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Parents Just Got (a little) Less Busy

Why Did Health First Create the New Family First Line of Natural Health Products?

Simple. We wanted to make life (a little) less busy for parents. Until now, natural health products have focused separately on kids, adults and seniors. But this means buying a different product for different members of the family – and we know you don’t have time for that!

Here’s What’s in the Family!

Family First Multi

A multivitamin acts like an insurance policy to make sure that your whole family is getting its daily requirement of key vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients – especially during those more hectic times when healthy food preparation is most difficult!

Increased stress, a reduction of nutrition in our food due to depleted soil conditions, and fast-food choices can leave our bodies short on the nutrients we need.

The Family First Multi contains highly absorbable forms of vitamins and minerals, including active B vitamins, plant-sourced minerals, and buffered vitamin C, which is less wearing on teeth and gentler on tummies.

Family First ProBio Plus D

Probiotics are good bacteria that have been shown to offer a whole host of benefits to adults and children alike:

  1. Support for a healthy gut flora and good digestion
  2. Support for immune health – probiotics can increase the number of protective immune cells that help our bodies to fight off foreign invaders and even help to create a seal in the gut wall to stop pathogens from entering the blood stream
  3. Better absorption and metabolization of nutrients in the large intestine – vitamin and mineral absorption can be improved with adequate probiotic presence!

Family First ProBio Plus D offers a mix of strains from both the Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria families to support the entirety of the intestinal tract. It includes strains that are stable, attach well in the gut, and compatible with one another. 400 IU of vitamin D is added as an immune and bone-building benefit for everyone in the family aged 3 and up!

Family First Omega Plus D

Like vitamins and minerals, it can be tricky to get adequate omega-3 fatty acids from our diets alone. Fish oil is naturally high in these good fats known as omega-3s. Omega-3s are high in EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), which have been shown to help prevent heart disease, reduce high blood triglycerides and blood pressure, and improve cognitive health, brain functioning, and overall mood. In children, adequate EPA and DHA support healthy brain, eye, and nerve development.

Family First Omega Plus D is sourced from small, non-farmed fish species that are sustainably harvested. It is certified by IFOS to uphold the highest quality, safety, and purity standards for fish oil in the world. The added vitamin D helps to keep the family’s immune health in tip top shape!

Family First Vitamin D

In Canada, our long winter months coupled with an increased amount of time indoors limit our exposure to sunlight and vitamin D. Did you know it’s estimated that 80% of Canadians do not get enough vitamin D between October and March? Low levels of vitamin D are associated with low bone density, poor calcium absorption, lowered immunity, and fatigue. It’s important that your family get adequate vitamin D for strong bones, teeth, and immune function. It may even have a positive impact on mood!

The active, cholecalciferol form of vitamin D3 in Family First Vitamin D is much easier to absorb than vitamin D2.

Family First. One product for the whole family. Parents just got (a little) less busy.

The Family First line checks all the boxes for busy parents:

  • Dosing for everyone in the family, from kids to grandparents and everyone in between!
  • Highly absorbable nutrients because your whole family deserves the best quality natural health products
  • Really good tasting liquid and chewable formats
  • Clean non-medicinal ingredients and sweeteners
  • Free from common allergens, artificial colours, artificial flavours, preservatives, and GMOs
  • Made in Canada in sustainable packaging
  • Canadian community image and trivia question on the label bring family fun and learning to the supplement aisle!

The Health First and Family First lines of fine natural health supplements are exclusive to Health First Member Stores, your community destination for natural health and wellness.

Health First Family First

About the Author: Health First Network

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Health First Network is Canada’s leading membership group for independent health & wellness retailers and the exclusive supplier of the premium Health First supplement brand. There are over 130 independently owned and operated retail Members across the country. Learn more at healthfirst.ca.