Vitamin D3 is the preferred form of Vitamin D to take, as it is the form which is made by the human body. The Vitamin D3 supplements included are high strength – 2000 IU.
There is increasing evidence for the beneficial effects of dietary vitamin D – which is synthesized by the body on exposure to sunlight – and has shown benefits for its contribution to:
- Maintenance of normal Bones and Teeth
- Normal Absorption and Utilisation of Calcium and Phosphorus
- Normal Blood Calcium Levels
- Process of Cell Division
- Normal function of the Immune System
- Normal Muscle Function & Avoid Rickets
For adults over the age of 60, it has been shown that a daily vitamin D intake of 20µg or more from all sources helps to reduce the risk of postural instability and muscle weakness. Limited exposure to UV rays due to their negative health effects, has led to low vitamin D levels in many people.
Vitamin D is naturally present in some foods (e.g. oily fish, fish liver oils, eggs, butter) and a few fortified foods (e.g. margarine, some cereals, some yoghurts). It is fat soluble, so lower fat diets may contribute to reduced intakes, and dietary supplementation may be needed. In the UK, an average diet provides 3-4 µg of vitamin D per day.
Those who could benefit from high strength Vitamin D3 supplements include:
- People with reduced sun exposure e.g. older people, those who cover their skin, certain occupations, medical reasons and those with darker skin tones (greater skin melanin content reduces the production of vitamin D)
- Older people – there is a increased requirement for Vitamin D at certain life stages
- Those with increased dietary intolerances (e.g. lactose and dairy) or allergies
- People who are on a diet
The UK Department of Health recommends that everybody take a supplement containing vitamin D to help safeguard their levels.
Bulking Agents (Microcrystalline Cellulose, Dicalcium Phosphate), Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol), Anti-Caking Agent (Magnesium Stearate)
Nutritional Info per 1 Tablet
Vitamin D3 2000iu (1000% NRV)