Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, teeth, muscle function and immune function. Vitamin D contributes to normal absorption/utilisation of calcium and phosphorus.
The classic vitamin D deficiency disease is rickets. Yet as fear of sun-exposure has grown and lifestyles have become more sedentary, exposure to the sun has dropped dramatically and vitamin D deficiency and the incidence of rickets has surged.
The skin cannot create vitamin D if covered in sunscreen or clothing, it is thought that a sun cream with SPF15 will reduce the skin’s ability to synthesize vitamin D by more than 95%.
Many older people and those from the Asian community who tend to wear more modest clothing are amongst the population groups most like to suffer deficiency in vitamin D. Dietary sources include fortified foods, eggs and fatty fish. Most commonly-available Vitamin D3 supplements are derived from the lanolin in sheep’s wool.
Suitable for Vegans.
Size: 30 Veg Caps
Directions: As a food supplement, take one to two capsules daily with food, or as directed by your healthcare professional.
One vegetarian capsule provides:
Vitamin D3 1000IU
(Vegan vitamin D3 extracted from Lichen)
In a base of alfalfa
Better than most Vitamin brands. - Review by Dawn
I've bought other vitamin brands and they just did nothing. 1 day after taking this vitamin I noticed an immediate lift of my mood.
Brilliant for SAD - Review by Trish
I take the D2 and D3 vitamins for my seasonal affective disorder. Vitamin D gives me a sunshine happy mind. Without my viridian vitamin d I dread to think how I would be able to cope without the sun in the winter?