This is the simplest way to return your vitamin D level to where it should be. If your working life happens indoors and full body skin exposure to sunlight simply doesn’t happen often enough, then lemon-flavoured melting tablets come to the rescue with each containing 2,000 IU of cholecalciferol (vitamin D3). There are 120 melts in the wee jar, a total of 240,000 IUs.
In the body vitamin D contributes to numerous biological functions including normal function of the immune system, it also plays a role in cell division. Not surprisingly then that vitamin D supports breast health, ovarian health, colon health but also blood sugar regulation and of course bone strength. That is why vitamin D is one part of our approach.
In respect of safety it is useful to keep in mind that your body can produce 10,000 to 25,000 IUs of vitamin D after a bit of full body sun exposure when the sun is high in the sky. The more sun rays reach your skin at a slant, the less they trigger vitamin D production. Vitamin D toxicity, where vitamin D can be harmful, usually happens if you take 40,000 IU a day for a couple of months or longer.
Vitamin D is important because contributes to many very important functions within the body:
• The normal function of the immune system
• The maintenance of normal muscle function
• The maintenance of normal teeth and bones
• Supports the process of cell division which is involved in every single cell in the body
• The normal absorption and utilisation of calcium and phosphorus in the body (the mineral balance within the blood, cells and bone)
• The maintenance of normal blood calcium concentrations
|IU/day||Vitamin D Council||Endocrine Society||Food & Nutrition Board (USA)|
|Infants||1000 (upper limit 2000)||400-1000 (upper limit 2000)||400 (upper limit 1000-1500)|
|Children||1000 (upper limit 2000) per 25lbs of body weight||600-1000 (upper limit 4000)||600 (upper limit 2500-3000)|
|Adults||5000 (upper limit 10000)||1500-2000 (upper limit 10000)||600 but 800 for elderly (upper limit 4000)|
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