May 14

Is your child suffering from Vitamin D deficiency?

As summer is not quite here, it is very important to make sure your child does not suffer from vitamin D deficiency  

Vitamin D has multiple vital functions and getting a sufficient amount of vitamin D is important for normal growth and development of bones and teeth. It can also help improve the body's resistance against certain diseases. 

If your child's body fails to get enough vitamin D, they will be at risk of developing bone abnormalities such as osteomalacia or osteoporosis.  

Main signs of Vitamin D deficiency in children:

  • Muscle pain in the legs due to bone weakness. This condition is know as rickets and it can also be caused by low levels of calcium. 

  • Genu valgum (knock-knee) or genu varum (bow-leggedness) can also be attributed to Vitamin D deficiency. 
     
  • Dental deformities. 

  • Increased chances of bone fractures. 

  • Delay in walking. 

Here are 3 more benefits of vitamin D: 

  • Vitamin D fights against diseases: As well as decreasing the risk of multiple sclerosis, vitamin D can also reduce the likelihood of developing the flu. 

  • Vitamin D and Immune system: Research suggests that an optimal immune system is connected with normal levels of vitamin D. Studies have shown that children who have deficient levels of vitamin D are more likely to also have respiratory health and immune concerns. 

  • Vitamin D and children's mood: During the winter months, vitamin D levels can fall dramatically, and kids often feel these effects. There are numerous studies citing the relationship between healthy vitamin D levels and stable moods.       

Boost your child's immune system, health and growth potential by purchasing ActiKid Vitamin D3 Drops on our website.

ActiKid Vitamin D3 drops are suitable for children ages 1 month to 5 years and contain the full UK Department of Health recommended daily dose of up to 10mcg of Vitamin D3 (Colecalciferol) per 0.5mL

Suitable for Vegetarians and Contains No Peanut Oil.