The importance of vitamin D for a healthy body is well documented. Produced by the body in response to sunshine, vit D, often referred to as the sunlight vitamin, is vital for healthy bones, muscles and teeth.
While most of us create all the vitamin D we need in the spring and summer months, when the days darken most of us living in colder climes will struggle to consume enough vitamin D rom food sources such as oily fish, red meat and eggs.
Which is why some national governments and health providers, including the NHS, recommend taking an additional vitamin D supplement.
Those at particular risk of a vitamin D deficiency include people with higher levels of melanin, those living in cities where sunlight may be obstructed by tall buildings, obese or overweight people, anyone who works indoors during daylight hours and those who eat a meat-free diet.
Vitamin D3 and calciferol: a must for the meat-free
Found in animal products, vitamin D3, also known as cholecalciferol, is known to be a more effective source of vitamin D than vitamin D2, or ergocalciferol, which is more commonly found in plant-based foods.
That is why these Vitabiotics vitamin D tablets have been specially formulated to be suitable for vegetarians, giving those at a higher risk of low vitamin D easy support to their nutrient levels, without compromise.
Helping to promote bone health
Keeping bones strong is one of the first health lessons we learn from our parents. What most people do not realise is that vitamin D is just as important as calcium, when it comes to keeping our bones, muscles and teeth healthy.
Staying well with vitamin D
Playing a vital part in a variety of biological processes, including normal function of the immune system.
Taking vitamin D pills, like these Vitabiotics Ultra vitamin D capsules, all year round might not completely do away with seasonal colds, but it may reduce your risk of the sniffles, as well as the irritating and unpleasant side effects of low vitamin D levels.