Vitamin D and Children

Vitamin D supports bone health and muscle function throughout childhood and adolescence. Children need sufficient vitamin D levels to promote normal bone growth and mineralisation.1

Low levels of vitamin D in children are becoming more common. Factors that may lead to low levels of vitamin D in children include:

  • Having an indoor lifestyle e.g. playing video games rather than playing outdoors
  • Sun-avoidance practices
  • Breastfed babies with other risk factors for low vitamin D levels3
  • Babies born to mothers who have low levels of vitamin D are also likely to have low vitamin D levels2

Benefits of Vitamin D for Children

  • Enhances calcium absorption for bone health and development
  • Helps develop teeth and maintain strong bones
  • Supports healthy immune system function
  • Aids muscle development and supports muscle function

OsteVit-D helps children get off to a strong start.

OsteVit-D Vitamin D3 Kids Drops have a pleasant butterscotch flavour and are convenient and easy to administer.  The bottle has an integrated dropper for easy use.  Gently invert the bottle and it will automatically dispense one drop containing 200 IU of vitamin D3 when tipped at a 45 degree angle.  There is no measuring required and it does not have to be stored in the fridge.  You can add it to a teaspoon of milk or juice.

Visit the OsteVit-D Vitamin D3 Kids Drops page for more information.

Sources: 1. Bowyer et al. Clinical Endocrinology 2009;70:372–377, South East Sydney Study. 2. Paxton GA, Teale GR, Nowson CA, et al. Vitamin D and health in pregnancy, infants, children and adolescents in Australia and New Zealand: a position statement. Med J Australia 2013; 198:1-8, 3. Ebeling PR, et al. Building healthy bones throughout life: an evidence-informed strategy to prevent osteoporosis in Australia. Med J Aust. 2013;199:S1-S46

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