Our body can produce vitamin D itself using the sun (UVB radiation); this is the reason vitamin D is also termed the sun vitamin. In the UK, sunshine levels are often too low to produce enough vitamin D in the skin. Older skin, too, is no longer able, even in summer, to manufacture as much vitamin D as young people’s skin.
Many young people and children already have a deficiency of vitamin D due to dietary issues.
Vitamin D, which is provided by food or also formed in the skin assisted by sunshine, is not converted to the active vitamin D until in the liver and kidney, it is then also called “hormone D”.
Adequate provision of vitamin D is vital for the body as the functioning of so many systems, organs, muscles, bones and tissue, is subject to a good level of vitamin D.
Vitamin D contributes:
- A normal function of the immune system
- Normal muscle function
- Healthy growth and healthy development of children
- Maintenance of normal teeth and bones
- Normal cell division
One capsule contains vitamin D3 (1000 I.E.) 25 µg, citrusbioflavonoides 36 mg, vitamin C from acerola juice powder 40 mg. Capsule shells made from plant cellulose.
60 capsules – only one capsule per day
Adults take 1 capsule daily together with a meal and a small amount of fluid. Children aged 2 and above take 1 capsule or the contents of one capsule every second day together with a meal. The capsules can also be opened by pulling them apart and the contents thereof added to meals.