Vitamin D3 10,000 IU in Softgels
Vitamin D3 is one of the most popular vitamins of our time. In part, this reputation is justified and partly of course it is not. The fact is that vitamin D is not a cure for all diseases, but it is also true that most people are deficient in it. Why is that?
Why are most people deficient in vitamin D?
The primary source of vitamin D is the UV radiation of the sun which in the skin stimulates enzymes that convert cholesterol into vitamin D. We once spent all day every day out in the sun, without any protection, and we still live in such bodies.
Research shows that you would have to be in the sun every day in an urban area for almost 6 hours without a shirt to get enough vitamin D.
Of course, people are different and so the ammount of vitamin D that we get from the sun also varies from person to person (e.g. the darker the skin the harder it generates vitamin D).
Also, our food is depleted from vitamin D. The best source of vitamin D are oily fish so a good source of Vitamin D is also quality fish oil. In the continent the largest nutritional source of vitamin D has long been, lard, but provided that the pigs were in the sun, which today is rather an exception than the a rule.
Plant sources of quality vitamin D are not known. Some mushrooms contain high levels of vitamin D, but in the form of D2 (Ergokalciferol), which, however, for the human body is not suitable and can even worsen the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency in the body.
Which vitamin D should I choose?
First, make sure that the product is of good quality. Vitamin D has no major requirements for quality but make sure that it is in the form of Softgels (small soft capsules in which vitamin D is found dissolved in oil, thus improving its absorption).
Also make sure that it is only in the form of vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) and not D2 (Ergokalciferol).
If you are looking for a daily maintenance dose then this will be about 2000 and 5000 IU daily, but if you are deficient it makes sense to replace with 10,000 IU a day for a few months and then check the blood levels.
What is important when taking vitamin D
In particular, it is important to find the right dosage for yourself. To much or too little can both harm your body. If you have any problems finding your dosage, contact us and we will be happy to help you.
Vitamin D always works in concert with yet two fat soluble vitamins namely Vitamin A and vitamin K. Make sure that you also get enough of these in order to avoid imbalance.
VITAMIN D has proven positive traits:
- contributes to normal absorption/use of calcium and phosphorus
- contributes to a normal blood calcium level
- It contributes to maintaining healthy bones,
- contributes to muscle function
- contributes to the functioning of the immune system
- Plays a role in cell division