Vitamin D is an essential fat-soluble vitamin for the human body. Vitamin D is also called “the sunshine vitamin” because Vitamin D is made in the skin when it’s exposed to sunlight. The sun’s ultraviolet B (UVB) rays hit cholesterol in the skin cells, providing the energy for vitamin D synthesis to occur. In fact, what makes vitamin D unique compared to other vitamins, is that when your body gets its vitamin D, it turns vitamin D into a hormone. This hormone is sometimes called “Activated Vitamin D” or “Calcitriol", which is essential for human physiological functions. Vitamin D can increase the absorption of calcium and participate in the growth and development of bones and teeth, which is especially important in a child's developmental stages. Meanwhile, vitamin D can help maintain the normal physiology of neuromuscular, and promote the release of bone calcium to maintain blood calcium balance. Many studies have confirmed that vitamin D plays an important role in the regulation of physical conditions and physiological functions.
Vitamin D is not found naturally in many commonly consumed foods. However, both plant and animal based sources of vitamin D exist. Fatty fish, such as salmon, and mackerel are the main sources of naturally occurring vitamin D; however, some sources may contain a large amount of heavy metals and environmental toxins. There is also a small amount of vitamin D found in egg yolks, pork, deli meats, and beef liver. These only provide approximately 30-88 IU of vitamin D, whereas the daily recommendation is set at 600 IU per day. Mushrooms are the only plant food found in nature that can synthesize vitamin D. The truth is edible mushroom (such as white button, crimini, portabello) in most retail grocery stores are not likely to contain enough vitamin D2 (under 20 IU per 100 g). It will take 17 sardines, 10 egg yolk, 4 glasses of milk, or 116 pieces of cheese a day to receive 400 IU of vitamin D, which equals to "one drop" of our product - BABE D3. To conclude, obtaining sufficient vitamin D from the food source alone is impossible, getting enough sunlight is also very important for maintaining optimal vitamin D levels.
However, the ability to synthesis vitamin D could be affected by many reasons, such as where you live, the season, the time of day, the cloud thickness, ages, skin colors, etc. All factors could influence your production of vitamin D. According to researches, SPF-8 sunscreen has been observed to reduce the skin's production of vitamin D3 by 95 %. Even if you live in an area full of sunlight, you still cannot get enough vitamin D from the sun. Therefore, getting right amounts vitamin D by dietary supplements is highly recommended.
BABE D3 was sourced from the best quality vitamin D3 - Quali-D® from Swiss DSM company, which was extracted from natural lanolin. Meanwhile, the oil medium BABE D3 used was the purest medium chain triglyceride oil (MCT oil); it was extracted and refined from coconut oil. It's rich with 99.999% purity of medium-chain fatty acids C8 (ACRIAC ACID) and C10 (CAPRIC ACID). The characteristics of the purified MCT oil creates the high stability, it is uneasy to decay, but easy to store and has no uncomfortable oily taste. The pure MCT oil can be absorbed by the human body easier, it can enhance the absorption rate of vitamin D3.
- THE PUREST ESSENCE, PASSED 400 INSPECTIONS -
Each batch of BABE D3 products has passed 400 rigorous inspection analyses, including 4 heavy metal inspections, harmful microbiological inspections, 380 pesticide residue inspections, 12 preservative inspection tests and 9 food mold and toxin tests.
- NATURAL FORMULATION, COLORLESS & TASTELESS -
BABE D3 was extracted from natural lanolin, and purest medium chain triglyceride oil (MCT oil). This natural combined formula guarantees the quality of vitamin D. It is colorless and tasteless, so the baby's acceptance is high. In addition, BABE D3 does not contain any chemical materials, such as artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. BABE D3 is also proven by its origin - Canada, it has licensed (NPN #80086839) by Health Canada to ensure its quality.
- LIQUID FORM, BETTER ABSORPTION RATE THAN SOLID FORM -
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble substance that must be dissolved in fat in order to be easily absorbed by the small intestine. The D3 supplements on the market is basically in the form of tablets and capsules. However, such solid forms require additional excipients, and need to be digested by the stomach and intestines. It takes at least 20-30 minutes to enter the intestines. According to studies, the absorption rate of vitamin D in liquid form is 1.5 times better than the solid ones (tablet/powder). BABE D3 is specially designed to be the liquid format for the better absorption rate.
- SPECIAL DRIPPER DESIGN, EASY TO DROP AND STORE -
Using specially improved dripper design, BABE D3 is easy to use. Meanwhile, because the base oil selected by BABE D3 is medium chain triglyceride, its advantages include high stability, good fluidity and moderate dripping speed. The measured dropper can accurately control the speed and amount of dripping. By putting the bottle vertically, you can drop 1 drop easily. One bottle can be used 180 times. It is easy to store and there is no smell or taste of oxidized oil at all.
- CONVENIENT TO USE, DIVERSIFIED EATING METHODS -
The liquid form is very convenient to use, it can be dropped on the mother's nipple, pacifier, or in formula milk and non-staple food. It is also suitable for mommy to take together, the dosage can be adjusted. However, please note that when using BABE D3, do not put it directly in the mouth, do not let the baby directly suck this product from the dripper, and do not drip this product directly into the baby's mouth.
