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Double the Vitamin D Dosage a Day

Filed Under: Announcements & News at 11:36 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak
Breakfast cerealA new study recommends that children should get double the amount of vitamin D to prevent serious diseases.

The report by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that millions of children will need to take vitamin D supplements in order to reach the new recommendation of 400 international units daily, an upgrade from the previous 200 IUs.

The study says children from newborns to teens do not usually get enough vitamin D from food sources, therefore supplementation is necessary. Teens normally drink little or no milk, one of the best sources of vitamin D.

Most available milk products are fortified with vitamin D but kids are not drinking enough of it. Some other foods are also rich in D, like fortified cereals. Fish is another rich source of vitamin D, including tuna, salmon, catfish and sardines.

However, the human body is still the best “source” of vitamin D. The body produces vitamin D when sunlight hits the skin, a small amount of sun exposure should be plenty to increase the daily D production. The problem is the risk of skin cancer due to sunlight exposure.

Vitamin D supplements are still the best way to increase intake of such an important vitamin. Deficiency may lead to bone disorders such as rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults, and may also contribute to osteoporosis and joints related problems.

Taking vitamin D as a supplement may be essential for the development of your kids. With sun exposure diminishing as the winter approaches, it could be a perfect time to start supplementation and keep your kids healthy.

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8 Responses to “Double the Vitamin D Dosage a Day”

  1. Tom Humes says:

    Nice Site layout for your blog. I am looking forward to reading more from you. Tom Humes

  2. Judy says:

    My gynocologist also recommends supplementing with Vitamind D to aid in the prevention of cancer(breast).

  3. Doshia says:

    Babies, young children, teenagers and adults can easily get their daily Vitamin D3 by taking liquid Carlson Labs Ddrops. Baby Ddrops 400 iu-1 drop per day or 7 drops once a week.

  4. Greg Uglehourt says:

    I also read that vitamin D plays a role in the immune system and may help prevent infections, autoimmune diseases, and diabetes. I have been taking it forever. My kids like gummy vitamins I am going to pick up some Yummi Bears with Vitamin D!

  5. Amitai says:

    I talk about the exact same subject in my website. Nutrition is very important, especially these days.

  6. chrisss says:

    It’s great that they are discovering all this benifits about vitamin D. Hopefully they don’t discover anything bad about it.

  7. chrisss says:

    Vitamin D rules!!!

  8. Mr. Black says:

    Lack Of Vitamin D Linked To Parkinson’s Disease! A majority of Parkinson’s disease patients had insufficient levels of vitamin D in a new study from Emory University School of Medicine. Just another reason…

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