Video: Six Natural Supplements to Help Your Kids Better Tolerate Vaccines

If I snoozed in my movie theater seat during the premiere of the first Harry Potter movie, you can imagine how short my attention span must be when it comes to “learning” videos. It’s difficult for me to sit still and listen, unless I’m listening to Rob Bell or Oprah.

Because of my attention restlessness and terrible predisposition to video boredom, I specifically feel the need to make a video geared towards people who have a similar issue like me. I think to myself, “What kind of ‘learning’ video would keep my attention span the entire time?!”.

That’s where my approach to this video came. I specifically tried to make it conversational, so that it doesn’t feel like a professor reading verbatim off his power point slides during an 8am Monday morning lecture (might as well sleep in and skip it, right? Or go get a caramel latte instead…).

I still have a long way to go in terms of making better videos, and the one you see here wasn’t rehearsed at all! You got me as if you came to my office and asked, “What can I give my kid to naturally support his body when he gets vaccines?”.

Below is a very brief summary of my recommendations. Please watch the video for even more information, then SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel!

Natural Supplements to Support Your Child’s Health During the Vaccination Process:

  1. Probiotics
  2. Fish Oil
  3. Vitamin D3
  4. Multivitamin
  5. Vitamin C
  6. Liposomal Glutathione
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6 Responses

  1. Allie

    Thanks so much for sharing this, we are just about to go in for our daughters first round of vaccines, 2 months, we have been doing vit D since she was born so that makes me feel better. What is your opinion on the alternate vac schedule? Should we do fewer at one time?


    Dr. Archer Atkins

    Hi Allie,

    Great questions! Although, unfortunately, that’s not something I can answer in the comments section on my blog. :)


  2. Kate

    The liposomal glutathione appears to only be for ages 4+. Would you still recommend it for an infant? If so, what dose? Or is it excreted in breastmilk and the mom should take it instead of giving it directly to the baby?

    Also, there doesn’t seem to be an infant multivitamin that has methylfolate instead of folic acid. Do you know if one exists?


    Dr. Archer Atkins

    Hi Kate,

    Sorry for the delay! I believe that the FDA requires supplement companies to put that “for ages 4+” on the bottle. I do feel comfortable giving it to infants in addition to nursing moms. However, the specific dosing — I’d talk to your doctor about that. Giving it to baby directly can depend on the age of the baby. If the infant is breastfeeding, I usually give methylated B12/folate to Mom, and baby can get it in the breastmilk (again, depending on age). When baby gets old enough, like >12 months, sometimes I give Methyl Factors by BioGenesis directly to the baby.


  3. Kate



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