D3 - cholecalciferol for kids 200iu per lemon-flavoured drop - 5mcg | discontinued

D3 - cholecalciferol for kids 200iu per lemon-flavoured drop

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Jarrow Formulas Yum-Yum D3 Liquid delivers 200 IU of vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol) per drop.

Vitamin D3 is essential for children (and adults) in promoting healthy bones, teeth, brain and immune system.

who can benefit from Yum-Yum D3 liquid?
Children may be particularly appreciative of this flavored liquid or chew as a substitute for swallowing capsules or cod liver oil.
However, anyone who may be deficient in vitamin D because of lack of adequate sun exposure (including sunscreen use and latitude of residence) or due to low dietary intake may find this product useful.
Because it is possible to add D3 liquid drops to food, this makes the liquid also very useful for pets.

• lemon-flavoured vitamin D3 Liquid
• more than just for bone health
• 749 servings per bottle and 200iu per drop / 400 iu D3 per chew and easy to get higher potencies
• easy to get higher potencies
• vitamin D3: preferred form of D

background reading
Edward Mellanby discovered the importance of a dietary fat-soluble substance in the prevention of rickets around 1920. Later researchers came to learn that Mellanby’s original “fat-soluble substance” was actually a group of molecules that had functionality greater than just vitamins. This group of molecules is now known as Vitamin D.

In recent years, research has been elucidating new and vital roles that vitamin D plays in the human body. In fact, it seems that a new study concerning the health benefits of vitamin D appears almost daily. Now in addition to skeletal health, Vitamin D appears to have critical roles in many areas of the body, especially in children, including: the brain, skin, muscles and the immune system.

what is vitamin D?
Vitamin D is a group of fat-soluble prohormones including the two main forms, cholecalciferol (D3) and ergocalciferol (D2), lesser forms like 22-dihydroergocalciferol (D4) and sitocalciferol (D5), and the metabolites of these compounds. Structurally, the entire group is considered secosteroids. This means their ring structure is similar to steroids, except for one broken bond (in the B ring). The individual D molecules differ structurally in the side-chains that branch from this core structure.

Vitamin D was originally designated as a “vitamin” because it was shown to be essential in preventing rickets. But this is only one requirement of a vitamin. The strict definition of the term “vitamin” requires that a substance is essential to human nutrition (usually by preventing/alleviating a deficiency disease) AND must be obtained from the diet because the human body cannot produce it. Vitamins act as cofactors, coenzymes and precursors to coenzymes that help regulate metabolic processes but do not provide energy or serve any anabolic function.

There are a few things that make vitamin D different in this case. First, certain types of vitamin D can be produced endogenously; however the human body needs sufficient exposure to certain wavelengths of sunlight to do this. Second, all forms of vitamin D must be modified in the body to the active form of calcitriol, i.e. 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol (abbreviated 1,25-OH2-D3 or 1,25-D). And third, it appears that 1,25-D has roles greater than those attributed to cofactors/coenzymes helping regulate many processes in the human body. All together, this makes “vitamin D” a group of prohormones.

Where does vitamin D come from?
The human body makes D3 when the skin is exposed to ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation. D2 on the other hand is made by plants, fungi and some invertebrates. Depending on the season, UVB radiation can be in short supply or of very low intensity in latitudes outside of the tropics.
For instance in the fall and winter months in New York, UVB rays are either entirely filtered or are of weakened intensity at ground level.

Depending on where we reside in relation to the equator, the amount of melanin naturally present in our skin and how judicious we are with sunscreen application, we rely more or less on vitamin D intake from foods. The most common dietary sources of vitamin D are fatty fishes. Cold water fish liver oils are particularly concentrated in vitamin D. For instance, cod liver oil contains about 1,300 IU of D per tablespoon (~15 mL). All those who were forced to take cod liver oil by their mothers, who insisted that it was good for them, can now take comfort in knowing that she actually knew what she was talking about.

Why is vitamin D important?
Rickets is a condition that afflicts children where bone growth is hindered by poor calcium absorption often leading to soft and deformed bones. Through this connection, it was later determined that vitamin D is necessary for the efficient absorption of calcium from the diet and the proper regulation of calcium and phosphorous levels in the blood. Without vitamin D to help regulate these levels, readsorption of calcium by the kidneys is impaired and the constant remodeling of bone through the action of osteoblasts and osteoclasts is hindered.

However an explanation of how vitamin D can affect various body systems and how low levels can be correlated with various health conditions probably stems from the existence of the Vitamin D receptor (VDR), a super-family of nuclear receptors. This family of receptors is expressed in most human tissues where it is increasingly being found to have a multitude of functions.

Vitamin D3 is essential for children (and adults) in promoting healthy bones, teeth, brain function and immune support.

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Which nutritional supplements can you give to your pet?

Just as many pet parents are paying more attention these days to the quality of food they feed their companion animals, they are also realizing the potential benefits of nutritional supplements.

Supplements are becoming more and more recognized as a valuable component of a comprehensive care program for pets.

The primary categories for supplements include joint support, skin and coat health, GI tract health, and liver and kidney support. A less well-known but equally important type of supplement supports healthy circulation, optimal immune function, the healthy presence of oxygen in tissues, and cardiovascular health.

How can allergies be avoided in children?

Children who are exposed to more allergens and bacteria in their homes during the first year of life may be less likely to suffer from allergies, wheezing and asthma later on.

Researchers found that 3-year-olds who were exposed to mouse dander, cat dander and cockroach droppings before they turned 1 were three times less likely to suffer from wheezing, allergies and asthma than those who lived in homes without these allergens.

recommended use
liquid: for children under 4, take 1 drop per day with a meal. For children 4 and older, take 2 drops per day with a meal, or as directed  by your qualified health care consultant.

contains per serving (drop)
vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol) 200IU (5mcg / 50% outdated RDI)†

† the Recommended Daily Intake for D3 will be changed upwards, so giving a % of RDI is not really useful.
To prevent deficiency an intake of 400iu is recommended, while optimal intake for adults is somewhere between 1000 and 2500 iu/day.

liquid: active ingredient (cholecalciferol from cod liver oil), filler (medium chain triglycerides), flavour (natural lemon flavour)
chew: active ingredient (cholecalciferol), filler (tapioca syrup, organic evaporated cane juice, bovine gelatin, citric acid, lactic acid), natural flavor, colouring (anatto), surface finish (fractionated coconut oil, carnauba wax)
softgel: active ingredient (cholecalciferol,D3), filler (extra virgin olive oil), capsule (bovine gelatin, glycerin and water)

keep dry and closed at normal room temperature between 15-22°C

don't use when consuming very large amounts of calcium (dairy)

allergy information
contains fish
contains no other familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts, celery, mutard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, shellfish or mollusks)

contains fish oil

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