Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, teeth, muscle function and immune function.
Vitamin D overview
Vitamin D contributes to normal absorption/utilisation of calcium and phosphorus. The classic vitamin D deficiency disease is rickets.
Yet as fear of sun-exposure has grown and lifestyles have become more sedentary, exposure to the sun has dropped dramatically and vitamin D deficiency and the incidence of rickets has surged.
The skin cannot create vitamin D if covered in sunscreen or clothing, it is thought that a sun cream with SPF15 will reduce the skin’s ability to synthesise vitamin D by more than 95%. People that wear many layers of clothing are amongst the population groups most like to suffer deficiency in vitamin D.
Vegan Vitamin D
Dietary sources usually include fortified foods, eggs and fatty fish. Furthermore, most commonly-available Vitamin D3 supplements are derived from the lanolin in sheep’s wool.
However, this supplement from Viridian Nutrition provides vegan Vitamin D3 naturally-derived from lichen.
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