Sun exposure on bare skin is the major source of vitamin D, but length of seasons, geographic latitude, cloud cover, smog, and sunscreens can reduce UV ray exposure and vitamin D synthesis.With aging, less vitamin D is converted to its active form, and a deficiency can occur in older men and post-menopausal women. Caffeine can increase bone loss, but increasing calcium and vitamin D intake may counteract this effect.
Adequate Vitamin D in childhood prevents rickets and in adults prevents osteomalacia. To minimize health risks associated with UVB radiation exposure, while maximizing the health benefits of Vitamin D, supplementation, combined with small amounts of sun exposure, is recommended.
Medicinal Ingredients: Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)
Di-calcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable grade magnesium stearate