Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones and their development. It is an important factor in cell growth and optimizing neuromuscular and immune functions.
According to many experts, about 15 minutes of sun exposure per day is enough for a daily intake of vitamin D. But this vague recommendation does not consider the importance of clothing or wearing sunscreen (it has been reported that a lotion with a 30 UV index can inhibit 95% of vitamin D synthesis). Those with darker skin may need to double or triple sun exposure to synthesize the same amount of vitamin D, as melanin inhibits vitamin production. As a result, people are at increased risk of vitamin D deficiency.
Even though more than 90% of our daily needs of Vitamin D can be met through our skin’s exposure to the sun, inadequate intake remains all too prevalent, especially during the winter months when exposure may be limited. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, osteoporosis, or low bone mass, affects as many as 75 million people in the U.S., Europe and Japan and causes approximately 9 million fractures annually.1 This may be connected to insufficient Vitamin D supply. For this reason, Vitamin D supplementation is becoming increasingly necessary to maintain optimal health.
Vitamin D helps contribute to normal calcium levels in the blood.
Contents: 120 Softgel Capsules. Net weight 86.38g
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule per day or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner. Do not exceed the recommended daily dosage.
Allergens: Our formulation does not contain any known allergens. However, while our Manufacturers take steps to minimize the risk of any cross contact, we cannot guarantee that any of our products do not contain trace amounts of, and are safe for consumers with peanut, tree nut, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or wheat allergies.
Caution: Dietary supplements should not be used as substitutes for a varied and balanced diet. Keep out of reach of children. Do not administer to children under the age of 6. Store in a dry place in its original packaging.
1 International Osteoporosis Foundation. “Facts and Statistics.” iofbonehealth.org. International Osteoporosis Foundation, n.d. Web. 12 Dec. 2012
Organic olive oil, Gelatin and Glycerin. Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol) – 25 mcg: 125% DV*
*Reference nutritional value