Solgar Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 1000 IU (25 mcg) provides the active form of vitamin D3, cholecalciferol, to help build and maintain strong bones and muscles. Vitamin D3 is also supportive to the immune system.
Supporting optimal wellbeing, the benefits of the “sunshine vitamin” are numerous and well documented, but particularly for immune health. With over a billion people worldwide with very low levels of vitamin D, in addition to changing your diet and lifestyle, taking a vitamin D supplement is a good way to top up.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is required to promote calcium absorption, which helps to maintain healthy bones and teeth. Solgar's Vitamin D3 is a highly absorbable vitamin D. Obtained from the sunlight or vitamin D rich foods - over a billion people worldwide have very low levels of vitamin D. In addition to changing your diet and lifestyle, taking a vitamin D supplement is a good way to top up, especially in winter months.
Vitamin D contributes to:
- Normal function of the immune system
- Maintenance of normal bones and teeth
- Normal absorption of calcium and phosphorus
- Normal blood calcium levels
- Maintenance of normal muscle function
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Directions: As a food supplement, take one Vitamin D3 1000iu tablet daily, preferably at mealtime, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medications or have any medical condition, please consult your healthcare practitioner before taking this product.
Each tablet provides. Vitamin D3 (1000 IU, as cholecalciferol) 25 µg. Bulking Agents: microcrystalline cellulose, maltodextrin. Anti-caking Agents: vegetable stearic acid, silicon dioxide, vegetable magnesium stearate. Glazing Agents: hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose, vegetable glycerin (from palm kernel oil and coconut oil). Cellulose Gum. Colour: riboflavin.
What is vitamin D?
Vitamin D is not strictly a vitamin. A vitamin is a compound that cannot be produced by the body and since vitamin D is produced in the skin, as a result of exposure to sunlight, it is more accurately described as a hormone. Although we are capable of producing vitamin D, we rarely make sufficient levels due to the latitude we live in and the fact that we constantly being told to wear sunscreens, which of course block sunlight.
Why vitamin D is important?
Vitamin D has recently make headlines due to the surge of studies and articles showing its multi-faceted role within our bodies and the widespread deficiencies that exist in the population. While it was once thought to only maintain healthy calcium and phosphorus levels required for bone production, recent studies indicate that vitamin D deficiency may be linked to a variety of chronic health concerns, including optimal immune function, diabetes, depression and even cell mutation. I am going to briefly explain vitamin D's benefits and its role for these concerns.
How much vitamin D should we be taking?
The recommended dosages of vitamin D, set many years ago at between 200iu and 400iu, were based on the amount of vitamin D in a teaspoon of cod liver oil, and still remain the basis in spite of all the publicity on vitamin D deficiency. We know from several studies that this dose is out by a factor of approximately 10 meaning that ideally we should be taking between 2000iu and 4000iu per day. A healthy and balanced diet can at the maximum supply us with 10 percent of the recommended daily amount and actually for the majority, our diets only supply us with 5 percent of the recommended daily amounts. This leaves a 95 percent deficiency of vitamin D in our bloodstream.
What is the difference between vitamin D and vitamin D3?
There are quite a few differences between vitamin D and vitamin D3, but the main difference between them is that vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that regulates calcium and phosphorous levels in the body, whereas the vitamin D3 is the natural form of vitamin D produced by the body from sunlight.
Should I take a vitamin D supplement?
During the autumn and winter, you need to get vitamin D from your diet because the sun is not strong enough for the body to make vitamin D. But since it's difficult for people to get enough vitamin D from food alone, everyone (including pregnant and breastfeeding women) should consider taking a daily supplement containing 10 micrograms of vitamin D during the autumn and winter. Between late March/early April to the end of September, most people can make all the vitamin D they need through sunlight on their skin and from a balanced diet.
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