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Australia’s #1 Vitamin D brand Ostelin, specialises in vitamin D and calcium supplements and caters to both adults and children. Formulations are all high strength meaning benefits are obtainable with only a small daily recommended dose. Each product in the Ostelin range is made in Australia, to Australian quality standards. Ostelin includes a variety of Vitamin D supplements suitable for every stage of life. Top selling products include Ostelin Vitamin D3 1000IU, Ostelin Vitamin D and Calcium, Ostelin Vitamin D liquid and Ostelin calcium & vitamin D kids range.
Recommended for people with low vitamin D levels. Vitamin D is essential for effective calcium absorption, required for healthy bones and teeth. A diet deficient in calcium can lead to osteoporosis later in life. Vitamin D helps maintain muscle strength, which may reduce the incidence of falls in the elderly. Ostelin contains Vitamin D3 which is the form that is produced naturally in the body.
Vitamin D deficiency is more common than once thought and is becoming a real concern. Unlike many other vitamins, Vitamin D is not only taken in through the diet but is also produced and stored in the body. The action of the sun on the skin is required for the body to synthesise Vitamin D and adequate exposure to sunlight is required to do so. As such, the body’s own production of Vitamin D relies on receiving enough exposure to sunlight. However, it is believed that even in summer, when there is higher UV exposure, 1 in 3 Australians may have low Vitamin D levels.
Dietary intake of Vitamin D is also estimated to be well below the recommended adequate intake level for most Australians. The combination of low dietary intake and inadequate sun exposure are major factors contributing to widespread Vitamin D deficiency. Blood testing can accurately detect a vitamin D deficiency in children and adults. Supplementation with an Ostelin vitamin D product may be required in pregnancy and lactation, infants & children going through growth spurts, the elderly, during winter, people that spend a lot of time indoors, people that apply sunscreen and cover-up, people with darker skin and in people with intestinal absorption issues.