It is estimated that over 80% of adult Canadians do not meet their daily vitamin D requirement from dietary sources. Aside from dietary intake, the body can also synthesize vitamin D through exposure to sunlight or UV rays. However, if you live north of the line connecting Philadelphia to San Francisco, you are most likely not getting enough sunlight exposure to meet your vitamin D requirements. Other risk factors for vitamin D deficiency include obesity, old age, dark skin, applying too much sunscreen, and/or not being able to go out in the sun for at least 15 minutes daily. Ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) and Cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) are the forms of vitamin D used in supplements. Vitamin D3 is chemically identical to the vitamin D naturally produced in the body, whereas vitamin D2 a precursor that needs to be converted to D3 before the body can readily use it.
Bob’s Vitamin D contains the bioidentical Cholecalciferol (vitamin D3). New research is shedding light on vitamin D’s role beyond enhancing calcium absorption and maintaining healthy bones and teeth. There is a growing body of scientific evidence that suggests vitamin D deficiency may be contributing to a host of chronic diseases such as heart disease, certain cancers, and multiple sclerosis, as well as infectious diseases such as the seasonal flu.
As per Health Canada guidelines, the recommended dietary allowance for vitamin D is 400-800IU per day, and the tolerable upper intake level is established at 1000-4000IU per day. It is important to note that these recommendations are very conservative, and some practitioners may prescribe higher doses for treating deficiency and/or chronic disease prevention. Bob’s liquid vitamin D is a safe and effective formula that can be used as a daily supplement by patients or prescribed by healthcare practitioners at therapeutic doses. There are no artificial colours or flavours, no preservatives, and no animal products in this supplement.
• Helps in the absorption and use of calcium and phosphorus
• Calcium intake, when combined with sufficient vitamin D, a healthy diet and regular exercise may reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis.
• Help prevent vitamin D deficiency
• Free of gluten, dairy, soy, wheat, yeast, sugar or corn
Vitamin D3 (vitamin D, cholecalciferol) 25mcg (1000UI).
Caprylic/capric triglyceride, medium-chain triglycerides and D-alpha tocopheryl acetate.