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Make Sure your Child is Getting Enough Vitamin D

Vitamin D plays a vital role in our bodies. It is important because it helps our bodies use calcium to build and maintain strong bones and teeth.

Children (and adults) in Ireland have low levels of vitamin D which can lead to weak bones. In severe cases low levels of vitamin D can cause rickets in children.

We most commonly absorb vitamin D from our food and it is also known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’ because our bodies can make vitamin D from the sun. When sunlight hits our skin, the ultra-violet B (UVB) sun rays are used to make vitamin D. However, it is not possible for babies to safely get the vitamin D they need from the sun. The changing seasons, the important use of sunscreens, spending less time outdoors and poor diets can all play a part in reducing our vitamin D levels. This means we often need to give ourselves and our little ones a helping hand to get the levels that we need.

Colief® now introduce Colief® Vitamin D3 Drops, a supplement rich in Vitamin D3, ideal for providing the required dose for the body. Colief® Vitamin D3 Drops can be easily mixed with food or liquids for children and mothers and in the case of young babies, can be given directly by mouth.

Colief® Vitamin D3 Drops have been formulated to contain:

  • No Flavourings
  • No Preservatives
  • No Sugar
  • No Colourings

It is the policy of the Department of Health & Children and the Health Service Executive that all infants, from birth to 12 months, should be given a daily supplement of vitamin D3.This should be in liquid form and contain only vitamin D3. Products that contain other vitamins as well as vitamin D should not be used.

Colief VITD MPU

Colief® Vitamin D3 Drops are priced at €9.99 for 20ml and available from pharmacies nationwide

For further information visit www.colief.com. Follow Colief® Facebook for exclusive news and advice.

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Editor of eumom.ie, Mairéad Cahalan is a creator of content, a lover of music, red wine and coffee, and a part-time wedding singer! Find her on Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud and LinkedIn.

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