- Considered as Dietary Supplement
- Science-Based Nutrition
PRODUCT BENEFITS: Vitamin D from dietary intake or sun exposure requires two activation steps in the body. The first activation occurs in the liver, while the second activation occurs in the kidneys, allowing for regulation of calcium metabolism. However, vitamin D receptors are present throughout the body, in tissue such as the skin, cartilage, heart, prostate, bones and intestines. Thus, the second activation step also takes place in local tissues. Recent discoveries have highlighted the important modulatory effects of vitamin D on various cells of the immune system.
Given its role as a promoter of gene expression, vitamin D affects numerous systems throughout the body. Research unmistakably shows that vitamin D is also a regulator of cellular health and wellness. Aged, unhealthy cells tend to lose their ability to differentiate and perform their original intended function due to the cumulative effects of oxidative damage. Vitamin D, acting as a pro-hormone, promotes the ability of cells to maintain their normal life cycle of birth, differentiation, functional performance and death, when they have become overly damaged.10 Damaged cells can lead to damaged tissue function. By promoting the normal cell cycle, vitamin D ensures the progression of cells through their functionality and their healthy renewal.
Adult Use: Take 1 or 2 capsules daily with food, or as directed by a nutritionally informed physician.
Not suitable for vegetarians.