When our skin is exposed to sufficient sunlight (UV radiation) we create cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3) from cholesterol. Although we call it a vitamin, cholecalciferol functions as a hormone in our bodies.
Vitamin D is important for regulating our biological rhythms. It is also necessary for normal development and maintenance of teeth and bones because of its role in metabolizing calcium and phosphorus. It is needed for cell activation and muscle strength and function.
Research confirms that Vitamin D plus calcium can reduce hip fractures in the elderly because of the important role they play in preventing bone loss and increasing bone density in elderly people. Children also need adequate Vitamin D for normal growth and development of strong bones and teeth.
Vitamin D may also be helpful for people with hypertension, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, diabetes, psoriasis and other skin disorders.
Vitamin D deficiency can contribute to impaired immune function and immunological disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease as well as insulin-dependent diabetes. People most at risk for Vitamin D deficiency are the elderly, vegans, dark-skinned people and those living at northern latitudes, especially in fall and winter. Since most Americans do not get enough Vitamin D from diet alone, supplementation may be an important factor in maintaining good health all year long.
Keep out of reach of children.
Take one softgel with liquid. Do not take more than one per day unless directed by healthcare professional.