Grandma, Cod Liver Oil, and the 2011 News Regarding Vitamin D (Pedcast)

Recently, a lot of attention has been paid by the medical community to the role of Vitamin D to maintaining good health.  Dr. Smolen discusses this important topic and gives some recommendations to make sure your infants, children, and teens are both bone healthy and well supplied with Vitamin D.



Wagner, Carol L., and Frank R. Greer “Prevention of Rickets and Vitamin D Deficiency in Infants, Children, and Adolescents.” American Academy of Pediatrics 122.5 (2008): 1142-1152. Web. 8 Feb. 2011. <;122/5/1142>.


Misra, Madhusmita et al “Vitamin D Deficiency in Children and Its Management: Review of Current Knowledge and Recommendations.” American Academy of Pediatrics 122.2 (2008): 398-417. Web. 8 Feb. 2011. <>.

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  1. Veronica says:

    You shared a link with me in your office once with a low cost Internet site for purchasing vitamin D.

    Can you post the link? (I lost the sheet after my last purchase and my memory is failing me!)


    • DocSmo says:

      Dear Mrs Terrana,

      I like the Carlson D brand ( which you can get directly from Carlson or through Amazon. Make sure you get the Carlson D for kids, 400 international units per drop not the more concentrated 4000 units per drop. Also remember that the dose is ONLY ONE DROP, not a dropper full. The recommended daily allowance for kids is 400IUs.

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