No need to worry if the sun is not shining! Get all the vitamin D your body needs with our max strength formula.
Holland & Barrett Vitamin D3 100UG capsules provide immune support, as well as bone and muscle support.
These vitamin D3 tablets are also suitable for vegetarians and will help you to keep the vitamin D levels in your body topped up.
Sources of vitamin D
Vitamin D is also known as the sunshine vitamin, or the sun vitamin.
This is because the body produces the vitamin D it needs when our skin is directly exposed to sunlight.
When ultraviolet B (UVB) rays hit receptor cells in the skin, they trigger a chemical reaction which produces vitamin D3.
This means that it can be difficult to get the vitamin D we need, especially during the winter months or if you do not get to spend much time outside.
In the UK, during winter, the sun is not thought to be strong enough to produce vit D.
It is also thought that wearing sun cream can stop the production of vitamin D.
Since it can therefore be a challenge to get enough vitamin D via sunlight alone, the NHS recommends that everyone in the UK should take a vitamin D supplement during the winter months, from October to March, in order to keep their levels topped up.
There are very few natural food sources of vitamin D. These include egg yolks, liver, red meat and oily fish. Many of these sources are not suitable to vegetarians. So it can be even more difficult to get enough vit D if you are vegetarian or you simply do not like these foods.
Luckily, Holland and Barrett Vitamin D3 100UG are suitable for vegetarians too.
Benefits of vitamin D3
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble essential vitamin, which your body needs to stay healthy.
The body cannot produce it on its own: it needs to obtain via direct sunlight, food sources or supplements.
Vitamin D3, or cholecalciferol as it is sometimes known, is one of the two main forms of vitamin D.
Taking a vitamin D3 supplement each day has great benefits for your overall health and wellbeing and this max strength formula gives you all the vitamin D that your body needs each day. Each capsule contains 100UG of vitamin D3.
Vitamin D helps to support calcium and phosphate levels in the body. Vitamin D supports the maintenance of normal bones and muscle function as well as the normal function of the immune system.
Vitamin D as we get older
As we age, our bodies lose some of their ability to produce vitamin D from sunlight. This means that as you get older, you are more likely to have low vitamin D.
Vitamin D capsules are a good way to make sure that you get your daily dose of this essential vitamin.
Taking a vitamin D3 supplement
Adding a vitamin D3 supplement to your daily routine really could not be simpler.
Just take one of these vitamin D tablets per day, preferably with a meal and…that’s it!
Bulking Agents (Dicalcium Phosphate, Microcrystalline Cellulose), Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol), Anti-Caking Agents (Silicon Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate).
Always read the label before use
|Each 1 Tablet(s) contains|
|Vitamin D||100.00 µg (4000 I.U.) 2000%|
|*NRV = Nutrient Reference Value**No NRV Established|
Take 1 Tablet(s) per day, preferably with a meal. Do not exceed stated dose.
Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking any medications or under medical supervision, please consult a doctor or healthcare professional before use. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if seal under cap is broken or missing.
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The NHS recommends that adults and children from the age of one year need 10 micrograms of vitamin D each day.
This Vitamin D3 supplement contains 100 micrograms of vitamin D3 in each tablet.
The NHS also recommends that everyone in the UK should take a vitamin D supplement each day, during the winter months, from October to March. This is because we cannot get all the vitamin D our bodies need through exposure to the sunlight alone during this time.
Simply take one of these maximum strength Vitamin D3 tablets per day, preferably with a meal, to keep your vitamin D levels topped up.
Vitamin D3, also sometimes called cholecalciferol, is a fat-soluble vitamin which our bodies need to stay healthy.
Unlike other vitamins, it is produced within the body and it does not occur naturally in many foods.
Vitamin D is also known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’ as the main way that our bodies get vitamin D is via direct exposure to sunlight. When the sun’s UVB rays hit receptors in the skin cells, the body starts to produce vitamin D.
There are only a few foods that vitamin D3 is naturally present in.
Natural vitamin D food sources include egg yolks, liver, red meat and oily fish, such as salmon.
Vitamin D is sometimes added to fortified foods, such as plant-based milk alternatives and breakfast cereals.
If you are concerned that you are not getting enough vitamin D3 through your diet or direct sunlight alone, then it is available to take as an additional dietary supplement.
Vitamin D3 is one of the two main forms of vitamin D, with the other one being vitamin D2.
The main difference between the two is where they come from. Vitamin D3 can come from either animal or plant sources, whereas vitamin D2 comes from plant-based sources.
If you are vegan or vegetarian, then you should always check the label of your vitamin D supplement to see if it is vegetarian or vegan friendly.
This vit D supplement is suitable for vegetarians.
Vitamin D3 is important for keeping our bodies healthy. Vitamin D3 contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and normal function. It also helps to support the normal function of the immune system.
Vitamin D3 can be derived from either animal or plant sources.
This vitamin D3 supplement is suitable for vegetarians only.
If you get very little or no exposure to sunlight, you may be at risk of a vitamin D deficiency.
This simply means that your body is not getting all the vitamin D that it needs.
Not getting enough vitamin D is common in the UK, occurring in around one in five adults.
If you are not outdoors as often as you would like, or you usually cover up most of your skin with clothes or sun cream when you are outdoors, then you should take one of these vitamin D capsules each day.
Symptoms of low vitamin D can include fatigue, pain in the bones, muscle weakness and mood changes.
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