Vitamin D is often called the “Sunshine Vitamin” because Vitamin D is produced when the sun’s rays touch our skin. Did you know that even weak sunscreen (SPF 8) can inhibit Vitamin D production by up to 95%? The older you become, the more Vitamin D you need. However, as you age, your body becomes less efficient at converting Vitamin D to a form you can use. People who are overweight or have darker skin are more likely to lack adequate Vitamin D.
Recently, researchers looked at the relationship between vitamin D levels and muscle. They found that in those with muscle pain, blood vitamin D levels were generally lower and that more people – 64% – had low vitamin D levels, compared to people without muscle pain.
According to the Harvard Medical School, supplements are the safest and easiest way to boost Vitamin D levels. However, not all supplements are created equal. Many products on the market contain Vitamin D2, a synthetic form which is not able to bind as effectively to the Vitamin D receptor sites in human tissue. Our Vitamin D3, which is also known on Cholecalciferol, is the natural form and the same type made by the body. Vitamin D3 is able to raise serum level of Vitamin D in the body more effectively than D2.
Our Vitamin D3 product contains a full 2,000 IU of Vitamin D per tablet in a highly bio-available form. Most people don’t get enough Vitamin D from diet and sun exposure alone to meet their individual needs. Vitamin D3 is a convenient, cost-effective way to have a guaranteed supply of Vitamin D every day.