I’m a mummy who’s never been overly concerned about keeping the environment completely sterile for little ones, instead believing that exploring the world with some freedom can help build up a child’s protective antibodies. And whether it’s this or simply luck, we’ve been very lucky that Nicholas is a very healthy boy.
Since he’s been going to pre-school every day though, he regularly catches colds. Nothing serious, but then we all tend to catch them off each other!
With the lovely sunny days coming to an abrupt end and the new school year quickly approaching, something that could naturally boost Nicholas’ immunity against germs and infections would be great for all of us.
Nurture is a new juice drink for children that does just that – a fruity water drink (50% pure fruit juice and 50% water) with no added sugars, sweeteners or preservatives, and with added vitamins. It’s like a multi-vitamin in a drink.
The company behind Nurture, I MUNE, was founded by husband and wife Lucie and Derek Sanders, who came up with the idea for the drink after unsuccessfully searching for products to strengthen their children’s immunity.
In each pouch of Nurture you’ll find 100% of the optimum daily amounts of key ingredients for a 2-5 year old child:
- Wellmune WGP 100% natural beta glucan (which comes from baker’s yeast), which has been clinically proven to strengthen key immune cells that help keep the body healthy (read more about it here);
- Vitamins B6, B9, B12, C, D, and zinc, which contribute to the normal function of the immune system;
- Calcium and Vitamin D, which are needed for normal growth and development of bones in children.
Available in two flavours (strawberry and cherry, and orange and pineapple), it comes in a 200ml spill-proof pouch that can be closed and reopened making it perfect for throwing in a bag for when you’re out and about. The spill-proof spout which has to be pressed down as you drink (not as complicated as it sounds) means munchkins who like to squeeze their pouches aren’t able to make a mess. You can definitely tell parents came up with this product!
But what did my juice-loving taste-tester think? After being told they were for him, Nicholas had opened a box before I got a chance to take any photos. He drank his first pouch very quickly (almost in one go) then asked for another, telling me ‘It’s very yummy juice, mummy!’ Nothing for me to add, except that the next day I sneakily had a taste and I can confirm it is very yummy.
Nurture is a brilliant idea whether you just want to give your child a healthier juice drink or also want to give their immunity a boost. It definitely has to be the easiest way to give your little one the equivalent of a multi-vitamin tailored to their specific needs. Now if only they would come up with one for adults…
You can buy Nurture in multipacks of 4 pouches at Tesco (RRP £2.99) and, if you’re quick, you can get a £1 off voucher if you visit the Mune Health site.
Disclosure: we received two multipacks of Nurture for the purpose of this review. Our opinions are honest and our own.