Get your Vitamin D easily with these Vitamin D3 tablets!
How do our bodies make vitamin D?
When you go outside on a sunny day, your exposed skin will make vitamin D3. If we’re getting technical, this process happens when ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation from the sun triggers the 7-dehydrocholesteol to produce D3. Plants like mushrooms also go through a similar process to make vitamin D2.
What does vitamin D do in the body?
Vitamin D is one of the body’s most important vitamins, helping it with a variety of tasks:
The immune system: vitamin D contributes to the normal function of the immune system
Bone and muscle health: vitamin D is very important for the body’s structural system and maintaining normal bone and muscle function. It also contributes to the normal absorption and utilisation of calcium and phosphorus.
Are you getting enough Vitamin D?
There are several factors that will influence your body’s ability to synthesise vitamin D, including being exposed to less sunlight, such as during the winter months (Oct-Mar) in the UK or wearing clothes that cover more of your skin in the summer months, having darker skin, and being over 65.
Not many foods contain natural vitamin D, that’s why some foods get fortified with it. Good food sources of vitamin D include: sardines, egg yolk, salmon, shrimp, fortified milks, fortified yoghurts, fortified cereal, and fortified orange juice.
What are the benefits of vitamin D3 supplements?
These Holland & Barrett supplements contain 25µg of vitamin D per tablet.
- 25µg (1000 IU) of vitamin D per tablet
- Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, muscle function & immune system
- Suitable for vegetarians