Chewable Vitamin D3

250 Chewable Tablets - Berry Flavour

Perfect for children 3 years and older, chewable vitamin D3 supports healthy growth and development. Vitamin D also helps young bodies to absorb calcium and phosphorus, to develop and maintain healthy bones and teeth, and to avoid vitamin D deficiency. Convenient Treehouse Chewable Vitamin D3 is a small chewable tablet with delicious, naturally sweetened berry flavour that kids enjoy.

Recommended dose: Children 3 years and older: Chew 1–2 tablets daily or as directed by a health care practitioner.

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Additional Information

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 and 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 “sunshine vitamin” 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 doubled to 400 IU by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Treehouse Chewable Vitamin D3 is an easy way to give your children an age-appropriate dose and support their development and long-term health. It comes in a delicious, naturally sweetened berry flavour that your kids will enjoy. Great for kids 3 years and older.

Ingredients

Medicinal ingredients

Each Tablet Contains:
 Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) 400 IU
(10 mcg)

Other Ingredients

Xylitol, natural flavour (berry), vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant), natural colour (red carrot).

 

Contains no artificial colours, preservatives, or sweeteners; no dairy, sugar, wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, egg, fish, shellfish, salt, tree nuts, or GMOs. Suitable for vegetarians.

Research

Research in brief

Vitamin D insufficiency has been linked to common chronic diseases in children. Children with low vitamin D status have a greater risk for allergies, and make 50% more trips to the emergency room for severe asthma attacks (Litonjua, 2012; Brehm et al., 2010). New research suggests that vitamin D plays a role in maintaining healthy immunity and preventing diseases such as diabetes and cancer (Wagner et al., 2008).

Not all forms of vitamin D have been shown to support human health. Only vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is the natural form produced in your skin on a sunny day (Heaney, 2008). The American Academy of Pediatrics recently increased their recommendation for vitamin D3 to a minimum daily intake of 400 IU for all children and adolescents (Wagner et al., 2008). This new dosage has been shown to be safe for children (Pappa et al., 2012).

Research References

Brehm, J., Schuemann, B., Fuhlbrigge, A., Hollis, B., Strunk, R., Zeiger, R., Weiss, S.,Litonjua, A. (2010). Serum vitamin D levels and severe asthma exacerbations in the Childhood Asthma Management Program study. J Allergy Clin Immunol, 126(1):52-8.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2010.03.043. Epub 2010 Jun 9.

Heaney, R. (2008). Vitamin D in health and disease. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol, 3(5):1535-41. doi: 10.2215/CJN.01160308. Epub 2008 Jun 4.

Litonjua, A. (2012). Vitamin D deficiency as a risk factor for childhood allergic diseaseand asthma.Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol, 12(2):179-85. doi:10.1097/ACI.0b013e3283507927.

Pappa, H., Mitchell, P., Jiang, H., Kassiff, S., Filip-Dhima, R., DiFabio, D., Quinn, N.,Lawton, R., Varvaris, M., Van Straaten, S., Gordon, C. (2012). Treatment of vitamin Dinsufficiency in children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease: arandomized clinical trial comparing three regimens. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 97(6):2134-42. doi: 10.1210/jc.2011-3182. Epub 2012 Mar 28. 

Wagner, C., Greer, F. (2008). Prevention of rickets and vitamin D deficiency in infants, children, and adolescents.Pediatrics, 122(5):1142-52. doi: 10.1542/peds. 2008-1862.