Vitamin K1, also known as the “vitamin of coagulation” has a very important role in the complex processes of blood clotting. Vitamin K1 prevents disorders in the process of coagulation in newborns, as well as the possible severe adverse effects that can occur due to its deficiency. Vitamin K1 protects the baby from bleeding, and it contributes to healthy development in early childhood.
Frequently Asked Questions
Human milk contains very low levels of vitamin K1, so daily breastfeeding in the amount of 500 ml milk in 24h, do not provide the daily needs of vitamin K1. In the first six months of a baby’s life, needs for vitamin K increases in the range from 1 to 25 mcg.
Due to the low concentration of vitamin K1 in human milk, and the risk of vitamin K1 deficiencies, all babies who are breastfeeding, according to the European and national recommendations, should have a prolonged oral application of Vitamin K1 in doses of 25 mcg from the eighth day of life till the end of the third month of the baby’s life.
If you give your baby more than two meals of baby’s formula daily, then your baby does not need vitamin K1, because it takes the appropriate amount through the formula.
If the baby takes more than two baby’s formula meals per day, you should still continue giving vitamin D3 in doses of 400 IJ.
The product Babytol D3 + DHA Omega, which contains vitamin D3 in the recommended daily amount, as well as 100mg of DHA, is recommended.
What is late haemorrhagic disease?
Late haemorrhagic disease is a serious and severe condition which occurs due to vitamin K1 deficiency. It most often occurs in the period between the second and the twelfth month of a newborns life, with severe bleeding, mostly in the brain.
Due to the severe and difficult consequences of this condition, prophylaxis is mandatory for all newborns immediately after birth in a maternity hospital, in dose of 1 mg, administered intramuscular.
Furthermore, all newborns who are brestfeeding, according to European and national recommendations, should have prolonged oral prophylaxis with BABYTOL D3+K1 from the eighth day of life, until the end of the third month of the newborn’s life.
Vitamin K1 does not have any side effect, it can only help and protect your baby. You can use it without any worry, according to the usage instruction and in recommended dosage of 25 mcg daily.
Infant formula is already enriched with vitamin K1, and depending on the daily intake of milk, the baby takes around 50mcg of vitamin K1 daily through formula.
If the baby is fed with formula more than twice per day, supplementation with Babytol D3 + K1 is not necessary.
If you still continued with giving Babytol D3 + K1, even though its formula fed, don’t worry, nothing is going to happen, because overdosing caused by these dosages is not possible.
One capsule per day should be taken. Application is very comfortable and easy:
The upper part of the capsule (the cap) needs to be twisted, pulled, and removed. The capsule should be pressed, and the capsule’s contents need to be squeezed out directly into the infant’s mouth.
The contents can also be squeezed out into a spoon, or mixed with milk.
The capsules are made from eatable gelatine, water soluble, and completely safe for infant use.
If your baby has swallowed a capsule, and is behaving normally, nothing can happen, the gelatine is digested by the body, without any harm to the baby.
Twist-off shape of the capsule is designed to be friendly to use in infants. Namely, they don’t know how to swallow, and the capsule is opened for this reason!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Take care when opening the capsule, in case the oil leaks out and the capsule becomes slippery!
The recommended daily dose of vitamin D3 for all newborns is 400 IJ, and must be applied daily from 8.day of life, until the baby’s first birthday.
One twist-off capsule of the products Babytol D3+K1, Babytol D3 + DHA Omega and Babytol D3 contains recommended daily dose of 400 IJ of vitamin D3.
It is recommended that children from their second year and up to adolescence take vitamin D3 during the winter months (from October to March).
Why is Babytol D3+K1 recommended, and not other vitamin D3 product or drops vit vitamin A and vitamin D? What is the difference?
Babytol D3+K1 is a combination of two important vitamins necessary for the healthy development of newborns, in daily recommended dosage of 400IJ of Vitamin D3, for preventing the rickets, and 25mcg of Vitamin K1, for preventing the late haemorrhagic disease.
