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VITAMIN D 5000iu
VITAMIN D is a fat-soluble vitamin which has a wide variety of functions in the body. It is best known for its role in building strong bones and teeth, but it also contributes towards a healthy immune system and may help protect against a number of cancers, and other serious health problems.
It is often referred to as the ‘sunshine’ vitamin because it is produced within the skin following exposure to sunlight. In theory, therefore, most people should obtain all the Vitamin D they need from the sun; however, for those people who don’t get outdoors much, such as the elderly, office workers or those who always wear sunscreen, a Vitamin D supplement is recommended.
Recent research findings on Vitamin D add weight to the argument that we should all watch our Vitamin D intake. As many as 60 percent of the UK populace is Vitamin deficient and low levels have been linked to serious health problems in later life.
This capsule is compact and easy to swallow, and comes at a remarkably low price for the quality. One pot will last almost 9 months!
Directions: 1 tablet daily with a meal, or as directed by your health practitioner or pharmacist.
- Do not exceed daily dose
- Food supplements should not be a substitute for a varied diet
- Each tablet provides a full 5000iu of Vitamin D, which is not suitable for children
- Consider Vitamin D blood tests if long term use above 5000iu is required
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|"Comment from Margaret Papoutsis: I have taken a Vitamin D supplement for years,well above the previous recommended dose, but I rarely get out in the sun without sunblock. I recently had a blood test for Vitamin D and found to my horror that I had only 25% of the new recommended levels. So I am trying to get into the sun for 15 minutes 3 times a week,(trying, but not usually succeeding this year!) and am now taking an extra supplement. In 6 months I will have another blood test, after which I hope to be able to reduce my supplementation. Let's hope for some good weather! (Update: Latest test was very satisfactory)"