Sugar and alcohol free formula
Why take this?
Sona Kiddie D3 is a delicious tasting Vitamin D3 supplement specially formulated for children.
Vitamin D is a fat soluble Vitamin that has many important functions in the body including maintenance of bones and teeth, normal muscle function, neurotransmission, and cell division. Vitamin D deficiency has been highlighted as a national issue as rickets, a severe vitamin D deficiency disease, has re-emerged in children in recent years causing concern. Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin which means that the UV rays in the sunlight act on our skin to produce Vitamin D. Due to the longitudinal position of Ireland resulting in poor sun exposure and the lack of dietary sources of Vitamin D, it is difficult to source this vitamin in the diet. For this reason, the Department of Health & Children and the HSE recommend that “all infants, from birth to 12 months, whether breastfed or formula fed, be given a daily supplement of 5?g (200 IU) Vitamin D. This should be provided by a supplement containing Vitamin D exclusively”. This does not mean that at the age of 12 months and one day, their requirement for Vitamin D suddently stops. We all need Vitamin D throughout our lives. It is advisable to continue supplementation for as long as children do not get enough sunshine and or get enough Vitamin D in their diet.
How to use
Children 1-12 years: 0.5ml daily, or as directed by your health professional. Fill the dropper to the 0.5ml mark. May be taken direct or mixed with cold water or milk. Ages 12+ may also continue taking Kiddie D3 at this dosage, or as directed by their health professional.
Warning: Excessive Vitamin D consumption over a prolonged period of time (more than 25mcg or 100IU per day for months on end) can be harmful to young infants. Do not exceed the recommended dosage.