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Vitamin D product options

Dr Karen Martin
Reviewed by Dr Karen MartinReviewed on 19.10.2023 | 2 minutes read

There are a wide range of vitamin D supplements on the market. The team at Healthwords has selected a group of products from trusted manufacturers that will provide high-quality vitamin D for you and your family. We will cover a range of situations that may mean needing to choose one specific product over another. Read on to find out more, and delve deeper into the world of Vitamin D products!

How do I get vitamin D into my child?

Our top choice for kids is Nordic Naturals Vitamin D3. These brilliant jellies contain 400 IU and are a delicious natural watermelon flavor that is popular with kids (and adults who try them!). The jellies provide the recommended daily amount of vitamin D for children aged 3 to 7 years, so get your kids to chew one jelly per day, and you can rest easy that their vitamin D needs are met!

Any there other options for kids?

Our other top pick for kids would be the BetterYou Vitamin D Oral Spray for infants. The spray provides a fast-acting and effective daily dose of vitamin D in a convenient oral spray formulation with none of the fuss of swallowing capsules, jellies, or water. Each spray provides 400 IU of vitamin D, and is suitable for children 3 years or younger. With one spray under the tongue or to the inside of the cheek, the vitamin D formulation is absorbed through the tissues and then directly into the bloodstream.

What products are suitable for vegans?

It's all in the name, but our pick of vegan-suitable products is the BetterYou Vegan Vitamin D Daily Oral Spray. This is a vegan formulation made with simple ingredients in a convenient oral spray. Each dose provides 1000 IU of vitamin D. The spray is suitable for adults and children aged over 8 years of age, but recommended dosages will differ depending on the age of the child or adult - check with your pharmacist or doctor if you are unsure.

What if I'm after higher dosages of vitamin D?

For those people wanting to take higher dosages of vitamin D, there are some good options available. Tablets, gummies, and sprays are available in 4,000 and 5,000 IU strengths. The higher dose formulations may be preferred by people who want to quickly elevate levels if taking on a daily basis. Alternatively, they could be taken on a weekly basis instead of other daily lower-dose formulations for maintenance.

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Dr Karen Martin
Reviewed by Dr Karen Martin
Reviewed on 19.10.2023
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