Vitamin D is important for bone and muscle health. Vitamin D helps the body absorb Calcium and Phosphate from food (mostly from milk and dairy). The main role of Vitamin D in the body is to make sure there is enough Calcium and phosphate to keep the bones healthy and strong. There is also evidence that low Vitamin D is linked to other health problems including a higher risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, problems with immunity (how the body fights infections) and autoimmune diseases (including diabetes)(1).
Babies grow at an amazingly fast rate during their first year of life. In addition to baby’s physical growth in height and weight, babies also go through major achievement stages, they develop easily identifiable skills that the baby can perform, such as rolling over, sitting up and walking. These are usually classified into three categories such as motor development, language development and social/emotional development(2).
Vitamin D refers to a group of fat-soluble secosteroids responsible for enhancing intestinal absorption of Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphate and Zinc. The most important compounds in this group are Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) and Vitamin D2 (Ergocalciferol). Cholecalciferol can be ingested from the diet and from supplements. Skin is the major natural source of the Vitamin D (3). Vitamin D insufficiency affects almost 50% of the population worldwide. An estimated 1 billion people worldwide, across all ethnicities and age groups, have a Vitamin D deficiency (VDD) (4).
Very low Vitamin D can lead to soft bones, causing rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. Rickets only occurs when children are growing if a child has softer bones from low Vitamin D, the bones can bend causing 'bow legs' or 'knock knees' as well as other changes. Rickets is more likely in children who also have low dairy intake or in babies that breastfeed for a long time without starting solid foods at the normal age (4-6 months)(1).
Life On Vitokid-D3 drops is a perfect fusion of essential Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) which provide children to supplement their diet and support nutritional balance. Life On's Vitokid-D3 drops will not only help your children in physical growth and healthy development of bones but also maintains healthy immune system. Vitamin D described as “the Sun Vitamin” is a steroid with hormone like activity. It regulates the functions of over 200 genes and is essential for growth and development. Vitamin D3 deficiency can result in obesity, diabetes, hypertension, depression, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, osteoporosis and neuro-degenerative diseases including Alzheimer's disease(5).
Vitamin D decreases cell proliferation and increases cell differentiation, stops the growth of new blood vessels and has significant anti-inflammatory effects(4).
Vitamin D3 helps in maintaining normal blood Calcium levels and promotes in absorption and utilization of Calcium and Phosphorus and enhances the better functioning of the immune system(6).
It also used for treating weak bones (Osteoporosis), Bone pain (Osteomalacia), bone loss taking Vitamin D (cholecalciferol) is effective for treating softening of the bones(7).
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5.Vitamin D Deficiency- An Ignored Epidemic, Int J Health Sci (Qassim). 2010 Jan; 4(1): V–VI.
6.Vitamin D, ec.europa.eu/nuhclaims
7.Vitamin D, www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/