Vitamin D3

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in a few foods, fortified in others and available as a food supplement. It is produced endogenously when ultraviolet (UV) rays from sunlight strike the skin and trigger vitamin D synthesis. When your skin gets enough direct UV light from sunshine it makes about 90% of the vitamin D it needs.


We get vitamin D3 from the sun. We need it to make calcium in the body, which helps strengthen your bones. 

Supports Bone Health

Reduces Inflammation

Strengthens Heart

Past thirty five, we lose bone mass every day of our lives.

The recommended form of vitamin D is vitamin D3 or cholecalciferol. This is the natural, active form of vitamin D that your body makes from sunlight. Cholecalciferol is one of the five types vitamin D.
Plants produce Vitamin D2 when they are exposed to UV light however, although you need both forms, Vitamin D3 is more important for your health and wellbeing. Our bodies absorb and use Vitamin D3 better and it is also more effective at treating diseases.
Only after skin exposure to sufficient sunlight is it possible for your body to make vitamin D3 which can present a problem for those in the Northern Hemisphere and those with darker skin, where the sunlight is not as easily absorbed. Older adults are at increased risk of developing vitamin D insufficiency, partly because the skin’s ability to synthesise vitamin D declines with age but also because older adults are likely to spend more time indoors, reducing their exposure to sunlight.
Vitamin D is fat soluble, its absorption depends on the gut’s ability to absorb dietary fat. Certain forms of liver disease, cystic fibrosis, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis present fat malabsorption issues within the body which in turn affects levels of vitamin D.
Your body requires vitamin D to absorb calcium; too little vitamin D in the body results in soft bones in children (rickets) and fragile, misshapen bones in adults (osteomalacia). Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption in the gut and maintains adequate serum calcium and phosphate concentrations to enable normal bone mineralisation.
Your body does not make calcium, you have to consume it in your diet and that’s why vitamin D plays such a vital role in bone health.

Your body also needs vitamin D for other important functions.

Vitamin D roles in the body include reduction of inflammation as well as modulation of such processes as cell growth, neuromuscular and immune function and glucose metabolism. Muscle weakness may be another side effect of low vitamin D levels, especially in the elderly and a recent survey concluded that a vitamin D deficiency is also linked to heart disease.

Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, not many foods are rich in vitamin D unless it has been “fortified” at the point of manufacture. Some super “D” foods are: Salmon (especially wild-caught) Mackerel (especially wild-caught) Mushrooms
Vitamin D is the only vitamin supplement that the Department of Health recommends for the general population. The government estimates around 25% of teenagers and adults in the UK have low levels of vitamin D, which puts them at risk of deficiency and associated health issues. As there are so few food sources of vitamin D and sun exposure can be unreliable, food supplements are considered a safe way to prevent a deficiency. The NHS makes the following recommendation in light of the nationwide lockdown.

Excellent product and taste great. So easy to take as a liquid. Been using it long term as this is a very important vitamin to take daily for over-all health. I use high-dostage especially on onset of a cold so it never develops into flu.

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