Nutrient of the Month – Vitamin D3

Jun 10, 2016 | Health Information, Health Products, Newsletter, Vitamins

Vitamin D3, also known as Cholecalciferol, is essential in many body functions, including helping the body absorb calcium to form and maintain strong bones, maintaining a healthy heart, and more importantly, supporting healthy nerves.

Vitamin D3 is produced naturally by our bodies when exposed to sunlight, and is the most common and readily absorbable form of vitamin D.

It is found in many foods, such as eggs, fish, milk (with vitamin D added), and animal fats. The vitamins and minerals in food are constantly being used to create and support the life processes in the body and must be replenished over time.

The majority of us remain indoors to work. Additionally, as we age, it becomes harder to replenish the supply of vitamin D in the body naturally. This leads to deficiencies that cannot be fixed with food alone.

Minimum amounts of at least 15-20 micrograms (mcg), or 600-800 International Units (IU) of vitamin D are needed a day.

If you can’t get enough vitamin D3 through diet or sunlight, make sure to get a good supplement that provides you with the vitamin D3 you need to maintain good health.