6 OTC Kids’ Health Supplements to Boost Immunity

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As parents, we often struggle to cope with children taking ill frequently. Cold, cough, muscle aches and tummy troubles are some common complaints. It is even more worrisome if the children are fussy eaters. Specially formulated supplements for kids can help in boosting a child’s immunity or in tiding over temporary periods of nutrient deficiency following an illness.  

In this article, we share with you 6 premium over-the-counter health supplements that you can consider to support your kid’s immunity and overall wellness.


PediaTech Immunped Syrup
Suitable for: Baby and kids above 1 year old
Form: Delicious apple flavour syrup

Immunped Syrup is a potent health supplement highly recommended by paediatricians in Singapore. Immunped® Syrup uses the unique ZincPlus® and TasteRite® Patent technology of PediaTech® to ensure a stabilised combination of Zinc and Vitamin C, and to provide a delicious tasting syrup without the astringent taste of Zinc. Vitamin C helps to support a good immune system function, and Zinc is essential in the activation and stimulation of immune cells to find and kill bacteria and viruses that attack our bodies.


Ocean Health BICOLDᵀᴹ Immune Support for Kids
Suitable for:  Baby and kids above 1 year old
Form: Great-tasting elderberry syrup

Ocean Health’s Clinical Series Bicoldᵀᴹ is specially formulated with a synergistic blend of 3 potent ingredients; Elderberry, Wellmune® and Zinc to support a healthy immune system in children. Elderberry is well-known for its powerful antioxidant level, commonly used to boost up immune system. Wellmune® (Baker’s Yeast Beta Glucan) helps to support a healthy immune system and respiratory health.1 And, Zinc Oxide is great for speeding up recovery. Having a healthy immune system helps to provide resistance to the common cold and flu.


Sambucol Kids Formula
Suitable: Kids between 1 to 12 years
Form: Delicious berry taste syrup

Sambucol is a trusted brand that offers premium elderberry supplements and has been trusted by millions of parents worldwide. Its Kids Formula contains the Original Black Elderberry plus Vitamin C and is carefully formulated for children who need a little extra immune support — at school, in daycare, on playdates and when travelling. Its Black Elderberry liquid extract is derived from the black elder tree which is grown mostly in Central Europe. The procedure for Elderberry extraction has been developed, patented and standardised by Doctor Madeleine Mumcuoglu, a French-Israeli scientist.


US Clinicals StrongImmune Kids
Suitable for: Kids 4-year-old and above
Form: Chewable tablets with a fruity taste

StrongImmune Kids has the nutritional goodness and taste both kids and parents love! It is specially formulated with 12 vitamins, 5 minerals and 3 billion live probiotics to support your kid’s immunity and intestinal health. It helps your kids’ bowel health too! Its wholesome formula is great for a little picky eater!


Swisse Kids Immune Gummies
Suitable for: Kids 2-year-old and above
Form: Chewable tablets with a fruity taste

Great-tasting gummies with the goodness of Vitamin C and Zinc for fussy eaters. Swisse Kids Immune Gummies are a premium formula to support immune system health and wellbeing. Made with natural colours and flavours and no artificial sweeteners, these great-tasting gummies are 99.9% sugar-free and ideal for fussy eaters and growing children on the go for healthy immunity, hair, skin and nails.


Natures Plus Animal Parade Kids Immune Booster
Suitable for: Kids 2 years old and above
Form: Chewable animal-shaped tablets with a fruity taste

Well-loved by kids, Animal Parade Kids Immune Booster comes in cute animal-shaped tablets. These irresistibly cute and delicious chewable tablets feature a proprietary blend of vitamins A, C, E and zinc combined with whole foods, green tea and olive leaf. The probiotics, Acidophilus further supports peak immune system function while promoting a balanced digestive environment. Choose this supplement if your children need a boost in their intestinal health too!

Remember, health supplements are not a replacement for good nutrition, so take them in addition to a well-balanced diet. Engage in more outdoor activities with fresh air and sunlight exposure as well as get good sleep! These healthy lifestyle factors are equally important to build strong immunity in children. Read more about how to strengthen kids’ immunity here.

This article is only for informational purpose and is not to be construed as medical advice. Please exercise your own due diligence and in case of specific concerns, consult your child’s paeditrician.


  1. Meng F (2016) Baker’s Yeast Beta-Glucan Decreases Episodes of Common Childhood Illness in 1 to 4-Year-Old Children during Cold Season in China. J Nutr Food Sci 6:518.