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Yes, Kids DO Need Vitamin D!

Did you know that 4 out of 5 adults are deficient in Vitamin D? In fact, if I could tell everyone to only take one supplement, it would be Vitamin D. It affects over 200 genes in the body and moves the needle on all aspects of your health above almost anything else I have seen in all my years of practice. 

Over the past couple of years in particular, you have probably heard me, my fellow physicians and my team talk about this fat-soluble hormone and how you need to be supplementing with it daily. 

Kids need it, too! Kids can also have vitamin D deficiencies, and many kids don’t eat foods that are high in Vitamin D, like eggs and oily fish like salmon. Very few foods are fortified with vitamin D; there are some cereals and some yogurts for example. Even infants can have a vitamin D deficiency as breast milk contains very little vitamin D.

The body requires sunlight exposure to make vitamin D. Darker skin requires more sunshine to create it, and kids who wear lots of sunscreen or clothing that blocks the sun may be at risk.

Kids need vitamin D for:
  • Strong bones and teeth
  • Healthy muscles
  • Cardiovascular health 
  • Proper immune function  
  • Overall well-being
Vitamin D should be taken with food or in a form that allows better absorption. Many kids have difficulty swallowing capsules, and my Opti Liquid Vitamin D3 is a great alternative. It provides 1,000 IU of vitamin D (in the preferred form of cholecalciferol) per drop. All it takes is one drop under the tongue or mixed in a beverage per day to keep your kids in tip-top shape.

If you’ve been thinking about supplements for your kids, Opti Liquid Vitamin D3. Your child will definitely reap the benefits of this amazing formula.

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