Consider taking 10 micrograms of vitamin D a day to keep your bones and muscles healthy. This is because you may not be getting enough vitamin D from sunlight if you’re indoors most of the day. There have been some news reports about vitamin D reducing the risk of coronavirus. However, there is currently not enough evidence to support this. Please do not buy more vitamin D than you need.
Who should take vitamin D supplements?
Some groups of the population are at greater risk of not getting enough vitamin D.
The Department of Health recommends that the following people should take daily vitamin D supplements to make sure they get enough:
- All babies from birth to 1 year old (including breastfed babies and formula-fed babies who have less than 500ml a day of infant formula)
- All children aged 1 to 4 years old, including adults
- People who aren’t often exposed to sunlight
Why should we take vitamin D supplements?
Vitamin D helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body. These nutrients are needed to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy. A lack of vitamin D can lead to bone deformities such as rickets in children, and bone pain caused by a condition called osteomalacia in adults.
One capsule to be taken daily, ideally to be taken in the evening with the main meal. SunVit-D3 capsules should be swallowed whole. Do not chew capsules.
Each capsule contains pure pharmaceutical grade Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol), Bulking agent: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Acacia Gum, Sucrose, Starch, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Antioxidant: Vitamin E, Anti-caking Agent: Magnesium Stearate.
Outer Capsule Shell (Clear): HPMC, Titanium Dioxide
High strength supplements over 2,000IU are not intended for long term usage.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, Vitamin D3 supplements should only be used under medical supervision. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any supplement.
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