption of key nutrients. As well as being unpleasant, vomiting results in a rapid loss of ingested food and water, leaving you exhausted. IQShield contains ingredients that help settle the stomach and maintain healthy digestive function to prevent gastrointestinal illnesses resulting in diarrhea and vomiting. Colostrum contains immunoglobulins, which fight infection by activating plasma B cells, and phagocytic cells such as neutrophils and NK cells. Lactoferrin is also present in colostrum, which has powerful antimicrobial action by absorbing free iron and binding to bacteria, viruses, and fungi. The actions of colostrum containing immunoglobulins and lactoferrin may prevent gastrointestinal symptoms by reducing infection. Additionally, IQShield contains essential vitamins, fats and lactose in an easy-to-take form to replace those that are lost when kids become unwell and undernourished.

The stomach produces acids and enzymes to help break down foods, so we are able to fully digest and absorb nutrients. The production of these acids are controlled by a range of factors including hunger, tasting food, amount of food ingested, food composition etc. Sometimes, the amount of acid being produced in the stomach can become overwhelming. At first, this may lead to abdominal pain and heart burn, but may progressively cause local damage to tissues such as mucosal erosion. A bacterium called H.pylori was identified some years ago, which is directly involved in causing gastritis and ulceration, the outcomes of mucosal erosion. Gastritis and stomach ulcers cause considerable pain and discomfort from the associated chronic inflammation. IQShield contains colostrum, which has been shown to inhibit the binding of H.pylori to the mucosal wall where it can cause gastritis and ulceration [3]. Studies have shown that zinc may also be beneficial in accelerating healing of gactric ulcers [4].

Gastrointestinal problems can also occur further down the digestive tract, often resulting in abdominal pain and diarrhea. Inflammatory bowel disease is caused by two conditions, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Crohn’s disease is a chronic condition resulting from a genetic predisposition and chronic gastrointestinal inflammation. The symptoms of Crohn’s disease are diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss, and malaise. It has long been known that zinc is particularly beneficial in reducing the duration of diarrhea. IQShield contains ingredients, such as fish oils, vitamin B12, and zinc, that may help prevent Crohn’s disease from developing, or may reduce the symptoms associated with the disease by improving the integrity and functioning of the intestinal wall [5-7]. Improving the gastrointestinal health of children can have quite profound effects. Nutritional status in early life is important for the development of your child’s neural, immune and visual systems.

The yummy fruity taste of IQShield is a big hit with the kids. Now you can be confident that IQShield may also help in digestion and may aid digestive disorders. IQShield supports, promotes, and enhances digestive health. For more information about IQShield,please click here.

References

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  2. WHO: Iodine. In: Vitamin and mineral requirements for human nutrition. 2004.
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