The lack of sunshine in the UK is contributing to a four-fold rise in rickets, a disease which was thought to be something of the past. Rickets causes soft and deformed legs in children and an alarming 25% of the UK population now at risk.
As well as the lack of sun, eating less fish, eggs and liver which contain small amounts of vitamin D and spending more time in front of TV and computer screens are also taking an alarming toll on our childrens’ bone development.
Leading doctors from The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health are calling for vitamin D supplements to be made more widely available to children as well as a wider variety of foods being fortified with vitamin D.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble essential (particularly D3) for promoting calcium absorption and phosphorous homeostasis thereby ensuring healthy bones.
Furthermore, Vitamin D3 influences the entire body and receptors that respond to Vitamin D3 have been found in almost every human cell from your brain to your bones. Recent studies in Vitamin D3 proved that its deficiency contributes to a wide variety of diseases, including heart disease, stroke, hypertension, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, depression, chronic pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, muscle wasting, birth defects and possibly autism.
Experts recommend taking Vitamin D supplements on a regular basis but supplements in pill form, can be difficult for children to take and for the body to digest with many containing unpleasant additives and often only 10% of the beneficial ingredients are absorbed into the blood stream.
Vitamin D3 is now available in a convenient flavoured oral spray and just one spray delivers 400mg, the recommended daily amount children need. Up to 98% of the vitamin is rapidly absorbed through the mouth tissues at the back of the mouth, (rather than being washed away on the tongue) and delivered straight into the blood stream bypassing the human gastrointestinal tract.
Each lightweight tube of Vitamin D3 contains 240 sprays providing accuracy and consistency of dosage in every burst and each tube provides up to two months’ supply.
Vitamin D3 (£16.00) is available in the UK exclusively from complementary therapy and wellbeing site dedicated to providing information and innovative health products to keep families fit and well in body and mind.