These high strength Vitamin D3 softgels produced by Healthy Origins provide 5000 IU of highly absorbable cholecalciferol per softgel. As Vitamin D3 is fat soluble it's better absorbed in an oil based softgel rather than a dry tablet.
Vitamin D3's role in calcium homeostasis and bone regulation have been given due attention over the years, however recent research has indicated that Vitamin D plays a wider role in the body; altering the expression of hundreds of genes and providing substantial immune benefits.
Vitamin D is produced by our skin when it comes into contact with UV light from the Sun. It's estimated the body can produce over 10.000 IU of Vitamin D in 30-60 minutes of sunlight (dependant on skin pigmentation).
As Vitamin D levels tend to be lowest in winter months due to low sunlight (often the majority of the time due to the UK's low sunlight) it's highly recommended to supplement to raise low levels. Other factors such as increased time indoors and sunscreen can lead to lower levels of production.
This product is free from salt, sugar, starch, yeast and potential allergens such as soy, nuts, shellfish, egg and dairy. The oil used in the softgel is pure olive oil.
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