Vitamin D3 is a fat-soluble form of vitamin D – when you produce this naturally, it’s called cholecalciferol.
We produce vitamin D3 in our skin when exposed to adequate ultraviolet light from the sun. However, our modern lifestyles, which tend to keep us indoors, are depriving us of the sunshine we need. Unfortunately, even the foods we eat rarely contain enough vitamin D3 – if any at all!
Vitamin D3 is a fantastic nutrient that’s essential for our overall well-being and boasts a number of benefits, including:
- Contributing to the support of the immune system. What’s more, studies have shown that vitamin D may stimulate the body’s production of anti-viral and anti-bacterial proteins.
- Helping to maintain healthy muscles and nerves
- Contributing to the maintenence of normal teeth and bones
- Helping our bodies absorb calcium