Vitamin D3 400iu – 30 Veg Caps

R144.00

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. This supplement from Viridian Nutrition provides vegan Vitamin D3 naturally-derived from lichen.

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Reasons to Love

  • Vegan form of vitamin D
  • UK Department of Health recommended dosage
  • Supports bones, muscles and immunity
  • Made in the UK

Description

Vegan, Kosher

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%.

Furthermore, many older people and those with dark skin or those who tend to wear more modest clothing are amongst the population groups that are most likely to suffer sub-optimal vitamin D levels.

Dietary sources include fortified foods, eggs and fatty fish. Most commonly-available Vitamin D3 supplements are derived from the lanolin in sheep’s wool.

This supplement from Viridian Nutrition provides vegan Vitamin D3 naturally-derived from lichen.

 

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.

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).

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Ingredients

Directions: As a food supplement, take one to three capsules daily with food, or as directed by your healthcare professional.

One capsule provides:

Ingredient Weight %EC NRV
Vitamin D3 (400iu)

(Vegan vitamin D3 extracted from Lichen)

10ug
in a base of alfalfa
Directions & Storage
As a food supplement take one to three capsules daily with food. Do not exceed stated dose unless recommended by your healthcare practitioner. Store in a cool dry place, out of the sight and reach of children. This is a food supplement, not to be used as a substitute for a varied diet and lifestyle.
NAPPI Code
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