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iStock_000087959869_640x400by Andrea Frank Henkart, M.A.

Training and skill are important in whatever sport your children play, but eating right on game day is their secret weapon for keeping their favorite sports safe and fun. That’s why they need a nutritional game plan. Parents know that eating well increases energy, endurance, and the ability to concentrate, both on and off the field. Parents should be sure kids are getting the proper nutrition they need before, during, and after their practice or game.

Isagenix is committed to providing quality products that help our customers live healthier, happier lives. We often receive questions from parents who wonder if these products are also appropriate for their children. While most Isagenix programs are scientifically designed and marketed for adults, many of the products themselves can serve as kid-friendly alternatives to other sugary, fatty meals and snacks. We provide detailed age information on our website for all Isagenix products. However, when it comes to the health of a child, the most important thing is to ensure he or she is getting plenty of exercise and eating a well-balanced diet. Parents are encouraged to consult with their pediatrician before introducing new foods into their child’s diet.

While the AMPED™ Performance System was designed with athletes in mind there are some products that can be appropriate for kids. This system offers a comprehensive mix of nutrients, energy boosters, and high-quality protein for muscle growth and recovery while helping them experience optimal performance. Because this system was designed specifically for athletes, Isagenix recommends that you always check with your child’s pediatrician before starting an exercise regimen and before starting use of any dietary supplement, including AMPED products. But you can rest assured that, like all Isagenix products, AMPED comes with the Isagenix no-compromise quality that guarantees safe ingredients without any artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners. 

AMPED NOx

While AMPED NOx was designed to support nitric oxide production for athletes, at its core base is simply a natural special blend of fruit and vegetable extracts in moderate doses, that include beets, celery, and red spinach that can be appropriate for children. It may also be a better alternative to some sugary or caffeinated energy shots out on the market that are not appropriate for children.

  • 30 calories per serving
  • Perfect for athletes and anyone looking to improve intensity and stamina
  • Appropriate for use by ages 12+

AMPED Hydrate (Replenish)

Intense physical activity can mask feelings of thirst, making it especially challenging for active children to drink enough water. AMPED Hydrate (formerly called Replenish™) can be used throughout practice or workouts to help prevent fatigue and dehydration. It’s a refreshing sports drink and a better alternative to other energy drinks that may be high in sugar or caffeine. The drink rehydrates and re-energizes the body for performance, and replaces nutrients and electrolytes that can be lost during exercise.

  • 35 calories per serving
  • 100 percent RDA of Vitamin C plus a full B Complex
  • Glycogen blend of fast-absorbing carbs for performance
  • No artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners
  • Great for kids ages 4+

AMPED Fuel

A conveniently packaged, easily digestible gel delivers ready-to-use, mid-workout energy. AMPED Fuel is a perfect, transportable option for young athletes, which helps to energize muscles for greater endurance and speeds recovery. Muscles also need branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) during extended exercise to offset breakdown. Fast-acting fuel is crucial for maintaining peak performance for the young competitive athlete.

  • Refuel with the right balance of fast-acting carbohydrates from apple puree, agave, and molasses
  •  22 grams of energy-fueling carbohydrates
  • No artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners
  • For ages 16+ (Note: The key ingredient in AMPED Fuel that raises the age limit to 16+ is a moderate dose of BCAAs. Isagenix understands that many parents may feel perfectly comfortable giving their children the product since BCAAs are indeed natural components of protein.)

Kids, in general, have a lot of natural energy and their bodies tend to recover quickly. Therefore, AMPED Power and AMPED Recover are not suggested products for keeping your young athlete at the top of his or her game.

Good nutrition for physical activity can result in optimal health and exercise performance, regardless of whether your child is recreationally active or a competitive athlete. Combining good nutrition and exercise can also help with weight management. Remember, dietary supplements are just that, supplements to food. Make sure your kids always have fresh water available, provide them with healthy pre-exercise meals and snacks, and if they need to supplement, fuel their bodies with AMPED products. Most important of all, make sure your kids are having fun!

Note: Isagenix is committed to providing quality products that help our customers live healthier, happier lives. We often receive questions from parents who wonder if these products are also appropriate for their children. While most Isagenix programs are scientifically designed and marketed for adults, many of the products themselves can serve as kid-friendly alternatives to other sugary, fatty meals and snacks. We provide detailed age information on our website for all Isagenix products. However, when it comes to the health of a child, the most important thing is to ensure he or she is getting plenty of exercise and eating a well-balanced diet. Parents are encouraged to consult with their pediatrician before introducing new foods into their child’s diet.

IMG_2300About Andrea Frank Henkhart

Andrea Frank Henkart has two teaching credentials from UCLA and a master’s degree in family psychology. She is a certified holistic health educator, certified nutritional counselor, and an internationally recognized expert in family health. The author of eight books, including the bestseller, “Isagenix for Healthy Moms and Kids,” Andrea has been featured on hundreds of radio and TV shows internationally, including Oprah. A proud mother of two adult children, Andrea is passionate about helping families create health and harmony at home.