Whilst Valentine’s may look a little different this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t get involved in some family fun in crafting the perfect Valentine’s gift for your loved one! Whether that be a partner, family member, friend or someone who has meant a lot to you this past year, why not make their day
Immune Boost? Daily Vitamins For Mum & Baby
What Is Vitamin D?
Vitamin D is produced in our skin when we are exposed to sunlight. It helps our bodies to absorb calcium and phosphorous for healthy bones. It is also needed to support the immune system.
There Are Two Types Of Vitamin D:
- D2: is the plant-derived form 1 which is provided by some supplements and found in very small amounts in some mushrooms2
- D3: is the type formed by sunlight and found in some food sources, and is thought to be the preferred form as it lasts longer in the body1
Sources Of Vitamin D
Sunlight is the main source of vitamin D. However not all of us get enough vitamin D from sunlight on our skin when we are outside, particularly during the winter months, as in the UK between October and early March, we don’t get any vitamin D from sunlight.
Vitamin D Is Only Found In These Foods:
Vitamin D Deficiency
Having too little vitamin D can be detrimental to the absorption of calcium and phosphorous in the body. This can lead to bone deformities such as rickets in children, and bone pain and tenderness as a result of a condition called osteomalacia in adults.2 Some people get enough vitamin D through exposure to sunlight, but 30−40% of people in the UK are deficient in winter. Most at risk are those with darker skins, babies and young children, adolescents, people over 65 years and those who are not exposed to much sunlight.3
Who Should Take Vitamin D Supplements?
The Department of Health recommends that everyone needs a vitamin D intake equivalent to an average daily intake of 10 micrograms. Children aged 1 to 4 years should have a daily 10 microgram vitamin D supplement, and all babies under 1 year should have a daily 8.5 to 10 microgram supplement to ensure they get enough.4
Particular At-Risk Groups Include:
Babies who receive less than 500 ml of infant formula a day5
Breastfed babies from birth5
All pregnant & breastfeeding woman5
Those aged 65 years or older5
People with limited sun exposure5
Colief Vitamin D3 Drops is a natural food supplement giving you the reassurance that both you and your baby are getting the right amount of vitamin D, vital for developing strong teeth and bones and a healthy immune system.
Colief Vitamin D3 Drops is offered in the preferred form of vitamin D3, the drops can be mixed with food or a drink or taken directly by mouth. Colief Vitamin D3 Drops do not contain flavourings, added sugar, preservatives or colourant.
After being tested by 100 parents and an expert panel from a broad range of areas relating to parenting & child, product design and healthcare the National Parenting Product Awards revealed the results of the 2020 Awards.
Colief Vitamin D3 Drops has won bronze in the National Parenting Product Awards.
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In the winter months we often find ourselves surrounded by grey cold weather, so it’s important to make sure we are still getting our Vitamin D intake. Did you know Vitamin D helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body – nutrients that are essential to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy?
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1. Houghton, LA. Vieth, R. (2006) The case against vitamin D2 as a vitamin supplement. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17023693.
2. Infant and Toddler Forum (2014) Preventing Vitamin D Deficiency in Toddlers https://www.infantandtoddlerforum.org/media/upload/pdf-downloads/4.7_Preventing_Vitamin_D_ Deficiency_in_Toddlers.pdf.
3. Public Health England and Food Standards Agency (2014) National Diet and Nutrition Survey: results from Years 1 to 4 (combined) of the rolling programme for 2008 and 2009 to 2011 and 2012 https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/national-diet- and-nutrition-survey-results-from-years-1-to-4-combined-of-the-rollingprogramme- for-2008-and-2009-to-2011-and-2012.
4. Public Health England (2016) PHE publishes new advice on vitamin D. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/phe-publishes-new-advice-on-vitamin-d
5. NHS (2017) Vitamin D. http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vitamins-minerals/Pages/Vitamin-D.aspxtings