What is Vitamin D3?
Cholecalciferol can be found in the following food sources: oily fish; liver; eggs; some breakfast cereals; bread; and powdered milk.
Cholecalciferol (cholesterol) is extracted from Lanolin Alcohol; the Lanolin is sourced from wool sheared from live sheep - which is why Vitamin D3 isn't suitable for vegans.
iu stands for International Unit. This is a unit of measure based, not on weight, but potency. The iu to weight ratio varies depending on the product. So to create an easy to compare measurement this standard was introduced.
For Vitamin D3 the following conversion shows the international unit amount and the amount of micrograms this equals:
|| mcg (µg)
| 100 iu
|| 2.5 mcg (µg)
|| 10 mcg (µg)
|| 25 mcg (µg)
|| 50 mcg (µg)
|| 100 mcg (µg)
Vitamin D3 has co-factors that the body needs in order to utilize the vitamin properly. They are:
• Vitamin K2
• a tiny amount of Vitamin A
What does Vitamin D3 do?
"Vitamin D is important for good overall health and strong and healthy bones. It’s also an important factor in making sure your muscles, heart, lungs and brain work well and that your body can fight infection.
Your body can make its own vitamin D from sunlight. You can also get vitamin D from supplements and a very small amount comes from a few foods you eat."
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) regulates calcium and phosphate levels. These help to keep bones and teeth healthy. It is used extensively in skin creams. You may find more information here.
Suggested Adult Use
One capsule per day as a food supplement.
Only take a dosage higher than NRV if under supervision of a medical practitioner.
This product is not suitable for vegans.
This product is suitable for vegetarians.
If you have a medical condition, are taking medication, are pregnant or nursing, always seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before using any food supplement. Discontinue use if any adverse reaction occurs.
Health Leads formula
Each plant source vegetarian capsule contains:
400iu, 1000iu, 2000iu or 4000iu Cholecalciferol (select option above)
Organic rice flour
Other ingredients: None
Health Leads Commitment to You
We will not use known harmful additives, colourants, sweeteners, excipients such as magnesium stearate.
Rarely we may have to use a natural filler but research carefully those we do use, such as organic rice flour.
These efforts are born of our desire for good quality at the best price.
Most orders are sent by either 1st class Royal Mail or if requested by DPD.
We aim to dispatch orders received before 2pm (UK time) on the same day, excluding weekends and national holidays.
Next day delivery applies to working days only, guaranteed if a courier is selected and the order is received before 2pm.
If you have changed your mind about keeping an item we understand and we happily accept returns within 30 days, as long as the item is unopened and returned in original condition we are happy to provide a full refund for the item or exchanged for goods of the same value. Please note that due to the hygienic nature of some oral and body care products we are unable to accept items back where the packaging seal has been breached. If you have received a faulty item or an item in error, we will see to it that you receive the correct item at no extra cost. Please use the "contact us" page and we will be happy to help.