Vitamin D is a naturally occurring nutrient with numerous proven health benefits. Vitamin D helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body. These nutrients are needed to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy. Vitamin D can come in many forms but the two most important for human health are vitamins D2 and D3. A recent study, carried out by UK researchers, revealed that Vitamin D3 was twice as effective in raising levels of the vitamin in the body than Vitamin D2.
Vitamin D can also help maintain normal muscle function whilst contributing to a strong immune system and acts as an important aid for cell division.
Because Vitamin D production in the body requires natural sunlight, it is advised that anyone who rarely go outdoors, might be at risk of Vitamin D deficiency and might benefit from additional supplementation. Since it's also difficult for people to get enough vitamin D from food alone, everyone (including pregnant and breastfeeding women) should consider taking a daily supplement of Vitamin D during the autumn and winter months.
Our Vitamin D3 supplements are available in easy to swallow, rapid release soft capsules. The Vitamin D Council recommends that adults take 5000 IU of vitamin D3 daily.