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Viridian Vitamin D3 2000iu
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that contributes to the normal function of the immune system and blood calcium levels which in turn supports the maintenance of normal bones and teeth.
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 synthesise vitamin D by more than 95%. Many older people and those from communities who tend to wear more modest clothing are amongst the population groups most likely to suffer deficiency in vitamin D.
Dietary sources include fortified foods, eggs and fatty fish. The Government advises that people who are housebound or cover their skin for long periods, all pregnant and breastfeeding women, people over 65 years of age and infants from 6 months to aged 5 should take vitamin D supplements.
Vitamin D3 is the form of vitamin D that our bodies produce naturally, following a biotransformation of cholesterol following exposure to ultra violet rays from the sun. Specifically, Vitamin D3 is converted by the liver into the circulating form - 25(OH)D3. The circulating form is then converted, by the kidneys and other tissues into 1-25(OH)2D3, the active form, which is then able to instigate the physiological effects associated with vitamin D. This same conversion takes place with Vitamin D2 also, but some believe that the conversion is superior from D3. This is not true. The conversion of D3 to 25(OH)D is slightly more rapid than from D2.
All Vitamin D supplements from Viridian Nutrition are vegan. Viridian Vitamin D3 400iu and 2000iu are derived from lichen. Viridian Organic Vitamin D2 400iu is derived from organic mushrooms. Viridian Vitamin D2 1000iu is produced via a fermentation process.
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Nutrition is the fundamental cornerstone to human health. Every single reaction, biochemical pathway, and physiological event that takes place in our bodies, requires nutrients at some stage. An elaborate and perfectly organised sequence of vitamins, minerals, fats, and amino acids, allow our bodies to function on a day to day basis. However, when our needs in this area are not met, things can quickly begin to go awry. Therefore it is essential that we pay serious attention to our daily diet. A diet based around whole foods, fruits vegetables, and the right types of fats can be the greatest health insurance we can have. Nutritional supplementation is also a practical tool. It is a sad fact that in today’s modern world, we cannot rely 100% upon the quality and nutrient density of even the best fresh produce, due to intensive farming, depleted soils and environmental factors. Coupled with this, we have far greater physical demands placed upon us, meaning that very often our requirements for specific nutrients are higher than they ever have been if we are able to cope physiologically. Nutritional supplements, when used correctly can be a valuable tool in addressing such issues.
Government surveys have identified the following groups of people as being at especial risk from low vitamin and mineral intakes: highly active people, menstruating women, vegetarians and vegans, the elderly, slimmers, pregnant and breast-feeding women, smokers, drinkers and faddy eaters.
Viridian guarantee non-GM, non-irradiated and 100% active ingredients with no nasty additives whatsoever. No added sugars, no colourings or artificial flavourings making Viridian products as clean and pure as they can be. Be reassured that although Viridian are absolutely against the use of animal testing and do not test any of their products or ingredients on animals, the ingredients Viridian choose all have a tradition of safe use in humans. So from the seed to the recycling bank, Viridian Nutrition maintains an ethical philosophy at every stage.
Size: 60 Vegetable Capsules
Suitable for Vegans.
One vegetarian capsule provides:
|Vitamins D3 (2000iu)||50ug|
|In a base of alfalfa.||40mg|
Although our ingredients are checked on a regular audit basis, some may change unexpectedly. Please check the label before use.
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