Collection: Vitamin D3

Popular for: general health, cardiovascular health, the immune system, inflammatory conditions, joint and bone structure.

1 in 5 of the UK adult population are estimated to have insufficient levels and 50% of us do not meet our daily requirements.

Vitamin D is essential to life, playing vital roles in regulating normal blood calcium levels, the maintenance of bones, teeth and muscle function, as well as the function of the central nervous system, immune system, and vital organs such as the heart, brain and lungs. Low vitamin D status is now linked with a wide range of health conditions including osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune conditions, neurodegenerative diseases and type 2 diabetes.

Whilst most vitamin D is produced via skin exposure to the sun, there are so many factors to consider that it’s not enough to rely on sun exposure alone. Our skin type influences how much time we need in the sun to fulfil individual needs – for paler skin tones just 10-15 minutes of sunlight exposure to 25% of the body between the hours of 10am – 3pm is sufficient, compared with up to 120 minutes for darker African skin tones. Cloud coverage and varying UV levels in different seasons also affect our ability to synthesise vitamin D, which is why we are at greatest risk of low intake during autumn and winter. It’s possible to obtain vitamin D from food, but unless you are eating salmon 3 days a week and getting your optimal amount of sun exposure on the other 4 days, all year round, you are likely falling a bit short. For vegans, though mushrooms do provide some vitamin D, the amount is far too low to avoid deficiency.

There are two forms of vitamin D; the most potent supplemental form, cholecalciferol (D3), which is up to three times as active as the synthetic form ergocalciferol (D2). Ensure you are taking vitamin D3, the most biologically active form of the two, which is readily absorbed and easily utilised by the body.

 

5 products
  • Pharmepa MAINTAIN - omega-3 fish oil 1000mg, EPA & DHA omega-3 with Vitamin D3, 60 capsules
    Pharmepa MAINTAIN - omega-3 fish oil 1000mg, EPA & DHA omega-3 with Vitamin D3, 60 capsules
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    £17.99
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    £17.99
  • Omegaflex DUO - glucosamine and calcium capsules with omega-3 EPA fish oil & omega-6 GLA, 60 + 30 capsules
    Omegaflex DUO - glucosamine and calcium capsules with omega-3 EPA fish oil & omega-6 GLA, 60 + 30 capsules
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    £16.99
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    £16.99
  • Pure & Essential Advanced Multivitamin and Minerals with Folate Vitamins D3 and K2, now Vegan, 2-a-day, 60 tablets
    Pure & Essential Advanced Multivitamin and Minerals with Folate Vitamins D3 and K2, now Vegan, 2-a-day, 60 tablets
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    £13.99
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    £13.99
  • Pure & Essential Daily Vitamin D3 2000iu Cholecalciferol, 1-a-day, 365 tablets
    Pure & Essential Daily Vitamin D3 2000iu Cholecalciferol, 1-a-day, 365 tablets
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    £11.99
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    £11.99
  • Pure & Essential Vegan Vitamin D3 1000iu Cholecalciferol, Lichen extract, 365 tablets
    Pure & Essential Vegan Vitamin D3 1000iu Cholecalciferol, Lichen extract, 365 tablets
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    £19.99
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    £19.99