DetailsOur Food–Grown® Vitamin D provides a high strength of 1000iu which is highly absorbable, biologically active (not storage) form of vitamin D3. This naturally includes all forms of vitamin D, including vitamin D3, D2 and D1. High absorption and retention in the body reduces the need for high dosing long term. Public health advice recommends supplementation for all during autumn and winter, and for certain individuals or 'at risk' groups - during spring and summer too.
The Department of Health recommends: Everyone over the age of four should take 10 micrograms (400 iu) of vitamin D every day, particularly from October to March. All pregnant, breastfeeding women and at-risk groups (such as people from ethnic minority groups with dark skin, elderly people in care homes and those who wear clothing that cover most the skin) should take a daily supplement containing 10 micrograms (400iu) of vitamin D. However, consider that many people in the UK do not get good access to consistent sunlight due to work (offices) and 'typical British' summer weather (cloudy days and rain).
All babies from birth up to one year of age should take 8.5 to 10 micrograms (340 iu to 400 iu) of vitamin D per day (particularly those being breastfed).
Babies fed infant formula will not need vitamin drops until they are receiving less than 500ml (about a pint) of infant formula a day, as these products are fortified with vitamin D.
Children between the age of one and four should take 10 micrograms of vitamin D supplements all year round. People aged 65 years and over and people not exposed to much sun should also take a daily supplement containing 10 micrograms (400iu) of vitamin D.
Its important to comprehend that more than 400 iu (10ug) may be safely taken by adults - since recommendations are to make sure people meet minimum requirements. Individual requirements will of course vary and some may need more than 400 iu (10ug), especially if your levels are low. You should always check with a qualified nutritionist / nutritional therapist if you are unsure what dose to take.
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- Dosage & Nutritional Information
- 1 capsule per day to be taken with or without food. Dose may be increased if required.
Nutritional Information Claim % EU NRV (Nutrient Reference Value) Vitamin D3 25μg 500 Energy, fat, protein, carbohydrate Negligible
Ingredients Vitamin enhanced yeast providing; Vitamin D3. Vegetable Cellulose (capsule shell). Free From Excipients, wheat, gluten-containing ingredients, soya, milk products, artificial colours, flavourings & preservatives. Contains no live yeast at time of manufacture. Cautionary Advice If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking medication or under medical supervision, please consult your healthcare practitioner before taking any food supplement. Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children. Food supplements are not to be used as a substitute for a varied, balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. All Food-Grown ingredients are produced under low heat conditions, preserving their raw state and naturally provide Bioactive glycoproteins, Bioactive Lipoproteins, Bioactive Enzymes, Chlorophyll, Glucomannan, SOD, Glutathione, Beta-Glucans, Lipoic Acid, Essential Trace Minerals, Glutamic Acid, Polysaccharides, CoQ10 and B Vitamins.
- Active Ingredients
- Vitamin D
Without a sufficient supply of vitamin D, the body cannot form calcitriol (known as the “active vitamin D”) which plays a crucial role in the normal function of the immune, cardiovascular and muscoloskeletal system. Our body needs vitamin D to absorb calcium. This in turn leads to insufficient calcium absorption from the diet. A person who does not get enough vitamin D and calcium is at a higher risk for bone mass loss, of which one example is osteoporosis.