Colief® Vitamin D3 Drops is a food supplement rich in vitamin D3 and the ideal solution for providing the required daily dose of vitamin D. Vitamin D contributes to the normal development of bones and teeth in infants and young children and to the maintenance of normal bones and teeth in mums and mums-to-be. It also helps maintain normal immune system function.

Vitamin D can be absorbed via food intake or can be formed in the skin under the influence of sunlight. Nevertheless, a deficiency is possible and in many cases a supplement of vitamin D is required.

Vitamin D is important for bone strength and development so is particularly important for babies and children. The importance of vitamin D has now been further recognised by new proposed government guidelines from the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition which recommend that everyone in the UK should take 10 microgram vitamin D supplements every day. Topping up your child’s vitamin D levels protects them from the more serious effects of deficiency, such as the childhood bone disorder rickets.

Some top tips on getting enough vitamin D:
  • Ensure you and your children spend a few minutes outside each day during the summer months before applying sunscreen.
  • Some foods in the UK are fortified with vitamin D, including margarine, bread and breakfast cereals. Try to incorporate these into yours and your little one’s diets along with foods containing naturally occurring vitamin D content such as oily fish.
  • Take a daily supplement of vitamin D such as Colief® Vitamin D3 Drops , which are specially designed to provide the right amount of vitamin D for you or your child in the preferred form of vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol).

Colief® Vitamin D3 Drops have been developed to supplement the deficiency as well as to fulfil the increased requirements.

Colief® Vitamin D3 Drops 20ml contains 600 Drops (2µg (80IU) per drop) and does not contain flavourings, added sugar, preservatives or colours. Colief® Vitamin D3 Drops can be mixed with food or a drink. The drops can also be given directly by mouth.

This is because most people get little vitamin D in their diet and the UK climate means that for much of the year only low levels of vitamin D can be obtained from the sun.

Colief® Vitamin D3 Drops is a natural supplement giving you the reassurance that both you and your baby are getting the right amount of vitamin D, vital for developing strong teeth and bones and a healthy immune system. Topping up your baby’s vitamin D levels also protects them from the more serious effects of deficiency, such as the childhood bone disorder rickets.

The latest government advice in the UK is that infants should begin taking a vitamin D supplement from birth, and pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as infants and children, are at particular risk.

Do not exceed the recommended intake. Not suitable for infants consuming 500ml or more of formula milks per day.  A food supplement is not a substitute for a varied diet and healthy lifestyle. If you have any concerns about taking vitamin D or giving it to infants/ young children you should seek professional medical advice.