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Vitamin D Tablets & Supplements

Vitamin D Tablets & Supplements

WhileVitamin Dis referred to as a vitamin, it is actually a steroid hormone obtained from sun exposure, food sources, and supplementation.

Vitamin Ddeficiency is more common than once thought and is becoming a real concern.

Dietary intake ofVitamin Dis 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 widespreadVitamin Ddeficiency. Blood testing can accurately detect aVitamin Ddeficiency in children and adults.

Vitamin D (cholecalciferol)is a hormone that controls calcium levels in the blood. It is needed for strong bones, muscles and overall health. A growing body of evidence shows thatVitamin Dplays a crucial role in disease prevention and maintaining optimal health.

Vitamin Dcan also help reduce the risk of other conditions as well, including type 2 diabetes, chronic inflammation, age-related macular degeneration, and Alzheimer’s disease.

According to one large-scale study, optimalVitamin Dlevels can decrease your risk of cancer by as much as 60 percent. Keeping your levels optimized can help prevent many different types of cancer, including pancreatic, lung, ovarian, prostate, and skin cancers.

Vitamin Dis available asVitamin D2and asVitamin D3. Compared toD2,Vitamin D3is 87 percent more effective, and is the preferred form for treatingVitamin Ddeficiency. The bestVitamin D supplementwould be a naturally derivedD3 1000 IU.Vitamin D tablets,capsulesanddropsare available.

Vitamin D dosagefor an adult depends on the level of deficiency and can range between 1000 IU to 5000 IU per day.

Please talk to a Mr Vitamins Naturopath about options available if you require aVitamin D 5000 IU supplement.

Supplementation withVitamin Dproduct 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.