The importance of vitamin D for a healthy body is well documented. Produced by the body in response to sunshine, vit D, often referred to as the sunlight vitamin, is vital for healthy bones, muscles and teeth.
While most of us create all the vitamin D we need in the spring and summer months, when the days darken most of us living in colder climes will struggle to consume enough vitamin D rom food sources such as oily fish, red meat and eggs.
Which is why some national governments and health providers, including the NHS, recommend taking an additional vitamin D supplement.
Those at particular risk of a vitamin D deficiency include people with higher levels of melanin, those living in cities where sunlight may be obstructed by tall buildings, obese or overweight people, anyone who works indoors during daylight hours and those who eat a meat-free diet.
Vitamin D3 and calciferol: a must for the meat-free
Found in animal products, vitamin D3, also known as cholecalciferol, is known to be a more effective source of vitamin D than vitamin D2, or ergocalciferol, which is more commonly found in plant-based foods.
That is why these Vitabiotics vitamin D tablets have been specially formulated to be suitable for vegetarians, giving those at a higher risk of low vitamin D easy support to their nutrient levels, without compromise.
Helping to promote bone health
Keeping bones strong is one of the first health lessons we learn from our parents. What most people do not realise is that vitamin D is just as important as calcium, when it comes to keeping our bones, muscles and teeth healthy.
Staying well with vitamin D
Playing a vital part in a variety of biological processes, including normal function of the immune system.
Taking vitamin D pills, like these Vitabiotics Ultra vitamin D capsules, all year round might not completely do away with seasonal colds, but it may reduce your risk of the sniffles, as well as the irritating and unpleasant side effects of low vitamin D levels.
Always read the label
Bulking Agent: Maltodextrin, Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol), Microcrystalline Cellulose, Tablet Coating (Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, Glycerin, Natural Source Colour: Titanium Dioxide), Anti-Caking Agents: Silicon Dioxide, Stearic Acid & Magnesium Stearate
One tablet per day. swallow with water or a cold drink. Not to be chewed. do not exceed the recommended intake. Ultra Vitamin D may be used for as long as required.
Food supplements must not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. As with other food supplements, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using if you are under medical supervision, pregnant, breast-feeding, have epilepsy, suffer from food allergies, or are allergic to any of the ingredients. Not suitable for children.
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Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, which is sometimes known as calciferol.
It is also known as the ‘sunlight vitamin’ as it is produced when direct UV (ultraviolet) rays from the sun strike the skin.
Vitamin D is naturally found in some foods, as well as being added to others. It is also available as a dietary supplement.
According to the NHS, children from the age of one upwards and adults need 10 micrograms of vitamin D each day.
Babies under one year old need 8.5 to micrograms of vitamin D each day.
During the winter months or if you spend a lot of time indoors, then you may not be able to get all of the vitamin D you need from sunlight alone. You should therefore try adding vitamin D tablets to your daily routine, to increase the levels of the nutrient in your body.
Low vitamin D levels can cause bones to become soft and weak and can also lead to rickets.
Vitamin D helps to regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body, which helps to support the maintenance of normal bones and teeth.
It also supports the normal functioning of the immune system, normal cell division and the normal functioning of the muscles.
Most of the vitamin D that our bodies need comes from sunlight, which is absorbed into the skin and then converted into vitamin D.
Vitamin D is also found in a small number of foods including oily fish such as salmon, red meat, egg yolks and fortified foods such as breakfast cereals.
It can be difficult to get all of the vitamin D that the body needs during the winter months, which is why you should consider taking an additional supplement.
Unfortunately not, you really do need to be outside for your body to make vitamin D.
Your body needs ultraviolet B (UVB) rays in order to make vitamin D and these are unable to get through glass.
If you have a vitamin D deficiency, then it can take between two and three months of taking vitamin D pills to bring your levels back up to normal.
Yes, Vitabiotics Ultra Vitamin D 2000 IU Extra Strength 96 Tablets are suitable for vegetarians. They do not contain any meat products.
There is no best time of the day to take a Vitabiotics vitamin D supplement. However, you may wish to stick to the same time each day simply so that you remember to take it.
You should also try to take vitamin D tablets with a meal or snack wherever possible as this can enhance absorption.
You can take a vit D supplement all year round. However, it is especially important that you add one to your diet during the winter months, when you are likely to be spending more time inside.