Vitamin D3 is known as “the sunshine vitamin” because it is produced by human skin when exposed to sunlight. It can also be obtained from food sources such as fatty fish, eggs, and liver. Fortified dairy and other products are usually fortified with D2, which doesn’t absorb as does D3.
Supplementation may be the best way to get needed vitamin d3 levels. It is a fat soluble vitamin that is needed for calcium metabolism and healthy bones.
The only way to discover a vitamin D3 deficiency is through a 25-hydroxyvitamin D test. This can be administered by a doctor, performed at your local medical lab or performed using an at-home test kit.
People who have darker skin, the elderly, infants, pregnant women, and people who are obese are at greater risk for deficiency. Those who work at night, are housebound or frequently cover their skin with clothes or sunscreen must also be cautious of deficiency.
Inadequate D3 levels have been linked to bone density issues, abnormal cell replication, autoimmune concerns, blood sugar, cardiovascular and immunity issues, and a host of other conditions. Chronic muscle aches and pains and mood instability can also be indicators of low vitamin D levels.
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Liquid Sun Vitamin D3 is cholecalciferol derived from lanolin and provided in a liquid base of sunflower oil and purified water. In this liquid formula, vitamin D and sunflower oil are combined using a special micro-emulsification process designed to create a natural micellized matrix which, when coated by the stomach bile, will encourage absorption.*
Vitamin D Testing Kit: This is a simple, convenient, and accurate test for screening your Vitamin D levels (both Vitamin D3 & Vitamin D2). This test you can do in the comfort of your own home.
In latitudes north of Atlanta, GA up to 87% of people are vitamin D deficient during the winter months. Vitamin D deficiency is a real problem today and does not have obvious symptoms, but increases your risk for more serious diseases. Researchers and experts say maintaining sufficient levels of Vitamin D are important in protecting the body from a wide range of health concerns. With this innovative blood spot test, there is no more wasting time, gas and money traveling to a phlebotomist where they stick a painful needle in your arm to pull your blood – you can now take this simple test in the comfort of your home.