Babytol D3+K1 should be used from 8. day of the infant’s life, until the third month, in newborns who are breastfed, and in infants that have a mixed diet that contains less than two meals of infant’s formula throughout the day.
Other products contains vitamin D3 only, not in the recommended daily dosage.
Vitamin A is not recommended for the daily supplementation in newborns because breast milk is rich in vitamin A. No additional supplementation is needed. Baby’s formula also has the recommended amount of vitamin A. Vitamin A is liposoluble vitamin, and amounts greater than daily needs are stored in the body, which may lead to adverse effects.
Does infant formula contain vitamin D3? Is there a need for vitamin D3 supplementation if the baby is formula fed?
Baby’s formula contains vitamin D3 but cannot provide the daily recommended dose for newborns. Because of that reason daily supplementation is necessary until baby’s first year, in daily doses of 400IJ of vitamin D3.
Vitamin D3 supplementation is not necessary only in cases when baby takes 1 litre of formula daily, or more.
Parents connect the application of Babytol D3+K1 with the occurrence of colics in newborns. What leads to this?
Colics in newborns cannot be caused by vitamin D3 or vitamin K1. Colics may occur because of different reasons, such as a lack of the lactulose enzyme, which is used to dissolve lactose, undeveloped gastrointestinal tract etc,
Vitamins in Babytol D3+K1 are dissolved in olive oil, allergen free, completely safe for infant use.
You should supplement Babytol D3+K1 to you baby starting from the 8.day of the infant’s life, and up to the end of the third month. This is a sufficient period for vitamin K1 supplementation, because after this period, the body will synthesise the vitamin in adequate amounts on its own.
If the baby is on a mixed diet in the third month, being formula fed more than two times daily, vitamin K1 supplementation will not be necessary in the third month.
It is however necessary, whatever the case may be, to continue with vitamin D3 supplementation, in doses of 400IJ daily, until the baby’s first year of life, and additionally during the winter months (from October to March) from its first year, and by the end of its third.
PROBIVAL + C + Zn has a strong effect on pathogens – it binds pathogenic micro-organisms (bacteria, viruses, parasites), increases their elimination from the body, and creates optimal conditions necessary for gut flora to be restored. It affects a wide range of pathogen agents – bacteria, viruses, parasites, and removes them from the body.
It also has antitoxic properties – it destroys the toxins produced by the pathogen agents and eliminates them, blocking their binding.
It also has antiinflammatory effects and creates a protective barrier on the intestinal lining. It helps the intestinal epithelium to be renewed.
Zinc is recommended in the treatment of acute diarrhoea, togother with oral rehydration and probiotics, because it has been clinically proven that it stimulates the regeneration of the intestinal mucous membrane, shorts the duration of diarrhoea and decreases the diarrhoea symptoms.
One capsule contains the recommended daily doses of Zinc – 10mg and vitamin C – 80 mg.
One of the key advantages of PROBIVAL + C + Zn is that it does not contain probiotic bacteria, but the probiotic yeast Saccharomyces boulardi. Antibiotics do not affect this probiotic culture, and it can be administered togother with any antibiotic, as the most efficient probiotic for the treatment of acute diarrhoea caused by antibiotics.
PROBIVAL + C + Zn protects gut flora during antibiotic treatment, and prevent of diarrhoea caused by antibiotics.
Antibiotics besides their effect on pathogens, destroy also beneficial, good bacteria in the gut. Because of this they are disrupting the natural balance in gastrointestinal truck, leading to the frequent diarrhoea. The administration of PROBIVAL + C + Zn, together with antibiotics, is always recommended.
Can the administration of PROBIVAL + C + Zn prevent the diarrhoea during the trip or holiday (traveller’s diarrhoea)? How?
PROBIVAL + C + Zn can prevent traveller’s diarrhoea, if you are using one capsul daily for five days before your trip, and continue taking it during your stay.
PROBIVAL + C + Zn can be taken before and after a meal, food cannot effect the efficiency of the product.
One capsule per day.
In cases of acute diarrhoea, you can take up to two capsules daily, for two to three days.
