An innovative way of boosting the vitamin D levels of expectant mums and infants has been honoured by one of the parenting industries most prestigious award schemes.
BetterYou’s DLuxInfant and DLuxPregnancy Vitamin D Oral Sprays picked up gongs at the Best Baby and Toddler Gear Awards by Mummii following consumer voting and rigorous testing by parents and expectant mums over a period of four weeks.
Achieving gold in the ‘Infant Wellbeing’ category was BetterYou’s DLuxInfant Vitamin D Oral Spray, which has been developed for children under three years of age and provides 300IU of vitamin D with each daily spray. It has a great natural strawberry flavour and can be used in conjunction with formulation milk.
One reviewer said:
The DLuxInfant Spray is a brilliant idea. It was so quick and simple to give to my toddler, she actually asked for more.
Picking up bronze in the ‘Pregnancy Wellbeing’ category was BetterYou’s DLuxPregnancy Vitamin D Oral Spray which guarantees optimal absorption of essential vitamins, bypassing the digestive system making it the ideal solution for those suffering from morning sickness.
Each dose delivers an optimal 1,000IU of vitamin D3 along with the recommended 400mcg of Folic Acid, 6mcg of vitamin B12 and 100% of the guideline daily amount of vitamins K, B1 and B6.
One reviewer said:
The DLuxPregnancy Spray is fantastic. As well as tasting great, it’s full of essential vitamins for a healthy pregnancy.
The UK Department of Health highlights all pregnant women, and children under five years as an at risk group for vitamin D deficiency and recommend that they should be given a daily supplement.
Dr Benjamin Jacobs, consultant paediatrician at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London, says:
Vitamin D is especially important for children and their mothers. During pregnancy, or when breastfeeding, mothers need extra Vitamin D to maintain their own bone health, as well as providing nutrients to their baby. Babies in the UK should be given Vitamin D supplements from soon after birth as there is not enough natural Vitamin D in a normal healthy diet, and there is not enough sunshine in the UK to allow us to make Vitamin D ourselves.
Without Vitamin D there is a danger that babies will develop problems with their bones and muscles. Babies and young toddlers are particularly susceptible to low blood calcium levels if they do not have sufficient Vitamin D. It is easy and safe to give all children a daily dose of Vitamin D and this is now the standard recommendation in the UK and many other countries in Europe and North America.
Andrew Thomas, founder and managing director of BetterYou said:
We’re thrilled that our DLuxInfant and DLuxPregnancy Sprays have triumphed at the Best Baby and Toddler Gear Awards 2016.
We’re delighted that the parents and parents-to-be love the convenience of these products and are experiencing a real benefit by boosting their levels of this vital vitamin.
Multiple clinical trials have found that oral vitamin sprays elevate serum vitamin D levels faster than traditional tablets and capsules.
BetterYou is supporting Vitamin D Awareness Week (24-30 October 2016) and aims to eradicate vitamin D deficiency in the UK by 2020.
The DLux range is priced from £5.95 and is available from Holland & Barratt and all good health stores.