What is vitamin D and WHY do we need it??

Vitamin D (ergocalciferol-D2, cholecalciferol-D3, alfacalcidol) is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps your body absorb calcium and phosphorus. Having the right amount of vitamin D, calcium, and phosphorus is important for building and keeping strong bones.

D3 is more efficient than D2. You get vitamin D from food, supplements, and sunshine. Vitamin D is important for bone and muscle strength and immune function. It may help prevent depression, inflammatory disease, and heart disorders.

Getting a little sunlight every day can help you maintain your D3 levels. But it’s not the safest or most reliable way to stay healthy. If you don’t get much sun, use sunscreen regularly, or have darker skin, you likely won’t meet your vitamin D needs from the sun.

It’s hard to get enough D3 through diet alone, especially for vegans and vegetarians. Supplements may be great support for you. You can also boost your vitamin D with foods that contain D2 (almond, oat or soy milk, mushrooms…), but really –

Supplements are the easiest way to get enough vitamin D3 every day. Studies suggest they boost D3 just as well as sunlight and food. This is good news!! Be sure you’re taking a high-quality product. The FDA doesn’t oversee supplements.

How does Vitamin D actually affect our wellbeing?

Research shows more than a billion people worldwide have a vitamin D deficiency. Symptoms include:

  • Muscle weakness and aches
  • Weak bones
  • Fatigue
  • Inflammation
  • Hair loss

The deficiency may lead to many health conditions, such as:

  • Depression
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Arthritis
  • Eczema

A simple blood test can check your vitamin D levels. Your healthcare provider can order this as part of a regular check-up. Blood analysis is a good way to look into your health! Learn about it

RISKS: Vitamin D3 is generally safe. But it can have toxic effects if you take too much.

Too much vitamin D can make you absorb excessive amounts of calcium. That can lead to a condition called hypercalcemia, which may weaken bones, interfere with your brain and heart or cause kidney stones.

Some symptoms of vitamin D toxicity include nausea, vomiting, muscle weakness, mood changes, pain, confusion, loss of appetite, dehydration, excessive urination, excessive thirst.

Extremely high vitamin D3 levels can lead to kidney failure, irregular heartbeat, in worst cases, death.

READ YOUR LABELS!! It is important to take supplements with respect and caution. They are a powerful support in maintaining overall health and we shouldn’t be taking them lightly. Take it regularly to get the most benefit from it.

Super Vitamin D is plant-based and vegan-friendly. It is fuss-free, all you need is to take it once daily. It helps to always take it at the same time – making it part of your personal self-care routine! 

Super Vitamin D is not available in all countries. However, we shall not forget that we have the SUN as our source of Vitamin D! ☀️

When your skin is exposed to sunlight, it makes vitamin D from cholesterol. The sun’s ultraviolet B (UVB) rays hit cholesterol in the skin cells, providing the energy for vitamin D synthesis to occur. However, bear in mind that too much sunlight can be dangerous. Some consequences of too much sunlight include sunburn, eye damage, skin aging and heat stroke.