Bones & Immune
Vitamin D is needed to absorb calcium from food into the body. It is therefore important for the growth and maintenance of strong bones and teeth. In addition, vitamin D plays a role in the proper functioning of the muscles and the immune system.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin. Vitamin D is one of the few vitamins that the body can make itself. Sunlight is the most important source of vitamin D. The body can produce vitamin D itself under the influence of sunlight in the skin. Vitamin D is also found in food: mainly in oily fish, and with somewhat lower levels in meat and eggs. Vitamin D is added to low-fat margarine, margarine and baking and roasting products.
The advice is to take extra vitamin D for young children, the elderly, people with a dark complexion, people who don’t get out much and pregnant women.
Vitamin D occurs in the diet in 2 forms: Ergocalciferol (Vitamin D2) and Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3). Both Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3 are used in supplements and fortified foods. Both forms are active, so they do their job in our body. Preferably choose a supplement with Vitamin D3, the more active form of Vitamin D. Vitamin D3 therefore has a slightly stronger effect than Vitamin D2.
The daily amount of Vitamin D you need is laid down, in the form of a Reference Intake (RI), in European legislation. The RI is set at 400 IU, IU stands for “International Unit”. The conversion factor from IU to mcg differs per type of vitamin, for Vitamin D this is 1 IU = 0.025 mcg.
This Vitamin D3 is dosed at 1000 IU, which is 250% of the Reference Intake (RI).
A deficiency of Vitamin D can cause rickets (English disease) in young children. This disease causes skeletal abnormalities. In adults and the elderly, a Vitamin D deficiency can eventually lead to bone loss or osteoporosis and/or muscle weakness.
Too high a Vitamin D intake can only occur as a result of taking too many supplements for a long time. Long-term use of high doses above the acceptable upper limit (see nutritional advice below) can lead to calcium deposits in the body. This can lead to kidney damage. This does not play a role with a normal diet and following the advice for intake. Long-term exposure to sunlight also does not pose a risk of an excess of Vitamin D. The skin then regulates its production. In practice, an overdose in healthy people is rare.
Vitamin D3 1000 IU from Botanical Vitamins is supplied by a Dutch supplier and is made from lanolin. Lanolin is the fat found in the wool of sheep. This vitamin D3 is therefore suitable for vegetarians.
Applications of Vitamin D3 1000 IU
Health claims, approved by the European Commission.
- Is for maintaining strong bones.
- Increases the calcium absorption and phosphorus absorption in the bones.
- Increases the absorption of calcium in the bones.
- Is important for the production of immune cells.
- Supports the immune system.
- Promotes good calcium and phosphorus levels in the blood.
- Has a beneficial effect on the cell division process.
- Plays a role in (the process of) tissue growth and development.
- Is for maintaining strong teeth.
- Plays a role in maintaining flexible muscles.
- Plays a role in maintaining strong muscles.
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