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Vitamin D

(5mcg as cholecalciferol)

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is not naturally present in many foods. Vitamin D synthesis happens naturally inside your body when you are exposed to the UVB rays of the sun. Getting enough vitamin D prevents rickets in children and, together with calcium, also helps protect older adults from osteoporosis. 

In addition to helping with bone development, vitamin D helps with cell growth, healthy muscle and immune system functioning, and reduction of inflammation. Very few foods in nature contain vitamin D, but the flesh of fatty fish (such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel) and fish liver oils are among the best sources. 

Is your kid eating lots of mackerel and fish liver oil? We didn’t think so, which is why we included vitamin D in our Jele hydration tablets. As summarized by the Cleveland Clinic, making sure kids get enough vitamin D promotes better bone health in childhood, which means healthier bones in adulthood.

Recommended Daily Allowances (RDAs) and Tolerable Upper Intake Levels (ULs)

4-8 years15mcg15mcg75mcg75mcg
9-13 years15mcg15mcg100mcg100mcg
14-18 years15mcg15mcg100mcg100mcg
19+ years15mcg15mcg100mcg100mcg