Vitamin D is known as the ‘sunshine’ vitamin because the body obtains this essential vitamin from the sun’s UV rays. With increased awareness of the harmful effects of over exposure to sunlight, and promotion of reduced exposure to reduce the risk of skin cancer, it is becoming evident that more and more people have low vitamin D levels. Older people in rest homes, or the house bound are at particular risk of deficiency. There is also evidence of mild vitamin D deficiency in younger adults, particularly during winter. The more pigment there is in the skin, the less vitamin D is produced, so dark skinned people, those who avoid the sun or women who wear veils, are at increased risk of deficiency.
Of all published cases of vitamin D toxicity for which a vitamin D amount is known, only one occurred at a level of intake under 40,000 IU per day. Do not take more than the dose stated on the label without consultation with a healthcare practitioner. Caution with blood pressure medications as vitamin D may reduce drug effects. Use with caution in patients with hypercalcemia or systemic lupus erythematosus; Do not use in sarcoidosis or hyperparathyroidism without medical supervision; High doses require medical supervision in patients with atherosclerosis and heart disease; High doses may interact with digitalis.
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EACH SMALL SOFTGEL CAPSULE CONTAINS:
SUPERIOR LOW ALLERGY FORMULATION:
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Always read the label and use as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.