Natural Factors Vitamin D3 Benefits at a Glance
- Strengthens bones, which may help prevent fractures
- Helps the body better absorb calcium better
- Helps promote cardiovascular health
- May help prevent the onset of multiple sclerosis
Vitamin D is rather unique in that it has the properties of both a vitamin and hormone. For bones to remain as strong as possible the body needs calcium, phosphorus and Vitamin D. Even if an individual follows a calcium rich diet if they lack Vitamin D they will not reap all the bone strengthening benefits that should as the calcium will be inefficiently absorbed. Those lacking Vitamin D tend to have softer bones, putting them at greater risk for fractures and chronic bone pain.
Most of our Vitamin D comes from exposure to the sun. These days people simply don't spend as much time outdoors as they used to and various recent studies have shown that Vitamin D deficiency is becoming more prevalent. Vitamin D is also present in certain foods like cold water fish and eggs but in smaller, less effective quantities.
Emerging science has also suggested that Vitamin D supplementation may help in the fight against certain cancers, especially breast cancer.
Natural Factors Vitamin D3 contains the same Vitamin D ( cholecalciferol) as is found in fish oil and eggs, and is in this instance derived form all natural sheeps' wool lanolin.