Childhood Behavioral Issues and Depletion of Nutrients

Natalie Cote

Did you know that childhood behavioral issues may be caused by inadequate essential nutrient intake?


Our children today are facing a bit of an uphill battle when it comes to getting adequate nutrition. The Standard American Diet is high in processed foods, fat and sugar and very low in fiber, essential vitamins and minerals.  A diet like this, that is very low in essential nutrients, can lead to an increased risk in allergies, illness due to decrease immune system function and even changes in behavior.


The fastest rate of brain development in our lifespan occurs between birth and the age of three. However, even after the age of three, our brains continue to grow at a rapid pace.  During this time our brain depends on a diet high in vital nutrients to support these rapid changes.  Specifically, the brain needs vitamin B12, vitamin B6, folic acid and magnesium to achieve balance between inhibitory and excitatory neurotransmitters. This becomes even more necessary in our children today who are constantly bombarded with visual stimuli such as TV, tablets, phones and video games.


A diet high in whole foods such as fruits, vegetables and lean meats and low in processed foods is the best way to ensure your children are getting the essential nutrients they need to support overall wellness. That being said, as a working mom I understand and appreciate the difficulty in making this happen three meals a day, seven days a week. Here at PerforMix Specialty Pharmacy we carry a product called Little Davinci Focus. This is an over the counter, pharmaceutical grade nutritional supplement that contains the bio-available forms of vitamin B12 and B6.  It also provides supplementation of folate, magnesium, zinc, DMG and betaine. The combination of these essential nutrients are designed to promote calm behavior, mental focus, immune system support and increase restful and restorative sleep. 


Little Davinci Focus is formulated in a delicious tropical-punch flavored liquid designed for children who are choosy about what they eat and drink. It is currently available here at PerforMix and online!


As always, call us here at the pharmacy or send us a message if you want to discuss this product with a pharmacist!


-Courtney Parker, PharmD, RPh


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