Vitamin D is an important vitamin for the development of strong skeleton and teeth. It contributes to the normal absorption of calcium and phoshorus and normal blood calcium levels. Therefore, vitamin D has a significant role in maintaining normal bones and teeth. In addition, it contributes to the normal function of immune system (=body’s defense system against bacteria and viruses) and normal muscle function.
In summer vitamin D3 is sufficiently formed in the skin when the skin is exposed to sun light. Dietary sources of vitamin D3 are limited as it is only present in fish, egg yolk, enriched milk and dairy products and margarines. If consumption of fish is less than 2-3 times a week, consumption of milk is low or someone follows a vegetarian diet, the recommended amount of vitamin from the diet is impossible to reach, and development of vitamin deficiency is obvious at every age.
A supplement supports a sufficient vitamin D intake
Vitamin D body store acquired in summer months is sufficient until September-October. Therefore, use of a supplement is recommendable during autumn and winter to increase vitamin intake in addition to the intake from food. In Finland children and adolescents (0-18 years), the aged (>60 years) and pregnant and lactating women should use a supplement year round.
Adult’s daily dose can vary from 10 ug to 100 ug in order to reach a sufficient blood vitamin D level. The dose depends on the age, sun exposure, skin pigmentation, fat tissue and bone health.
The highest observed safe daily intake level of vitamin D from all sources is (EFSA 2012):
– Adults 100 µg
– Adolescents 11-17 years 100 µg
– Children 1-10 years 50 µg
– Children 0-1 years 25 µg
A food supplement is not a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
For adults 1 chewing tablet daily. The tablet can be chewed or let slowly dissolve in the mouth.
Before supplementation, the intake of vitamin D from a diet and other supplements (f.ex. fish oil, calcium or multiple vitamins) should be observed.
Daily dose 1 chewing tablet contains:
vitamin D3 50 µg
Sweetener (xylitol), cholecalcipherol, emulsifier (magnesium salts of fatty acids) flavour (strawberry, raspberry).
Vitamin D3 is originated from sheep’s wool fat.
90 and 300 tablets.
Made in Finland