The Super Kids Elixir + Protein
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What are the benefits of protein powder for children?

Children should get all of their recommended amount of protein from eating a variety of foods including lean meats and poultry, eggs, seafood, beans and legumes, and nuts and seeds. Suppose your child needs extra protein and is unable to get the necessary amount of protein from their diet. In that case, protein powder may be a helpful supplement if:

  • Your child is a picky eater
  • Your child is underweight for their age group
  • Your child eats a vegan or vegetarian diet.

Getting the recommended amount of daily protein through supplements may help support your child’s growth, strong muscles and bones, and support cognitive function. Consult with your child’s healthcare provider to see if protein supplements and powders are appropriate for your child.

How much protein powder do kids need?

As a general guideline, everyone should get 10 - 35% of their daily calorie intake from a lean protein source.

Here are the general recommendations for daily protein intake for children:

  • 1-3 Years: 13 g
  • 4-8 years: 19 g
  • 9-13 years: 34 g
  • Girls 14-18 years: 46 g
  • Boys 14-18 years: 52 g

Each child will have specific dietary needs. Ask your child’s healthcare provider if your child may need a protein supplement. Make sure you follow your doctor’s recommendations on the right amount for your child.

What to look for: Which protein powder is best for kids?

Adult protein powders may contain excessive amounts of protein and calories which aren't suited to children. Here are some basic tips to find suitable protein powder for your child:

  • Check for the recommended protein levels
    It is important that you feed your child the daily recommended amount of protein their body can process. Too much protein can cause excess weight gain and dehydration.

  • Look for naturally derived ingredients
    Look for options that largely contain the core protein ingredients like brown rice protein, pea protein, or whey. Stay away from options that contain too many artificial flavours, questionable additives, or stimulants.

  • Avoid excess sugar
    Make sure you aren’t giving your child protein powder that contains excess sugar and artificial sweeteners.

Talk with your child’s healthcare professional to find the right option before adding protein powder to your child’s diet.

Why shop for kid's protein superfood powder at WelleCo

The Super Kids Elixir + Protein is perfect for growing kids aged 4-16, chock-full of vitamins and minerals, probiotics and real fruit and veggies. We source the finest quality ingredients to support growing bodies for strong bones, clever minds, healthy tummies and happy tastebuds!