Children need vitamin D for normal growth and development, however, vitamin D deficiency in children is now widespread. Vitamin D3 is formed in the skin by sunlight, but the skin cannot make enough during northern winters and may be limited on summer days when children are covered up or use sunscreen. Doctors recommend giving supplemental vitamin D3 to children of all ages.
Only vitamin D3 (also called cholecalciferol) is the natural form made by the skin on a sunny day. Research shows that the Ã¢â‚¬Å“sunshine vitaminÃ¢â‚¬Â is essential for calcium and phosphorus absorption, and for building healthy teeth and bones. It also plays a critical role in development of the cardiovascular, immune and nervous systems. The amount of vitamin D3 recommended for children and adolescents was recently increased to 400 IU by the American Academy of Pediatrics..
Treehouse Chewable Vitamin D3 is an easy way to give your children an age-appropriate amount and support their development and long-term health. It comes in a delicious, naturally sweetened berry flavor that your kids will enjoy. Great for kids 4 years and older.