PROGRESS KIDS GOLD and young children's mental development
During early childhood, the brain is developing faster than any other part of the body. Between the ages of 2 and 4 years and the ages of 6 and 8 years, children experience brain and intellectual functioning “growth spurts”.
A recent study suggests a favorable outcome on young children’s mental development by adequate intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Polyunsaturated fatty acids such as linoleic and alpha-linolenic acid must be converted to long-chained fatty acids before being deposited in the brain. AA and DHA are a major component of the lipids—or fats—found in the brain.
Zinc and iron are also essential to mental performance. In fact, a recent study of school-age children showed that zinc supplementation improved attention spans, visual memory, and the ability to reason and form concepts.
PROGRESS KIDS GOLD is fortified with balanced, appropriate levels of AA and DHA to support mental development. PROGRESS KIDS GOLD is also generously fortified with zinc so that just 2 servings meet the daily needs of children age 3-7 years. And just 3 servings of PROGRESS KIDS GOLD supply 90% of recommended iron for young children. Plus it contains the nutrient vitamin C, which enhances iron absorption.