Nutralife Vitamin D3 1000IU 60 Caps
Nutralife Vitamin D3 1000IU 60 Caps
Vital for building strong and healthy bones, vitamin D is our ‘sunshine’ vitamin because the body obtains this essential vitamin from the sun’s UV rays. With increased awareness of the sun’s harmful effects, and steps to reduce our exposure, it is becoming evident that more and more people have low vitamin D levels.
Nutra-Life Vitamin D3 1000 IU is a high strength, high absorption complex formula also containing the bone support nutrients boron, selenium and vitamin E. The 1000 IU daily dose of vitamin D has been shown to reduce fracture risk in the elderly.
- Optimum bone health
- Assisting with Calcium absorption
- Assisting with Phosphate absorption for bone formation
- Supporting immunity
- Improving muscle strength in older people
- Helping joint mobility
- Build strong and healthy bones
- Active D3 form of vitamin D
- 1000 IU per day dose shown to help reduce fracture risk in the elderly2
- Promotes the absorption of calcium and phosphate
- Contains the bone support nutrients Boron, Selenium and vitamin E
- Improves muscle strength in the elderly to help reduce risk of falls
- Maximum absorption formula
Take 1 capsule daily with food or as directed by your healthcare professional. Always read the label. Use strictly as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional.
Each soft gel capsule provides:
|Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3 1000 IU)||25 µg|
|Selenium (as Selenomethionine)||50 µg|
|Boron (as Borax)||1 mg|
|d-alpha Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E 50 IU)||33.6 mg|
- Caution with blood pressure medications as vitamin D may reduce drug effects
- Catuion in patients with hypercalcemia or systemic lupus erythematosus
- Do not use in sarcoidosis or hyperparathyroidism without medical supervision
- High doses require medical supervision in patients with atherosclerosis and heart disease
- High doses may interact with digitalis
Q How is vitamin D formed in the body?
A Very little vitamin D is found naturally in food sources, with the majority of vitamin D coming from the sun’s UV B rays. Sunlight activates vitamin D3 from the cholesterol located in the skin. This is then converted in the liver and processed by the kidney to help maintain calcium balance in the body. As we age, our body’s ability to convert vitamin D in the skin declines.
Q What is the best source of vitamin D?
A Sunshine is the best sources of vitamin D. When the skin is exposed to ultraviolet radiation, vitamin D is formed from cholesterol in the skin, and asborbed into the circulatory system. Dietary sources of vitamin D include eggs, butter, fish livers or oil, sprouted seeds and fortified foods. However, generally people are unable to gain adequate intake from diet alone, therefore sunshine and or supplementation is recommended.
Q Who is at risk of having a vitamin D deficiency?
A Older people in nursing homes, or who are hosue bound are at a particularly high risk of vitamin D deficiency. There is also prevelance of mild vitamin D deficiency in younger adults, particularly during winter. The more pigment there is in the skin, the less vitamin D is produced, so those with dark skin, as well as those who avoid the sun or women who wear veils, are at a greater risk of deficiency.
Q What are the benefits of Boron, Selenium and vitamin E?
A Boron improves the development and maintenance of bone tissue and activates vitamin D through its action in the kidney. Selenium assists with the formation of bone and the absorption of vitamin D. Vitamin E is included to assist free radical scavenging, and both vitamin E and selenium are needed to create the intracellular antioxidant glutathione, important for bone density.