Product Review: Pure Pharma Vitamin D3
You might know Pure Pharma for their fish oil, but now they have added another great product to their inventory with their Vitamin D3 supplement. But let's first talk about why we need a vitamin D supplement to begin with.
Vitamin D typically comes to us naturally, through exposure to sunlight or in our diet, through the ingestion of dairy products and egg yolks. Often we are deficient in this vitamin due to a lack of outdoor time or personal dietary restrictions. Vitamin D deficiency can manifest as bone weakness (vitamin D helps our bodies absorb calcium, needed for strong healthy bones, especially as we age).
Per Web MD, a deficiency in vitamin D has also been found to be linked to the following:
- Increased death from cardiovascular disease
- Cognitive impairment in older adults
- Severe asthma in children
Ideally, getting our vitamins and minerals should occur through eating a well balanced diet, as well as adequate exposure to the natural elements. Modern living often makes this a challenge and therefore the need for high-quality supplements arises. For those of you who are not fans of the sun, like vampires, and my mom, or you don’t have access to it either due to your work situation or geography, a vitamin D supplement should be an integral part of your daily regimen.
But getting vitamin D into our system does have a hitch - as a fat-soluble vitamin, your body needs the presence of fat for vitamin D’s assimilation and absorption. But, thankfully, taking a vitamin D supplement doesn’t have to be difficult. To counter the need to be taken with food, Pure Pharma has blended their vitamin D with olive oil.
Pure Pharma recommends one tablet per day for people who are able to have access to a minimum of twenty minutes of sunlight per day, and two tablets per day for those of us who often are stuck in doors from dawn until dusk producing brilliant prose.
As with their omega 3 supplement, Pure Pharma has adhered to the highest regulatory standards ensuring that their D3 supplement is a top notch. I recommend both Pure Pharma’s O3 and D3 to patients who, through dietary restrictions or lack of accessible sunlight, need extra supplementation.