Why take this?
Vitamin D3 is a fat soluble vitamin which is important for maintaining normal bones and teeth due to its key role in calcium metabolism and bone function. The most effective form of Vitamin D is Vitamin D3 or cholecalciferol. In recent years, there has been growing evidence that vitamin D may play a role in the prevention of serious chronic diseases. Vitamin D is produced naturally when the skin is exposed to direct sunlight. However, people living in northerly latitudes, people who do not get enough sunlight or people who wear sunscreen do not typically make enough Vitamin D. Also, newborn infants are not naturally exposed to direct sunlight and breast milk is typically low in Vitamin D. Vitamin D is found in only a limited number of foods such as oily fish, egg yolk, and liver and so it is often difficult to obtain enough vitamin D through the diet.
It is not easy for parents to spot the signs of Vitamin D deficiency in their baby. In severe cases, a lack of Vitamin D can result in the softening of bones and poor bone formation leafing to fractures and deformities (e.g. rickets). The prevention of rickets at infancy is crucial since it is the most rapid period of bone growth and development.
Sona Infant D is a specially formulated Vitamin D supplement infants aged 0-12 months. Vitamin D is needed for normal growth and development of bone in children. One dose of 0.25ml provides the recommended 5µg of Vitamin D, which is 100% of the EC recommended daily allowance. Each pack includes a measured dropper for accurate dosing. Sona Infant D3 is suitable for babies who are breast-fed, formula fed, or on a weaning diet.
How to use
Ages 0-12 months: Fill the dropper to 0.25ml mark indicated and dispense directly into the mouth or mix with water or formula milk. Drops should be dispensed directly after meals (after winding if applicable) and at the same time each day.Ages 12 months +: as directed by your health professional or please see Sona Kiddie D3. Do not exceed the recommended dosage. Store at ambient temperature below 25°C, out of direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children. As supplement is not a replacement for a healthy diet. Use within 4 months of opening.
|Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol)
Medium chain triglycerides, Caramel flavour, Cholecalciferol, Antioxidant (dl alpha tocopherol).