Vitamin D 1000iu (Sandersons)

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Vitamin D is known as the ‘sunshine’ vitamin because the body obtains this essential vitamin from the sun’s UV rays. With increased awareness of the harmful effects of over exposure to sunlight, and promotion of reduced exposure to reduce the risk of skin cancer, it is becoming evident that more and more people have low vitamin D levels. Older people in rest homes, or the house bound are at particular risk of deficiency. There is also evidence of mild vitamin D deficiency in younger adults, particularly during winter.

The more pigment there is in the skin, the less vitamin D is produced, so dark skinned people, those who avoid the sun or women who wear veils, are at increased risk of deficiency. Vitamin D deficiency is more common in strict vegetarians (who avoid vitamin D-fortified dairy foods), alcoholics, and people suffering intestinal malabsorption disorders such as celiac. Increasing volumes of research highlight the importance of Vitamin D in immune system modulation.

Vitamin D is important for building and maintaining healthy bone mass & density; it supports the role of Calcium in lowering the risk of osteoporosis.  May reduce muscular weakness in the elderly thus reducing the risk of falls and may reduce risk of low bone mineral density in people with digestive disorders.  May enhance mood during winter (Seasonal Affective Disorder).  Vitamin D supports healthy birth weight when taken during pregnancy.

Vitamin D (as D3 Cholecaiciferol) - 1000iu

Direction for Use:
1 capsule a day with food or as professionally prescribed.

Warnings :
Do not take more than the dose stated on the label without consultation with a healthcare practitioner. Caution with blood pressure medications as vitamin D may reduce drug effects. Use with caution in patients with hypercalcemia or systemic lupus erythematosus; Do not use in sarcoidosis or hyperparathyroidism without medical supervision; High doses require medical supervision in patients with atherosclerosis and heart disease; High doses may interact with digitalis.