Since vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, it has been said that it is typically better absorbed when taken with a fatty food or with the largest meal of the day. Since all of our Ddrops® products are made with only two ingredients (vitamin D and fractionated coconut oil) we have taken care of this for you, since the coconut oil is a healthy fat.

Can I Place Them Directly in the Mouth?

We know that it can be tough to try and struggle with a new baby, especially when trying to give them their medications. One of the many great things about Ddrops® (aside from the tiny drop dosing) is that they have no taste, so your baby or child won’t even notice that they have gotten their vitamin D.

Ddrops® products are designed to be dropped onto a clean surface first, then enjoyed rather than dropped directly into the person’s mouth. This safe method prevents the Euro DdropperTM from coming in direct contact with the mouth and in turn keeping the bottle free from any sort of contamination. This method also allows for easy monitoring to confirm that the number of drops being dispensed from the Euro Ddropper TM is the exact dose recommended, each and every time. If you are still experiencing problems, click here.

More about vitamin D

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in very few foods, added to others (such as foods that are fortified), or available as a dietary supplement like Ddrops®. It is also produced naturally when the skin is exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays however especially for babies and children this isn’t the safest option.

Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption while maintaining adequate calcium and phosphate to enable normal mineralization of bone to help prevent hypocalcemic tetany.[1] It is also needed for bone growth and bone remodeling by osteoblasts and osteoclasts.[2] Without sufficient vitamin D, bones can become very thin and brittle which can cause them to break easily. Vitamin D can help prevent rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. Together with calcium, adequate levels of vitamin D also helps protect older adults from getting osteoporosis.[3] Read more about vitamin D here.

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[1] Institute of Medicine, Food and Nutrition Board. Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2010.

[2] Cranney C, Horsely T, O’Donnell S, Weiler H, Ooi D, Atkinson S, et al. Effectiveness and safety of vitamin D. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 158 prepared by the University of Ottawa Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-02.0021. AHRQ Publication No. 07-E013. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2007.

[3] Office of Dietary Supplements – Vitamin D.” Vitamin D — Health Professional Fact Sheet. National Institutes of Health: Office of Dietary Supplements, 10 Nov. 2014. Web. 08 Jan. 2016.