Vitamin D3 1000 I.U. - 100 soft gels

What is Vitamin D3 supplement and how does it work?


Vitamin D is a group of fat-soluble secosteroids. In humans, vitamin D is unique both because it functions as a prohormone and because the body can synthesize it (as vitamin D3) when sun exposure is adequate (hence its nickname, the "sunshine vitamin").

Cholecalciferol is a form of vitamin D, also called vitamin D3 or calcio.  Cholecalciferol, (sometimes called calciol) is an inactive, unhydroxylated form of vitamin D3.

Selenium is a trace mineral that is essential to good health but required only in small amounts. Selenium is incorporated into proteins to make selenoproteins, which are important antioxidant enzymes. The antioxidant properties of selenoproteins help prevent cellular damage from free radicals. Free radicals are natural by-products of oxygen metabolism that may contribute to the development of chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease.
  • Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption in the gut and maintains adequate serum calcium and phosphate concentrations to enable normal mineralization of bone and to prevent hypocalcemic tetany.
  • It is also needed for bone growth and bone remodeling by osteoblasts and osteoclasts. Without sufficient vitamin D, bones can become thin, brittle, or misshapen.
  • Vitamin D sufficiency prevents rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults.
  • Together with calcium, vitamin D also helps protect older adults from osteoporosis.
  • Vitamin D has other roles in the body, including modulation of cell growth, neuromuscular and immune function, and reduction of inflammation.
  • Many genes encoding proteins that regulate cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis are modulated in part by vitamin D.

Groups at Risk of Vitamin D Inadequacy

Older adults:
Older adults are at increased risk of developing vitamin D insufficiency in part because, as they age, skin cannot synthesize vitamin D as efficiently, they are likely to spend more time indoors, and they may have inadequate intakes of the vitamin.

People with dark skin:
Greater amounts of the pigment melanin in the epidermal layer result in darker skin and reduce the skin's ability to produce vitamin D from sunlight.

People with fat malabsorption:
As a fat-soluble vitamin, vitamin D requires some dietary fat in the gut for absorption. Individuals who have a reduced ability to absorb dietary fat might require vitamin D supplements.

People who are obese or who have undergone gastric bypass surgery:
A body mass index ≥30 is associated with lower serum 25(OH)D levels compared with non-obese individuals; people who are obese may need larger than usual intakes of vitamin D to achieve 25(OH)D levels comparable to those of normal weight.

Sources:

National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicines (NCCAM)

National Institute of Health (NIH)

CDC; Medline Plus; Wikipedia


Please Note!:

  • The above statements are solely for the purpose of providing extra information about this product and in no way should be considered as medical advice.

  • You should not decide to consume this supplement based solely on what you have read here and customers who fail to seek counsel from appropriate health professionals assume risk of any potential ill effects.

  • These statements or this product  have not  been evaluated by The Food And Drug Administration (FDA) and are NOT intended to analyze, diagnose, heal, cure, treat or prevent any disease.


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