VITAMIN D3 + VITAMIN C
Why do we need vitamin D?
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is involved in almost every part of the body, it affects bone health, the immune system, cell growth, muscle function and much more. It is one of the few nutrients that your body can produce on its own. It is formed through sun exposure, but during the winter months when sunlight is limited, a supplement may be needed. Vitamin D3 is also found in some foods, but it can be challenging to get adequate amounts through the diet. Unfortunately, vitamin D deficiency is common, and certain groups are at a higher risk of deficiency:
• Skin color. A fair-skinned person exposed to the same amount of sunlight as a dark-skinned person produces five to ten times more vitamin D than the dark-skinned person. In a fair-skinned person, vitamin D production decreases with increased sunburn.
• UV barriers. Clothing and sunscreen effectively protect against the sun's rays, but unfortunately also stop vitamin D production. Women who wear full-coverage clothing for religious reasons are more likely to suffer from vitamin D deficiency.
• Geography. The further away from the equator we live, the shorter the period during which we can produce our own vitamin D with the help of the sun, and the more important it is that we get vitamin D through diet or food supplements.
• Age. The skin's ability to produce vitamin D decreases with age.
• Pregnancy/breastfeeding. Pregnant women need more vitamin D to build up the bones of the fetus. Breast milk naturally contains quite a bit of vitamin D, and the levels are even lower if the mother has a vitamin D deficiency.
Vitamin D3 & Vitamin D2 - What's the Difference?
Vitamin D exists in two forms: vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) and vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol). The biggest difference between vitamin D2 and vitamin D3 lies in the way they are metabolized in the body. Vitamin D3 increases the level of vitamin D in the blood twice as effectively as vitamin D2.
Vitamin D3 is mainly found in animal foods such as fish, liver, eggs and cod liver oil. Vitamin D2 occurs mostly in mushrooms, as well as foods enriched with vitamin D2. A vitamin D3 dietary supplement can be extracted both from animals (usually sheep's wool) or from vegetables (lichen or algae). We recommend a dietary supplement with vitamin D3, as it is easier for the body to absorb and therefore provides the best effect.
Lack of vitamin D can cause symptoms such as:
• Hair loss
• Dry and flaky skin
• Brittle nails
• Frequent illnesses or infections
• Fatigue and listlessness
• Depression, low mood, anxiety
• Impaired wound healing
• Softer and more fragile bones
• Pain in muscles and bones
• Weight gain
Recommended intake and use:
Dietary supplements should not be used as an alternative to a varied diet. It is important to have a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Recommended daily intake should not be exceeded.
Ingredients: acerola cherry extract (Malpighia glabra), vegan capsule (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose), D3 vitamin (cholecalciferol) from microalgae.
- The supplement is free from gluten, milk and GMO-ingredients
- The supplement VEGAN
AMOUNT PER SERVING
20 µg vitamin D3
80 mg vitamin C
Vitamin D3: 400 %
Vitamin C: 100 %
*Reference daily intake
Vegetable capsule (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose)