Vitamin D3 400iu 90
89 in stock
- IMMUNE FUNCTION
- CELLULAR PROTECTION
- MUSCULAR PAIN
Potential applications: Osteoporosis, osteomalacia (bone softening), muscle weakness/wasting, cellular support, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, autoimmune diseases, depression, chronic pain, osteoarthritis, psoriasis, and periodontal disease. Hyperparathyroidism due to low levels of vitamin D. Vitamin D malabsorption is common in Crohn’s Disease and can lead to a deficiency of the vitamin.
Vitamin D deficiency results in rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. Rickets, characterised by an inability to calcify the bone matrix, results in softening of the skull bones, bowing of the legs, spinal curvature, and increased joint size. Vitamin D deficiency is now most often seen in elderly people who do not get any sunlight, particularly those in nursing homes.
Known contraindications: People with hyperparathyroidism should not take vitamin D without consulting a physician.
Interactions: Vitamin D should be used with caution in patients taking digoxin, because hypercalcemia (which may result with excess vitamin D use) may precipitate abnormal heart rhythms.
Concurrent administration of thiazide diuretics and vitamin D to hypoparathyroid patients may cause hypercalcemia, which may be transient or may require discontinuation of vitamin D. Stimulant laxatives can reduce dietary vitamin D absorption. Use of corticosteroids can cause osteoporosis and calcium depletion with long-term administration. This calcium depletion creates a greater need for both supplemental calcium and vitamin D (which is necessary for calcium absorption).
Pregnancy and lactation: Recommendations for vitamin D in pregnancy, at the time of writing, are set at 10ug (400iu) daily. Doses higher than 10ug should be via consultation with a GP.
Useful links: Osteoporosis: Calcium, magnesium and boron powder, organic flax seed oil, Synbiotic Daily (improves calcium metabolism).
Directions: As a food supplement, take one to three capsules daily with food, or as directed by your healthcare professional.
One capsule provides:
|Vitamin D3 (400iu) (Vegan vitamin D3 extracted from Lichen)||10ug|
|in a base of alfalfa|