The Sunshine Vitamin
Vitamin D is not only a vitamin that we can consume in our food, it is a hormone made by the body. It is widely known as the sunshine vitamin because our bodies make it when we are exposed to sunlight. With sun damage being linked to ageing and cancer many people do not get enough sun exposure and therefore cannot produce enough vitamin D naturally so supplementation has become more necessary. In many countries there is also a significant lack of winter sun.
With the recent SARS COVID-2 pandemic many people are becoming more aware of how their immune system works and looking for ways to increase immunity and protection from various viruses and other illnesses and age-related degenerative diseases. Vitamin D plays a vital role in bone health, muscle function, and maintenance of a healthy immune system and healthy teeth. Other benefits are also being widely researched and can be easily found in an online search.
One of the functions of vitamin D is to help regulate the amounts of calcium and phosphate within the body. These minerals have a range of essential functions, including important roles in maintaining bone strength, especially for those with conditions such as osteomalacia, osteopenia and osteoporosis. The liver and kidneys convert vitamin D to the active form which increases the absorption of calcium and phosphate and helps to deposit calcium in the bones. This helps to reduce the loss of bone mineral density (BMD).
Vitamin D has been shown to provide important benefits to muscle tissue and positively impact physical performance. It helps to regulate calcium and protein synthesis in the muscles that help them to move and can help with muscle recovery after exercise.
The immune system is an intricate web of cells, proteins and biological processes that protect us from harmful pathogens and cell changes. Vitamin D is required for the proper functioning of immune cells such as T cells, B cells and dendritic cells which are key parts of this complex system.
The role vitamin D plays in absorbing and regulating calcium and phosphorous contributes to tooth mineralization and therefore the strength of the teeth as these minerals help to make the tooth enamel. Vitamin D is also required for the dentin, under the enamel, in order to help it repair the teeth.
High Strength Vitamin D3 Drops
We’ve formulated a vitamin D3 product with only two ingredients to ensure that it is as pure as possible and does not contain unnecessary additives or preservatives. It contains 1,000 IU in each single drop which makes your life easier! One bottle can be used by the whole family as each bottle contains approximately 1,000 servings. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin which means that it is absorbed in the lymph and does not dissolve in water so our vitamin D3 is contained in a MCT oil (medium-chain triglycerides from coconut) to further aid absorption in the body. This also gives it a mild and pleasant taste.
There are two types of vitamin D: D2 is known as pre-vitamin D and is called ergocalciferol and D3 is called cholecalciferol. D2 is produced in plants and D3 mainly in animals but we sourced our D3 from lichen (which comes from algae) to ensure that our product is suitable for vegans. We wanted to provide a D3 product rather than D2 as D3 is naturally produced in the body and therefore is more successful at increasing and maintaining blood levels of vitamin D.
The maximum recommended intake level for vitamin D3 is 4,000 IU with some doctors even suggesting more than this. We recommend taking up to 4 drops (4,000 IU) of our product a day. If you want to take more than this we advise you to consult your doctor and only do so under their supervision.
According to Harvard University vitamin K deficiency in adults is rare so we have not added it to our product and we recommend eating a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables in order to get a wide range of nutrients in line with your own personal health needs. Fibre from fruits and vegetables acts as a pre-biotic which feeds friendly bacteria and helps to maintain balance in the gut, enabling it to produce K2.
With our product you can stop worrying about how much time to spend in the sun and just enjoy it whether you’re on the beach or in the shade!
View our Vitamin D3 Drops here: https://alchemistofeden.com/products/vitamin-d3-in-mct-oil-vegan
This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Check for any contra-indications with any new therapy you undertake and seek the advice of a physician that you can trust or another trusted health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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