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 is not just a vitamin, it is also a hormone. As a hormone, it regulates cellular production of important proteins and peptides. Vitamin D3 also affects the expression of many genes, including ones that are key factors in the development of cancer.
WHY DO YOU NEED VITMAIN D?
Vitamin D deficiency is quite prevalent especially for people living in places like Canada, where the sun is not strong enough from September to May to stimulate Vitamin D production in the skin. After September, a rapid drop in vitamin D levels leaves most people susceptible to increased incidence and severity of colds, flus, and infections and increased risk of degenerative diseases.
THE ALORA’S LIQUID VITAMIN D3 DIFFERENCE:
Vitamin D3 is available as a tablet, softgel or liquid. Alora’s vitamin D3 formula contains organic sunflower oil, which increases the bioavailability of vitamin D. The convenient liquid form can be taken alone, on fruit, or added to smoothies.
EACH SERVING/DROP (0.03 ml) CONTAINS:
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)……………………………………………………………25 mcg (1000 IU)
Recommended Adult Dose : Take 1 drop daily or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner. Shake well before use. Keep out of reach of children.
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