★Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal muscle function.
★Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal teeth.
Despite its name, vitamin D is not a vitamin but a hormone that enhances calcium and phosphorous absorption in the body from food and sunlight. Synthesis of vitamin D in the skin from sunlight is insufficient to meet requirements in some EU countries, especially during the winter months. Equally, for those spending long hours indoors, additional Vitamin D may be helpful to balance the lack of sun exposure. Hence it's often called the sunshine vitamin.
It’s estimated that a sizeable percentage of the UK population (including vegans) is vitamin D deficient. Most Vitamin D3 vitamins are obtained from animal sources but ours derives from algae. It’s an easy swallow tablet of 6mm that offers 25 micrograms of vitamin D3.