Cold and flu season has already arrived here at my house. It really didn’t take long after back to school. If you’re a parent like me, especially after the children have missed so much school already, keeping them healthy and in school is probably on your priority list right now, especially in the midst of a pandemic. Regular vitamins can only help with that.
However, do you think about how much vitamin D your children get?
Why Do Children Need Vitamin D Supplements?
Vitamin D is fundamental to our health. It contributes to bone growth and development in children and bone maintenance in adults. It’s particularly important in young children and babies because not enough vitamin D can lead to conidtions called rickets. Which can lead to bone deformities.
Aria, my daughter can only have small amounts of dairy, so this is something we’re really cautious of in our house, in order to make sure she gets the right amount of vitamin D, because vitamin D enables you to absorb calcium properly. You can get Vitamin D from sunlight as well as certain foods – mainly oily fish, red meat, liver, egg yolks and fortified foods such as cereals.
Did you know that the NHS recommends that everyone – adults and children should take a vitamin D supplement throughout autumn/winter. From September through to March? So it’s something we should all be currently taking for the next six months for our health.
Colief Vitamin D3 Drops
Colief Vitamin D3 Drops are a vitamin you can take in a droplet form that can easily be added to your food. The drops do not contain any flavouring, sugar, preservatives or colouring and so can easily be added to your food. But even better your child (or you) won’t even notice they’ve been added. So they’re a great way to sneak those vitamins into your child’s diet. Children over 1 years old and adults should have two drops per day added to their food.
We have been adding the drops to the children’s breakfast cereal and they honestly have not noticed the difference at all. One bottle contains 740 drops, so they will go a long way. Even for a family of five like us it will last over two months, for two children the bottle would last over 6 months, making it really good value. You can find out more about the drops on the Colief website or the Colief Instagram page.