Kids Defense... a product with such a bold name. A product designed to give a child’s body a powerful advantage over the toxic environment they are exposed to. Eating a healthy diet and being proactive with ones health is always important, but sometimes the body needs more. Orthomolecular Medicine is a practice that involves higher doses of certain micronutrients to prevent or remedy molecular damage, prevent oxidative stress of any kind, correct deficiencies, and correct dependencies. Vitamin c is a powerful and safe antioxidant. In fact, there is no known toxic dosage and it can be safely used in higher doses. According to Doctor Thomas Levy, “ overwhelming documentation proves that in high enough doses this substance prevents and cures cancer, heart disease, infectious & degenerative disease and can neutralize and even reverse damage from virtually all toxins, venoms, and radiation”(Levy T., 2011). Vitamin c has a miraculous healing record. Look into the work of the great vitamin c pioneers such as Linus Pauling, Robert F. Cathcart, Frederick Kenner, and Thomas Levy who I referenced above.
“Vitamin C is known to play an essential part in the oxidation-reduction system of tissue respiration and to contribute to the development of antibodies and the neutralization of toxins in the building of natural immunity to infectious diseases. There is a very potent chemotherapeutic action of ascorbic acid when given in massive repeated doses, 500 to 1,000 mg. (hourly), preferably intravenously or intramuscularly. When thus administered the effect in acute infectious processes is favorably comparable to that of the sulfonamides or the mycelial antibiotics, but with the great advantage of complete freedom from toxic or allergic reactions." Dr. McCormick.
" Vitamin C is superior to antibiotics because the nutrient marshals the body’s natural resources to fight off infection, Dr. Brownstein said. Also, he added, “If you look at the history of vitamin C I don’t know of one infectious organism that has grown resistant to it.” Drug resistance, on the other hand, has emerged as a worldwide problem." http://www.newsmax.com/t/newsmax/article/505878
Vitamin b3 isn’t equal to the other b vitamins. Many people do not just suffer from a deficiency of this nutrient but they suffer from a dependency. A recent clinical trial done by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School found “a protective role of niacinamide, a derivative of niacin, against skin cancer recurrence”(Park S., et al., 2017). It turns out that niacinamide is a common ingredient found in skin care. My research turned up phenomenal scientific literature on the use of vitamin b3 in dermatology. A few of the conditions that either improved or entirely resolved are: actinic keratosis, bullous pemphigoid, dermatosis, acne, dermatitis, and psoriasis(Forbat e., et al., 2017). I stumbled upon another fascinating study from The Journal for British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology . They wrote that their study showed a link between lower levels of nicotinamide levels and related tryptophan metabolites in the pregnant mother and an increased risk of atopic eczema in their child(El-heiss s., et al., 2016). The skin isn’t the only thing to benefit from vitamin b3, in fact throughout my research I found hundreds of different ailments that vitamin b3 helped. On page 73 of Kaufman’s 1949 book, The Common Form of Joint Dysfunction. So accurately does it describe the problems of ADHD children that it is difficult to believe that vitamin B3 (which never causes cancer) has been so thoroughly ignored for so long.
Kaufman continues: “With vitamin therapy, such a patient becomes unaccustomedly calm, working more efficiently, finishing what he starts, and he loses the feeling that he is constantly driving himself. He has leisure time that he does not know how to use. When he feels tired, he is able to rest, and does not feel impelled to carry on in spite of fatigue. If such a patient can be persuaded to continue with niacinamide therapy, in time he comes to enjoy a sense of well-being, realizing in retrospect that what he thought in the past was a superabundance of energy and vitality was in reality an abnormal ‘wound-up’ feeling, which was an expression of aniacinamidosis (niacin deficiency).”
"The other group was given no nicotinic acid. Each of the groups was then exposed once more to the serum to which they were allergic. The animals which had received the niacin remained alive, and the other animals all died. The possibility is very strong that niacin is protecting some patients from cerebral allergic responses."
