Pharma Nord Bio Vitamin D3 80 capsules 800iu
Vitamin D3 (also known as cholecalciferol) is a fat soluble vitamin which plays an important role in maintaining blood levels of calcium.
The majority of vitamin D in the body is created during skin exposure to sunlight, but can also be found in egg yolk, fish oils and oily fish such as salmon, herring and mackerel. Cholecalciferol is an animal source of vitamin D3.
How does Pharma Nord Bio Vitamin D3 D3 work?
Vitamin D3 increases the absorption of calcium from food and reduces the excretion of calcium from the body. These effects ensure that calcium levels are maintained and allow adequate levels to be stored in bones and teeth. If blood calcium levels are too low, calcium may be mobilised from bones for use elsewhere in the body, resulting in bone weakening. Vitamin D is also responsible for maintaining healthy muscles and nerves, and for maintaining a healthy immune system.
What do you take Pharma Nord Bio Vitamin D3 for?
Vitamin D deficiency is rare. In children a lack of vitamin D may result in rickets (softening of the bones leading to ‘bow legs’) although this has practically been eradicated in the Western world. In adults, deficiency may result in osteomalacia, (softening of the bones and muscle weakness). Deficiencies may also appear in strict vegetarians, people who do not have any exposure to the sun and those with intestinal malabsorption. The body’s ability to manufacture vitamin D declines with age, and vitamin D deficiency is more common in the elderly.
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Pharma Nord Bio Vitamin D3
How much Pharma Nord Bio Vitamin D3 should you take?
The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for Vitamin D is 5mcg per day per day. This amount is purely to avoid deficiency and has long been viewed as inadequate, (for more information ask for our leaflet ‘Why the RDA is not enough’). Pharma Nord recommends one 10mcg chewable tablet per day or as recommended by a physician.
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is the most easily absorbed form of vitamin D.
Which is the best form to take?
Are there any contra-indications with Pharma Nord Bio Vitamin D3?
Vitamin D supplementation is generally well tolerated. People with hyperparathyroidism and sarcoidosis should not take vitamin D supplements without the consent of a doctor. People who receive adequate sunlight exposure do not need as much vitamin D in their diet as those who receive minimal exposure. Pregnant and lactating women and those on medication should seek professional advice prior to taking nutritional supplements.