Vitamin D3 or Cholecalciferol, is an essential bone nutrient, a vital mineral and the primary component of our bones. Calcium can only be absorbed if Vitamin D3 is present. LaTeva’s Vitamin D3 blend helps the body absorb and retain calcium and phosphorous which is critical for building strong bones. The skin is our largest organ and the skin only produces vitamin D3 when it is exposed to ultraviolet. Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins for overall health functions such as, a strong immune system, strong teeth and bones, healthy muscle function, calcium metabolism, kidney health, prostate health, good skin, cellular function, and colon health. It can also help cognitive function and may nourish receptors in the brain to achieve and maintain a healthy mind and help those with depression, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Vitamin D3 food sources are limited to, fatty fish, fortified cereals, and dairy products and our body’s do not produce it naturally. Vitamin D3 deficiency can help prevent long term reduction of calcium absorption and help prevent Osteoporosis. Without regular exposure to the sun you may be at risk for Vitamin D3 deficiency that can cause early post-menopausal bone loss and Osteomalacia, the weakening of the muscles and bones. It can also lead to, bone pain, weakness in joints and muscle, fatigue, auto-immune disorders, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis. Vitamin D3 deficiency is common in those suffering from obesity, chronic kidney disease, digestive disorders like crone’s disease, chronic pain, metabolic issues, immune disorders, infections, kidney disorders, and has been associated with childhood rickets.