The Sunshine Vitamin
The WellMan Clinic and Vitamin D
The WellMan Clinic introduced our “Sunshine Vitamin” preparation fifteen years ago, and, as you probably know, we strongly recommend our patients to take an adequate daily dose. We now consider that an adult dose of 4000IU is appropriate.
What is Vitamin D?
Vitamin D is often known as the “Sunshine Vitamin” but it’s actually not a vitamin at all! It is in fact, a hormone, with its receptors found in a wide range of human cells.
What are the benefits of Vitamin D?
We all know Vitamin D is good for our teeth and bones – but it does have other important health advantages as well.
At the WellMan Clinic, medical experts have spent years looking into the benefits of Vitamin D, and as a result, we bring you our highest potency Sunshine Vitamin D3.
Unlike other Vitamin D products, our supplement is free from other vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin A, and gives you just pure Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), dissolved in natural organic oil. It comes in an easy-to-swallow, highly absorbable softgel capsule.
Vitamin D helps our bodies to absorb calcium, which is vital for healthy teeth, muscles and bones. It may also reduce the risk of a whole host of other diseases and conditions including cancer, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, heart disease, diabetes and seasonal infections such as influenza and the common cold.
How do I know if I am lacking Vitamin D?
Many people do not know that they are lacking Vitamin D. They may have no symptoms – or only mild ones – such as tiredness or general aches and pains. Your medical history or lifestyle (see above) may point to whether you have enough Vitamin D. A simple blood test to look at your 25-hydroxy Vitamin D3 levels, given by your GP or the WellMan Clinic will show whether or not you are Vitamin D deficient.
How do we get it?
The main source of Vitamin D is ultraviolet (UVB) sunlight, which changes a type of cholesterol found in your skin to Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol). The liver and kidneys then help to activate the exact amount of Vitamin D that you need. Only a small quantity of Vitamin D is found in our diet, for example, eggs, margarine, oily fish, certain vegetables, and some fortified cereals. In some countries (but not the UK) Vitamin D is also added to milk and bread.
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‘Let the sun shine in – The health benefits of Vitamin D’