It’s that time of the year again where we say goodbye (or perhaps a sigh of relief!) to the summer holidays and see our little ones return to school for the new academic year, or for some of you it might be your child’s first day at school. If you’re feeling nervous or unprepared –
Daily Immune Boost Vitamins For Mum & Baby
Sunshine Vitamin D
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.
- D2: is the plant-derived form1 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 vit 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 vit 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 vit 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 for babies is a natural food supplement giving you the reassurance that both you and your baby are getting the right amount of vit 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.
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Daily Immune Boost with Vitamin C
What Is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can strengthen your body’s natural defences. Antioxidants are molecules that boost the immune system.
- Supporting the immune system
- Supporting the absorption of iron
- Reduction of tiredness and fatigue
- Normal metabolism
- Functioning of the nervous system
- Collagen production, needed in the formation of blood vessels, bones, cartilage, gums, skin and teeth
All important for the development of young children.
Sources Of Vitamin C
Vitamin C is an essential vitamin, meaning your body can’t produce it. Yet, it has many roles and has been linked to impressive health benefits. It’s water-soluble and found in many fruits and vegetables, including oranges, strawberries, kiwi fruit, bell peppers, broccoli, kale, and spinach.
Vitamin C Is Found In These Foods:
While it’s commonly advised to get your vitamin C intake from foods, many people turn to supplements to meet their needs. Vitamin C cannot be stored in the body, so you need it in your diet every day.
Vitamin C deficiency
Vitamin C deficiency is relatively rare in developed countries due to the availability of fresh produce and the addition of vitamin C to certain foods and supplements. Persistent lack of vitamin C in your diet can lead to a condition called scurvy. Symptoms of scurvy include easy bruising, easy bleeding and joint and muscle pains. Vitamin C deficiency can be treated with supplements of vitamin C and a diet rich in vitamin C.
Suitable for all the family, Colief Vitamin C Drops is a food supplement rich in vitamin C and free from yeast, gluten, corn, starch, wheat, nut, soy and dairy. Easily added to milk, juice, or tea it can be taken by children aged one year upwards. Colief Vitamin C Drops is a convenient, sugar-free daily supplement, and is produced without artificial flavours, colours, or preservatives.
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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.