It’s that time of year again…the days are getting shorter, cooler and darker, as we begin to see fall transition into winter. With the change of season comes a lack of warm, sunny, Vitamin D filled rays. Vitamin D is often referred to as the sunshine vitamin because the body can produce it when the skin is exposed to sunlight. But during the colder months, our bodies have difficulty generating it, as we are bundled in layers of clothing. But things don’t have to be so gloomy! It’s easy to ensure your kid gets a proper intake so they can embrace autumn and enjoy all the beauty that comes with it. A great place to start is with IronKids® Vitamin D Gummies to support their growing mind and body. Packed with essential Vitamin D, these delicious and chewable gummies specifically help prevent deficiency while supporting the development of strong bones and teeth. And as parents, we all want to see our kids grow up strong and with a bright smile J
The many benefits of Vitamin D
Healthy bones now mean healthy bones later. Strong bones are critical in the growth and development of your kid. Strong teeth are also essential as they not only help little ones say ‘cheese’ on picture day, they also chew the right foods that help them grow. In addition to supporting strong bones and teeth, there are supplementary key benefits of Vitamin D that other sources can provide to help your child shine. These include:
- Regulate calcium and phosphorus absorption
- Support the overall health of your kid’s immune system, brain and nervous system. This is important during this time of year when bugs and flus are quite common, especially in the classroom
- Reduce the risk of flu. Children given 1,200 IU of Vitamin D per day for 4 months during the winter reduced the risk of influenza A infection by over 40%
- Regulate insulin levels and aids in management of diabetes
- Support lung function and cardiovascular health
These healthy benefits can be sourced from Vitamin D-rich foods, including fatty fish like tuna, salmon and mackerel as well as in fortified milk, cereal and juices. Therefore, it’s important to ensure your child has a balanced diet and to expose your kids to healthy amounts of sunshine, Vitamin D rich foods and supplements.
How much is enough?
Although it’s tough to pinpoint an exact amount of time your kid needs to spend in the sun to get the recommended amount of Vitamin D (approx. 5 to 30 minutes at least twice a week), it’s easier to supplement and regulate intake through a product like IronKids Vitamin D gummies. Specifically designed for children, each gummy is packed with 400 IU’s of Vitamin D, which meets the daily-recommended intake. This will not only prevent deficiency, it is also essential in the development of strong bones and teeth. These gelatin-based gummies have a deliciously fruity taste that will keep the little ones excited about nutrition.
Made with natural ingredients, no artificial sweeteners, colours or flavours and guaranteed dairy, gluten and nut-free. IronKids Gummies offer a complete line of vitamins and supplements to provide kids with the essential nutrients to learn, play and grow.