Vitamin D3 Softgel, 1000 IU helps the body incorporate calcium into the bones, boosting bone mineral density. Vitamin D-related bone thinning is common among the elderly, those with dark skin, people don’t go outside often, or who wear clothing covering most of their skin. Research suggests higher doses of vitamin D may also provide protection against certain cancers.
- Higher dose of vitamin D3 in one softgel
- Easy to swallow
- Fast absorption
Increased recommendations for Canadian adults under the age of 50–1000 IU daily! New research has led the Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Dermatology Association to increase their recommendations for Canadian adults, under the age of 50, from 200 IU of Vitamin D to 1000 IU daily. Higher vitamin D and calcium levels have been linked to lower risk for some cancers, including colorectal, breast and colon cancers (Canadian Cancer Society, 2007).
Sun exposure on bare skin is the major source of vitamin D, but long winters, geographic latitude, clouds, smog, and sunscreens reduce UV ray exposure and vitamin D synthesis. Adequate vitamin D in childhood prevents rickets and in adults prevents osteomalacia (soft bones). Vitamin D deficiencies are also linked to muscle weakness as well as general aches and pains.
To minimize health risks associated with UVB radiation exposure, while maximizing Vitamin D benefits, supplementation combined with small amounts of sun exposure, is the recommended way to ensure optimum levels of vitamin D (Office of Dietary Supplements, 2007).