Poor diet, pollution, and a sedentary lifestyle are some of the factors that affect the immune system.

School-age is one of the most susceptible to the immune system since students are exposed to viruses and bacteria, dirt, pollution, climate changes, poor diet and stress every day. This is a worrying reality for many parents who seek to protect their children from risk factors, as well as from illness and absenteeism in the classroom.

Prevention and healthy lifestyle habits are key for children to be prepared to face these situations. In addition to maintaining good hygiene and promoting physical activity, parents should pay special attention to feeding their children, and offer them functional foods that ensure the intake of all the vitamins and nutrients they need to stay healthy. In particular, Vitamin C, D, and Zinc are essential to keep defenses high.

"In many cases it is not possible to incorporate all the vitamins necessary for the body in the daily diet of children and alternatives must be considered to protect the three lines of defense of the immune system. Therefore, Bayer is committed to offering an innovative solution that helps strengthen their defenses so that students can enjoy their school days without health problems: Redoxitos Total, the only gummies with vitamins C, D, and Zinc in a single gum. It is a solution that offers A Better Life to children and adults through an easy and fun way."

According to Dr. Carlos Fernández Newball, Bayer medical adviser, “children have a more sensitive immune system and are more exposed to contamination, dirt, excess sugar, germs, and allergies, among others, and this is an innovative way offering them food they like and helps them prevent diseases and strengthen their immune system. A single gum contains two essential vitamins and Zinc to protect each of the immune system's defense lines since a strong immune system is essential for good health."

The expert also ensures that factors that affect the immune system. Pay attention!

  • Lifestyles
  • Bad nutrition
  • Climate changes
  • Contact with other people
  • Pollution
  • Age or stages of life
  • Stress
  • Respiratory infections
  • Cigarette or alcohol
  • Colds and flu

What are Vitamin C, D and Zinc for?

Vitamin C provides support for the skin and mucosa, our first line of immune defense.

The body cannot make vitamin C on its own, nor does it store it. Therefore, it is important to include many foods that contain this vitamin in the daily diet. This vitamin is needed for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of the body. Is used for:

  • Form an important protein, used to produce the skin, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels.
  • Heal wounds and form scar tissue.
  • Repair and maintain cartilage, bones, and teeth.
  • Help the absorption of iron.
  • Supports the normal formation of collagen.
  • Contributes to the generation of normal energy that produces metabolism.
  • Reduces tiredness and fatigue.
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  • upports normal psychological functions.
  • Helps maintain the functions of the immune system during and after physical activities.
  • It is also an antioxidant, that is, it blocks part of the damage caused by free radicals. Free radical accumulation over time is largely responsible for the aging process.

Vitamin D, Calcium and Bone Health

According to a study by the Colombian Vitamin D Consensus, Colombians are highly deficient in this vitamin. This situation prevails due to the lack of exposure to sunlight, the low concentration of vitamin D in food, being overweight, metabolic syndrome and failure to take supplements, among other causes.

Supports Cellular Immunity, The Second Line Of Immune Defense.

  • People normally get vitamin D when exposed to sunlight, leading to the production of vitamin D in the skin.
  • It helps the growth and formation of cells.
  • Contributes to maintaining healthy bones, teeth, and muscles.
  • Supports the absorption of calcium and phosphorus

Why are vitamin D and calcium important for bone health?

Vitamin D allows the body to absorb calcium. Calcium is necessary to have strong and healthy bones. Without enough vitamin D and calcium, bones may not form properly during childhood, and they may lose bone mass, weaken, and break easily during adulthood. Even if you consume enough calcium in your diet, your body does not absorb that calcium if you do not consume enough vitamin D.

Zinc: is a key element in the formation of antibodies, the third line of immune defense.

  • It helps to maintain the integrity of the skin and mucosa.
  • It helps protect cells.
  • Contributes to keeping the body healthy.
  • Contributes to the integrity of the immune system
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