Vitamin D3 for Bone and Immune Health
Vitamin D3 is used for:
✔ Strong bones & teeth
✔ Immune function
Vitamin D3 is needed for development, growth, and maintenance of strong bones and teeth. It is required for calcium regulation, by promoting absorption of calcium and phosphorus from the small intestine and kidneys to be deposited in the bones for mineralization. Additionally, when vitamin D is combined with calcium intake and regular weightbearing exercise, it helps reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis. Vitamin D3 is also required for proper immune function and can modulate both adaptive and innate immune responses.
Studies show vitamin D3 is essential for long-term health and it is important to prevent risk of vitamin D deficiency. Deficiency can be associated with loss of bone density, osteoporosis and ‘brittle’ bones, lower back pain, and muscle weakness. It can also be associated with an increased susceptibility to infection and autoimmune disease. Deficiency may occur if one does not get enough vitamin D in their diet or has limited exposure to the sun (due to working indoors, avoiding or protecting from the sun, or living in the northern regions of Canada).
There are several sources of vitamin D including: synthesis in the skin after exposure to the sun’s UV rays, select foods, fortified foods, and high quality supplementation.
Biomed’s Vitamin D3 drops provide a quality high dose with 1000 IU per drop, with a natural lemon flavour in healthy MCT (Medium chain triglycerides) oil base.
Over 70% of Canadians are vitamin D deficient, proving that it is difficult to get enough vitamin D from direct sun exposure and food alone. A reliable and consistent source of vitamin D (often through supplementation) is necessary to prevent risk of deficiency. Optimal vitamin D levels are essential for health throughout all ages and stages of life.
Vitamin D requirements* change throughout life and according to risk factors:
• Infants (up to 1 year): 400 IU daily (upper limit 1000 – 1500 IU)
• Children (1 to 9 years): 600 IU daily (upper limit 2500 – 3000 IU)
• Pregnancy and lactation: 600 IU daily (upper limit 4000 IU)
• Adults: 800 IU daily (upper limit 4000 IU)
15 ml (536 drops)