Only few foods contain vitamin D and for most people, the major source is the sun. Your body naturally produces vitamin D when UVB rays strike the skin, but depending on where you live, the time of year and the darkness of your skin, you may not get enough. The good news is that we can still get this sunshine vitamin — even on cloudy days. Let’s shine a light on PurePharma D3.
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Your bones provide the framework you need to run, jump and do the heavy lifting in all of life’s tasks. The body requires vitamin D to absorb calcium and plays a major role in maintaining your bone and muscle function. Keep your bones strong and reduce your risk of osteoporosis as you age. No matter what comes your way, make sure your bones are as strong as you are.
Does sunscreen affect vitamin D3 absorption?
UVB radiation from sunlight produces pre/Vitamin D in the skin, however, UVB radiation also causes melanoma, skin cancer and photo aging. Sunscreen effectively blocks the UVB rays and protects the skin. Therefore, it might still be necessary to take in Vitamin D to reach adequate levels.
Can I get all the vitamin D I need from the sun?
The amount of vitamin D you can get from the sun alone depends on time of day, geographical latitude, the color of your skin and the amount of skin you expose to sunlight. You produce most vitamin D in the middle of the day when the sun is high in the sky, and the closer to the equator you live the easier it is to produce vitamin D from sunlight. For example, in Florida your body can produce vitamin D most of the year, while in New York or Boston you can’t produce much vitamin D from November through March. The more melanin you have the darker your skin color, which works just like sunscreen in regard to UVB exposure. At noon during the summer in Boston, a Caucasian that tans fairly easy would need about 1 hour of sun exposure to make 1000 IU of vitamin D.
What is vitamin D3 good for?
Vitamin D3’s primary role is promoting absorption of calcium and phosphorus, which is critical for bone growth and maintenance. Especially in the elderly, vitamin D helps reduce the risk of osteoporosis and reduces the risk of falling associated with postural instability and muscle weakness.
Vitamin D3 also plays an important role in the function of the immune system.
How do I store PurePharma D3?
Store your PurePharma D3 in a cool, dark place as the capsules react to light and heat. PurePharma D3 comes in dark capsules and a dark bottle to protect vitamin D3 from exposure to light.