Vitamin D3

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Vitamin D3
Vitamin D3, also known as sunshine vitamin, can be produced in our bodies when exposed to sunshine. It helps support calcium absorption and utilisation, maintain healthy bone density and strength. Vitamin D3 is ideal for elderly and those who spend most of their days indoors, and during winter months.
Ingredients: Each tablet contains: Cholecalciferol 25mcg Providing Vitamin D3 1000 IU. This product contains tableting aids.
Suggested Use: Adults: Take 1 tablet daily with food, or as professionally recommended.
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Cautions: Do not exceed the recommended dose. Seek professional health advice if taking medications (ie anticoagulant, blood pressure medication, etc) or suffering from a medical condition (ie hyperthyroidism, sarcoidosis, etc) before supplementing.

Disclaimer:

Nutritional information contained here is based on research literature and published knowledge on nutrition. Any nutritional suggestions should not be taken as medical advice.