THE BENEFITS OF SUNSHINE, WITHOUT THE SUN
Often referred to as the “sunshine vitamin,” vitamin D3 is synthesized when bare skin is exposed to ultraviolet B (UVB) light. However, studies show that most people do not get the recommended amount from sunlight alone. In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic, 25% to 50% or more of the general population may be vitamin D deficient. NatureWise Vitamin D3 delivers the same biologically active form of vitamin D produced in the body as a result of direct sunlight — without the risk of unprotected UVB exposure.
- Essential for Healthy Bones and Teeth Children need vitamin D to build strong bones and teeth, and adults who do not get enough vitamin D are at risk for osteomalacia (soft bones) and osteoporosis (weak and brittle bones). Vitamin D is also one of the only ways to strengthen teeth for adults.
- Provides Immune Support Vitamin D supplementation not only supports the innate immune system (defense from infection) but also the adaptive immune system (prevention of pathogen growth), helping to both control and ward off infection in the body.
- Promotes Healthy Muscle Function Insufficient vitamin D levels can lead to decreased strength, weakness, and muscle wasting. It can also lead to fatty muscles, where fat infiltrates the muscle and negatively affects strength and physical functioning.
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5,000 IU DAILY FOR OPTIMUM LEVELS
Vitamin D is fat-soluble and the amount absorbed from a serving can be greatly affected by factors like obesity, age, genetics, dietary deficiencies, and medical conditions. The Vitamin D Council recommends that adults take 5,000 IU of Vitamin D3 daily to achieve and maintain optimal levels. This recommendation is based on research that shows at least 97% of people will attain levels above 30 ng/ml at this dose, without risk of toxicity.