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Vitamin D improves a child’s immune system – can now be claimed in Europe – Sept 2016


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Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of a health claim related to vitamin D and contribution to the normal function of the immune system pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 EFSA

  • “Vitamin D contributes to the normal function of the immune system”. The target population is children from 3 to 18 years of age.


See also VitaminDWiki

Vitamin D Hammer
The VitaminDWiki items in Immunity and Infant-Child are:

Infant-Child category starts with

Having a good level of vitamin D cuts in half the amount of:

Need even more IUs of vitamin D to get a good level if;

  • Have little vitamin D: premie, twin, mother did not get much sun access
  • Get little vitamin D: dark skin, little access to sun
  • Vitamin D is consumed faster than normal due to sickness
  • Older (need at least 100 IU/kilogram, far more if obese)
  • Not get any vitamin D from formula (breast fed) or (fortified) milk
    Note – formula does not even provide 400 IU of vitamin D daily

Infants-Children need Vitamin D