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Ultra Vitamin D 1000IU

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Optimum Strength Vitamin D3

Ultra Vitamin D provides optimum strength vitamin D, a nutrient that plays a truly remarkable role in the body and is important for many areas of health. It not only contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and teeth but is also known for its role in supporting normal function of the immune system, normal cell division and normal muscle function.

Vitamin D is synthesized by the body on exposure to sunlight. However, many areas of the world receive insufficient sunlight and even in sunny areas, many choose to limit their exposure due to the negative health effects of excessive exposure to the sun's UV rays. These factors have led to widespread low vitamin D levels in many parts of the world.

Many national governments now recommend vitamin D supplementation for the entire population, due to the many benefits of this key nutrient. The UK Department of Health now recommends that everybody from birth take a supplement containing vitamin D to help safeguard their levels.

What is Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin found in foods such as mushrooms, oily fish, butter and egg yolk. Vitamin D has functions and benefits that are probably more wide ranging than any other vitamin.

There has been huge renewed interest in vitamin D recently, with new global research showing that the health benefits of this nutrient stretch beyond bone health. There is increasing evidence for the beneficial effects from dietary vitamin D which has shown benefits for its contribution to:

  • Maintenance of normal bones and teeth
  • Normal absorption and utilisation of calcium and phosphorus
  • Normal muscle function
  • Normal blood calcium levels
  • Normal function of the immune system
  • The process of cell division

For adults over the age of 60, it has also been shown that a daily vitamin D intake of 20µg or more from all sources helps to reduce the risk of falling associated with postural instability and muscle weakness. Falling is a risk factor for bone fractures among men and women 60 years of age and older.

D3 the preferred bioactive form

Ultra Vitamin D provides effective levels of the preferred form of vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol). Ultra Vitamin D provides British Pharmacopoeia quality vitamin D3. D3 is the preferred form of vitamin D because it is the specific form made in the human body and therefore more effective than D2 which is found in some supplements.

Vitamin D - the sunshine vitamin

While our bodies manufacture vitamin D on exposure to sunshine, the levels in many countries is so weak during the winter months that our body makes little or none at all, meaning that dietary supplements are often the best way to safeguard intakes of vitamin D. Many populations, including the majority of those in Europe, require an additional dietary source of vitamin D to achieve and maintain an adequate status of this important vitamin.

In addition, the body does not generate vitamin D when sitting behind a glass window, whether in your car or at home, because these UV rays cannot penetrate glass to generate vitamin D in the skin. Sunscreens, even weak ones, while essential to protect the skin, can affect the body's ability to generate vital vitamin D.

Vitamin D in the diet and health benefits

Vitamin D is naturally present in some foods (e.g. oily fish such as herring, sardines, fish liver oils, eggs, butter) and in a few foods that are fortified (e.g. margarine, some cereals, some yoghurts). Vitamin D is fat soluble, therefore advice to eat lower fat diets may contribute to reduced intakes from foods and hence dietary supplementation may be needed. In the UK, an average diet provides 3-4 µg of vitamin D per day and only a little more if oily fish is consumed.

There are several reasons why vitamin D supplementation may be especially recommended, including:

  • Government health advice to reduce sun exposure which can mean less Vitamin D is produced naturally by the body.
  • Reduced sun exposure in some groups of the population e.g. older people, those who cover their skin, certain occupations, medical reasons and those with darker skin tones (as greater skin melanin content can reduce the skin's production of vitamin D).
  • Increased requirement at certain life stages e.g. the elderly population, whose skin may not be able to synthesise vitamin D as effectively.
  • Those with increased dietary intolerances (e.g. lactose and dairy) or allergies.
  • People who are on a diet.

Ultra Vitamin D 1000IU Formula

Vitamin D food supplement tablets

Nutritional Information Average per tablet % EC NRV*
Vitamin D(as D3 1000 IU) 25 µg 500

*NRV = Nutrient Reference Value, µg = microgram
mg = milligram, IU = International Units, †British Pharmacopoeia Quality

Ingredients

Bulking Agents: Microcrystalline Cellulose & Pregelatinised Starch, Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol), Polyvinylpolypyrrolidone, Tablet Coating (Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, Glycerin, Natural Source Colour [Titanium Dioxide]), Anti-Caking Agents: Purified Talc, Magnesium Stearate & Silicon Dioxide, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Polyvinylpyrrolidone.

Directions

ONE TABLET PER DAY. Swallow with water or a cold drink. Not to be chewed. Do not exceed the recommended intake. Ultra Vitamin D may be used for as long as required.

  • Suitable for vegetarians
  • No artificial colours
  • No preservatives
  • No lactose
  • Gluten free
  • No salt or yeast
  • Ultra Vitamin D is not tested on animals

Food Supplement

Food supplements must not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. As with other food supplements, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using if you are under medical supervision, pregnant, breast-feeding, have epilepsy, suffer from food allergies, or are allergic to any of the ingredients. Not suitable for children.
Store below 25°C in a dry place, out of sight and reach of children.

