On today’s edition of “The Doctors”, the doctors discuss a surprising new product that is taking things by storm, as this product, which is typically used by adults, has now come out in a children’s variety. This shocking new product is a children’s protein powder.
This product line was started by model and owner of WelleCo Co-Founder, Elle Macpherson, who cited that she initially started this protein powder product line for her son, whom she feels concern over on whether or not he was receiving the appropriate amount of nutrition from just regular food intake.
According to her online post about her product, this $30 jar of protein powder claims to be filled and made up of organic, whole-food, vegan, gluten-free ingredients and supplements, and is “EVERYTHING A KID NEEDS”. Despite these flashy claims, the doctors on the show are skeptical when it comes to supplements in general, but when it is aimed towards children, it can tell a whole other story.
When it comes to children, with their bodies in a constant growing and development cycle, it is not wise to market the product as almost like a meal replacer when it comes to their nutrition. The first issue that the doctors bring to mind is making children believe that it is okay to potentially replace parts of the meals with protein powder or supplements in general.
The average 13 year old should be consuming a rough average of 34 grams of protein a day, which in comparison to a serving of chicken, which levels around 38 grams of protein, is easily manageable. The doctors do not downplay protein, as they still highly recommend protein to be eaten throughout the day, but recommend that there are plenty of natural food sources that give protein.