"With orthomolecular treatment, results are frequently quick in starting and the reduction in hyperactivity often dramatic, but in most instances several months elapse before significant changes are seen. The child exhibits a willingness to cooperate with his parents and teachers. Concentration and attention span increases, and the child is able to work productively for increasingly larger periods of time. "
"Early intervention is of the utmost importance , not only for the child, but for the entire family since the child suffering from minimal brain dysfunction is such a devastating influence on the family constellation. He is the matrix of emotional storm which envelope every member of the household and disrupt both their reltionship to him and to each other."
"Positive results have been have been obtained when the treatment regimen consisted of the following vitamins - niacinamide 1-2 grams daily depending upon body weight and ascorbic acid 1-2 grams daily." - Alan Cott, A Physician's Handbook on Orthomolecular Medicine.
Just when it seems like I can’t uncover anymore amazing benefits of vitamin b3, I come across a study on it’s ability to fight antibiotic resistant staph infections by increasing leukocytes, the bacteria destroying white blood cells. The researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center found that high doses of niacinamide increased 1,000 times the capacity of the immune cells to kill Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. Their study was done on laboratory animals as well as with human blood. Clinical doses were able to destroy the staph infection in a few hours(Weeks B. MD., 2012).
As a mother of 4 children that have spent most of their lives on high dose vitamins I wanted to come up with a fun way to get the most important nutrients in them. Together we found the perfect recipe that has just the right amount of vitamin c and vitamin b3. As I played around with recipes my 10, 6, 8, and 2 year old all taste tested the blend until we found the one!
I didn’t just create Kids Defense for my kids. I created it for the mothers and fathers around the world that are afraid of infections and sleepless nights. Less sick days mean more family time and more happiness. Kids grow up learning the importance of their vitamins and when they consume vitamins they actually enjoy it becomes a positive experience.
It’s important to know that with micronutrient therapy children can experience detox. Some children that are not consuming adequate protein or other nutrients can develop irritability and other symptoms. In that case it’s important to lower the dose of Kids Defense and improve their nutritional status all around. A good multi vitamin and even beef liver capsules go great with Kids Defense. It’s important to keep children hydrated. Kids Defense is not recommended for flushing children. Pure ascorbic acid is what should be used for flushing. Spread the doses of kids defense out throughout the day.
Written by: Katie Gironda, Orthomolecular Practitioner
Organic Kids Defense Powder - Fruit Punch
$22.00 - $38.00
This fruit punch powder tastes delicious and carries the right amount of vitamin c and vitamin B3 to protect the body from pathogens and during times of illness. 1 teaspoon delivered 1 gram of vitamin c and 250mg of vitamin B3.
Ages 2-3 will receive one teaspoon per day.
Ages 4-8 will get 2 teaspoons per day.
1 dose before school and one dose after is ideal.
Organic Kids Defense Gummy Kit
Directions: Combine this delicious sweet & sour blend with 2 cups of hot water. Mix until no clumps are left. Pour into a glass dish or gummy molds. Cut into 30 squares. Refrigerate. Make sure the gummies are set before eating and pucker up buttercup!
Each of the 30 gummies contains 1 gram of vitamin c and 250mg of vitamin b3.
Ingredients: Vitamin c, vitamin b3(inositol nicotinate), gelatin,
organic fruit powders, & stevia.
Organic Adults Defense Powder - Pina Colada
$22.00 - $38.00
This delicious blend of organic fruit powder offers an orthomolecular dose of vitamin c and b3. This perfect combination strengthens the immune system and provides many other benefits.
1 teaspoon delivers 1 gram of vitamin c and 250mg of b3 as inositol nicotinate.
Ingredients are 100% organic and include: Dried fruit powder, ascorbic acid, inositol nicotinate, stevia, & dextrose.
There are very tiny amount of dextrose in this product. .2 grams of dextrose per teaspoon.