You might think you’re getting enough vitamin D from the sun at this time of year, but vitamin D deficiency is really common. Between April and the end of September, most people in the UK should be able to make all the vitamin D they need from sunlight, but once we head into autumn it's a different story. Over 1 billion adults worldwide are affected by vitamin D deficiency, which can cause fatigue, bone pain and muscle weakness. If left untreated it can cause rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. The government currently advises that everyone should take a vitamin D supplement in autumn and winter and because vitamin D3 is more effective at improving your vitamin D levels, it is thought that taking vitamin D3 capsules daily is the best way to keep your bones, muscles and teeth healthy.
The great thing about investing in a vitamin D3 supplement is that in addition to supporting your bones and muscles it also has a host of other health benefits. Here are our top 6 reasons to start taking a D3 supplement.
Strengthen bones and muscles
Vitamin D helps your body to absorb calcium and phosphorus. It is perhaps the primary nutrient for the growth and development of bones and teeth. Healthy vitamin D levels can help slow bone loss and reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis, a condition in which bones become fragile and more likely to break.
Improve heart function
Low vitamin D levels have been linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular diseases such as high blood pressure, stroke or heart failure. Though more research needs to be carried out, it is a hopeful sign that this vitamin may also be a key factor in preventing heart disease.
Boost energy levels
Studies have shown a link between depression and low vitamin D levels, though which is the cause and which the effect is perhaps yet to be fully ascertained. What we can say is that research has shown that those who are experiencing negative emotions noticed a positive difference after taking vitamin D3.
Having too little vitamin D in your system can cause you to feel tired and weak, so taking vitamin D3 capsules daily can also help to boost your energy levels.
If you don’t have adequate vitamin D levels you may be at more risk of infections and autoimmune diseases such as diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, or MS. It has also been suggested that vitamin D can reduce the severity of flu or COVID-19.
Vitamin D may play a role in regulating the body's inflammatory response, in particular by controlling the production of inflammatory cytokines and slowing down the growth of proinflammatory cells.
Improve gut and liver function
Vitamin D deficiency can reduce production of the antimicrobial molecules that are essential to maintain healthy gut flora. Therefore, ensuring you always have adequate levels of vitamin D can help promote good bacteria balance in the gut.
Why choose our Vitamin D3 2000 iu capsules?
By taking our capsules you can keep up your levels of Vitamin D3, which can benefit you in all of the ways we’ve mentioned above. Our high strength formula gives you enough energy to last all day and with 365 capsules in the bottle, you can rest assured that your Vitamin D levels will remain sufficient for the coming year. There are no artificial ingredients and you simply take one capsule per day, ideally with a meal to help absorption. Click here to buy a year’s supply of our Vitamin D capsules for just £9.99!