Vitamin D3, also known as cholecalciferol, is a form of vitamin D that is often called the “sunshine vitamin” due to its ability to be absorbed in the skin through sunlight. It is a fat-soluble vitamin that supports the body in absorbing calcium and phosphorous.*
Vitamin D comes in two dietary forms:
|Dietary Forms of Vitamin D|
|Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol)||Found in some mushrooms and some fortified foods|
|Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)||Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from sunlight triggers the production of vitamin D3. It is also present in animal sources such as eggs, liver, oily fish, and butter|
Factors such as limited sun exposure, sunscreens, and protective clothing can affect the amount of vitamin D that is produced by the body.
Vitamin D has a significant role to play in the absorption of minerals such as calcium and phosphorus, which are important nutrients for strong and healthy bones and teeth. Even when calcium rich foods are consumed through diet, the body cannot fully absorb calcium without Vitamin D being present.*
Vitamin D may help to regulate the immune system.*(1)
Vitamin D3 deficiency may have the potential to make symptoms of depression more severe.* (2)
You should always consult your health care provider before starting any herbal supplements or products. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.