Called the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D is formed naturally in the skin by exposure to sunlight. But when an individual does not get enough sun exposure, their body cannot make sufficient vitamin D. Vitamin D supplementation is especially important because it’s hard to get enough during our long, dark northern winters. Vitamin D is a vitamin and hormone that stimulates the body to absorb calcium, and it is needed to keep bones strong. People deficient in vitamin D levels tend to have softer, thin bones, predisposing them to fractures. Vitamin D is especially important for the elderly because of their difficulty synthesizing vitamin D from sunlight as some medications interfere with vitamin D absorption. HOW DOES VITAMIN D WORK? Vitamin D is produced when sunlight converts cholesterol in your skin into a form of vitamin D3 called calicol. Calcitriol, the inactive form of vitamin D3, is circulated and stored in the body. This is the form that should be measured during a blood test to check for vitamin D3 levels.
- Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)- 50 mcg (1000 IU) Per Servings. Does not exceed 1000 IU.
- Maintains bone, joint and muscle health, Supports the brain and nervous system
- In a convenient fast absorbing liquid state, Stored in glass bottle with dropper
- Supports the health of mother and child during pregnancy and lactation
- Strengthens the immune syste
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