Question: What supplementation would you suggest for an athletic 11 year boy with asthma? — Internet Answer:You should pride yourself in recognizing that supplementation is needed for young athletes.I would recommend Beyond Health Multi-Vitamin, Cod Liver Oil, CoQ10, and vitamin C, D, and E. An active child should take additional Vitamin C to keep their immune system strong.I would recommend at least one tablet twice a day.To reverse inflammatory conditions (like asthma) we often recommend Vitamin C “to bowel tolerance.”Athletes also require extra antioxidants.CoQ10 is an antioxidant and would be beneficial to your son’s program.With his asthma, Beyond Health Vitamin E Formula and Cell Repair would also be excellent additions as they would bolster his immune system.As for Vitamin D, one multivitamin will give him 200 IU of Vitamin D and each teaspoon of Cod Liver Oil will give him additional 400 IU.A tablespoon plus the multivitamin would give him a substantial total of 1,400 IU.However, because there are so many factors involved in Vitamin D intake, we advise everyone to have their Vitamin D levels tested as a normal part of regular check-ups.Supplement as necessary to keep in the upper part of the normal range. In addition, of paramount importance in keeping immunity strong is avoiding all forms of sugar except whole fruits.This even includes elimination of fruit juices because these have too much bioavailable sugar. As my article on asthma on our website states, allergies are a key to asthma, and a strong immune system is the answer to allergies.So anything that eliminates allergic reactions and strengthens his immune system will help.
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