What is vitamin D:
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is synthesized in our skin when we are exposed to ultraviolet (UV-B) sunlight in the spring and summer. Vitamin D could also be obtained from foods of animal origin; however, only a few foods contain significant of this vitamin. Oily fish(such as salmon, herring, and eel), egg yolk, liver, butter, and cheese are among the best natural sources of Vitamin D.
The UK government's National Diet and Nutritional Survey has consistently shown low intake of vitamin D containing foods in the UK population. Public Health England now recommends that everyone in the UK should take a food supplement of 10ug of vitamin D throughout the autumn and winter.
What is the role of Vitamin D?
- Vitamin D plays many roles in the body. One of the most important of those is to enable the absorption of calcium and phosphorus and maintain adequate concentrations of these minerals in the blood. Both calcium and phosphorus are involved in a number of essential processes that occur inside our cells. Vitamin D also promotes the lying down of minerals in bone (bone mineralisation) and supports the function of nerves and muscles.
- Vitamin D is especially important for infants and young children because it is needed in the development of strong and healthy bone and teeth.
- It is extremely important to ensure a sufficient intake of vitamin D and calcium during childhood and adolescence as this is when bones grow, lay down minerals and solidify. Good bone mineralisation in childhood and adolescence determines how strong bones are in later life.
- Vitamin D is also important for the functioning of the immune system.
About : OILESEN Vitamin D3 1000 with Extra Virgin Olive Oil Soft Capsules, this product is intended to provide supplementary vitamin D3 (cholecalcipherol) for children above 5 years, adolescents and adults, including 60 years of age and older, as well as individuals who may be house-bound or who may avoid sun exposure.
Vitamin D3 contributes to the contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and teeth, normal muscle function and the normal function of immune system, normal absorption/utilisation of calcium and phosphorus.
Vitamin D3 is needed for normal growth and development of bone in children.
Vitamin D3 helps to reduce the risk of falling associated with postural instability and muscle weakness. Falling is a risk factor for the bone fractures among men and women 60 years of age and older. The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 20ug of vitamin D from all sources.
Extra virgin olive oil, capsule shell (gelatin, humectant – glycerol), cholecalciferol (vitamin D3).
1 capsule contains 25 μg (1000 IU*) of vitamin D3 (500% NRV**).
Children over 5 years and adults, including 60 years of age and older, take 1 capsule per day during a meal. If there are issues with swallowing, the capsule can be chewed or the contents squeezed into a meal, a drink or directly into the mouth.
*1 μg of vitamin D equals 40 International Units (IU) of vitamin D.
**NRV - nutrient reference values
Do not exceed the stated recommended dose. Food supplement should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Protect from heat and moisture; do not store above 25°C. Store out of the sight and reach of children.
Manufacturer: Valentis AG, CH-6982 Agno - Lugano, Switzerland