An excellent new study was just published demonstrating a nearly 50% reduction in the incidence of the flu in children supplementing with vitamin D. The study followed more than 300 children for 4 months of a school year. Half of the students received 1200IU of vitamin D3 daily, and the other half received a placebo. By the end of the study 18.6% of the placebo group had, at some some point, tested positive for flu, compared to 10.8% of the vitamin D3 group.
It was also of note that in children with a previous diagnosis of asthma, "asthma attacks as a secondary outcome occurred in 2 children receiving vitamin D3 compared with 12 children receiving placebo". That is 6 times fewer asthma attacks!
It's a good idea to supplement your child with vitamin D during the winter months. Also, If you have not had a vitamin D test in the past year I recommend that you get one! Vitamin D can affect your immune system, your thyroid and energy levels, and your bone health.
I have an excellent vitamin D product in my office, and kids like it!
Read the article here.