Vitamin D (Calciferol)
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. The most important function is helping the body absorb calcium, as this is essential for bone health. Vitamin D also aids cell division and helps modulate the immune system. It 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 very few foods naturally contain vitamin D. Because of this, and because of Ireland’s low sunshine levels, many people are deficient in vitamin D and require supplementation.
Buying Vitamin D Supplements
At Evergreen Healthfoods, we stock a wide range of vitamin D supplements, available in many different strengths and forms including tablet, liquid, sprays and capsules. We also have vitamin D specifically designed for children and babies. Take a look at our extensive range of products for more information on finding out which one is perfect for you.