With our indoor lifestyles, use of sunscreen and protective clothing, many of us are likely to have lower than optimal Vitamin D levels. Given the wide variety of positive research on the health benefits of Vitamin D, Canyon Ranch health experts are confident that this is one nutrient worth taking. Vitamin D levels are inadequate in many people, leading a growing number of health experts to believe that daily need exceeds current recommended amounts.
Vitamin D’s role in calcium metabolism and bone health is well known. However, it has many other important physiologic roles that are not as well appreciated. Vitamin D receptors are widely distributed in the body, including colon, prostate, breasts and ovaries, where it may help regulate healthy cell growth.
This essential, fat-soluble vitamin, comes from consistent exposure to sunshine and is difficult to obtain in adequate amounts from dietary sources. Postmenopausal women, older individuals, and those with malabsorption, limited sun exposure, or certain illnesses may need higher intakes of vitamin D.
Our formula supplies Vitamin D3 , the naturally-occurring form, in a high-potency amount of 1,000 I.U. per capsule for those needing to conveniently augment dietary intake. Many experts now advise a daily vitamin D3 intake of 1,000 to 2,000 I.U., an amount shown to be safe and effective in clinical studies.