Nutritional Supplement Features:
Solgar Vitamin D is unique among essential nutrients, in that it transforms into a hormone in its active form. Like other hormones, it is responsible for regulating certain bodily functions. Once it is produced in the kidney, the active form of vitamin D triggers several essential processes including:
mobilisation of calcium and phosphorus from bone tissue
absorption of calcium and phosphorus from food
thyroid and parathyroid function
Nutritional Supplement recommended Dosage:
As a food supplement for adults, one (1) tablet daily, preferably at mealtime, or as directed by a health care practitioner.
Nutritional Supplement Ingredients:
Each Vegetable Capsule of Solgar Vitamin D3 Provides:
Solgar Vitamin D3 (1000 IU), as cholecalciferol 25mcg
The most important role of the fat-soluble vitamin D is maintaining blood levels of calcium, which it accomplishes by increasing absorption of calcium from food and reducing urinary calcium loss. Both effects keep calcium in the body and therefore spare the calcium that is stored in bones. When necessary, vitamin D transfers calcium from the bone into the bloodstream, which does not benefit bones. Although the overall effect of vitamin D on the bones is complicated, some vitamin D is necessary for healthy bones and teeth.
Vitamin D plays a role in immunity and blood cell formation and also helps cells "differentiate" - a process that may reduce the risk of cancer. From animal and human studies, researchers have hypothesized that vitamin D may protect people from multiple sclerosis, autoimmune arthritis, and juvenile diabetes.
Vitamin D is also needed for adequate blood levels of insulin. Vitamin D receptors have been found in the pancreas where insulin is made, and preliminary evidence suggests that supplementation may increase insulin secretion for some people with adult-onset (type 2) diabetes.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medication or have a medical condition, please consult your healthcare practitioner before taking any dietary supplement.