Bone & Immune Health:

• Strong bones and teeth
• Immune function
• Osteoporosis
• Muscle weakness
• Vitamin D deficiency

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What is Vitamin D3?

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is manufactured in the body and stored in fat cells after the skin is exposed to UV-B rays from direct sunlight. Vitamin D3 is best known for bone health and regulating immune function. In addition, vitamin D3 is the biologically active form and is widely involved in other vital biological processes within the body. Deficiency can be associated with loss of bone density, osteoporosis and ‘brittle’ bones, lower back pain1 , and muscle weakness, increased susceptibility to infection, autoimmune disease2 (including MS), and certain types of cancer3.

Vitamin D3 for Building Strong Bones

 ✓ Development, growth, and maintenance of strong bones and teeth
 ✓ Calcium regulation
 ✓ Absorption of calcium and phosphorus from the small intestine and      kidneys
 ✓ Bone density & mineralization
 ✓ Reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis

Vitamin D3 for Facilitating Healthy Immune Function

 ✓ Proper immune function
 ✓ Modulate adaptive and innate immune responses
 ✓ Vitamin D receptors on immunological cells (B-cells, T-cells and antigen      presenting cells)
 ✓ Stimulate NK lymphocytes
 ✓ Enhance suppressor T-cell activity

Risk Factors for Vitamin D Deficiency:

  • Adults 50 years and older4
  • Pregnancy & breastfed infants
  • Limited sun exposure (indoor, clothes)
  • Higher melanin pigment in darker skin tone5 can block UV-B rays
  • Sunscreen use can block up to 98% of UV-B rays6
  • Season and geographical location
  • Cloud cover and pollution
  • Intestinal absorption issues
Biological Processes

 


 

Vitamin D3 Drops 15 ml

Bone and Immune Health

    Strong bones & teeth
    Immune function
    Osteoporosis

Vitamin D3 is needed for development, growth, and maintenance of strong bones and teeth. It is required for calcium regulation, by promoting absorption of calcium and phosphorus from the small intestine and kidneys to be deposited in the bones for mineralization. Additionally, when vitamin D is combined with calcium intake and regular weightbearing exercise, it helps reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis. Vitamin D3 is also required for proper immune function and can modulate both adaptive and innate immune responses.

Studies show vitamin D3 is essential for long-term health and it is important to prevent risk of vitamin D deficiency. Deficiency can be associated with loss of bone density, osteoporosis and ‘brittle’ bones, lower back pain, and muscle weakness. It can also be associated with an increased susceptibility to infection and autoimmune disease. Deficiency may occur if one does not get enough vitamin D in their diet or has limited exposure to the sun (due to working indoors, avoiding or protecting from the sun, or living in the northern regions of Canada).

There are several sources of vitamin D including: synthesis in the skin after exposure to the sun’s UV rays, select foods, fortified foods, and high quality supplementation.

Biomed's Vitamin D3 drops provide a quality high dose with 1000 IU per drop, with a natural lemon flavour in healthy MCT (Medium chain triglycerides) oil base.

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Over 70% of Canadians are vitamin D deficient, proving that it is difficult to get enough vitamin D from direct sun exposure and food alone. A reliable and consistent source of vitamin D (often through supplementation) is necessary to prevent risk of deficiency. Optimal vitamin D levels are essential for health throughout all ages and stages of life.

Vitamin D requirements* change throughout life and according to risk factors:
  • Infants (up to 1 year): 400 IU daily (upper limit 1000 – 1500 IU)
  • Children (1 to 9 years): 600 IU daily (upper limit 2500 – 3000 IU)
  • Pregnancy and lactation: 600 IU daily (upper limit 4000 IU)
  • Adults: 800 IU daily (upper limit 4000 IU)

*Health Canada (2010). Vitamin D and calcium: Updated dietary reference intakes. Available online: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/nutrition/vitamin/vita-d-eng.php
Medicinal Ingredients:
Each drop contains:
• Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) 1000 IU (25 mcg)
Recommended Dosage: Adults take 1 drop once per day.
15 ml (536 drops)
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Why Supplement with Vitamin D3

Over 70% of Canadians are vitamin D deficient7, proving that it is difficult to get enough vitamin D from direct sun exposure and food alone. Studies show vitamin D is essential for long-term health and therefore a reliable and consistent source of vitamin D (often through supplementation) is necessary to prevent risk of deficiency. Optimal vitamin D levels are essential for health throughout all ages and stages of life.

Vitamin D requirements change throughout life and according to risk factors8:
Infants (up to 1 year): 400 IU daily upper limit 1000 – 1500 IU)
Children (1 to 9 years): 600 IU daily (upper limit 2500 – 3000 IU)

 

References:

1. Ariane Viana de Souza e Silva, et al. Association of Back Pain with Hypovitaminosis D in Postmenopausal Women with Low Bone Mass. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2013 Jun 12;14:184.
2. Aranow Cynthia, MD. Vitamin D and the Immune System. J Investig Med. 2011 Aug; 59(6): 881–886.
3. Cedric F. Garland, DrPH, et al. The Role of Vitamin D in Cancer Prevention. Am J Public Health. 2006 February; 96(2): 252–261.
4. Office of Dietary Supplements. (2016). Vitamin D – Fact Sheet for Health Professionals. National Institutes of Health. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminD-HealthProfessional/
5. Abdul Hameed, A., Akhtar, N. The Skin Melanin: An Inhibitor of Vitamin-D3 Biosynthesis: With Special Emphasis with Structure of Skin. A Mini Review. Department of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine. Dermatology Case Reports, 2019, 4:1
6. Nair, R., Maseehm, A. (2012). Vitamin D: The “Sunshine” Vitamin. Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics. Apr-Jun; 3(2): 118-126.
7. G K Schwalfenberg 1S J GenuisM N Hiltz. Addressing Vitamin D Deficiency in Canada: A Public Health Innovation Whose Time Has Come. Public Health. 2010 Jun;124(6):350-9.
8. Health Canada (2010). Vitamin D and calcium: Updated dietary reference intakes. Available online: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/nutrition/vitamin/vita-d-eng.php