Most commonly-available vitamin D3 supplements are derived from the lanolin in sheepâ€™s wool. Child friendly Viridian Viridikid Vitamin D Drops is a liquid Food supplement with a pleasant Orange and Sunflower Seed flavour, which provides vegan vitamin D3 derived from lichen (algae).
- Presented in an easy to use dropper bottle.
- Suitable for children 6 months and upwards.
- Provides vegan vitamin D3 derived from lichen.
- Contributes to normal absorption/utilisation of calcium & phosphorus.
- Also contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, teeth, muscle function & immune function.
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What does Viridian Viridikid Vitamin D do?
Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal Bones, teeth, muscle function and immune function, as well as to the normal absorption/utilisation of Calcium and Phosphorus. Public Health England (PHE) recommends that all adults and children with 400iu of vitamin D from October to March. More recently, they suggested a daily intake of 10 micrograms or 400iu of vitamin D during spring & summer time, because of reduced sun exposure during the Coronavirus lockdown. Larger doses of vitamin D may also be necessary if you've been diagnosed with a vitamin D deficiency.
What is Vitamin D?
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in a few foods and is also produced by the body in response to sun exposure. There are two major forms of vitamin D â€“ D2 & D3. Vitamin D3 is transformed into the active form of vitamin D quicker than vitamin D2. However an organic vitamin D3 does not exist so those wanting an organic vitamin D would need the organic vitamin D2. Vitamin D3 is generally animal derived, with the exception of lichen and vitamin D2 is sourced from plants, with levels of D2 especially rich in Mushrooms.
Is all Vitamin D vegan?
Vitamin D supplements are available widely, but keep in Mind that most are derived from lanolin in sheepâ€™s wool and so are unsuitable for vegans or those avoiding animal products. However, a recent discovery revealed vitamin D3 is present in lichen, resulting in vegan vitamin D3 food Supplements.
What foods contain Vitamin D?
Very few foods contain vitamin D however eggs, milk and fatty Fish provide low levels of it.
What is Vitamin D deficiency?
The classic vitamin D deficiency disease is rickets. Yet as fear of sun-exposure has grown and lifestyles have become more sedentary, exposure to the sun has dropped dramatically and vitamin D deficiency and the incidence of rickets has surged. Many older people and those from the Asian community who tend to wear more modest clothing are amongst the population groups most like to suffer deficiency in vitamin D
Children 6 months and upwards: Using the dropper add 0.5ml daily of Viridian Viridikid Vitamin D Drops to food or drink (or directly into mouth) or as recommended by your health professional.
- Keep out of the reach of young children.
- Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.
- Liquid food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
Vitamin D3 (vegan) 400iu, (in a base of rice bran oil and natural orange oil).
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