Vitamin D3 and Calcium are among the most commonly known nutrients. But do you know why is Calcium combined with Vitamin D3?
Everyone knows how important Vitamin D3 and Calcium are for the human body. But a few people will tell you the benefits of Vitamin D3 mixed with Calcium is better than just consuming Calcium, especially for children.
Before we dive into that it’s also imperative to establish the importance of both Calcium and Vitamin D3 for children.
You are well aware of the fact that calcium is a building block for bones. In fact, around 90% of Calcium is stored in our bones and teeth.
But, to tell you the truth, Calcium is required for other purposes too.
Key Benefits of Calcium
Along with playing a crucial role in bone formation, it also helps in:
- Muscle and heart contraction
- Release of hormones
- Transmitting messages through nerves
- Helps in blood clotting
- Better Metabolism
Sources of Calcium
One of the best sources of Calcium for children is Milk. But nowadays what attracts children most are soda and caffeinated beverages. So the excuses for not drinking milk are also increasing and getting more innovative.
In fact, the consumption of these caffeinated drinks also affects how the body absorbs calcium, and the amount of calcium it needs for the complete growth of the child.
Milk is the best source of Calcium. And to ensure you do not have to face daily milk tantrums, you can even choose Gritzo SuperMilk, over just milk. Other notable sources of calcium are cheese, yogurt, chickpeas, red beans, white beans, nuts, and tofu.
If the body doesn’t get enough calcium, it starts to extract it from the bones. This can result in weaker bones to even some serious diseases.
Our skin produces Vitamin D when exposed to sunlight. As children grow, they need Vitamin D for healthy bones and teeth. There are two types of Vitamin D; Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3.
Our liver metabolizes Vitamin D2 into 25-hydroxyvitamin D2 and Vitamin D3 into 25-hydroxyvitamin D3. These two collectively, are known as calcifediol. But as per recent studies, it has been noted that Vitamin D2 leads to lower amounts of calcifediol compared to equal amounts of Vitamin D3.
Key Benefits of Vitamin D3
Apart from contributing to strong bones and teeth, Vitamin D3 also plays some other crucial roles.
- Strengthens the immune system
- Supports brain and nervous system
- Supports heart and cardiovascular health
- Plays a major role to regulate your mood
- Helps prevent major diseases
Sources of Vitamin D3
Sunlight is the major source of Vitamin D. Some other notable sources of Vitamin D are cheese, spinach, and fortified juices.
What if Vitamin D3 is mixed with Calcium?
Both these nutrients have a major role to play in building children’s bones and teeth. What you may not know is that Vitamin D3 is necessary to absorb Calcium by the liver.
This means giving your child only Calcium or milk (the most common source of calcium) is probably not a good option without Vitamin D3.
Non-absorption of Calcium can lead to its deficiency. In such a case the body starts absorbing calcium from bones which can even lead to osteoporosis.
But the good news is, we are here for you. All variants of Gritzo SuperMilk come with 100% RDA D3 + Calcium. Here RDA stands for Recommended Dietary Allowance. It's the level of essential nutrients judged by ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) & CODEX - as adequate for a practically healthy child for different age groups.
This means no matter what your child’s age, gender or health goals are, they will always get the required amount of Vitamin D3 and Calcium.
Vitamin D3 helps the liver absorb Calcium. Both Vitamin D3 and Calcium are essential nutrients. They are required for building bones and teeth, strengthening the immune system, functioning of the nervous system, and even for a healthy heart.
But in today's time of unbalanced diet, caffeinated beverages, and junk food, it’s also hard to ensure the child gets enough Calcium & Vitamin D3. And not to forget the increasing milk time tantrums.
Thus, one solution that solves all these problems is our Gritzo SuperMilk. It makes the milk tasty with 100% Natural Double Chocolate Flavor. And no matter which variant is suggested by our AI-enabled Personalized Engine for your child, you can be worry-free as all of them have 100% RDA D3 + Calcium in them.
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