Vitamin D3 deficiency is more common than one would think. Food sources---liver, fatty fish and fortified liquid milk products---are no longer consumed in the quantities they once were. Also our ability to synthesize vitamin D3 in our skin from UVB rays is reduced by sunscreen products, air pollution, medications, darker skin pigmentation, older age and a poor state of health. Population studies have suggested that societies with low blood levels of vitamin D3 have a higher incidence of multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, breast and colorectal cancers. In addition, vitamin D3 deficiency leads to softening of the bones (rickets) in children and osteomalacia in adults.
Common conditions that increase one’s vitamin D3 requirements:
- Living in a cold climate
- Dark pigmented skin
- Frequent infections
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Vegan diet
- Osteopenia and osteoporosis
- History of breast or colorectal cancer
Health Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society both recommend 1,000 i.u. of vitamin D3 daily. However, this recommendation is currently under review, since many health practitioners already recommend higher daily amounts during fall, winter and spring.
Recommended Use: Helps in the development and maintenance of bones and teeth.
Recommended Dose: Adults: Take 1 capsule daily or as directed by a health care practitioner.
Medicinal Ingredients (per capsule:
Vitamin D3 1000IU (Lichen source)
100% vegi-caps, Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate (veg source).
Gluten, wheat, sugar, yeast, milk, egg, shellfish, soy, corn, or preservatives. No artificial colours.
Product is halal.
Made with Vitashine® vegan vitamin D3
Do Not Use if seal is broken.