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Caltrate Vitamin D 1000IU Bone & Muscle Helath 180 Liquid Capsules

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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

No Added:

Artificial Flavours
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:

  • 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

    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:

  • The elderly, who have a reduced capacity to produce vitamin D;
  • Those in residential care or indoor workers, who have limited sun exposure;
  • Those with skin conditions where avoidance of sunlight is recommended;
  • Those who avoid exposure to sunlight for cultural reasons, such as veiled women;
  • Those with dark skin.

    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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    Delivery Time

    Parcels arrive within 3-7 business days.
    Express shipped parcels arrive within 1-3 business days (this may be slightly longer for remote country areas).

    International Shipping

    We offer fast flat rate express shipping all over the world based on 8 zones - these rates apply to all non-bulky parcels under 2kg*.

    Destination Cost Delivery Times*

    Zone 1 New Zealand


    2-3 days

    Zone 2 China, Japan, Hong Kong


    3-4 days

    Zone 3 Rest of Asia


    3-4 days

    Zone 4 Canada & U.S


    3-4 days

    Zone 5 Pacific Islands


    3-4 days

    Zone 6 Major Europe + GB


    3-4 days

    Zone 7 Rest of Europe


    3-5 days

    Zone 8 Rest of the World


    4-6 days


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    *Estimated delivery time in business days. Excludes time in customs if applicable and may be subject to delay due to causes outside of Australia Post's control.

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