Key selling points
Contains Vitamin D, which helps to maintain bone mineral density
Assists Calcium absorption
Supports immune system health and general wellbeing
Vitamin D helps calcium absorption and a diet deficient in calcium can lead to osteoporosis in later life.
Vitamin D is mainly produced in our skin by a reaction that requires sunlight. People who limit their exposure to sunlight may have an increased need for Vitamin D supplementation.
This formula provides a one-a-day dose of Vitamin D3 in a convenient, easy-to-swallow capsule.
Precautions and contra-indications:
Always read the label; take only as directed.
Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet.
Gluten, wheat, dairy products, egg, soy, corn, artificial colours, artificial flavours or artificial sweeteners.
Take 1 capsule daily with food or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Each capsule provides
Colecalciferol (Vitamin D3 1000 IU) 25µg
Q1 What is Vitamin D, and what roles does it play in your body?
A1 Vitamin D is a compound that your body creates when the cholesterol in your skin is exposed to the UVB rays in sunlight.
Once the Vitamin D is manufactured, your body uses it in a wide variety of ways to help maintain your general health and wellbeing.
Most people are aware that Vitamin D helps to maintain strong, healthy bones. It does this by helping your body to absorb – and then use – Calcium; the mineral that helps to give bones their strength and density.
Vitamin D also helps to maintain normal levels of Calcium in the blood, which is important for the normal development and maintenance of bones and teeth.
In addition to supporting bone health, Vitamin D plays a host of other roles. For example, this nutrient has been shown to support the health and function of the immune system and nervous system.
Q2 Why do some people need extra Vitamin D?
A2 While Vitamin D is present in some foods, it tends to occur in very low levels. That’s why sunlight is generally known as the best natural way to support levels of this nutrient in the body.
D is mainly produced in our skin by a reaction that requires sunlight. People who limit their exposure to sunlight may have an increased need for vitamin D supplementation.
However, not everyone can meet their Vitamin D needs through sunlight alone. If your job requires you to spend most of your time indoors, or you’re housebound, you may need to top-up your Vitamin D levels.
Q3 Is the form of Vitamin D in a supplement important?
A3 Vitamin D naturally occurs in two forms: Ergocalciferol (Vitamin D2) and Colecalciferol (Vitamin D3). Vitamin D3 is the type that humans manufacture.
Because your body creates Vitamin D3 in a form that is immediately usable, this type of Vitamin D is often called “active Vitamin D”.