Why Fractionated Coconut Oil?
What’s Fractionated Coconut Oil, you might ask? We use Fractionated Coconut Oil to make our D3 into a liquid that’s easy for babies to take. Fractionated Coconut Oil contains only the medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) of coconut oil. MCTs are important because they protect the vitamin D so it won’t go bad. MCTs are healthful and efficiently used by the body for energy, which means they are not stored as body fat. And what you get is a non-greasy, non-staining, light liquid oil that you can feel good about.
According to the Office of Dietary Supplements, for kids 1 to 8 years old, the safe upper limit is 2,500 to 3,000 IU each day. For reference, our Vitamin D Drops contain 400 IUs of Vitamin D per serving. We recommend that you always consult with your pediatrician with any dosage questions.
There is no taste in UpSpring Baby D. We use only two all natural ingredients, D3 and fractionated coconut oil, so our drops are free of taste and odor.
No. The all natural Vitamin D3 that we use is derived from sheep's wool. If you are looking for a vegan D alternative you would need to use D2.
No. It doesn't contain any of those ingredients.
Simply squeeze out one drop on to your finger. You can also mix with food or juice or dispense into baby’s mouth. Avoid bottle touching baby’s tongue or lips to avoid cross contamination.
It’s tasteless because it has no added flavors.
No, but it should be protected from heat, light and moisture.
Sun exposure is not recommended for babies under six months of age so pediatricians recommend a daily vitamin D supplement. And sun exposure is sometimes a sticking point to begin with—and not just because of skin cancer fears. The hard part is figuring out the amount of time your kids need to spend in the sun in order to maintain sufficient vitamin D levels. That’s because there are a lot of things that affect our ability to make vitamin D—things like the degree of skin pigmentation, change of seasons, sunscreen use, clothing cover-up and latitude. But with everything else that we moms have to juggle, it’s just easier to go with what the AAP recommends—a supplement of 400 IU per day of vitamin D for all infants beginning in the first few days of life and continuing through the first year.
The AAP recommends that all infants receive 400 IU of vitamin D daily beginning the first few days of life. Experts tell us that much of our life-long health is pre-programmed in childhood, and that many adult health problems can be traced to nutrition during childhood. A child’s vitamin D level appears to be a prime example.
Studies have shown that about 60 percent of children may have below optimal levels of vitamin D (at or below 20 ng/ml) and one in ten U.S. children are deficient (levels below 15 ng/ml) and should be treated with supplements. Our UpSpring Kid D3 gummy is the perfect way to make sure all kids get enough vitamin D. If you are interested in your child’s vitamin D levels, your pediatrician can order a simple blood test to test the level of vitamin D3.
Vitamin D is essential for strong bones because it helps the body to properly use calcium from the diet. A severe vitamin D deficiency can result in nutritional rickets, a condition in which the bone tissue doesn't properly mineralize. Vitamin D deficiency symptoms include brittle bones leading to increased bone fractures, skeletal and dental deformities, stunted growth and more.