Based off of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in 2005-2006 (NHANES, USA), the investigation on the content of vitamin D in the diet, the results showed that the average daily intake of vitamin D from food by men is only 204-288 IU, female is about 144-276 IU. Besides, according to the 2005-2008 National Nutrition and Health Status Survey, the concentration of serum 25(OH)D in people age 19 and over was studied, and it was found that the national average was 18.1 ng/mL, and more than 66% of people in Taiwan were in vitamin D deficiency (<20 ng/mL ), less than 2% of people are adequate (> 33 ng/mL). Although there may be differences between different age groups and lifestyles, it is difficult to achieve the recommended daily intake simply by getting vitamin D from the diet alone; thus, to further consider of taking vitamin D supplements is suggested.
Why do babies need to supplement vitamin D? Vitamin D is critical for improving calcium absorption. It is involved in the growth and development of bones and teeth. In order for children to win at the starting point, vitamin D must not be ignored. The vitamin D content of breast milk is not high, only about 5-136 IU / L, which is related to the maternal vitamin D levels. Hence, exclusive breastfeeding babies are not easy to achieve the recommended daily intake. Meanwhile, very little researches can prove that infants and young children can obtain sufficient amounts of vitamin D from sun exposure (note : attention should be paid to the possible risk of UV damage for infants and young children under direct sunlight). In countries with limited sunshine hours such as Europe and the United States, it is recommended that infants and young children under one year old, especially exclusive breastfeeding babies who have not added non-staple foods within six months, supplement vitamin D 400 IU daily after birth. The US Pediatrics Association has further advised to formula-fed babies, if the daily supplement is less than 1000 ml (the infant formula contains about 40 IU vitamin D per 100 ml), it is suggested to add 400 IU vitamin D every day as well. In Taiwan, the Pediatric Medical Association has also proposed the same standard of advice.
How much vitamin D should you take for optimal health? In the daily recommended amount of vitamin D3, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests that infants and young children (0-12 months of age) recommend a minimum intake of 400 IU of vitamin D3. As for children between age 1 to 13, the recommended dose is at least 600 IU per day. The recommended value for the upper limit of intake varies from country to country. Tolerable Upper Intake Levels (ULs) of the National Institutes of Health and the National Health Administration of the Ministry of Welfare of the Ministry of Health in Taiwan are recommended as the infographic below :
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At realpromise, purity verification is the highest priority in every aspect. From the purity and safety of raw materials to quality control; to the finished product inspection, we choose to work with international third-party independent laboratory and certifiers to verify that each batch of our products meets our quality control requirements and production standards before it is on the market. We inspect more than hundreds of items regarding safety, in order to ensure that you can have the highest purity products. Each of our products has undergone detailed inspection and analysis, including heavy metal inspection, harmful microorganism analysis, and 380 pesticide residue inspections.
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Our manufacturing factories have passed many certifications. Whether it is a manufacturing factory in Canada or Taiwan, we only choose the most stringent standard applicable for any process line to produce our carefully developed products. Our C.A. manufacturing factory has GMP and U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) certification, as well as HALAL certification. The manufacturing factory in Taiwan is certified by a third-party organization - U.K. URS, which complies with HACCP and ISO 22000 safety regulations. The highest quality is worthy of your trust and confidence.
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At realpromise, we make a conscious effort to avoid preservatives and harmful artificial chemical additives. When researching formulations and manufacturing, purity and safety are always our uncompromising principle. We insist on never using the following ingredients in our products, we will definitely keep a close eye out for you.
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We are convinced that quality and efficacy are the cornerstones of nutritional supplements, which is also our guarantee to you. The use of inferior raw materials for the sake of cost will deeply affect the quality and effectiveness after consumption, so we only use the clinically-proven raw materials from well-known brands. In our opinion, the so-called high-quality dietary supplements must meet the following three standards :
Absorption Rate：For high-quality nutritional supplements, the efficacy after consumption depends on the absorption rate of the ingredients themselves. After all, the efficacy is highly related to the form of the ingredients. We insist on using the raw materials with highest-quality active form available to ensure our customers can achieve the best results after taking in our products.
Origin：The origin of the ingredients is the crucial point. Our principle in terms of choosing ingredients includes 1). The efficacy has been validated by a number of clinically trials. 2). The raw materials have to be from high-purity well-known brands. 3). The proof of high absorption rate and active form. Moreover, we never use inferior artificial chemicals to synthesize nutrients.
Form：Our products are mainly in the form of transparent capsules. Capsule formats are safer than tablets, because many additives have to add to tablets during molding process. Meanwhile, artificial colors and titanium dioxide are added to make colored capsules/tablets. All of these could cause potential harms to your body. Rejecting to use any risky substances in our products is our promise. In addition, realpromise is also extremely careful in the choice of capsule sizes. We understand the sizes of the capsules could affect the user acceptance and compliance. We intend to make the product easier to swallow, thus reducing the discomfort and rejection from the users. We always try to stand on the perspective of our consumers, and provide the best nutritional supplements without putting your feelings on the back burner.