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Why Do You Have to Avoid Vitamin D in Your Child’s Multivitamins?

Joseph Mercola

Do your kids even need multivitamins and mineral supplementation? Your kids are growing at lightning speed both mentally and physically. To fuel their growth, they need proper nutrition and regular exercise. Without them, nourishment deficiencies and inactivity could lead to future health issues. In other words, your kids need proper nutrition and exercise as much as, if not more than YOU do. So, you would think it would be wise to choose a multivitamin containing vitamin D. But our recommendation is actually counter intuitive -- we recommend you do NOT use a supplement with vitamin D. How can that be? During the summer when your kids receive regular doses of sunshine on large amounts of their skin, they do not need any vitamin D -- they receive all they need from sunlight. However, in the winter if they are not getting UVB exposure from a safe tanning bed, they will need LARGE doses of vitamin D. The dose will be on the order of 2,000 to 5,000 units per day (typically around 1000 units for every 30 pounds of body weight). If this dose was in your children's multi and they took it in the summer, it would create vitamin D toxicity. If your children used a lower dose, it would be safe in the summer but virtually worthless in the winter. So, rather than have your child take a supplement with the wrong dose of vitamin D it makes far more sense to provide them with a customized dose that depends on their individual circumstances. The typical dose of vitamin D for children is about 1000 units for every 30 pounds of body weight. Read about the Recommended Children’s Multivitamins What makes this Dr. Mercola’s Children Chewable Multivitamins different from other vitamins for kids? You can feel secure, knowing that Children's Chewables Multivitamins: • Provide a complete nutritional balance of 28 vitamins, minerals, and trace elements • Contain no known allergens such as yeast, wheat gluten, soy, or dairy • Include no artificial flavors, colorings, or preservatives • Contain a very low amount of sugar • Taste so good your child will probably ask you for them Finally, here's the nutritional insurance you need to for your child’s health. Order Dr, Mercola’s Children's Chewable Multivitamins TODAY!

Dr. Joseph Mercola is the founder of the number 1 Natural HealthInformation website and publisher of the FREE Mercola.com health newsletter.

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