Commonly known as ‘the sunshine vitamin’, vitamin D3 has taken the health world by storm due to its multi-purpose importance within the body. Naturally obtained from the sun and some animal products, vitamin D helps maintain calcium levels as well as plays a crucial role in hormone regulation and secretion.
Benefits may include:
–Assistance in the absorption and regulation of calcium and phosphorous by the body
-Contributes to the development and maintenance of strong bones and teeth
-Improved function of the immune system
-Contributes to the maintenance and function of muscles
Vitamin D3, also known as calcitriol, is the active form of vitamin D, and has the ability to regulate gene expression in the nucleus of a cell, playing a crucial role in orchestrating the body’s natural biochemistry by regulating hormones and their secretion. Vitamin D3 also assists with the absorption of calcium. When taken with vitamin K2, they form a powerful bone-building combo as they are able to direct calcium to the bone matrix and greatly assist with the development and maintenance of bone density.
Deficiency in vitamin D has been associated with reduced calcium absorption, which may lead to osteoporosis and an increase in fracture risk. It has also been linked to a reduction in muscle strength, and may increase the chance of some cancers and rheumatoid arthritis. Vitamin D has a substantial impact on mental health, ranging from concentration and sleep quality to mood disorders, such as depression, anxiety and seasonal affective disorder (SAD), often experienced by those living in less sunny climates – the ‘sunshine vitamin’ really does help with those ‘winter blues’.
Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin, meaning that the body stores the vitamin and does not ‘flush it out’ as regularly as water soluble vitamins. Some foods that contain vitamin D include salmon, tuna and mackerel as well as liver, cheese and egg yolks. Insufficient sun exposure and a lack of vitamin D rich foods in one’s diet has led to many of us being deficient in this vital vitamin. We always recommend that one has their vitamin D levels tested before implementing the use of additional supplementation.
Each capsule contains:
Vitamin D3 1000IU
Dosage and directions for use:
Take 1 capsule daily at mealtimes
Suitable for all ages, at 1 capsule per day
Do not exceed the recommended dosage
Warnings and special precautions:
Do not use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Contact your doctor or healthcare provider right away if this applies to you
Do not use during pregnancy or lactation. Safety in pregnancy has not yet been established
Always consult your healthcare professional before taking any new supplementation
Some medical conditions may interact with the product. Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following applies to you: a) if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding b) if you are taking any prescription or non-prescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplements c) if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances d) if you have liver problems or metabolism problems
The daily recommended vitamin D allowance is 1000IU. Consult your healthcare professional before use, and monitor blood work every 60-90 days while consuming
This information is not meant to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Nor does it take the place of professional medical advice. If professional assistance is needed, a qualified physician or licensed health care practitioner should be consulted.
This unregistered health product has not been evaluated by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) for its quality, safety or intended use.