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Vitamin D3 Deficiency: Breaking the Myth

Puja Sharma Vasisht
1 to 3 years

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Vitamin D3 Deficiency Breaking the Myth

Fact: Vitamin D is crucial for our children and our skin absorbs it from the sun. Myth: If my child gets enough outdoor play, she gets her dose of Vitamin D. Yes, you read it right! Playing in the sun is no longer sufficient for your child to get her required dose of Vitamin D. In our blog, we tell you why and how to make up for the deficiency.


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B PREESHA

| Apr 09, 2017

thanks very good information

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Meenal Gulati

| Oct 01, 2016

my 2and half year old son was suffering from constipation and doctor without doing any test told me that he is suffering from rickets. is constipation the symptom of rickets

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Karishma Jain

| Oct 01, 2016

thanks ...very informative.

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Tej Okram

| Sep 29, 2016

very informative for my 2 year old daughter and value it so far adult is concerned.

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Santhosh Jayachandran

| Sep 29, 2016

good info

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Meenal Gulati

| Sep 28, 2016

is constipation also d symptom of rickets

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Rosu Rani

| Sep 28, 2016

Thanks .....

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PriyaSaurabh Agrawal

| Sep 28, 2016

Thnks

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Harshila Jain

| Sep 28, 2016

Its vry useful info thanx...

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Nagesh

| Sep 28, 2016

what are the recommended tests for adults and kids to know whether they are deficient in vitamin D.

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Nagesh

| Sep 28, 2016

what are the recommended tests for adults and kids to know whether they are deficient in vitamin D.

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shital moktan

| Sep 28, 2016

that was lovely recommendation. thanx

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Sirish V

| Sep 28, 2016

informative article. regards; www. e-pharmatimes. blogspot. com

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nitin

| Sep 20, 2016

hi akriti! u cud know this only through a test if ur child is vitD defficient.

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AakritiPorwal

| Sep 20, 2016

plz tell me that how come I know that my baby is required any vitamin d3 suppliments... from his birth I never give him vitamin d3 syrup..

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AakritiPorwal

| Sep 20, 2016

thanks for this information..

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Nisha agarwal

| Jun 15, 2016

a must needed blog ... thanks for the information

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Lakshmi Amalladinne

| Jun 15, 2016

Thanks for the good information. ..

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Lakshmi Amalladinne

| Jun 15, 2016

Thanks for the good information. ..

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Isha Tandon

| Jun 15, 2016

thanks for sharing such an imp info....

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Isha Tandon

| Jun 15, 2016

thanks for sharing such an imp info....

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Moumita Chakrabarty

| Feb 22, 2016

Thank u for this blog, it give much informations about Vitamin D3. It helps me lot.

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pooja kanwar

| Feb 19, 2016

Its very important to know about vitamin D3. Thank u for giving such an important knowledge

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Deepika Dhingra

| Jan 09, 2016

Thanks for sharing such an important info.

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Puja Vasisht

| Nov 17, 2015

@Nag C, soy products not for children below 5 years only, older and adults can all have it. For children below 5 years you can use other mentioned sources.

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Nag C

| Nov 06, 2015

Hi... I have read online that soy products are not recommended for children. But in your article you have mentioned soy products as sources of vitamin D. So, not sure which recommendation to be considered now. It would be good if you can provide the source of info for credibility reason.

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Puja Vasisht

| Nov 06, 2015

Hi, noon time is considered safest for exposure to sunlight.

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Sandeep kankariya

| Oct 26, 2015

Pls let me wats the best time for exposing to sunlight ?? Many say early mrn , some say afternoon .. I am confused

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Vidhya Raju

| Oct 02, 2015

Thankq fr this useful information

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Prasu

| Oct 02, 2015

Thanks for the information..

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Sandeepan Banerjee

| Oct 02, 2015

When is the good time for exposure to sun?

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Puja Vasisht

| Sep 08, 2015

Suprabha Nair:Hi, Noon time is considered safest for exposure to sun.

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Puja Vasisht

| Sep 08, 2015

Rohini Kapoor: Hi, vegetarians can include little butter/ghee,mushrooms, fortified food sources in their diet. If eggtarians then egg yolk is also a source. If any deficiency is established, then under medical supervision supplements and or cod liver oil capsule.

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Puja Vasisht

| Sep 08, 2015

Chethana, Hi, Studies have shown Indians are getting deficient in this Vitamin D3, particularly in high pollution cities. Please check with your doctor for need of supplementation.

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Puja Vasisht

| Sep 08, 2015

Akanksha mittal, Hi, vegetarians can include little butter/ghee,mushrooms, fortified food sources in their diet. If eggtarians then egg yolk is also a source. If any deficiency is established, then under medical supervision supplements and or cod liver oil capsule.

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Puja Vasisht

| Sep 08, 2015

Amrita Jha Alkara, Hi, The child in this age group has high demand of vitamin D3, because of bone mineralization. Check with your Pediatrician for continuation of supplements.

