The primary source of vitamin D in the body is produced by the action of ultra violet radiation from the sun on the skin. As a result of this reliance on sun exposure, vitamin D levels fluctuate throughout the year and studies have identified deficiency as a widespread problem, possibly linked to people spending more time indoors, applying sunscreen and generally avoiding sun exposure.
Scientists have proposed that the lack of sun exposure (vitamin D) in the winter may be linked with the increased risk of cold and influenza infections during these months.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
As a food supplement for adults, one (1) vegetable capsule daily, preferably at mealtime, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Do not exceed directions for use. Food supplements should not be used instead of a varied balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Ingredients %EC RDA*
Vitamin D3....................100 μg 2000 (4000 IU, as cholecalciferol)
*EC RDA = EC Recommended Daily
Each vegetable capsule provides:
Bulking Agents: microcrystalline, cellulose, maltodextrin
Vegetable Capsule Shell: hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose
Anti-caking Agent: vegetable magnesium stearate
Gluten, Wheat, Dairy, Soya, Yeast, Preservatives, Sweeteners, Artificial Flavours or Colours.
Solgar Vitamin D is unique among essential nutrients in that it transforms from a vitamin into a
hormone. This active form of vitamin D targets approximately 200 genes in a wide variety of tissues, meaning that it has many possible modes of action. Among these is the regulation of the immune response, brain function, cellular health and regulation of calcium and phosphorous levels (bone health).
Vitamin D has also been shown to increase production of a compound called cathelicidin, a naturally occurring broad-spectrum antibiotic.