Getting your daily dose of Vitamin D is a doddle with our Good Kids Vitamin D Supplement!
De-licious, de-lightful and de-cidedly good for you – what’s the deal with Vitamin D and why do growing little bodies need it?
As parents we know the perils of getting too much sun. Apart from painful sunburns and sunstroke, the lasting damage of the sun’s harmful ultra-violet rays can lead to all sorts of nasty health complications, such as skin cancer.
But guess what – us humans are a complex bunch. We also need a reasonable amount of sunshine for our bodies to manufacture an all-important Vitamin. Our body produces vitamin D naturally when it’s directly exposed to sunlight. Because we want to banish ills and chills (quite literally) to “where the sun don’t shine” – we actually want our kids to get out and benefit from those Vitamin D inducing rays.
But what if that’s not always practical, either because we live in a part of the world with iffy amounts of sunshine (think of those sun deprived people of the Northern Climes, or city slickers who spend more time indoors), or because we don’t want them to go overboard and get too much? Wouldn’t it be great to take the guesswork out of the equation? Now you can be sure they’re getting all the benefits of Vitamin D, by giving your precious cherubs their daily dose of our delectable Kids Good Vita-D Supplements – your yummy chewy sunshine in a bottle!
What’s the deal with Vitamin D?
Vitamin D is critical in boosting calcium absorption and for supporting healthy bones and muscle strength. It also plays a pivotal part in balancing our mood. In fact, in some parts of the world, people may suffer from SAD (Seasonal Mood Disorder), a condition characterised by feelings of depression that occurs at the same time every year, when sunlight is scarce, and the nights are long and the days short.
Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder include depression, hopelessness, social withdrawal, and fatigue.
The condition can be treated with light therapy (phototherapy), talk therapy and (in severe cases) medication. Artificial lights are used to mimic the affects of sunlight, so that the poor folk suffering from SAD don’t turn into pale, depressed vampires (okay, well not quite, but you get the idea).
Our uniquely formulated Kids Vitamin D supplements give our littlies a delicious and wholesome dose of sunlight – all in one succulent and convenient chew! No need to have sad little vampires moping around the place anymore! Just one chew a day takes ALL that tricky guesswork out of “how much sun should my kids be getting” – and it’s just one less thing for Mom and Dad to stress about.
The bevvy of benefits of Vitamin D
The benefits of Vitamin D are myriad. This valiant vitamin is the superhero responsible for regulating the amount of calcium circulating in and being absorbed by our bodies. By assisting our bodies in the uptake and utilisation of Calcium it’s also contributing in a big way to supporting the growth, development, and healing of bones.
Our delectable Kids Vitamin D Supplements are uniquely formulated with exactly the right daily dose of Vitamin D to:
- Support cardiovascular health – for healthy, strong little hearts (and extra love and hugs)
- Promote healthy strong bones (for all those pesky scrapes, tumbles and falls)
- Boost the absorption of Calcium
- Support immune system health (ward off ills and chills)
Say Adios to a host of health gremlins
Apart from these superpowers our wholesome and oh, so dashing hero, Vitamin D, may also play an important role in fighting diseases such as heart disease (low vitamin D levels have been related to a higher risk of heart diseases such as heart failure, hypertension, and strokes). This versatile vitamin has also been shown to reduce the incidence of multiple sclerosis (MS), and acute respiratory distress syndrome. Vitamin D also supports immune health – those with insufficient Vitamin D levels may be susceptible to infections and autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, and inflammatory bowel disease.
No more moody blues
Research has indicated that Vitamin D may play a pivotal part in reducing depression and regulating mood. A study of people showed that those who reported negative emotions noticed an improvement in their symptoms after taking a course of Vitamin D Supplements. Low Vitamin D has also been linked to more severe symptoms in those already suffering from fibromyalgia, depression, and anxiety.
Woohoo for weight loss
There is a school of thought that Vitamin D may even aid in weight loss. In one study, people with obesity who received vitamin D supplements in addition to following a targeted weight loss diet plan were more successful in reaching their weight loss goals than the members of the placebo group, who only followed the diet plan. In an older study, people taking daily calcium and vitamin D supplements lost more weight than subjects taking a placebo supplement. Obviously on its own Vitamin D is not a wonder cure to shed those unwanted pounds, but together with exercise, a healthy eating plan and other essential vitamins (Good Vitamin Co provides a comprehensive range of all the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients you need for optimal health) and minerals, it could combine to help shift those stubborn extra kilos.
Fun fungi fact: did you know one of our Kids Vitamin D Supplements gummies is equal to a whopping 5 kilograms of mushrooms? Now that’s a whole lot of mushrooms! Each luscious lemon flavoured soft chew Kids Vitamin D Supplement contains 400IU of Vitamin D2 or Ergocalciferol. D2 is the form found in mushrooms (and some dietary supplements) while D3 is they type of Vitamin D found in animal sources (and also some dietary supplements). Unfortunately, there’s a distinct lack of vitamin D in produce aisles. In fact, mushrooms are the only significant source of vitamin D in the fresh produce department, as no other fruits and vegetables contain enough of the nutrient to be deemed sufficient.
But not all mushrooms contain vitamin D, only those that were exposed to sunlight or ultraviolet light prior to packing. And getting our children to consume 5 kg of ‘shrooms a day may be a tall order. So why not go ahead and give them something a little less daunting and a whole lot yummier and more convenient?
Too little Vitamin D can be devastating
Calcium and Vitamin D are a dynamic duo. Think of them as the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the amazingly intricate dance routine that is our body’s ability to nurture and, even, heal itself from within. Vitamin D is responsible for regulating the amount of Calcium we have circulating in our bodies. It assists in the absorption of Calcium – and we need Calcium for strong, healthy bones.
If you’re suffering from a Vitamin D deficiency your body can’t properly utilise Calcium.
In children the benefits of Vitamin D are numerous. A Vitamin D deficiency in children can appear as rickets which is a softening and weakening of a child’s bones. This can expose them to a higher risk of fractures, bone breaks and overall lack of strength and robustness.
But wait, there’s more!
Not only do our Kids Vitamin D Supplements boost bones, fight ills and chills and give happiness a helping hand, they also contain natural pectin to support healthy digestion from the goodness of fibre and promote stable glucose levels for sustained energy throughout the day – which means our busiest little bodies can live their best lives, every single day!
Our delectable, moreish, and downright irresistible Kids Vitamin D Supplements are also:
- Allergy friendly
- Dairy free
- Halal Certified
It’s a family affair!
At Good Vitamin Co we’re pretty canny when it comes to catering for fickle little palates. Because our Good Kids Vitamin D supplements are mouth-wateringly lolly-licious kids will actually ask for them, instead of turning their noses up at them. So, no more negotiations, arguing or pleading for them to take their daily dose. If you’re feeling left out, why not check out our crazy good Vitamin D Supplements for grown-ups. We’ve got the whole family covered when it comes to optimal health, wellness, and vitality.
What are you waiting for – don’t delay. Dial into Vitamin D tip-top health today with Good Vitamin Co Kids Vitamin D Supplements!