Children grow rapidly and so do their bones. Building strong, healthy bones sets the foundation for lifelong skeletal health, which helps guard against osteoporosis and fractures in later years. It is therefore vital to ensure that your little ones are getting enough calcium on a daily basis to support their accelerated growth and development.
Calcium & vitamin D3 – the perfect pair
Calcium is one of the most abundant minerals in the body with nearly all of it deposited in the bones and teeth. The body maintains a steady level of calcium in the blood. Think of bone as a calcium bank. If the body does not obtain enough calcium from food, it withdraws this mineral out of the bones. When the body withdraws more calcium than it deposits, the bone density gradually declines. Individuals who do not get enough calcium are more susceptible to develop osteoporosis later in life.
The best time to build bone density is during years of rapid growth. Childhood and adolescence are critical times for maximising bone strength. It is during this period that both the size and strength of the bones increase significantly.
Calcium cannot be produced by the body. It is therefore imperative to ensure that your little ones obtain their much-needed calcium from their diet or supplementation. Getting enough vitamin D3 is important for bone building, too. This sunshine vitamin helps the body to absorb calcium.
Build strong bones & teeth
Regulate muscle contraction
Support immune function
Aid blood clotting
Calcium & vitamin D3 difeciency
Unfortunately, many kids do not get enough calcium in their diets. Even though the body can make vitamin D, kids likely do not get enough. Inadequate exposure to sunlight, due to increasingly indoor lifestyles, could result in low amounts of vitamin D in the body.
A deficiency of these must-have nutrients can result in:
- muscle spasms
- tooth decay
- brittle nails
- poor appetite
VitaHealth Kids Gummies with Calcium & Vitamin D3
Top up your kids’ calcium intake with VitaHealth Kids Gummies with Calcium & Vitamin D3. Great for all growing children, these fun, apple-favoured gummies are enriched with vitamin D3 which helps promote the absorption and utilisation of calcium. It comes in great-tasting apple flavour your kids love! An added bonus: they are free from lactose, allergens and preservatives. The 60’s pack can last for a month and come in child-proof cap.