Webber Naturals Vitamin D3 KIDS 400iu, 35mL
Liquid Vitamin D — Safe and Versatile for Infants and Children
Everyone needs vitamin D, but babies and growing children require it for normal growth and development and to build strong bones and teeth. The Canadian Pediatric Society recommends that babies who are exclusively breastfed receive supplementary vitamin D at a dose of 400 IU daily to help prevent vitamin D deficiency. Babies in northern communities (Edmonton and north for example), or who have other risk factors such as dark skin, should get 800 IU per day between October and April, when there is less sunlight [Canadian Pediatric Society, 2011].
Adequate Vitamin D prevents rickets in children and osteomalacia (soft bones) in adults. Sun exposure on bare skin is the major source of vitamin D, but season length, geographic latitude, cloud cover, smog, and use of sunscreen can reduce UV ray exposure and limit vitamin D synthesis [Canadian Cancer Society, 2007].
Vitamin D3 Kids Liquid, 400 IU from Webber naturals® provides a baby-safe measured dropper for accurate dosing. Not just for children, this is also a great product for anyone who doesn't like to take pills or capsules.
Please note: Most brands of infant formula contain vitamin D, therefore parents should check with their pediatrician or other health-care professional before giving their infant additional vitamin D in supplemental form.
Optimum levels of Vitamin D is crucial for growing children and older adults.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently increased their recommendation for daily intake of vitamin D to 400 IU/day for all non-formula-fed infants, children and adolescents. This safe dosage may play a role in innate immunity maintenance and disease prevention [Wagner et al, 2008].
To minimize health risks associated with UVB radiation exposure, while maximizing Vitamin D benefits, supplementation combined with small amounts of sun exposure is the recommended way to ensure optimum levels of vitamin D [Stechschulte et al, 2009].
Vitamin D’s major biological function is to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. With aging, less vitamin D is converted to its active form, and a deficiency can occur in older men and post-menopausal women. A 400 IU/day dosage can be used by adults who already obtain vitamin D from other supplements.
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)....... 10 mcg (400 IU)
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