HOLLAND & BARRETT HIGH STRENGTH VITAMIN D 3000 I.U.
Holland & Barrett Vitamin D3 75UG is a high strength, vitamin D formula, which provides support for the immune system, bones and muscles.
This dietary supplement is suitable for vegetarians and will help you get all the vitamin D you need each day.
Sources of vitamin D
Vitamin D is an essential fat-soluble vitamin which means that the body cannot produce it on its own.
The main way that our bodies normally get vitamin D is via direct sunlight. When the skin is exposed to direct sunlight outdoors, our bodies can create vit D.
However, it can be difficult to get sufficient levels of vitamin D through regular exposure to sunlight, especially during the winter months, or if you spend a lot of time indoors. As well as this, wearing sun cream can reduce direct exposure to the sun.
In the UK, from November to March, the sunlight that we are exposed to does not have enough UVB radiation for our skin to make the vitamin D we need.
Added to this, there are only a few natural food sources of vitamin D. These include egg yolks, oily fish such as salmon and red meat. Vitamin D is also sometimes added to fortified foods.
Because it can be difficult to get natural vitamin D through both sunlight and our diet, the NHS recommends that you should take additional vitamin D3 tablets, to help keep your levels topped up during the winter months.
Benefits of a vitamin D supplement
Vitamin D is an essential vitamin, which the body needs in order to stay healthy. Vitamin D support the maintenance of normal bones and muscle function, as well as the normal function of the immune system.
Holland & Barrett Vitamin D3 75UG is a high strength formula, which contains 75UG in each one of the vitamin D capsules. This supplement is also suitable for vegetarians.
Vitamin D is a hormone
Vitamin D is slightly different to other vitamins, as the majority of it is produced within the human body, rather than being obtained via the food we eat.
Even when it is present in foods, our bodies still need to convert it before it can get to work.
It is thought that vitamin D may actually be a prohormone, which is then converted into a hormone by the body.
Vitamin D as we age
As we get older we start to become less efficient at using the vitamin D our body produces.
We might also end up spending more time inside than we used to and so we do not get as much vitamin D as we did when we were younger.
A vitamin D3 supplement is therefore important for supporting physical health and strength as you start to age.
Taking a vitamin D3 supplement
It could not be easier to keep your vitamin D levels topped up with this supplement, as it will fit seamlessly to even the busiest of daily routine.
Simply take one of the Holland & Barrett Vitamin D3 75UG capsules per day, preferably with a meal.
Always read the label
Bulking Agents (Dicalcium Phosphate, Microcrystalline Cellulose), Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol), Anti-Caking Agents (Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide).
Take 1 Tablet(s) per day, preferably with a meal. Do not exceed stated dose.