Many people call it the sunshine vitamin,due to the fact we gain vitamin d when exposing our skin to the sun,the UK has people with vitamin d deficiency as the sun is just not strong enough during the months of October to March.This amazing vitamin can be gained from foods such as eggs,oily fish and red meat but in small amounts that is why many people tend to supplement so they can get a higher dose.
When deficient of the sunshine vitamin studies show people get brittle bones, teeth, and weaker muscles. Research shows in the 20th century people who worked in factories and didn't receive sunshine due to long hours working got brittle bones and rickets in comparison to workers who worked outdoors. A report by the government in 2016 advises people to take 10ug of vitamin d daily especially over the winter months.
Dose: 1 capsule per day
Scaled-down exposure of the body to the sun due to unstable weather conditions could raise the need for a vitamin D3 supplement. Also known as the ‘Sunshine Vitamin’, it is considered as crucial for the absorption of other vital nutrients by the body especially in women for healthy bones. While Vitamin D was discovered over a century ago, the introduction of its D3 version is recent. Under natural circumstances, UV rays (wavelength:300nm) initiate the conversion of Vitamin D to Vitamin D3. A steady form of Vitamin D3 conversion would require a week’s exposure to sunlight in a row. Despite a rigorous follow-up of the regime there are instances in which people are not able to access the natural levels of vitamin D3 to the fullest.
It could be a chronic renal condition or the use of an anticonvulsant that might interfere with the quality of the regimen. Pollution could pose as another hindrance to the dose of Vitamin D obtainable through UV rays. Pollutants tend to obstruct the desired wavelengths of UV rays from reaching the body by forming a metallic fog. It's the state of the enviroment in many cities that make it necessary for the a large portion of the population to shift towards the use of Vitamin D3 supplements. Vitamin D3 or cholecalciferol intake for a population that gets the least amount of exposure to sunlight is of 400 IU per day. The recommended dietary intake for an expectant mother would be of 200 IU/day. Cholecalciferol conforms its functioning with the secretions of the parathyroid gland to keep an eye on the expression of genes.