SCIENCE INSPIRED BY NATURE
- The Department of Health and Social Care recommends that infants and young children from birth to 4 years should be given a daily supplement of vitamin D2*. This includes baby vitamin drops, such as SMA® Xpert Vitamin D.
- A daily serving of 2 drops of SMA® Xpert Vitamin D provides 100% of an infant and young child’s requirement2,3.
- It is difficult for infants and young children to achieve adequate vitamin D intakes from natural food sources alone2.
The first 1,000 days of a baby’s life have a life-long impact on many aspects of future health.
Vitamin D contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system1,4 and is needed for the normal growth and development of bones and teeth in infants and young children4. Vitamin D is synthesised in the skin by the action of sunlight containing ultraviolet B (UBV) radiation (April to September). There are few naturally rich food sources of vitamin D2,3.
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Supporting adequate vitamin D status in infants and young children is important and Vitamin D supplementation is recommended2-3,6. These baby vitamin D drops (SMA® Xpert Vitamin D) have been specially designed for this purpose.
Infants given 2 drops once a day of SMA® Xpert Vitamin D will receive 10 µg of vitamin D and meet 100% of their requirements3,7.
The Department of Health and Social Care recommends2:
- Babies from birth to 1 year of age who are being breastfed should be given a daily supplement containing 8.5 to 10 μg of vitamin D to make sure they get enough2.
- Babies fed infant formula should not be given a vitamin D supplement if they're having more than 500ml (about a pint) of infant formula a day, because infant formula is fortified with vitamin D and other nutrients2.
Suitable for vegetarians
*Unless having more than 500 ml of formula per day.
Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of a health claim related to Vitamin D and contribution to the normal function of the immune system pursuit to Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No. 1924/2006. EFSA Journal 2015; 13(5);4906
Vitamins for children. NHS, 2021. Available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/baby/weaning-and-feeding/vitamins-for-children/ Accessed August 2021.
Vitamin D and Health. SACN, 2016. Available at https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/537616/SACN_Vitamin_D_and_Health_report.pdf Accessed August 2021.
EFSA. EFSA J. 2010;8 (2):1468.
EFSA. EFSA J. 2009;7(9):1227.
Braegger C et al. Vitamin D in the Healthy European Paediatric Population. ESPGHAN Consensus statement. JPGN 2013;56:692-701.
SMA® Xpert Vitamin D datacard. Available at: https:www.smahcp.co.uk/sites/default/files/2021-09/ZTC5550b-xpert-vitamin-d-datacard-sept-2021.pdf
Store at room temperature between 10 °C - 25 °C, in a cool dry place, away from direct light.
Use 2 drops once daily
Shake well before use
Turn bottle to a 45° angle to slowly form a drop
Drops can be given on the breast, mixed with breastmilk, or may be given by spoon.
Do not use if safety seal on bottle is broken.
Use within 2 months of opening
Breastfeeding is best. This product is not a substitute for breastmilk and does not replace a balanced diet. Please advise parents on the appropriate use of this dietary supplement to their child’s diet, particularly if there is a health concern or a known immune-compromised condition.