Vitamin D3: increases the absorption of calcium in the bones
What is Vitamin D3?
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin also known as calciferol. This nutrient is good for calcium absorption and helps maintain strong bones. In addition, Vitamin D plays a role in the maintenance of strong and flexible muscles. Furthermore, this vitamin is important for the maintenance of strong teeth and has a positive effect on the immune system. It also promotes a good calcium level in the blood. Vitamin D fulfills many vital functions in the body and it is therefore important to get enough of this vitamin on a daily basis.
Sources of Vitamin D3
Vitamin D has a special place among vitamins. There are not that many foods that contain this nutrient. It is found in fatty fish, liver, meat, eggs and dairy products. With the exception of fatty fish such as eel, mackerel and salmon, the quantities are small. That is why Vitamin D has been added to margarine, low-fat margarine and baking and frying products for decades.
By far the largest source of Vitamin D is sunlight. This nutrient is produced in the skin under the influence of invisible ultraviolet light (UV-B).
This form is called Vitamin D3 or cholecalciferol. In the liver, the substance is converted into calcidiol and stored as an emergency supply for the winter months. Because there is little sunlight in the winter months, this emergency supply is then used by the body.
Vitamin D3 and the bones
Vitamin D3 ensures that Calcium is properly absorbed from the diet. In addition, this vitamin increases the absorption of calcium in the bones. Maintaining a strong skeleton is important in maintaining good health. That is why it is important to support the bones with age by taking extra Vitamin D3. This nutrient is therefore added to Synofit Calcium Plus Capsules, the formula for strong bones. Per daily dose of 2 capsules it is 12.5 µg Vitamin D3.
Vitamin D3 has also been added to Synofit Premium Plus (Synofit Premium Plus Liquid and Synofit Premium Plus Capsules, the formula for healthy joints): per daily dose of 10 ml or 3 capsules, it concerns 5.0 µg Vitamin D3.
Vitamin D3 and the muscles
Regular exercise is important to keep the musculoskeletal system in good shape. As you get older it is wise to walk, cycle or swim for half an hour a few times a week. Being active keeps your muscles functioning properly. Vitamin D3 supports you in this by keeping your muscles flexible.
Vitamin D3 and the immune system
It will not surprise you that the immune system is being studied with great interest. Good news: various vitamins contribute to the normal functioning of the immune system. Specifically Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B11, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C and Vitamin D3. It is reassuring that your total product for joints, bones or muscles is also good for the immune system due to the presence of this vitamin (s)!