The American Academy of Pediatrics has stated:
“Most older children and adolescents in the United States currently do not achieve the recommended intake of calcium. Maintaining adequate calcium intake during childhood and adolescence is necessary for the development of peak bone mass, which may be important in reducing the risk of fractures and osteoporosis later in life. Optimal calcium intake is especially relevant during adolescence, when most bone mineral accretion occurs.”
• Provides calcium equivalent to 8 oz. of milk.
• Supports the health of bones and teeth.
• Provides 75% of the American Academy of Pediatrics new vitamin D3 guidelines
How It Works
Calcium is the most abundant mineral, and lifelong calcium intake is essential for the development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth. Obtaining adequate calcium is especially important during childhood and adolescence, when bones are growing and developing.
Each serving of Sunshine Heroes™ Calcium Plus D3 provides calcium, phosphorus and Vitamin D, which work closely together to build strong bones and teeth.
Vitamin D is well-known for its role in helping the body maintain healthy levels of calcium and phosphorus and for building and maintaining healthy bones. Calcium can only be absorbed by the body when vitamin D is present. Recent scientific evidence suggests that vitamin D also plays a vital part in maintaining innate immunity. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently doubled the recommended amount of vitamin D that children should get daily. The new guidelines recommend at least 400 international units (IU) daily. But most children don’t get enough vitamin D. The AAP states that the best way to ensure that children receive adequate vitamin D is through supplementation.
Nature’s Sunshine Products (NSP) Avantage
Sunshine Heroes Calcium Plus D3 contains the Protector Shield™ Blend, a whole food blend of 17 fruits and vegetables. These fruits and vegetables provide powerful phytochemical nutrients and antioxidants – potent plant compounds noted for their health-protective benefits. The Protector Shield Blend also provides choline, inositol and 10 amino acids-essential nutrients for healthy brain development and cell communication for growing children.
Amount Per 3 Soft Chews
Servings Per Container:30
Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol) 300 IU
Calcium (as tricalcium phosphate) 300 mg
Phosphorus (as tricalcium phosphate) 140 mg
Sodium 15 mg less than 1%
Protector Shield Proprietary Blend 114 mg
Whole Food Complex: Mangosteen fruit (Garcinia mangostana), Cranberry fruit (Vaccinium macrocar pon), Broccoli flower (Brassica oleracea), Spinach leaves and stems (Spinacia oleracea), Asparagus stems (Asparagus officinalis), Carrot root (Daucus carota), Tomato fruit (Solanum lycopersi cum), Acai fruit (Euterpe oleracea), Pomegranate fruit extract (Punica granatum).
Fruit Juice Concentrates: White Grape, Apple, Pear, Orange, Pineapple, Cherry, Strawberry, Blueberry.
MicroNutrients: L-leucine, L-lysine, L-valine, Choline bitartate, Inositol, L-isoleucine, L-threonine, L-phenylalanine, L-arginine, L-cysteine, L-methionine, L-tyrosine.
Other Ingredients: Organic tapioca syrup, organic evaporated cane juice, organic tapioca syrup solids, gelatin, pectin, citric acid, natural flavors, colors added (black carrot juice concentrate, annatto), sodium citrate, organic sunflower oil, carnauba wax.
Free from the common allergens wheat, soy, milk.
Sunshine Heroes Calcium plus D3 contains Protector Shield Blend, a Whole Food blend of 17 fruits and vegetables. These fruits and vegetables provide powerful phytochemical nutrients and antioxidants-potent plant compounds noted for their health-protective benefits. Protector Shield Blend provides Choline, Inositol, and 10 Amino Acids-essential nutrients for healthy brain development and cell communication for growing children.
Chew up to 3 soft chews per day as a dietary supplement. Chew carefully and thoroughly before swallowing.