Unfortunately, food allergies are on the rise and affect 1 in every 13 children (under 18 years of age) in the United States alone.[1] This can be a very scary fact to face, especially for a new parent. However, all of our Ddrops products do not contain the most common allergens and are free from corn, dairy, eggs, fish, gluten, lactose, peanuts, shellfish, wheat, yeast, preservatives, artificial colouring and/or flavours. All of our Ddrops products are made with only two ingredients of the highest quality. The base for all of our liquid vitamin D supplements is fractionated coconut oil (which has been removed of the proteins and potential allergens) and high grade vitamin D.

Peanut and tree nut allergies as well as fish and shellfish allergies, tend to be lifelong and develop in early childhood. Studies show the number of children living with peanut allergy appears to have tripled between 1997 and 2008.[2] Always be sure to check with your healthcare provider and have your children tested. Cow’s milk, egg and soy allergies typically begin in childhood and eventually have the potential to be outgrown but again always check with your healthcare provider.

Coconuts are sometimes classified as a tree nut, which can be a potential allergen. Ddrops Company has specifically selected a fractionated coconut oil because this separation process is designed to remove the proteins – which could be potential allergens. Research has shown that fractionated coconut oil limits the risk of allergic reactions.[3]

Ddrops product integrity is held to high standards, in strict compliance with GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices). In addition, the fractionated coconut oil used is manufactured at a GMP facility, with extra special care to reduce cross contamination with materials that could be a source of potential allergens.

If you or any members of your family have an allergy, it is always best to speak to your physician to see if Ddrops products are right for you.

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[1] “Food Allergy Basics.” Facts and Statistics – Food Allergy Research & Education. Food Allergy Research & Education, Inc., 15. Web. 05 Feb. 2016.

[2] Hendrick, Bill. “Peanut Allergies in Kids on the Rise.” WebMD. Ed. Laura J. Martin. WebMD, 14 May 2010. Web. 05 Feb. 2016.

[3] Traul, K., Driedger, A., Ingle D., & Nakhasi, D. (n.d.). Review of the Toxicologic Properties of Medium-chain Triglycerides. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 38(2000), 79-98.