Vitamin D Tablets, A Little Bit Of Sunshine
Did you know that 80%-90% of Vitamin D absorbed by the body is through exposure to sunlight?
While Vitamin D is absolutely essential for the development of strong bones and muscle, unlike most vitamins and minerals, Vitamin D only naturally occurs in small amounts of foods such as fatty fish and eggs.
However, in recent years the increased concern for skin cancer and the number of people clocking in long hours at the office, Vitamin D deficiency is becoming increasingly common in metropolitan areas.
So how can Vitamin D tablets benefit you?
- Perfect alternative for anyone who is experiencing Vitamin D deficiency
- Improves development of healthy bones, bone density and muscle growth
- Maintains a healthy immune system
- Natural mood enhancer
- Reduces the risk of heart disease
- Reduces the risk weakened bones and serious health problems such as fractures and Osteoporosis in older people.
How can I get my daily Vitamin D?
The two main ways to get your daily dose of vitamin D are by exposing your skin to sunlight and by taking Vitamin D tablets. Although Vitamin D is naturally occurring in certain types of foods, it only makes a small contribution to the vitamin D levels your body needs.
The amount of Vitamin D that forms in your skin is affected by the amount of skin you have exposed to the sun. Therefore if you expose more of your skin, your body is more likely to make more vitamin D.
How much sun should I be getting?
The amount of sun exposure depends on your skin type, the UV levels, the season and the time of day. The Australian Cancer Council recommends a few minutes a day of sun exposure during summer and anywhere between 2-3 hours a week in winter.
Although we need to maintain our vitamin D levels, it’s important to still be sun safe and balance the risk of skin cancer from too much sun exposure. A short walk from the office to get lunch is the best way to produce Vitamin D.
Consider taking Vitamin D Supplements
While spending an extra few minutes in the sun can significantly increase your body’s absorption of Vitamin D, if you’re driving to your work every day and working indoors, many people struggle to meet the optimum levels for Vitamin D. Those deficient in Vitamin D can develop a number of musculoskeletal conditions. This includes bone and muscle pain as well as weakened bones, which can eventually lead to more serious problems.
At Elite Vitamin Zone, we only stock a specialised range of high quality Vitamin D tablets so you don’t have to waste time and energy sifting through ineffective brand names. With years of nutritional and dietary experience behind them, Caruso, Herbs of Gold and Thompsons have built up a trusted reputation in providing high quality products to thousands of loyal customers.