Lesson 3: Natural Support

Natural support

Essential nutrients

  • B12 is essential for brain and central nervous system function, forming red blood cells and converting food into energy.
  • Iron plays a significant role in our kid's moods, attention span, and overall health.
  • Magnesium facilitates brain electrical activity and aids in calming the nervous system.
  • Omega-3s provide essential DHA to support a child’s developing brain.
  • Probiotics encourage good bacteria in the gut and while in transit modulate the immune system.
  • Protein is the building block for the body and the brain!
  • Vitamin B is required to produce neurotransmitters like serotonin, which governs both mood and behavior.
  • Vitamin D enables the function of each cell in the body, and it performs a vital purpose in attention and the way the brain functions.
  • Zinc facilitates neurotransmitter function.

Supplements

  • Fish Oil or Flax Oil: Nourishes the nervous system.
  • Probiotics: Supports the gut-brain axis.
  • Ashwagandha: As an adaptogen, it supports physical and mental wellbeing and improves resilience to stress.
  • Passionflower: A calming nervine herb. Great as an herbal tea.
  • GABA: A neurotransmitter in the brain that is essential to serotonin production.
  • L-Theanine: An amino acid that enhances attention, lowers stress and boosts relaxation.
  • Rhodiola: As an adaptogen, it supports physical and mental wellbeing and improves resilience to stress.

Essential Oils

  • Lavender
  • Clary Sage
  • Orange
  • Bergamot
  • Valerian
  • Frankincense
  • Ylang Ylang