We've answered your most frequently asked questions.
How can I be sure that the dose is actually gets ingested?
To ensure the dose is visible and actually ingested, we always recommend administering onto a clean surface, onto food item, or into a drink. The built-in applicator allows the dose to be accurately dispensed each time.
What is the best way to dispense my drops?
The Euro Ddropper® works with gravity to dispense the exact dose in each drop. Sometimes this takes a few seconds. If air becomes trapped in the Euro Ddropper® mechanism, it can help to hold the bottle on a slight angle or put the cap on and gently turn it upside down and right again a few times before use. No need to shake the bottle. Do not remove the Euro Ddropper® dispenser and use any other utensil, such as an eyedropper. As your bottle is used over time, the drops may begin to come out more slowly. This may mean that it is time for a new bottle. Want more tips?
Should I shake the bottle to get the drop out?
There is no need to shake the bottle to get the drop out. Simply hold the bottle upside down and let the drop come out by itself due to gravity. Allow it some time, as it usually takes a few seconds. Still having trouble?
Health and Safety
My bottle was left outside, is it still alright?
This will vary from product to product.
Ddrops® are tested across a wide range of temperatures including those below freezing. Like most liquids, it may thicken, solidify or become cloudy once frozen. Allow the bottle to return to room temperature before using.
What happens if too many drops were taken?
We always recommend administering onto a clean surface first to avoid any over consumption. If you are concerned, we recommend you contact your health care practitioner. For more information on the upper limits of vitamin D, click here.
How long is the bottle good for after being opened?
After first use, the product remains suitable for the number of servings indicated on the label. Please refer to the storage conditions, number of servings, and the expiry date. The expiry date is printed on both the bottle and the box.
What if there has been a reaction to the product?
If believed to have an allergic reaction, please call your health care professional and seek medical help.
How come my bottle is not filled to the top and looks partially empty?
All products are filled to the specific number of dosages listed on the bottle. The bottles are not filled to the very top, so they will appear to be partially full. Our bottle sizes are chosen for ease of use, safety, and label readability. Always check that the safety seal neckband is intact when you first open the box. To read more about our Quality, click here.
How should products be stored?
The cap should always be on when not in use, and always keep product out of reach of children. The expiry date and storage conditions are printed on both the bottle and the box. Please always read the label for specific instructions. As a note, Thinkmist® should be kept refrigerated after use, while our other products can be kept in a cool, dry place at room temperature.
When should I contact my healthcare practitioner?
When it comes to health, if you notice something unusual with yourself or someone in your family, it is always best to seek advice from your trusted health care practitioner.
With the any one of the following situations, you should consult a doctor:
- If symptoms are severe, worsen, or persist for more than 2 days
- If symptoms are accompanied by high fever
- Other concerns such as shortness of breath or severe pain
About Ddrops Company
Has the FDA given these products an NDC code?
As dietary supplements, Ddrops® and Thinkmist® are regulated in the United States under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA). Over-the-counter and prescription drugs have NDC codes. These are regulated by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), which fall under the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Therefore, both Ddrops® and Thinkmist® products do not have an official National Drug Code (NDC) as they fall under DSHEA and are not regulated by CDER.
How do I know if the product I purchased are authentic?
Ddrops Company is in strict compliance with GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) and holds an NSF product certification. Consumers should carefully select the source they obtain Ddrops® products. Ddrops Company cannot validate the authenticity of a product based on a picture or any other descriptive information. Authentic Ddrops® products can be purchased through approved retailers (see Where to Buy). Consumers should be cautious of offers from resellers that sell Ddrops® products at "very low discount prices."
Dosing and Recommendations
Where can I learn about the current recommended guidelines?
Please visit the recommendations posts on our blog. There you will find links and references for recommendations specific to your country.
Vitamin D Products
What is the source of the vitamin D3 used in Ddrops® products?
Vitamin D3 starts as lanolin (the oil obtained from sheep and lamb wool). The lanolin is exposed to ultraviolet light to activate the cholesterol that then turns into vitamin D3. This gets purified and used for vitamin D supplements. Although Ddrops® brand vitamin D3 is an animal sourced product, the animal is not harmed during this process. This means that Ddrops® products are suitable for lacto-ovo vegetarians. Vegan Ddrops® contain vitamin D2 which is not an animal source.
What are the differences between Ddrops® products?
You may notice that Ddrops® product boxes all look different. This is because we offer different daily doses of vitamin D for different age groups. For instance, Baby Ddrops® 400 IU is designed specifically for infants, containing the recommended daily dose in just one drop. To help differentiate our Ddrops® products online and/or in stores, our boxes are different colours. These colours do not correspond to any specific flavour, as all of our products do not have a taste!
I have an allergy. Can I still take Vitamin D Ddrops®?
All of our Ddrops® products do not contain most common allergens, and are free from corn, dairy, eggs, fish, gluten, lactose, peanuts, shellfish, wheat, yeast, preservatives, artificial colouring, and/or flavours. The base for all of our liquid vitamin D supplements is fractionated coconut oil, where the proteins and potential allergens have been removed. If you or any members of your family has an allergy, it is always best to speak to your healthcare practitioner to see if Ddrops® products are right for you.
What are the ingredients in Ddrops®?
Parents are pleased to learn that Ddrops® contains only fractionated coconut oil and vitamin D - and that's it! Our fractionated coconut oil contains no chemicals, additives or preservatives. All Ddrops® products are free of peanuts, wheat, gluten, soy, eggs, and dairy. Ddrops® are free from most common allergens and can be enjoyed by the entire family.
Why do infants and children need vitamin D?
Doctors and health care practitioners recommend vitamin D for children and infants. Adequate levels of vitamin D are crucial during these periods of rapid growth and are key in the normal development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth.
Can I give Ddrops® together with other multivitamins?
It is always good to consider what other nutrients your child is receiving before adding additional supplements. Ddrops® products are uniquely suited to support daily vitamin D requirements only. Many multivitamins already contain vitamin D and dosages will vary. Labels should be read carefully. It’s always recommended you visit your healthcare practitioner for advice.
How much vitamin D should I give my child?
Each Ddrops® product is designed for a specific age range. Please refer to the product label or the individual product page where the ages are listed. Remember it is always best to consult with your health care practitioner for advice.
What are Vegan Ddrops®?
Vegan Ddrops® contain vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) and fractionated coconut oil. The vitamin D2 is sourced from a variety of select nutritional yeast.