3. Positively Influences Brain Disorders such as Autism.
Studies have shown a correlation between the rising incidence of autism and the rising incidence of vitamin D deficiency. Scientists believe it is worth noting that as the incidence of vitamin D deficiency has gone up, so has the incidence of autism.
4. Vitamin D Improves Brain Development, Language, and Skills Such as Learning to Walk and Talk.
A study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition looked at vitamin D supplementation and its effects on physical and mental health. The study showed that vitamin D supplementation resulted in substantial reductions in the proportion of children with delayed motor development, delayed language development and in delay of reaching certain milestones such as learning to walk and talk.
5. Vitamin D Fights Tooth Decay
Vitamin D can help strengthen the resistance of your child’s teeth to bacteria by helping to absorb calcium and phosphate and increase the number of good proteins that destroy the bacteria that cause cavities. Scientists have discovered vitamin D receptors in our teeth and that vitamin D can bind to these receptors and increase the amount of good antimicrobial proteins which help fight the bacteria that cause dental caries and tooth decay
6. Supports the Body’s Response to Inflammatory Diseases
We’ve already discussed the importance of vitamin D and its ability to counter the effects of inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. There is additional evidence linking vitamin D deficiency to chronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and other arthritic diseases.
7. Strengthens Your Childs Ability to Fight Infections and has Positive Influences in Children with Asthma
Vitamin D is well known for its ability to combat infections and strengthen immune function. Studies have also shown an increase in respiratory concerns for children with low levels of Vitamin D.
One thousand ninety-four mother-child pairs were evaluated for vitamin D levels and the incidence of childhood wheezing. There were significantly fewer asthma exacerbations in the children who received vitamin D supplementation.
8. Vitamin D Helps Reduce Your Child’s Risk of Developing Diabetes Later in Life. A study in Finland followed ten thousand three hundred sixty-six children who received vitamin D supplementation for the first year of life and then followed them for the next 31 years. These children had a 78% reduced risk of developing Type 1 Diabetes compared to children who did not receive vitamin D supplementation
9. Children with Eczema and Allergies Supplemented with Vitamin D had Reduced Symptoms Children with eczema who took vitamin D daily for 21 days had significant reductions in symptoms. Low vitamin D levels also correlated with sensitivity to 11 of 17 allergens tested for food and environmental triggers. Children with low levels of vitamin D were more likely to have peanut, ragweed and oak allergies