Get the Vitamin D everyone is talking about?
Vitamin D has become the supplement on everyone’s lips – and with good reason.
This vital vitamin is important for a range of different health needs, from supporting the immune system to healthy bones and teeth.
And recently its potential role in protecting against viruses has garnered global attention.
But what is vitamin D, how does it help the body and how do you go about choosing a supplement? Read on to find out more – and take advantage of a great offer.
What is vitamin D?
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin which is produced in the skin when exposed to adequate ultraviolet light from the sun, hence its name as ‘the sunshine vitamin’.
However, our modern lifestyles, which tend to keep us indoors, are depriving us of the sunshine we need.
What’s more, in the UK we simply don’t get enough sunlight during autumn and winter to get the vitamin D required for optimum health.
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This is why many health bodies, including the NHS, recommend people consider taking a vitamin D supplement during autumn and winter. It 's also recommended to take all year round for those not outdoors often or who cover their skin frequently.
How does vitamin D support good health?
Vitamin D is essential for overall well-being and boasts a number of benefits, including:
Contributing to the support of the immune system, our first line of defence against viruses and disease.
Helping to maintain healthy muscles.
Contributing to the maintenance of normal teeth and bones.
Helping the body to absorb calcium.
With all these benefits, it’s no surprise that healthcare professionals are alarmed at the estimate that over one billion people worldwide don’t get enough vitamin D.
Can vitamin D protect against Covid-19?
This is a highly topical issue of urgent importance to health not just in the UK, but worldwide.
Ground-breaking research into this issue is currently being carried out by Queen Mary University of London.
The ‘CORONAVIT’ study is a clinical trial looking at the effects of vitamin D supplementation on the immune system and protecting against Covid-19.
Vitamin D supplements are being taken by over 5,000 people for a period of six months.
Scientists hope the large-scale trial will help to find out if correcting people’s vitamin D deficiencies over winter can reduce the risk and/or severity of Covid-19 and other acute respiratory infections.
Interest in the study has been intense with media from around the world reporting on its progress. Initial findings are due to be published at the end of July this year.
The vitamin D supplement everyone’s talking about!
The vitamin D supplement being used in the trial is Bio-Vitamin D3 from Pharma Nord.
Scientists chose this supplement because of its long-established use in other clinical trials and a number of previously published studies which show Bio-Vitamin D3’s effectiveness and its ability to raise vitamin D levels in the blood.
It is oil-based to boost absorption into the body
It comes in a range of strengths – from 400IU to 5000IU - to suit different needs.
It is vitamin D in the D3 form, shown to be twice as effective as D2 in raising levels of vitamin D in the blood
It’s made to pharmaceutical standards for quality you can trust