What is Vitamin D?
The key to a healthy lifestyle is in your diet and that includes the vitamins you consume.
Without them, nothing will work properly. Vitamin D helps regulate how much calcium phosphate is absorbed from food we eat as well as keeping muscles around our bones strong so they can support us throughout life's journey Vitamin D has been shown time after again for its importance on maintaining an active lifestyle; whether it be because of physical activity or just everyday tasks like walking miles upon miles each day at work.
HOW DO YOU GET VITAMIN D?
The best and easiest way to get Vitamin D, is actually from the sun. The human body synthesises Vitamin D when exposed to sunlight, which often makes it the best source.
Vitamin D has the chemical name of ergocalciferol or cholecalciferol.
In the UK, most of us do not get enough Vitamin D from natural sunlight.
Good sources of Vitamin D come from oily fish, read meat, liver, egg yolks, some types of fortified foods like fat spreads and breakfast cereals.
Vitamin D is fat-soluble. This means that it is absorbed in the liver and fatty tissues, keeping the vitamins in your body for days, weeks, or sometimes even months.
Our drinks provide you with a simple, easy way, to get your daily dose of vitamin D.
Each drink contains your daily dose of vitamin D according to NHS guidelines.
WHAT DOES VITAMIN D DO?
Vitamin D is your body’s way of staying healthy. Primarily, it helps to regulate the amount calcium and phosphate in your system. This nutrient combination helps keep bones strong as well as muscles around them functioning properly- all while supporting overall good health with other vitamins that are crucial for both mind AND body (B12).
Unsurprisingly, Vitamin D is what stops you from developing bone deformities or conditions - like osteoporosis, a disease that thins and weakens the bones, making them more likely to break.
A deficiency in Vitamin D can lead to an array of health problems. Primarily, it affects how much calcium and phosphate are absorbed from food into the bloodstream - this lack could cause bone diseases such as osteoporosis or weak muscles around one's bones (skeletal).
WHAT ELSE IS VITAMIN D GOOD FOR?
Vitamin D also supports your nerves, it "activates and deactivates enzymes in the brain and the cerebrospinal fluid that are involved in neurotransmitter synthesis and nerve growth."
Essentially, Vitamin D helps your nerves carry between your brain and your body.
Your immune system can also better fight off bacteria and viruses that tries to invade, putting it in an overall stronger position.