Adequate levels of vitamin D are important for immune health, reduced risk of respiratory and other infections and the prevention of various chronic health conditions. With no added sweeteners, colours, or flavours, these tiny, lactose-free, fast-dissolving tablets provide 1,000 IU of vitamin D, which is the maximum dosage allowed in a Canadian supplement.
Vitamin D is produced naturally when our skin is exposed to strong sunlight. However, in the northern hemisphere this type of natural light is not available during much of the year, therefore Canadians are at a greater risk of deficiency. Other at-risk groups include seniors, people with darker skin, vegans and those on a low-protein diet. Health professionals in Canada estimate that increased vitamin D blood levels would reduce incidence of a variety of conditions, including osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases, multiple sclerosis, pneumonia, and cancer. Adequate levels of vitamin D are important for immune health, reduced risk of respiratory and other infections and for the prevention of various chronic health conditions.