Viridian Vitamin D, 1000iu, 90 VCapsules
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There are two major food forms of vitamin D; Vitamin D2 (Ergocalciferol) which is plant derived and vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) which is animal derived. Vitamin D2 is the plant-sourced form most often added to milk and other foods and nutritional supplements.
Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, teeth, muscle function and immune function. Vitamin D contributes to normal absorption/utilisation of calcium and phosphorus. The classic vitamin D deficiency disease is rickets. Yet as fear of sun-exposure has grown and lifestyles have become more sedentary, exposure to the sun has dropped dramatically and vitamin D deficiency and the incidence of rickets has surged. The skin cannot create vitamin D if covered in sunscreen or clothing, it is thought that a sun cream with SPF15 will reduce the skin?s ability to synthesize vitamin D by more than 95%. Many older people and those from the Asian community who tend to wear more modest clothing are amongst the population groups most like to suffer deficiency in vitamin D. Dietary sources include fortified foods, eggs and fatty fish. Most commonly-available Vitamin D3 supplements are derived from the lanolin in sheep?s wool. Organic Vitamin D Veg Caps from Viridian Nutrition provides vegan Vitamin D2 derived from mushrooms.
INGREDIENTS: one vegetarian capsule provides: Vitamin D2 (1000iu) 25ug In a base of alfalfa.
As a food supplement, take one capsule daily with food, or as directed by your healthcare professional.
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Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place. Do not use if seal under cap is broken or missing.