Herbs of Gold Vitamin D3 contains 1,000IU (25mcg) of Vitamin D3 per capsule to promote healthy immune function, bone health and calcium absorption. Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that we synthesize from unobstructed sun exposure, offering such broad-reaching effects in the human body that it functions more like a hormone than a vitamin.
- Support Immune Function.
- Boost Calcium and Phosphate Absorption.
- Manage Vitamin D Deficiency.
- Support Bone Health.
In sun-drenched Australia, who would ever believe that close to 25% of the population are Vitamin D deficient? Well, according to a study of South Australians published in 2014, 22.7% are indeed deficient1. This is based on serum levels of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3, the active form of this important vitamin. It has been suggested that 50% of the world-wide population are vitamin D deficient2.
It is important to remember that most of the vitamin D that we have in our system is synthesized naturally in the body—in our skin—as a result of direct uninhibited exposure to the sun. The diet acutally plays a minor role in elevating our vitamin D status, the best sources of which are wild caught salmon and other oily fish, like sardines3.
Therefore, low vitamin D levels are often due to inadequate sun exposure. Those at the highest risk of deficiency are smokers, inactive, those classified as obese, and of course anyone confined to indoors. Importantly, glass blocks out UVB rays, which we need for Vitamin D synthesis.
So sun through the car window unfortunately doesn't do the job. Interestingly, body fat has a propensity to store the vitamin, which means that serum levels are lowered due to adipose tissue uptake. This means anyone with an excess of body fat requires a higher cutaneous synthesis, dietary and/or supplemental intake. Herbs of Gold Vitamin D3 1000 (IN RICE BRAN OIL) provides a convenient 1,000IU of the active form of vitamin D in each capsule, in a base of rice bran oil to enhance absorption.
Vitamin D is produced in the skin from 7-deoxycholesterol. That's right, we produce vitamin D from cholesterol! This is one of the important roles that cholesterol plays in the body. This inactive form of vitamin D is then converted in the kidneys and liver to 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3, the biologically active form. One of the crucial roles of vitamin D is to increase intestinal absorption calcium and phosphate, helping to prevent osteopenia and osteoporosis.
This is one of the reasons it has been shown to prevent falls in the elderly. Vitamin D has also been demonstrated to assist in the prevention of multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diebetes type 1 and type 2, heart disease, dementia, cancer and infectious disease. Not bad for a mere vitamin, right? Well ... more like a hormone, really.
Herbs of Gold Vitamin D3 1000 may be beneficial for the prevention and/or management of a diverse range of health maladies. Herbs of Gold Vitamin D3 1000 (IN RICE BRAN OIL) provides the bioactive form of vitamin D.
- Gill TK et al. Vitamin D levels in an Australian population. BMC Public Health. 2014 Vol 14
Nair R and Maseeh A. Vitamin D: The “sunshine” vitamin. Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics. 2012 Vol 3;2 p.118-126
- Holick MF. Vitamin D deficiency. New England Journal of Medicine. 2007 Vol 357;3 p.266-281.
- Holick M.F. Vitamin D: A D-Lightful SOlution for Health. Journal of Investigative Medicine. 2011 Vol 59;6 p.872-880
How to Use Herbs of Gold Vitamin D3 1000
Adults take 1 capsule daily or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Children under 12 years - Only as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Herbs of Gold Vitamin D3 1000 (IN RICE BRAN OIL) Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
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Does not contain added egg, milk, peanut, corn, soy or tree nut products, yeast, gluten, lactose, artificial colourings or flavourings.