Vitamin D3 is an essential nutrient that many people in the UK are lacking due to lack of sunshine during parts of the year. But, what are the benefits of vitamin D3?
Vitamin D contributes to normal functioning of the immune system and the maintenance of normal teeth and bones for optimum bones and joint health. As it can help to support normal muscle functioning and plays a role in how well our bodies absorb calcium, vitamin D is essential to overall wellbeing.
So, what are the symptoms of a vitamin D deficiency? Fatigue, hair loss, back and muscle pain, and even depression can be symptoms of a lack of vitamin D3. More than one billion people worldwide are estimated to be deficient in vitamin D3. The UK government recommends a vitamin D3 supplement for several key groups of people, including:
- Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.
- Young children from six months to five years old.
- People over 65 years of age.
- Those with low or no exposure to the sun.
Vitamin D3 supplements from Pharma Nord are dissolved in cold-pressed olive oil and encapsulated in small, easy-to-swallow “pearls” of soft gelatin. They’re ideal for taking every day and vitamin D3 supplements are the most easily absorbed form of vitamin D!
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Why Pharma Nord Vitamin D3 Supplement?
- Available in packs of 120 capsules (400IU), 80 capsules (800IU and 1000IU) and 40 capsules (5000IU)
- Bio-Vitamin D3 is manufactured to pharmaceutical standards
- Easy to swallow and highly bioavailable!
- Vitamin D3 dissolves in cold-pressed olive oil for maximum absorption
- Contains a form of vitamin D (cholecalciferol) naturally produced in the skin
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is the most easily absorbed form of vitamin D
Vitamin D3 is a fat-soluble form of vitamin D - when you produce this naturally, it's called cholecalciferol.
We produce vitamin D3 in our skin when exposed to adequate ultraviolet light from the sun. However, our modern lifestyles, which tend to keep us indoors, are depriving us of the sunshine we need. Unfortunately, even the foods we eat rarely contain enough vitamin D3, if any at all!
Our vitamin D3 supplements are easy to take and specially formulated in gel 'pearls'. Vitamin D3 is liposoluble (dissolves in oil), so an oil-based formula is best. Our preparation is dissolved in cold pressed organic olive oil to enhance absorption. They contain the cholecalciferol form of vitamin D3.
Vitamin D is an important daily supplement, but what is the use of vitamin D3? Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body, of which our bones and teeth store 99%. Vitamin D3 increases the absorption of calcium from food and reduces the excretion of calcium from the body. Since our skeleton acts as a reservoir for calcium therefore our bones become depleted if our calcium intake is insufficient.
Vitamin D3 supplements can also help maintain healthy muscles and nerves, as well as a healthy immune system.
What's more, studies have shown that vitamin D may stimulate the body's production of anti-viral and anti-bacterial proteins. Some experts say they would choose a vitamin D supplement before vitamin C when considering cold and flu protection!
We recommend the following:
400IU - 1-5 capsules per day
800IU - 1-5 capsules per day
1,000IU - 1-5 capsules per day
5,000IU - 1 capsule per day
Or as directed by a physician.
There are several benefits of vitamin D3, however, some people should be cautious.
People with hyperparathyroidism and sarcoidosis should consult a physician before taking vitamin D3 supplements, and remember; vitamin D3 may cause kidney stones and headaches if taken in excess (10,000IU)