Caltrate Vitamin D 1000IU All the goodness of the sun in the palm of your hand!
Our bodies need vitamin D from the sun for healthy bones and muscles. But up to 1 in 3 of us arent getting enough.
Caltrate Vitamin D is formulated with 1000IU of vitamin D3 to support your bone and muscle strength.
Caltrate Vitamin D comes in an easy to swallow liquid capsule and is formulated with the same vitamin D you naturally get from the sun.
So get all the goodness of the sun in the palm of your hand everyday and stay active with Caltrate Vitamin D!
Adults take one liquid capsule daily with liquid after a meal, or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Each Caltrate Vitamin D 1000IU liquid capsule contains - Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 1000IU (25mcg)
Functions in the body
- Helps prevent vitamin D deficiency
- Essential for calcium absorption
- Essential for the development and maintenance of strong bones
- Helps optimise peak bone mass
- Helps improve muscle strength and balance
- Helps reduce the risk of falls and fractures
Suitable for sodium reduced and Halal diets. Vitamin supplements can only be of assistance if the dietary vitamin intake is inadequate.
What is Vitamin D
Vitamin D is essential for optimising calcium absorption in the body. It is often referred to as the "Sunshine Vitamin" because the main source of vitamin D is produced in the skin as a result of direct exposure to sunlight.
Sources of Vitamin D
The main source of vitamin D is through direct exposure to sunlight.1 Very few foods in nature contain vitamin D. Small amounts of vitamin D are found in fatty fish such as salmon, herring and mackerel, eggs and liver.
Why is Vitamin D Important?
Vitamin D is important for the absorption of calcium in the body. Sufficient calcium intake daily is essential for maintaining strong, healthy bones.
A deficiency of vitamin D can contribute to osteoporosis later in life. Without vitamin D, calcium will not be fully absorbed by your body.2
Vitamin D has direct effects on muscle strength.3 Vitamin D deficiency has been demonstrated to be an independent predictor of falls in the elderly.1,4 Some of the benefits of vitamin D may relate to improved muscle function.1,3,4
Supplemental doses of vitamin D at 700IU 1000IU per day have been shown to reduce fractures by about 19%.3 A dose of 1000IU daily has been recommended to reduce fracture risk in the elderly.1
The key benefits of vitamin D:
Who is at Risk of Vitamin D Deficiency
Surprisingly, even in sunny Australia Vitamin D insufficiency is common.
Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with reduced bone density, high bone turnover and increased risk of hip fracture in older people.1,3
There are a number of groups who are at increased risk of vitamin D deficiency:
With constant warnings about avoiding excessive exposure to sunlight and the risks associated, many people are not getting the necessary sunlight required to produce vitamin D.
To get enough sunlight to produce vitamin D, a person needs to expose their hands, face and arms (around 15% of body surface) to sunlight for about 6 - 8 minutes, 4 - 6 times per week.2
As you age, your skin becomes less efficient at producing vitamin D. Older people need exposure to sunlight 5-6 times a week.2 Dark skinned people need longer exposure times of around 15 minutes.
Vitamin D Supplementation
Supplementing with Caltrate Vitamin D 1000IU is a simple way to help ensure that you are getting sufficient vitamin D every day. Regular exercise and a healthy diet, along with adequate vitamin D intake help build and maintain strong and healthy bones.
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