Now Foods Vitamin D-3 liquid extra strength is a concentrated food supplement containing 1000IU of cholecalciferol in one dose. Ingredient in 1 drop (approximately 0.028 ml)% RWS * Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol) (from lanolin) 1000 IU 250% * recommended daily allowance. The liquid form of vitamin D3 facilitates taking the product and the highly concentrated dose makes the product efficient and is enough for a long time of use. The product is in a dark glass bottle with a dropper, which facilitates precise dosage of the portion. The vitamin can be consumed alone or added to your favorite drink.
Cholecalciferol - it is an organic chemical compound from the group of vitamin D. It is soluble in fats and has the ability to store in the body. He is best known for his influence on the calcium economy and its positive effect on bones, but in recent years much more health properties of vitamin D have been discovered for practically every system in our body. It is synthesized in the skin under the influence of UV-B rays on 7-dehydrocholesterol.
Widespread vitamin D deficiency in society
It is estimated that up to 90% of the population may have insufficient level of vitamin D in the blood. This makes the vitamin gaining an inglorious title of the most missing vitamin in the body. The reason for this may be a small exposure to sunlight from 11-14 hours, which is characterized by the highest UV-B emission. Unfortunately, these hours coincide with the working time of the majority of society, which means that it is not possible to use the healthy properties of the sun.
Management of calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D effectively supports the absorption of these minerals in the gut, and then has a positive effect on their use. It also helps to regulate the level of calcium in the blood. The reduction in the level of parathyroid hormone by vitamin D may contribute to limiting the release of calcium from bone stores, allowing for a higher bone mineral density.
Well-being and mental health Cholecalciferol is characterized by a strong influence on mood regulation. Research shows that the low level of this vitamin in the blood increases the risk of depression and disorders associated with well-being. Deficiencies in vitamin D are also associated with deterioration of sleep quality, supplementation with highly concentrated vitamin can effectively solve problems with falling asleep. Better sleep means more energy during the day and more efficient functioning of the whole body. Vitamin D has the ability to modulate calcium channels in neurons. It can also control cell death by excitotoxicity. One can be tempted to say that this vitamin protects the nervous system and can help to preserve mental performance for a long time.
Hormonal activity of vitamin D The view on this vitamin has changed radically when specific VDR receptors (vitamin D receptors) have been discovered in most cells of the human body. This has thrown a new light on its functionality, because it is indicative of hormonal activity.
Effect on testosterone Supplementation with cholecalciferol contributes to an increase in testosterone levels in men who previously complained about its low level. It may also result in a decrease in SHBG, or globulin binding sex hormones, which increases the concentration of biologically active free testosterone. What's more, the effect of vitamin D supplementation on the slowdown of androgen decline resulting from the aging of the body was observed, which allows you to enjoy vitality for a long time.
Benefits for athletes The effect on muscle work translates into better control over the body and stronger activation of muscle fibers to work. Regulation of androgen levels and tissue sensitivity to insulin allows maximizing anabolic processes and optimal use of nutrients. A beneficial effect on the reduction of adipose tissue can also be noted, among others due to elevated adiponectin. Research confirms the effect on the severity of fat burning in people who previously suffered from a deficiency of vitamin D.
Now Foods Vitamin D-3 is recommended in cases of a deficiency of vitamin D in the blood. The product can also be used to improve general health and to support intensively training people. It is also advisable to use a dietary supplement with a reduced amount of sunlight especially in the period from September to March, where access to the Sun remains limited. The same happens in the summer, when most of the time we spend behind a desk at work or for fear of our skin, we use large amounts of creams with a high UV filter - then the amount of vitamin D produced by the body can be really small. When using vitamin D3, it is also worth thinking about vitamin K2, which improves calcium management.
Dosage: One drop from one to two times a day. It is best to consume with a meal containing fat.