Plant-sourced Vitamin D is made from inactivated dried whole cell yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) and contains elevated levels of vitamin D. The yeast is subjected to ultraviolet (UV) light under controlled conditions to catalyze the conversion of the natural occurring endogenous ergosterol in yeast to ergocalciferol (Vitamin D2). The yeast cream is then pasteurized and roller drum dried. This lengthy process enhances the content of vitamin D2 in the yeast.
Vitamin D is a group of fat-soluble micronutrients produced by the human body when skin is exposed to ultraviolet (UV)light. Vitamin D can be also obtained from the daily diet, but it comes from a narrow range of foods such as fish liver oils, meat liver and eggs.
Benefits of Vitamin D:
CALCIUM ABSORPTION: “Vitamin D contributes to normal absorption/utilization of calcium and phosphorus and maintenance of normal blood calcium concentrations”.†
BONES & TEETH HEALTH: “Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and teeth”.†
IMMUNITY: “Vitamin D contributes to the normal function of the immune system and healthy inflammatory response”.†
MUSCLE HEALTH: “Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal muscle function”.†