Vitamin D is required in order to absorb calcium and promote bone growth. Insufficient vitamin D results in soft bones in children (rickets) and fragile, misshapen bones in adults (osteomalacia). Vitamin D deficiency has now been linked to maladies such as; depression, weight gain, colon cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer.
The Vitamin D Council (a scientist-led group promoting vitamin D deficiency awareness) suggests vitamin D treatment might be found helpful in treating or preventing autism, cancer, depression, heart disease, high blood pressure, autoimmune disease, cancer, chronic pain, diabetes, flu, neuromuscular diseases, and osteoporosis.
Vitamin D is so important that your body produces it on its own – but only after exposure to sufficient sunlight. This becomes a problem for people in northern climates, as well as those with darker skin. Dark skin absorbs less sunlight, so people with dark skin do not get as much vitamin D from sun exposure as do people with lighter skin tones. This is a particular problem for African-Americans in the northern U.S and Canada.
Single Drop = Single Dose
Adults – 1 Drop = 1,000iu (25mcg)
Baby – 1 Drop = 400iu (10mcg)