Why Supplement with Vitamin D3?
Latest government statistics have shown that vitamin D is the nutrient of most concern in Britons. This is due to 29% of adults and 37% of children aged 11-18 having levels that indicate a clinical deficiency. Although we can synthesise vitamin D through sunlight, we all appreciate that good weather, even during the summer months is not guaranteed.
Because of this and for the fact that foods containing vitamin D are sparse, the Department of Health recommends that everyone considers a 400iu (10µg) vitamin D supplement through the months of September to April. ‘At risk’ groups such as older adults and those with dark skin are encouraged to take a supplement year-round.
Expert Support for Vegans
Standard vitamin D3 has traditionally been sourced from lanolin, meaning it is suitable for vegetarians but not vegans. Simply Supplements have gone to great lengths to obtain a plant-based source of D3 from lichen, helping to ensure that the hundreds of thousands of vegans in the UK can effortlessly maintain optimum vitamin D levels.
Although vitamin D2 is usually vegan-friendly, it is widely accepted to be less effective and bioavailable than D3. The main role of vitamin D in the body is helping the body absorb and utilise calcium. Thus, vitamin D has an important role in bone and muscle function. It is also a key contributor to a healthy immune system, which is an important consideration, especially during the colder, darker months.
Nutritional Information Each tablet contains: Per tablet % NRV Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 10µg (400iu) 200% NRV = Nutrient Reference Value (previously referred to as RDA) µg = Microgramme, mg = Milligram, IU = International Units
Ingredients: Bulking Agents (Microcrystalline Cellulose, Dicalcium Phosphate), Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol), Anti-Caking Agents (Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide).
Take one tablet daily.
Tablet size: 8mm round
Important Information: Our products contain ingredients that are of natural origin which may result in colour variation. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking prescription medication or under medical supervision, it is advisable to consult a GP prior to taking any supplements. Discontinue use and consult a GP if adverse reactions occur. Do not exceed the stated dose. Store in a cool, dry place. Keep away from children at all times. Do not use if seal under cap is broken. Suitable for vegans.