The sunshine vitamin that helps maintain the development of strong, healthy bones and teeth.
Growing evidence shows that many children in the UK are lacking in their D3 intake. The new product from DaliVit is our D3 liquid specially formulated for breastfed babies, infants and children who lack vitamin D.
The current daily recommendations are as follows:
- 8.5 mcg for infants up to 6 months
- 7 mcg for children between 6 months and 3 years
VITAMIN D3 FOOD SUPPLEMENT for infants and children
5mcg 200 IU (per 0.14ml) - 28ml
unique pump dispenser
Safe, Clean and Convenient
DaliVit D3 Vitamin Drops features a safe, clean and convenient pump dispenser which enables a fast and effective way of making sure your children get their required daily intake of D3 (the sunshine vitamin). Add to foods, drink or take from a spoon.
How to take DaliVit D3
The product features a dispensing pump which delivers the precise dosage. Unscrew the cap, remove the tamper ring and then attach the dispensing pump. DaliVit D3 can be added to food, a drink or taken from a spoon.
1 month - 5 years: 1 depression (to the limit) of the dispensing pump orally once daily.
5+ years: 2 depressions (to the limit) of the dispensing pump orally once daily or as directed by a healthcare professional.
One 28 ml bottle of DaliVit D3 provides 100-200 days supply. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.
Vitamin D helps to maintain the normal growth and development of bones and teeth. A food supplement is not a substitute for a varied and healthy diet.
MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides), vegetable oil, cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) – oil concentrate, DL-α tocopherol (vitamin E) as antioxidant.
One depression of the dispensing pump (to the limit) provides a dose of 5 μg (200 IU) Vitamin D3.
Vitamin D3 in a daily dose of 5 μg (200 IU) /day is recommended for breastfed infants from the first days after birth.
Babies fed infant formula will not need vitamin D until they are receiving less than 500ml (about half a pint) of infant formula per day, as these products are fortified with vitamin D.
Concurrent vitamin D3 supplementation to breastfeeding mothers on a daily dose less than 50µg (2000 IU) does not have an impact on the baby's dosage.
Indications for use
Vitamin D3 plays a vital role in regulating calcium and phosphorus metabolism in the body. It is essential for proper absorption of calcium and phosphorus as well as proper bone formation and mineralisation. Vitamin D3 deficiency may impair bone mineralisation and calcification of newly forming bone and in consequence may lead to rickets in neonates and infants. Vitamin D3 enhances the absorption of calcium in the intestines and allows depositing into bones. Breastfed babies are particularly prone to deficiency in vitamin D3 as breast milk is deficient in vitamin D3.
Recommendation states that in order to prevent vitamin D deficiency, breastfed infants should be administered vitamin D supplements from the first days of their lives in a daily dose of 5μg (200 IU). If your baby or infant is on both breast milk and formula milk, a doctor should individually specify the dose of vitamin D, taking into account the vitamin D content in the formula. As the vitamin D concentration in the mother’s breast milk is very low, this source of supply does not need to be taken into consideration.
For oral use only.
Read the package leaflet before use.
Do not take this product if you have: Hypersensitivity to any ingredients in this product.
Storage: Store in the original packaging below 25ºC.
Protect from light. Use within 12 months of first opening.
KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN
important information about vitamin d
Vitamin D deficiency in children?
A symptom would be aches and pains in the joints and bones. More serious conditions such as muscle weakness and abnormal bone formation can also occur, for example:
Children with a severe deficiency may have a soft skull or leg bones
A lack of vitamin D can affect childrens growth and height.
Children with low vitamin D levels may be late teething as the development of the milk teeth can be affected
Children with low vitamin D are often more prone to infections
Sources of vitamin D
Most of our vitamin D intake is absorbed through sunlight on our skin, hence the reason that Vitamin D is often referred to as “The Sunshine Vitamin”. The body creates vitamin D under the skin as it reacts to sunlight. Your body doesn't make too much vitamin D from sun exposure. Remember that over exposure to the sun is also harmful, so make sure you use a good sun cream to avoid getting sun burn.
Food sources of vitamin D include:
Oily fish - such as salmon, sardines, tuna and mackerel. Fish liver oils are among the best sources. Small amounts of Vitamin D are also found in beef, liver, cheese and egg yolks. More commonly for infants, certain powdered milks are fortified with Vitamin D3. As an infant gets older, it is not easy to introduce these foods into their diet which is where a Vitamin D supplement is a very good option to help establish strong healthy bones and teeth.
Am I getting enough vitamin D?
A healthy balanced diet and spending time in the sun are often the best way of ensuring you are getting a good source of vitamin D, however, this is not always possible for various reasons. Certain groups of people are more at risk of becoming vitamin D deficient, these include:
- Pregnant and breastfeeding women
- Babies and young children under the age of five
- Older people aged 65 years and over
- People who are not exposed to much sun, such as people who cover up their skin when outdoors, or those who are housebound for long periods
- People who have darker skin such as people of African, African-Caribbean and South Asian origin.