Vitamin D is a fat-soluble nutrient that is essential for good health. It plays a major role in our human genome (DNA) and is responsible for over 500 processes in the body, including assisting with the absorption of other vitamins and minerals such as calcium. Deficiency and sub-optimal levels of this vitamin for robust health are common, making dietary supplementation recommended.
Each of our capsules contains 50mg of Vitashine(TM), the world's only Vegan Society & Vegetarian Society registered plant-source vitamin D3 ingredient. Vitashine(TM) is a special oily extract of Lichen, which is naturally rich in vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) and fatty acids.
VITAMIN D BENEFITS†
- Supports Immune System Function
- Maintains Bone and Dental Health
- Increases Calcium Absorption and Balance
- Supports Blood Sugar Balance and Metabolism
- Helps Increase Musculoskeletal Strength
Vitamin D has numerous effects on the immune system, including important cell processes and immune response. Many studies have also confirmed its significant role in immune health, underscoring the importance of avoiding vitamin D deficiency.
Vitamin D promotes intestinal calcium and phosphorus absorption and reduces urinary calcium loss, essential mechanisms for maintaining proper calcium levels in the body and for healthy bone composition. Clinical studies suggest the importance of vitamin D in addition to calcium for bone health. (6)
Vitamin D may also provide cardiovascular support for some individuals, which may be attributed to its effect on calcium metabolism or its role in maintaining healthy plasma renin function. (1,5)
Studies suggest vitamin D supports colon health by promoting healthy cellular function. (2) It is also believed to provide general cellular support, including to breast and prostate cells, in part by helping to maintain healthy angiogenesis balance, supporting immune cell activity and maintaining healthy cell metabolism. Preliminary evidence suggests that it may also play a role in maintaining healthy glucose metabolism since vitamin D receptors are present on the islet cells of the pancreas. (3,4)
THE DANGERS OF VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY†
Studies have shown over 50% of the population worldwide are deficient in vitamin D. (7) This can mainly be attributed to factors that reduce exposure to sunlight, which is required for ultraviolet-B (UVB)-induced vitamin D production in the skin. These include lifestyle factors such as reduced outdoor activities and sunscreen use, as well as environmental factors such as air pollution, season and weather. Additionally, skin tone is a factor as darker skin tones naturally filter ultraviolet rays from sunlight which reduces the ability of the synthesis of vitamin D3 in the skin.
Age and diet also play a role in absorption. Vitamin D levels have been shown to decline with age, due primarily to a reduction in either absorption or metabolism by the liver. Since it's naturally present in just a handful of foods, many foods are fortified with vitamin D, although they are not generally rich sources. Western, vegan and vegetarian diets are also particularly low sources. Furthermore, the body breaks vitamin D down quickly, making supplementation critical when consumption and absorption are insufficient for optimal levels.
Deficiency can lead to Rickets, a disease that affects children characterized by failed calcification resulting in softening, and distortion of the bones. This condition also causes the bones to be prone to fractures and irregularities such as bow legs.
Take 1 capsule one to two times daily or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Dr. Cabral's Note: This product is ideally used along with a Daily Activated Multivitamin or our Daily Nutritional Support powder, which include vitamin D3 synergistic partners such as magnesium, calcium, and vitamin K.
DOES NOT CONTAIN
Nuts, dairy, soy, gluten, GMOs. This is a certified vegan product and does not contain any animal or animal-derived ingredient.
Consult your healthcare professional prior to using this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication(s) or have a medical condition.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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2. Garland, C. F., Garland, F. C., Gorham, E. D., Lipkin, M., Newmark, H., Mohr, S. B., & Holick, M. F. (2006). The role of vitamin D in cancer prevention. American journal of public health, 96(2), 252–261.
3. H, P., O, C., DA, U., O, G., & Ng, D. (2013). The impact of Vitamin D Replacement on Glucose Metabolism. Pakistan journal of medical sciences, 29(6), 1311–1314.
4. Infante, M., Ricordi, C., Sanchez, J., Clare-Salzler, M. J., Padilla, N., Fuenmayor, V., Chavez, C., Alvarez, A., Baidal, D., Alejandro, R., Caprio, M., & Fabbri, A. (2019). Influence of Vitamin D on Islet Autoimmunity and Beta-Cell Function in Type 1 Diabetes. Nutrients, 11(9), 2185.
5. McMullan, C. J., Borgi, L., Curhan, G. C., Fisher, N., & Forman, J. P. (2017). The effect of vitamin D on renin-angiotensin system activation and blood pressure: a randomized control trial. Journal of hypertension, 35(4), 822–829.
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7. Nair, R., & Maseeh, A. (2012). Vitamin D: The "sunshine" vitamin. Journal of pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics, 3(2), 118–126.