Vitamin D3 1000IU/drop Liquid 30ml
Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin formed from a reaction between the sun's UVB rays and a cholesterol-like steroid in the skin called 7-dehydrocholesterol. Vitamin D is also a prohormone, which means it is converted to a hormone as it is broken down by the body. It is normally obtained from two sources: sunlight (UVB rays) and in the diet. Vitamin D is key in regulating levels of calcium and phosphorus in the body by helping with their absorption from the GI tract. Vitamin D helps form strong and healthy bones. Vitamin D can also control how much parathyroid hormone is released in the body.
Vitamin D is converted in the body to the active 1,25(OH)2 form. This conversion is regulated by parathyroid hormone (PTH) and low levels of calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D is available in two different forms, increase 25(OH)D levels for a longer period of time when compared to vitamin D2.
A balanced diet will provide us with dietary vitamin D, however often times dietary sources of vitamin D are not consistent enough to support our daily needs. Research suggests that seasonal changes in the weather may also have an effect on the amount of vitamin D we are able to make. People living in areas were winters are cold and long may not be getting the vitamin D requirements they need.
ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF VITAMIN D
In addition to the sun's UVB rays, other natural sources of vitamin D include:
- Cod liver oil (1-3 tablespoons daily)
- Fatty fish: salmon, mackerel, sardines, tuna, eel
- Shiitake mushrooms
Vitamin D can be produced in the skin with ONLY 10-15 minutes of exposure per day. Do whatever is necessary to avoid burning. Staying out of the sun or wearing clothing are my preferred methods. In good conscience I cannot recommend the use of any sun block creams.
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This only comes in one flavor. And that is D flavor.