Bio-Vitamin D3 5000iu
Supplemental vitamin D can be obtained in two forms, ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) and cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3). The cholecalciferol form of vitamin D3 is metabolised approximately three-fold more effectively within the body than the ergocalciferol form.
Vitamin D3 (also known as cholecalciferol) is a fat soluble vitamin, produced within the body when the skin is exposed to uv radiation from sunlight. People living in northern latitude countries such as the UK are at risk of vitamin D deficiency, particularly during the winter months. Darker skinned ethnic minorities and the elderly are especially at risk.
What does Bio-Vitamin D3 do?
Vitamin D3 increases the absorption of calcium from the digestive tract, and reduces the excretion of calcium, thereby helping to regulate blood calcium levels. These effects ensure that calcium levels are maintained and allow adequate levels to be stored in bones and teeth. If blood calcium levels are too low, calcium may be mobilized from bones for use elsewhere in the body, resulting in bone weakening.
In addition to maintaining healthy bones and teeth, vitamin D3 also contributes to the normal functioning of the muscles and immune system.
About Pharma Nord Bio-Vitamin D3
Bio-Vitamin D3 contains vitamin D3 dissolved in cold pressed olive oil, encapsulated in small, easy to swallow "pearls" of soft gelatine. Bio-Vitamin D3 is manufactured under Danish pharmaceutical control. The preparation is blister packed for maximum bio-availability. Suitable for all the family.
Are there any adverse effects from taking Bio-Vitamin D3?
Vitamin D supplementation is generally well tolerated. People with hyperparathyroidism and sarcoidosis should not take vitamin D supplements without consulting a medical practitioner. People who receive adequate sunlight exposure do not need as much vitamin D in their diet as those who receive minimal exposure. Pregnant and lactating women and those on medication should seek professional advice prior to taking nutritional supplements. Vitamin D3 taken in excess (10,000IU) may cause kidney stones and headaches.
How much should you take?
1-5 capsules per day, or as directed by a physician.
The UK Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for Vitamin D is 5mcg per day. This amount is purely to avoid deficiency and has long been viewed as inadequate, (for more information ask for our leaflet 'Why the RDA is not enough'). The body's ability to manufacture vitamin D declines with age.
- People with hyperparathyroidism and sarcoidosis should consult a physician before taking vitamin D3 supplements
- Vitamin D3 may cause kidney stones and headaches if taken in excess (10,000IU)
- Pregnant and lactating women and those on medication should seek professional advice prior to taking supplements.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Store at room temperature
- Best before date printed on the bottom of the box.
1 Capsule per day or as directed by a physician
Do not exceed recommended dosage
Bulking agent: Olive oil
Capsule shell: Bovine gelatine
Humectant: Glycerol, purified water
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol)
Colour: Iron oxide
UK Shipping and Delivery
Once we have received your order it will be dispatched within three working days. Please note that we do not dispatch orders on Saturdays or Sundays.
Most orders will arrive within 5 working days.
You order will be sent using Royal Mail Signed For First Class post.
Tracking your parcel
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What to do if your parcel hasn't arrived?
Because Royal Mail™ does not consider a parcel lost until 15 days have passed, please allow up to 15 days for delivery before you contact us about a missing or lost parcel. Parcels will not be re-sent until after this time period has passed.
If you require a next day delivery, please place your order by 12 noon (Monday to Fridays) for dispatch the same day. If your order is placed after 12 noon or at weekends then it will be dispatched on the next working day (excluding public and bank holidays). Postal charge will be dependent on weight and we will confirm the price with you.
The delivery must be signed for on receipt of your parcel.
All orders dispatched to destinations outside the UK are sent by Airmail. Airmail Delivery takes around 5 working days but it can take up to 6 weeks. Due to the nature of International delivery we cannot be held responsible for any damage incurred to your parcel in transit. This includes parcels that may become misplaced en route. Please be aware that parcels may also be delayed for Customs checks.