As the beginning of new semester nears, many parents may be concerned of adjusting their children’s daily routines, overseeing homework assignments, and making a study plan for the next semester. Amidst these concerns, the biggest worry might be the potential height difference between their children and their classmates.
Unlike the structured school days, students often spend more energy playing during the day, staying up later at night, and eating at irregular intervals during the summer break. Consequently, there is a risk that nutritional needs may not keep pace with physical growth, potentially leading to a slowdown in height development.
The dawn of a new semester is just around the corner, and it is paramount for parents to help their children’s daily routine to adjust to the school schedule. Encouraging early bedtimes and ensuring sufficient sleep not only aids in adapting to school life but also stimulates the secretion of growth hormones. Scientific studies have revealed that the secretion of growth hormone during nighttime can be up to three times higher than during the day. Furthermore, deep sleep is linked to increased growth hormone production, thus adequate sleep is a must for growing children.
Nutritional supplements play a crucial role in a child’s growth and development, with calcium serving as a cornerstone. To bolster children’s diets, incorporate milk and dairy products, soy products, fish, shrimp and shellfish, as well as green leaf vegetables like lettuce, cauliflower, beet to your children’s diet. These products provide essential nourishment and the necessary “energy” for vertical growth.
In cases where daily dietary alone may not meet a child’s growth requirements, parents can contemplate calcium supplementation. However, remember when it comes to calcium supplements, it is not about quantity but effectiveness – ensuring calcium integrates into the bone. The key to successful calcium supplementation lies in vitamin K2. This fat-soluble vitamin activates osteocalcin, transport calcium from bloodstream into the bones and enhance bone cell activity①, thus supporting a child’s growth and development.
Therefore, when selecting calcium supplement for your child, it is highly recommended to choose one enriched with vitamin K2. Mamiai Calcium KD Chewable Tablets is a specially formulated calcium supplement for children aged 4 to 17. This tablet contains vitamin K2, vitamin D3 and calcium carbonate. Together, they work synergistically to facilitate the absorption of calcium into the bones, contributing to healthier and more robust growth.
Chen, Shuling, Zhao, Jinzhu, Hao Yan. Research on vitamin K and children’s bone health [J]. Chinese Journal of Children’s Health, 2021,29(07):742-745.