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Vitamins and dosages for our children

I need some advice pls. Can you tell me what vitamins and dosage you give to your children? My children are 14 and 10yrs.

This information is from the from the Barts & London blog.
NEW RECOMMENDED DAILY ALLOWANCES FOR VITAMIN D3 SUPPLEMENTATION FROM EFSA
Adults 18 years or older = 4,000 U/day or 100 micrograms/day
Children 11-17 years of age = 4,000 U/day or 100 micrograms/day
Children 1-10 years of age = 2,000 U/day or 50 micrograms/day
Infants less than 1year of age = 1,000 U/day or 25 micrograms/day
Maximum safe dose or NOAEL = 11,000 U/day or 275 micrograms/day
http://multiple-sclerosis-research.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/survey-results-vitamin-d.html

This is from the Barts & London blog.

NEW RECOMMENDED DAILY ALLOWANCES FOR VITAMIN D3 SUPPLEMENTATION FROM EFSA

Adults 18 years or older = 4,000 U/day or 100 micrograms/day
Children 11-17 years of age = 4,000 U/day or 100 micrograms/day
Children 1-10 years of age = 2,000 U/day or 50 micrograms/day
Infants less than 1year of age = 1,000 U/day or 25 micrograms/day
Maximum safe dose or NOAEL = 11,000 U/day or 275 micrograms/day

That’s great. Thanks for that. x

What does the last part mean. Max safe dose or NOAEL etc?

No-observed-adverse-effect level

Thanks. x

I give my boys (3 & 5 years) a general multi vitamin with omega 3 anyway, but I’ve also now added in a few droppers of D3 (there’s 200iu in the multi vitamin, so I bring it up to around the figures above with the drops). I’ve also just ordered some B12 drops based on a recommendation on this site, but haven’t worked out the dosage yet. Will just go by the pack for that as from what I’ve read, their diets should pretty much cover it anyway and it’s more of a precaution. I’ve bought the drops from amazon as they seemed to work out the cheapest. X

Is that 4,000 IU per day etc? I don’t know what 4,000 U means