Decreased exposure to sunlight, poor diet, or a low intake of vitamin D fortified foods play a role in inadequate vitamin D levels. Vitamin D levels are also shown to decline with age, due to a reduction in absorption or metabolism by the liver. A lack of vitamin D can lead to bone deformities such as rickets, and stunted growth in children, and bone pain caused by a condition called osteomalacia in adults. Low levels of vitamin D have been linked to osteoporosis, osteopenia and an increased likelihood of upper respiratory tract infections, colds and flu. Low levels have also been found in people with SAD, which is a form of depression/low mood. Supplementation has been shown to be an effective treatment approach. Vitamin D has also received attention for its role in preventing cardiovascular disease. Correcting vitamin D deficiency may result in improved glucose control and has beneficial effects on the complications of Type 2 diabetes.
1–7 drops daily, with a meal, or as directed by your health professional.
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If you are pregnant or lactating, have any health condition or are taking any medication, consult your health professional before use. Use only if safety seal is intact. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. Do not exceed the stated daily dosage. Keep out of the reach of young children.
It is recommended that individuals using more than 2,000 iu vitamin D per day have their blood levels monitored. Large doses of vitamin D can cause hypercalcemia, signs include headache, weakness, nausea, vomiting, and constipation. Individuals with hyperparathyroidism or kidney disease are at particular risk.
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