Vitamin D is a nutrient found in some foods in small amounts, including fatty fish such as herring, mackerel, sardines and tuna but most vitamin D – 80% to 90% of what the body gets – is obtained through exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D is needed in cells throughout the body but for many people it’s hard to get enough vitamin D during long, dark, northern winters. The elderly have more difficulty synthesizing vitamin D from sunlight, and as well some medications interfere with its absorption, therefore vitamin D is often recommended to be added to the diet in the form of supplements.
Why Vitamin D?
Vitamin D is needed for health and to maintain strong bones. It does so by helping the body absorb calcium (one of bone’s main building blocks) from food and supplements. People who get too little vitamin D may develop soft, thin, and brittle bones, a condition known as rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. Vitamin D is important to the body in many other ways as well. Muscles need it to move, for example, nerves need it to carry messages between the brain and every body part, and the immune system needs vitamin D to fight off invading bacteria and viruses. Together with calcium, vitamin D also helps protect older adults from osteoporosis.
Vitamin D is used for boosting the immune system, aiding rheumatoid arthritis, preventing autoimmune diseases, and preventing cancer. It is also used for conditions of the heart and blood vessels, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, muscle weakness, multiple sclerosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, bronchitis, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and tooth and gum disease.
Some people use vitamin D for skin conditions including vitiligo, scleroderma, psoriasis, actinic keratosis, and lupus vulgaris.
Because vitamin D is involved in regulating the levels of minerals such as phosphorous and calcium, it is used for conditions caused by low levels of phosphorous (familial hypophosphatemia and Fanconi syndrome) and low levels of calcium (hypoparathyroidism and pseudohypoparathyroidism).
Recommended Use or Purpose:
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin produced by the skin from the ultraviolet energy of the sun or through supplementation and as a factor in the maintenance of good health it helps in the development and maintenance of strong bones and teeth as well as helping in the absorption and use of calcium.
Medicinal Ingredients: Each Drop Contains:
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) ………20 mcg (1,000 IU)
Recommended Dose (Adolescents & Adults):
Take orally 1 drops per day or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.