Babies and 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 â€œsunshine vitaminâ€ is not only essential for healthy development of teeth and bones, but also offer support for the cardiovascular, immune and nervous systems. The amount of vitamin D3 recommended for infants and children by the American Academy of Pediatrics is 400 IU daily.
Treehouse Liquid Vitamin D3 is an important supplement for kids, from infants to 13-year-olds. It comes with a baby-safe dropper for accurate measuring. Liquid vitamin D3 can be taken directly or mixed into food, for a convenient way to support your children's development and long-term health.