Ultra Vitamin D 1000IU FAQ

Why has Ultra Vitamin D 1000IU been developed?

Ultra Vitamin D 1000IU has been developed as a convenient way to supplement the diet with vitamin D. The product contains D3, the preferred form of vitamin D produced naturally by the body on exposure to sunlight. Top

When is Ultra Vitamin D 1000IU recommended?

Many national governments recommend vitamin D supplementation for the entire population, due to the presence of widespread deficiency. The UK Department of Health recommends that everybody from birth take a supplement containing vitamin D to help safeguard their levels. There are a number of reasons why vitamin D supplementation may be required including:

- Government health advice to reduce sun exposure which can mean less vitamin D is produced naturally by the body.
- Reduced sun exposure in some groups of the population e.g. older people, those wearing certain religious clothing, certain occupations, medical reasons and those with darker skin tones (as greater skin melanin content can reduce the skin's production of vitamin D).
- Increased requirement at certain life stages e.g. the elderly population, whose skin may not be able to synthesise vitamin D as effectively.
- Those with increased dietary intolerances (e.g. lactose and dairy) or allergies.
- People who are on a diet. Top

What do I need to know before starting to use Ultra Vitamin D 1000IU?

Ultra Vitamin D is a food supplement containing British Pharmacopeia quality vitamin D3, specially formulated as a daily nutritional safeguard for men and women of all ages. Top

Can Ultra Vitamin D 1000IU be used simultaneously with medications?

Generally, Ultra Vitamin D can be taken alongside medications. For specific advice on taking Ultra Vitamin D with medicines, we recommend that you contact your doctor or pharmacist. Top

How and when should Ultra Vitamin D 1000IU be used?

Take one tablet per day with your main meal and swallow with water or a cold drink. Do not exceed the recommended intake. As with other food supplements, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using if you are under medical supervision, pregnant, breast-feeding, have epilepsy, suffer from food allergies, or are allergic to any of the ingredients. Not suitable for children. Ultra Vitamin D may be used for as long as required, and a regular intake is recommended unless advised by your physician. We do not recommend chewing the tablets because they have not been formulated as chewable preparations. Top

How many tablets does Ultra Vitamin D 1000IU contain?

Ultra Vitamin D 1000IU is available in a 96 tablet pack. It is recommended to take one tablet per day, so each box will last just over 3 months. Top

Are there any undesired effects whilst taking Ultra Vitamin D 1000IU?

Ultra Vitamin D has no known side effects when taken as directed. Do not exceed the recommended intake. Top

What are the active ingredients?

Please see nutritional information click here Top

For those people who experience difficulty swallowing tablets, are there any tips or recommendations to help ease swallowing Ultra Vitamin D 1000IU tablets?

Ultra Vitamin D 1000IU tablets are small in size, however if you have difficulty swallowing, one method is to chew some food, then place the tablet into the mouth and swallow the chewed food and tablet together, followed by plenty of liquid. The throat opens up wider automatically to swallow the chewed food and hence the tablet should go down with greater ease. Alternatively the tablets or capsules may be swallowed with thicker liquids such as yoghurts or smoothies. The Ultra Vitamin D 1000IU tablets themselves should not be chewed. Top

Is Ultra Vitamin D 1000IU recommended with any other Vitabiotics product(s)?

This depends on the level of vitamin D3 in the Vitabiotics product. Generally, Ultra Vitamin D can be used alongside other supplements to boost the intake of this essential vitamin. Top

Some Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) levels are above 100%, is this safe?

Certain Vitamins are very safe at levels tens or even hundreds of times the NRV, whereas for others the safety level is much closer to the NRV. For this reason every Vitamin and mineral needs to be considered on an individual basis in terms of its upper safe level.

The Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) is the amount of a Vitamin or mineral which has been calculated to help prevent basic deficiency states in the general population. However, certain Vitamins and minerals at optimal levels, above the NRV, have consistently been shown to have positive benefits in specific areas of health. This is why some Vitabiotics formulas have certain nutrient levels greater than 100% NRV.

All Vitabiotics products has been developed using the latest research and contain effective levels of Vitamins and minerals, while avoiding any excessive amounts, in accordance with official upper safe limits for Vitamins and minerals.

Vitabiotics avoids ‘mega dose’ levels of isolated nutrients and instead we have always stressed the importance of safe, moderate and sensible levels of Vitamins and minerals, carefully balanced to maximise their combined effect; an approach which has been supported by many experts and researchers over the years. Top

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Always read the product directions before use. Do not exceed the recommended intake. Food supplements must not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. As with other food supplements, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using if you are under medical supervision, pregnant, breast-feeding, have epilepsy, suffer from food allergies, or are allergic to any of the ingredients. Not suitable for children.