This product is a high potency Vitamin D3 supplement suitable for vegetarians.
- One tablet provides 62.5µg (2,500i.u) of vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) at 1250% of the NRV.
- Vitamin D3 is more efficacious at raising serum 25(OH)D concentrations and therefore calcitriol than is vitamin D2, and thus vitamin D3 is the preferred choice for supplementation (1).
- With the evidence of widespread deficiency within the UK population, it is essential that the most efficacious source of vitamin D is consumed through supplementation (2,3).
- Government has identified people at risk of deficiency and recommends that they take a Vitamin D supplement. Older adults are at high risk of developing vitamin D insufficiency because of aging. Their skin cannot synthesize vitamin D as efficiently, they are likely to spend more time indoors, and they may have inadequate intakes of the vitamin.
- Homebound individuals, women who wear long robes and head coverings for religious reasons, and people with occupations that limit sun exposure are unlikely to obtain adequate vitamin D from sunlight (4)
- Vitamin D summary, including EFSA health claims, is provided on page *
- People with dark skin may also be deficient in Vitamin D, this is due to the increased amount of pigment melanin reducing the skin's ability to produce vitamin D from sunlight (4)
- Individuals with reduced ability to absorb dietary fat might require vitamin D supplements because vitamin D is fat soluble and requires some dietary fat in the gut for absorption (4)
- Obese people may need larger than usual intakes of vitamin D to achieve 25(OH)D levels comparable to those of normal weight (4)
References are available on page *
- High potency, one-a-day formula, the level often recommended by healthcare practitioners
- Suitable for men and women.
- For children recommend Vegan Vitamin D3 drops
- Form: Tablets
(1). Laura Tripkovic, Helen Lambert, Kathryn Hart, Colin P Smith, Giselda Bucca, Simon Penson, Gemma Chope, Elina Hyppönen, Jacqueline Berry, Reinhold Vieth, and Susan Lanham-New. (2012). “Comparison of vitamin D2 and vitamin D3 supplementation in raising serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D status: a systematic review and meta-analysis”. The American Journal of Clinicl Nutrition. 95(6): pp1357–1364.
(2) Elina Hyppönen, Chris Power. (2007). “Hypovitaminosis D in British Adults at Age 45 Y: Nationwide Cohort Study of Dietary and Lifestyle Predictors”. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 95(6): pp1357–1364.
(3) Michael F Holick, Tai C Chen. (2008). “Vitamin D Deficiency: A Worldwide Problem With Health Consequences”. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 87(4):pp1080S-6S
(4) Rathish Nair and Arun Maseeh. (2012) “Vitamin D:The “sunshine” vitamin”. Journal of Pharmacological Pharmacotherapy. 3: (2): pp 118-126.
Vegetarian Vitamin D3 62.5ug , 1 tablet will provide on average:
|Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)||62.5μg (2500 i.u.)||1250|
+NRV = Nutritional Reference Value
* Indicates no NRV
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), acacia gum, Sunflower oil, Starch, Microcrystalline cellulose, Dicalcium Phosphate Dihydrate, stearic acid.
Take 1 tablet per day as a food supplement or as directed by a practitioner. Do not exceed the recommended daily intake. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet.
Non GM & Free From:
GMO, gluten, wheat, dairy, unnatural flavourings unnatural colourings
Store in a cool, dry place