Vitamin D3 has many key roles in the body
It supports the normal functioning of the immune system
It helps with normal muscle function
Take care of healthy bones and teeth
It contributes to the normal absorption and use of calcium and phosphorus
Contributes to normal cell division
Who needs vitamin D3?
Older - The absorption of vitamins and minerals in older people is poorer, so they need an extra intake of vitamins.
Overweight people - People who are overweight are more prone to vitamin D deficiency, as fat cells usually store vitamin D, making it inaccessible to the body.
Menopausal women - When menopause occurs, additional care for healthy bones is essential.
Everyone, in the colder months - In winter, we are under-exposed to the sun, so our body does not produce enough vitamin D.
People who spend a lot of the time indoors - Anyone who does not spend enough time in the fresh air due to work obligations or any other reason needs an extra intake of vitamin D.
People with digestive problems - Diseases such as celiac disease, Crohn's disease or cystic fibrosis affect the absorption of vitamin D.
Why take a dietary supplement?
Foods that are naturally rich in vitamin D are not exactly in abundance (these include, for example, egg yolks and oily fish such as salmon). Most of the vitamin D is produced by our body only with the help of sunlight , but this production is noticeably reduced in the months when the day is shorter and when we spend most of the time indoors.
However, the problem is not limited to the colder months. What do we do in the summer ? We spend our time in air-conditioned offices and apartments. And what do we do when we go out? Let’s use a sunscreen that can reduce vitamin D3 production by up to 95%! Therefore, it is wise to take a vitamin D supplement throughout the year.
People who are overweight are especially prone to vitamin D deficiency - as many as 51% of Europeans! Among them, the incidence of deficiency is as much as 24-35% higher than among the normally severe ones. Fat cells accumulate vitamin D, which makes it less available to the body.
What if I don't get enough vitamin D?
You may notice that you catch just about every cold. You may also notice:
- muscle and bone pain
- hair loss
- depression for no real reason
All this may mean that you are deficient in vitamin D . Since an optimally functioning immune system is crucial these days , it is very important to get adequate levels of vitamin D3 .
Why D3 and not D2?
Vitamin D has 2 forms: Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) and D2 (ergocalciferol).
- Vitamin D3 is found in large amounts in the fats of oily fish, offal and yolks. It is this form that is also synthesized in our skin under the influence of the sun's rays.
- Vitamin D2 is found in some plant sources. This form has poorer durability. So if you have a vitamin D2 supplement on a shelf, it inevitably loses its strength over time.
Our body prefers vitamin D3 as it can better absorb and use it. It stays in the blood for a longer time and keeps vitamin D levels high and stable for a longer period of time .
With all of the above in mind, we’ve created ALL IN A DAY Vitamin D3 - the only vitamin D3 supplement you’ll ever need!