What is Vitamin D?
Vitamin D, which can also be referred to as calciferol, is a fat soluble vitamin, essential for many important functions in the body. Most notably, vitamin D is essential for bone health. With inadequate levels of vitamin D, bones can become brittle, thin and misshapen. Vitamin D also plays a very important role in helping the body absorb calcium. Calcium is an essential mineral needed for bone health. Vitamin D is often referred to as the ‘sunshine vitamin’ because vitamin D can be made when the skin is directly exposed to the sun. Vitamin D can also be sourced from the diet, however it can be difficult to get enough vitamin D from your diet alone as it I present in very little foods naturally. Because of this, and because of Ireland’s low sunshine levels, many people are at risk of becoming deficient in vitamin D and may require supplementation. Deficiency can result in rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults.
Buying Vitamin D Supplements
Evergreen.ie stock a wide range of vitamin D supplements, specially formulated for babies, children, adults and pregnant women. They are available in many forms including tablets, capsules, sprays and liquids and in many strengths. Vitamin D supplements are also available with many other nutrients essential for bone health, including calcium and magnesium. Take a closer look at our extensive range of supplements for more information on vitamin D and many more bone-health nutrients.