PROBIVAL + C + Zn has no side effects, and it’s completely safe for use. It is the leading probiotic in the world, and has been used for over 80 years as the best solution for all types of diarrhoea. Clinical studies have proven its safe profile.
Oral rehydration is the first line in acute diarrhoea treatment, according to recommendations of World Health Organisation (WHO). Oral rehydration is important for the compensation of fluids and electrolytes, which are lost during the diarrhoea. It has been scientifically proven that the administration of oral rehydration prevents the possible complications and speed up the recovery. If you rehydrate yourself, you will recover your vitality, freshness, and energy faster.
Dissolve the powder in the sachet in 200 ml of boiled and cooled water. The powder can also be dissolved in bottled water. Do not dissolve the powder in other liquids (juice, tea, milk…) because you will change the osmotic concentration of the solution and the solution will not have the same efficiency. Take the solution in smaller portions.
There are no side effects, and there is no limitation for administration.
Oral rehydration is the first line in acute diarrhoea treatment. It must to be applied if you have more than three diarrhoea per day.
Oral rehydration is also recommended in people with high temperature, who are vomiting or have burns. In all of these situations the body losing a great deal of water and electrolytes that need to be compensate. It is needed to prevent dehydration.
Oral solution needs to be administrated in smaller portions. The amount of liquid depends on the severity of dehydration and the body mass of the patient. On the package and in the leaflet is given the easy table with an overview of dose in children.
The powder can be dissolved in bottled water.
DHA Omega-3 fatty acids is an important structural component of the brain, neurons and the retina. DHA makes up to 97% of all omega-3 fatty acids in the brain, and up to 93% of all omega-3 fatty acids in the retina.
The growth and development of the children’s brain is the most intense during the third trimester of the pregnancy (the brain is growing 260%) and in the first year of life (brain is growing 175%).
Recommended daily intake of DHA Omega-3 fatty acids in infats is 100 mg starting from the eighth day of life until the end of the third year. Supplementation in the daily dose of 100 mg DHA is very important for the development of the brain, cognitive and mental functions, as well as for the normal vision development.
According to the recommendations of the EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) children age of 2 to 18 years, should take the combination of EPA and DHA Omega-3 fatty acids, in dose of 250 mg per day.
Why would not the mother take a larger concentration of Omega-3, and provide its through breastfeeding?
In order to provide the appropriate amount of DHA omega-3 through breastfeeding, mother need to take 250 to 300 grams of “blue” sea fish (salmon, sardelas, haringa, tuna). Statistic data show that mothers in Europe take few times less of the recommended intake. One reason is because of the general dietary habits (less than two meals of fatty fish per week), and the other reason is the dietary restrictions due to the presence of heavy metals (lead, mercury) in fatty fish.
Mother who are breastfeeding can provide the appropriate amount of DHA omega-3 through the milk if she takes 200 mg of DHA per day.
The fishy smell comes from Omega-3 fatty acids, including DHA. DHA omega – 3 fatty acid always smells of fish, but because babies and children do not like this smell, scientists in Switzerland have found a way to improve the production process and technology to remove this smell in Babytol DHA Omega.
Bimunal syrup contains elderberry extract (a traditional plant), beta glucane yestimun (natural polysaccharides found in the wall of beer yeast) and zinc. Furthermore, Bimunal does not contain additives and preservatives.
The content of Bimunal syrup is natural and safe for children of one year and older. There is only the restriction in cases of hypersensitivity (allergic) to any ingredient.
There are no side effects, and no upper limit for using yestimun beta glucane and elderberry extract (no possibility for overdose).
On the official label in Europe the syrup is recommended for children older then 1 year of age, for the treatment of cold and flu and upper respiratory infections caused by a virus.
Due to the national legal regulations and laws, Bimunal is in some Balkan countries (Serbia) registered for children older then 3 years of age.
Bimunal syrup taken in the first 2 hours when the symptoms of cold and flu occur and taken in the recommended dosage of 15 ml per day will shorten the duration of colds and the flu by 2 to 4 days. One bottle will enough for 10 days treatmant. Viral infections should not last longer than that!
