2,000 IU Vitamin D3 from Wool Oil
Vitamin D3 (cholocalciferol) is a “man-made” vitamin because we manufacture it in our bodies from cholesterol when our skin is exposed to sufficient ultra violet light. This vitamin is actually a hormone and we have Vitamin D receptors on all of our tissues.
Vitamin D is essential for a wide variety of biological functions including regulating our biological rhythms and cell activation. It is also needed for muscle strength and function. Because of its role in metabolizing calcium, phosphorus and other minerals, Vitamin D is essential for normal maintenance and development of strong teeth and bones. In addition, Vitamin D is necessary for proper function of the immune system, heart and brain.
“The sunshine vitamin” may be helpful for people who suffer from the mood disorder known as SAD (seasonal affective disorder). It is believed that when there is insufficient sunlight, such as in the fall and winter at northern latitudes, Vitamin D levels drop enough to affect neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin.
Insufficient levels of Vitamin D can also contribute to impaired immune function and immunological disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease as well as insulin-dependent diabetes. People most at risk for Vitamin D deficiency are the elderly, vegans, people with celiac disease, dark-skinned people and those living at northern latitudes, especially in fall and winter. Since most Americans do not get enough Vitamin D from diet alone, supplementation may be an important factor in maintaining good health all year long.
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