You want help to maintain healthy bones and teeth*
You want extra immune support to help you feel like your best self*
You don't consistently eat vitamin D rich foods and you wear sunscreen while outdoors or live in a northern climate
Vitamin D is unique because of the human body’s ability to form and store it after being exposed to sunlight. It works with calcium to support bone health and also helps maintain a healthy immune system.* Food sources of Vitamin D are limited and lack of sun exposure may reduce Vitamin D levels in the body, which is a major reason why supplementing can be so important, especially in the winter.
Take with food and plenty of water
Morning pack: Take with or after breakfast
Evening pack: Take with a late afternoon snack or dinner
Bedtime pack: Take about an hour before going to bed
As many as 96% of Americans who do not consume supplements may not be meeting recommendations for Vitamin D intake from their diet.1 Your body can produce Vitamin D when your skin is directly exposed to sunlight, however if you use sunscreen to protect the health of your skin, your body's natural production of Vitamin D will be reduced. Age, living in a northern climate, wearing protective clothing, and season can also affect your ability to produce vitamin D. If you're not getting enough Vitamin D every day, you may not be able to adequately absorb enough calcium from the foods you eat, and your body will have to take calcium from your bones.
Researchers tried to determine how much Vitamin D is needed from the diet and from supplements during winter months. The researchers found that in subjects tested, large amounts of Vitamin D stored in the skin from the previous summer were used by the body to meet its daily needs. They concluded that daily intake of Vitamin D is most likely inadequate to meet the bodies needs unless people are exposed to large amounts of sunlight in the summer months. Since overexposure to the sun is associated with other health risks, Vitamin D supplements can make a positive addition to your bone health program.2*
1. Dickinson A, MacKay D. Nutr J. 2014;13:14.
2. Heaney, R. et al. Human serum 25-hydroxycholecalciferol response to extended oral dosing with cholecalciferol. Am J Clin Nutr. 2003. 77: 204-10.