For the preventive and boost the immune system, Bimunal is administrated in the dosages of 5 ml per day, and one bottle can then last for an entire month.
Bimunal syrup continuously can be used for 3 months. After 3 months short break of 10 days should be applied, only because of zinc, in order to avoid an over-saturation of the receptors.
Is there sugar in the syrup?
Bimunal syrup is a “clean label” product, which means that it does not contain preservatives and additives. For this reason the syrup contains fructose, i.e. fruit sugar, which is also a natural preservative.
Bimunal syrup has a pleasant strawberry flavour, which children really like a lot.
Elderberry fruit extract contains over 40 active substances: flavonoids (anthocyanins, flavanols), polyphenols (tannin), mineral substances (including iron), vitamin C.
Clinical studies have shown that the extract of the elderberry fruit has antiviral properties – it destroys viruses, binding itself to them, and block virus to enter in the cell. Elderberry fruit extract also prevents virus reproduction. Additionally, stimulates an immune response.
During the acute phase of colds and flu, should 15 ml of Bimunal syrup be administered in one dose, or multiple doses throughout the day?
It’s best to give Bimunal syrup in one dose, in the morning.
Probival Choco + C + Zn contains probiotic cultures, beneficial bacteria Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium Lactis, which are natural inhabitants of the intestinal tract.
Unfortunately, the antibiotics do not only destroy pathogenic bacteria, which cause infections, but also good, beneficial bacteria as well (natural inhabitants of intestinal flora).
For this reason its recommended that Probival choco + C + Zn should be used 2 hours after taking an antibiotic, for the full efficiancy, in order to avoid damaging effect of antibiotic on the good bacteria.
According to official label Probival Choco + C + Zn is recommended for children older then 3 years. This limitation is due to the form of the product. Probival Choco + C + Zn is in the form of chocolate, shaped like a teddy bear. If your child is taking solid foods before it turned 3 years, it’s completely safe to give Probival Choco + C + Zn.
The product Probival Choco + C + Zn does not contain preservatives, gluten, or sugars. It contains maltitol, an artificial sweetener, which is safe for children.
Probival Choco + C + Zn should only be administered to the patients who have diabetes in consultation with a paediatrician. It is important to note that Probival Choco + C + Zn does not contain sugar, but the artificial sweetener maltitol.
Can Probival Choco + C + Zn be administered in order to prevent diarrhoea (i.e. traveller’s diarrhoea)?
Probival Choco + C + Zn can be used for prevention of diarrhoea when you travel (traveller’s diarrhoea), 3 days before your trip, all the time on the trip, and 3 days after, in dosage of 1 chocolate teddy bear for children of up to 4 years of age, and 2 choco teddy bear for children older than 4 years.
Probival Choco+C+Zn can be used in children whose immune system has been compromised due to the often colds and flu, bacterial and viral infections, and the administration in these cases should last a bit longer. It is necessary to give Probival Choco + C + Zn for strengthening the immune system for a period of at least 3 months. Apply a short break of 10 days after 3 months of administration, because of zinc, in order to avoid oversaturation of receptors.
Spiranto patches contain lavender, mint, and eucalyptus essential oils, which make breathing easier, reduce congestion and runny nose.
Spiranto patches can be used in children older then 2 years.
Spiranto patches should not be used by patients who are sensitive to essential oils, as well as those suffering from asthma.
How does Spiranto work?
Spiranto patches function by releasing the natural vapours of eucalyptus, mint, and lavender, which greatly help with breathing, especially at night. The ingredients of Spiranto patches narrow the capillaries within the mucous membrane of the nasal cavity and stop the leaking from the nose (runny nose). They help in nasal decongestion and improve the breathing.
For how long can Spiranto be used?
There are no restrictions regarding the duration of use.
Spiranto patches are attended for single use only. The effects of the natural vapours of the essential oils of Spiranto patches last between 6 to 8 hours, and it is recommended to apply the patch before going to sleep.