Kiddie Sugar Free D3 Drops
Sona Kiddie D3 is a delicious caramel flavoured 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 5μg (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.