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Puja Vasisht

| Sep 08, 2015

Joe Kidd, Hi studies have been conducted on widespread vitamin D deficiency among Indians. These have been done by Medicity, Gurgaon and AIIMS, among others. You can check on their websites for more details.

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Puja Vasisht

| Sep 08, 2015

Namita Prabhu, Hi, In case your son had it till last year, and you are living in a city with high pollution levels, then the chances of D3 deficiency still persists. please take opinion of your doctor regarding test and to whether continue the supplements.

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Puja Vasisht

| Sep 08, 2015

Pearline Ignatius, hi time around noon is safer and better for Vitamin D conversion. This is true for cities where pollution level is not high.

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Bhawna Shekhar

| Aug 21, 2015

Tnks for d important information

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Geeta Khurana

| Aug 20, 2015

Thankyou for sharing this information..

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nitin

| Aug 20, 2015

Puja Vasisht , Megha Chawla , Ankita A Talwar - for your views

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nitin

| Aug 20, 2015

Pearline Ignatius - morning is better than evening.

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Pearline Ignatius

| Aug 20, 2015

When we should make them play in the sun???Morning or evening???

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Niti Seth

| Aug 19, 2015

Nice article

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Joe Kidd

| Aug 19, 2015

Hi Puja Sharma Vasisht. Are you a scientist, or do you have scientific sources for these theories shared above? Specifying your sources will help readers validate the information.

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Akanksha Mittal

| Aug 08, 2015

Very useful info.. bt wud like to knw sm vegetarian stuff...

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Chenju dinesh

| Aug 08, 2015

Very informative... Thank you ????

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S DEVIKA

| Jul 19, 2015

Useful information thank

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Sushma Venkata Lakshmi Verubhothla

| Jul 18, 2015

Thank u for providing very useful information..

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Namita Prabhu

| Jul 17, 2015

Can we check vitamin D regular if we get D vitamin deficiency my child who is age of 5now suffer last year so ask question. Best information thanks

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Sunil Gutte

| Jul 16, 2015

Very useful info thank you

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Pushpita Choudhury

| Jul 16, 2015

Thanks for the info

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Pushpita Choudhury

| Jul 16, 2015

Thanks for infi

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Amrita Jha Alkara

| Jul 08, 2015

Thanks puja for sharing this informative article. My child is now 11 months . I am giving him ultra D3 drops. From the first month. How long i have to countinue this or i have to give some other supplements for vit D now

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Rohini Kapoor

| Jul 06, 2015

Very informative.. thx!!.. but wd like to know the kind of food vegetarians shd tke in a day to day routine that are rich in this source!

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Sangeeta Nair

| Jul 03, 2015

Great article... As new parents you really what is the reality about Vitamin D3 and what will help ensure your kid is not deficient. Thank you!

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Soring

| Jul 03, 2015

Thank you For the sugestion

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Shilpa Shah

| Jul 02, 2015

Very Helpful.. Thanks

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Pooja Jangid

| Jul 02, 2015

Very informational and nice blog

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Chethana

| Jun 30, 2015

Very informative. My daughter is 2 year old. We include milk, curds, egg and ghee in her diet and regular sunlight exposure. Is it still mandatory to take vitamin D supplement.

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Monika Maheshwari

| Jun 28, 2015

Nice blog

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Singh Gautam

| Jun 27, 2015

Thanks very helpful

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Latha Senthil

| Jun 23, 2015

Very nice and helpful blog

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Puja Vasisht

| Jun 18, 2015

simran sharma Ruchi Singh - as mentioned in the blog vegetarians can include little butter/ghee,mushrooms, fortified food sources in their diet. If eggtarians then egg yolk is also a source. If any deficiency is established, then under medical supervision supplements and or cod liver oil capsule.

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Juliamoses

| Jun 18, 2015

So wat exactly one should do ?

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Subhadra N Bramaramba

| Jun 16, 2015

Very informative and valuable information

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Vishesh

| Jun 15, 2015

Very informative & helpful blog ...

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Suprabha Nair

| Jun 15, 2015

Helpful info.... pls let me know what time of the day is ideal to take my 7 month old baby girl out for a walk so that she gets sufficient amount of Vitamin D from sun.

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Ruchi Singh

| Jun 10, 2015

Very helpful blog. Pls tell as for the vegetarian people also. What we should include in our child's diet.

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simran sharma

| Jun 10, 2015

Very helpful blog. :D Can you tell what should vegetarian include in their child's diet to make sure there isn't any vitamin D deficiency

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Suma

| Jun 09, 2015

Thanks for the info

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Kanchan Tripathi

| Jun 09, 2015

Very informative blog . Covers full queries regarding vitaminD

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Shraddha Gurung

| Jun 09, 2015

Very nice and informative!

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Shraddha Gurung

| Jun 09, 2015

Very nice and informative!

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Geetika

| Jun 08, 2015

Very nice and Informative blog. It covers the needs,sources and deficiency of vitamin D3.

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Hrudaya Annavajhala

| Jun 08, 2015

very gud info especially the myth and the fact of effects under the sun

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