12 Essential Vitamins & Minerals: Vitamin D
Vitamin D is also known as the “Sunshine Vitamin” because it is produced by your body when your skin is exposed to sunlight. You can also consume it through certain foods or from taking supplements that have added vitamin D. So that’s where KidsLuv comes in. We have added 50% of your guideline daily amount into each of our KidsLuv juices so you can make sure your kids are getting their daily dose of Vitamin D.
Here are a few health benefits of Vitamin D:
Super Strong Little Bones
One of the most crucial roles of Vitamin D is helping with the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, both critical for building strong and healthy bones and facilitating normal immune system function. If your body doesn’t get enough vitamin D you are at risk of developing bone abnormalities such a Rickets, a bone-softening disease in children and Osteoporosis, a bone-thinning disease that can be developed during adult years.
Many studies have shown that sufficient amounts of vitamin D in the blood reduces the risk of infants developing type 2 diabetes later in life. Vitamin D helps to improve the body’s sensitivity to insulin - the hormone responsible for regulating blood sugar levels - and thus reduce the risk of insulin resistance, which is often a precursor to type 2 diabetes.
Consuming adequate amounts of Vitamin D can help reduce the risk of respiratory infections including colds and flu in children.
Low vitamin D levels in children have been linked with a higher risk and severity of skin disorders and allergic conditions such as asthma and eczema that usually develop in childhood. Increasing the intake of vitamin D can help prevent these conditions from an early age so let the sun shine down on you.
Vitamin D is extremely important for cell-to-cell communication and for regulating cell growth as it encourages healthy cells to grow and discourages the growth of cancerous cells.
Our drinks contain 12 essential vitamins and minerals, including the magnificent Vitamin D, which is vital for protecting your children’s bones from becoming brittle and weak. Other food sources that naturally contain Vitamin D include nuts, hard boiled eggs, oily fish such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel as well as fortified cereals. So not only are our drinks super tasty, they are supporting your kids' natural growth and giving them the strength to get across those monkey bars!