Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that is needed for a myriad of essential functions in the body including child growth and development, hormone balance, immunity calcium absorption, mood and protein synthesis.
The good bacteria in the digestive tract helps to synthesize vitamin D. This is one reason the digestive tract is so important in supporting child development. A child born via c-section or a child who has been on frequent antibiotics needs gut repair to make proper use of vitamin D and all it’s important functions.
Infants: 200 – 400 IU
Children: 400 – 800 IU
Adults: 1000 – 5000 IU