Winter ushers in the joy of the holiday season, but with it comes colder temperatures and the unfortunate decline of natural vitamin D, a crucial nutrient for optimal health.
We normally produce this vitamin when sunlight touches our skin. But during the winter months, this becomes a problem, especially for people living far from the equator, since the sun sits much lower in the sky. Because of the limited amount of sunlight available, the body generates less vitamin D. This is just one of many reasons winter is the perfect time to supplement with vitamin D.
The Health Ranger Store is thrilled to bring back Chief Originals® Vitamin D3 5000 IU Vegetarian Capsules. Our lab-verified vitamin D3 capsules are naturally sourced from high-quality, lab-verified sheep's wool. This means that they are derived from a renewable natural source and contain no GMOs, artificial chemicals, preservatives, additives, allergens or gluten. Our vitamin D3 capsules are also vegetarian, non-China and carefully lab tested for heavy metals, microbiology and glyphosate using ISO-accredited mass spec laboratory instruments.
Vitamin D is a unique, fat-soluble nutrient that the body needs to maintain optimal health. Despite its name, however, vitamin D is actually a hormone. It is often called the “sunshine vitamin” because it is naturally produced from cholesterol when your skin is exposed to ultraviolet B rays (UVB) from the sun. UVB rays interact with the cholesterol in your skin cells to provide energy for vitamin D synthesis.
Vitamin D plays a vital role in keeping your body strong and healthy. Some of the many health benefits it provides include supporting healthy bone, brain and immune system functions; maintaining healthy, glowing skin; and uplifting your mood.
There are two types of vitamin D: D2 (ergocalciferol) and D3 (cholecalciferol). Vitamin D3 is generally regarded as superior to vitamin D2 because it is the form that most closely resembles the one your body produces. Chief Originals® Vitamin D3 5000 IU Vegetarian Capsules offer a sustainable source of pure vitamin D3 for your optimal health and well-being.
Vitamin D is not readily available in most food sources, which is why many people don’t get enough of it. The amount of vitamin D you need each day depends on your age. Generally, the older you get, the more vitamin D you will need. These are the current recommended amounts in international units (IU):
Adults until the age of
70 – 800 IU (20 mcg)
70 – 600 IU (15 mcg)
People at high risk of vitamin D deficiency may need more. Check with your healthcare provider about how much you need.
Vitamin D deficiency can manifest itself in several ways. These include:
UNUSUALLY SLOW HEALING OF MINOR CUTS AND WOUNDS
OCCASIONAL BONE AND
Nerve cells that sense pain have receptors for vitamin D. Research suggests that the interaction between vitamin D and its receptor regulates the production of pain signals, which is why people deficient in vitamin D are more prone to suffer from muscle, nerve and bone pains.
Vitamin D plays an important role in supporting the body’s natural healing processes. Slow wound healing may be a sign of vitamin D deficiency.
Vitamin D supports healthy bones by assisting with your body’s absorption of calcium. Signs of vitamin D deficiency may include lower back pain, so check with your naturopathic physician for a full diagnosis.
Low levels of vitamin D may suppress your energy levels and leave you feeling constantly fatigued or exhausted.
POOR IMMUNE HEALTH
A study that appeared in the Journal of Internal Medicine reported that people with low levels of vitamin D have a high risk of depression.
Vitamin D plays an important role in supporting a healthy immune system. Without sufficient vitamin D, your immune system may not be able to function at its best.
A study that appeared in the journal Respirology has found that vitamin D sufficiency is associated with healthy lung and respiratory functions.
Vitamin D is known to support a healthy immune system and help facilitate its normal functions.
Healthy levels of vitamin D can help reduce the visible signs of skin aging. Calcitriol, the active form of vitamin D, supports the healthy, glowing skin.
Supplementing with vitamin D can have a positive effect on your mood.
SUPPORTS HEALTHY CARDIOVASCULAR FUNCTION
SUPPORTS HEALTHY BONES
MAINTAINS HEALTHY KIDNEY FUNCTION
PROMOTES HEALTHY BRAIN FUNCTION
Vitamin D supports your body’s natural ability to absorb calcium and phosphorus -- minerals that are necessary for maintaining strong bones and teeth.
Vitamin D is converted into calcitriol in your kidneys, allowing it to support normal kidney functions, as well as promote good overall health.
According to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, having adequate levels of vitamin D is important for optimal cognitive functioning.
A study published in the journal Circulation suggests that having normal vitamin D levels is key to maintaining healthy cardiovascular function. Consuming the recommended daily intake of vitamin D also helps your body maintain healthy blood sugar levels already within the normal range.
Chief Originals® Vitamin D3 5000 IU (125 mcg) Vegetarian Capsules are made with high-quality vitamin D3 derived from sheep’s wool. This makes our capsules a renewable source of vitamin D3.
Vitamin D3, which you can get from food, dietary supplements, or through sun exposure, is more useful to the human body than vitamin D2.
Studies comparing vitamins D2 and D3 suggest that:
Vitamin D3 is 87% more usable to the human body
The human body is able to store 2-3x more vitamin D3 than Vitamin D2
Vitamin D3 can be converted into its active, usable form 500x faster than Vitamin D2
Chief Originals® Vitamin D3 5000 IU Vegetarian Capsules are thoroughly lab tested for heavy metals, microbiology and glyphosate. They contain no gluten, allergens, preservatives or additives. Here at the Health Ranger Store, we ensure that our vitamin supplements are non-GMO, non-China and do not contain fillers of any kind.
The perfect way to enrich your diet with vitamin D3**
Ensure adequate daily intake of vitamin D3 with Chief Originals® Vitamin D3 5000 IU Vegetarian Capsules. We've made sure that our lab-verified vitamin D3 capsules are naturally sourced from high-quality, non-contaminated sheep's wool. Because of this, you can trust that they contain no GMOs, artificial chemicals, preservatives, additives, allergens or gluten. Our vegetarian vitamin D3 capsules are also non-China and lab tested for heavy metals, microbiology and glyphosate using ISO-accredited mass spec laboratory instruments.