Give your chil­dren the best

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Healthy Bones -

THE Nu­tri­tion Sur­vey of Malaysian Chil­dren (SEANUTS Malaysia) was car­ried out to com­pre­hen­sively as­sess the nutritional sta­tus of Malaysian chil­dren. It un­veiled some un­ex­pected re­sults – al­most half of the chil­dren are vi­ta­min D-de­fi­cient.

The rea­sons for vi­ta­min D de­fi­ciency could be low di­etary in­take of vi­ta­min D and cal­cium as well as lack of sun ex­po­sure among ur­ban chil­dren.

Vi­ta­min D3 or chole­cal­cif­erol is formed in the body when the skin syn­the­sises sun­light on its sur­face. Stay­ing in­doors most of the time could lead to de­fi­ciency in this sun­shine vi­ta­min and a pos­si­ble neg­a­tive im­pact on bone growth.

Chil­dren should have a bal­ance of di­etary en­ergy in­take and reg­u­lar phys­i­cal ac­tiv­i­ties. To max­imise height growth, achiev­ing healthy mus­cles and bone struc­ture is nec­es­sary through ad­e­quate in­takes of pro­tein, cal­cium and vi­ta­min D3.

His­ti­dine, leucine and ly­sine are three spe­cific es­sen­tial amino acids re­quired to pro­duce growth hor­mones in the body. A com­bi­na­tion of cal­cium, pro­tein, vi­ta­min D3 and mag­ne­sium would pro­duce higher bone den­sity and struc­ture for op­ti­mal growth.

These are the health claims al­lowed on food prod­ucts by the Health Min­istry:

Pro­tein is es­sen­tial for growth and de­vel­op­ment

Cal­cium aids in the de­vel­op­ment of strong bones and teeth

Mag­ne­sium pro­motes cal­cium ab­sorp­tion and re­ten­tion

Vi­ta­min D helps the body utilise cal­cium and phos­pho­rus

Biogrow DPF High Vi­ta­min D3 + Pro­tein + Fiber Pow­der with co­coa flavour is spe­cially for­mu­lated to meet the nutritional needs and di­etary re­quire­ments of grow­ing chil­dren with the rich choco­latey taste they love.

One scoop (≈ 25g) of it pro­vides more than 27% of plant pro­tein (from non-ge­net­i­cally mod­i­fied or­gan­isms soy and pea), with all nine es­sen­tial amino acids, cal­cium, mag­ne­sium, vi­ta­min D3 and sol­u­ble fi­bre dex­trin.

It is a com­bi­na­tion of plant pro­tein and fi­bre with ad­di­tional bone and di­ges­tive health ben­e­fits. It con­tains sol­u­ble fi­bre (wheat-re­sis­tant dex­trin) to pro­mote reg­u­lar bowel move­ment. Dex­trose and malt ex­tracts are added as sources of in­stant en­ergy for chil­dren and ac­tive in­di­vid­u­als.

In ad­di­tion, it is dairy free, lac­tose free and suit­able for all ages, in­clud­ing veg­e­tar­i­ans and adults lead­ing ac­tive life­styles.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 03-7956 2220 (Mon­day to Fri­day, 9am to 5pm), e-mail or visit

Biogrow DPF High Vi­ta­min D3 + Pro­tein + Fiber Pow­der with co­coa flavour is spe­cially for­mu­lated to meet the nutritional needs of grow­ing chil­dren.

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