Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin. It is largely formed from the cholesterol stored under the skin by exposure to sunlight (UV radiation).
Vitamin D plays an important role in calcium metabolism. In its active form, it controls the absorption and utilisation of calcium and contributes to normal blood calcium levels and the maintenance of normal bones. Vitamin D is also important for healthy muscle function and helps reduce the risk of falling caused by postural instability and muscle weakness. Vitamin D is also essential for a healthy immune system.
Vitamin D deficiency is widespread in the population. In Europe, the amount of sunlight in the autumn and winter months is too low for sufficient formation of vitamin D in the skin. In addition, the body's ability to produce vitamin D reduces with age.
Vitamin D Complex is a high-dosed, vegan supplement from ferns and lichens containing 3000 IU vitamin D3 per capsule. Vitamin D Complex is supplemented with vitamin C in two different natural forms to support a healthy immune system.