- Needed by the body to absorb calcium.
- Supports strong bones.
- Compensates for Vitamin D unavailable through lack of sunlight.
- A boost for the immune system.
Vitamin D plays a dual role as both a vitamin and a hormone that stimulates the body to absorb calcium. Vitamin D, calcium, and phosphorus are needed to keep bones strong. Without vitamin D even a diet adequate in calcium will not help as the body needs vitamin D to absorb calcium. People with low vitamin D levels tend to have soft, thin bones, predisposing them to fractures, especially hip fractures. Soft bones can also cause the nagging and unremitting bone pain that many older persons suffer from.Vitamin D supplementation is important because it's hard to get enough during long, dark, winters. The elderly have more difficulty synthesizing vitamin D from sunlight, some medications interfere with vitamin D absorption and absorbing calcium which will strengthen bones and prevent fractures.Vitamin D3 is the form found in fish oils and eggs, and is produced by sunlight on human skin. Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol from animal source) is the prefered form of vitamin D and our vitamin D3 is derived from sheep wool lanolin.Vitamin D supplementation must be used with caution when using digoxin and thiazide diuretics.Consult a health care practitioner before using vitamin D if you are taking these drugs.People who have liver disease, kidney disease, primary hyperparathyroidism, sarcoidosis, tuberculosis and lymphoma should consult a health care practitioner prior to use.