Apollo’s Hegemony Vitamin D3 10 000IU is a dietary supplement containing 10,000 IU of natural vitamin D3. Such a high dose enables supplementation of even deep deficiencies of the vitamin which is so crucial for health.
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is the main form of vitamin D, which is a fat-soluble vitamin. Apart from its main function, that is regulating the concentrations of calcium and phosphate ions necessary for proper bone growth and mineralisation, vitamin D also exhibits a number of other properties and has more potential therapeutic applications.
The natural sources of vitamin D is its synthesis in the skin resulting from exposure to sunlight, particularly UVB radiation, and, to a much smaller degree, some food products. It is estimated that vitamin D delivered with food is able to cover only about 15% of the daily requirement. The efficiency of cutaneous vitamin D synthesis depends on many factors whose modification is difficult or even impossible, such as geographic latitude, time of day and year, air pollution, and skin pigmentation. That is why deficiencies of the vitamin are quite common in every age group, particularly in seniors, in whom its production is lower.
Cholecalciferol is transformed in the body to a hormonally active metabolite, calcitriol (1α,25(OH)2D3), which has a number of positive effects on the organism. Its most known and main function in regulating bone tissue metabolism and managing calcium and phosphate balance. Thanks to that, it prevents such skeletal system diseases as osteoporosis, osteomalacia, or rickets. Moreover, vitamin D is characterised by anti-inflammatory, antiproliferative, and immunomodulatory activity (among other things, it can prevent autoimmune diseases).
According to epidemiological research, vitamin D can play an important role in preventing lifestyle diseases, such as cardiovascular system diseases, diabetes, obesity and depression. For example, it has been demonstrated that depression develops more frequently in people living in geographic latitude where vitamin D synthesis is insufficient, particularly in winter. Calcitriol has been shown to have a beneficial effect on the development and functioning of the brain. Among other effects, it promotes the secretion of neurotrophin and helps to protect nervous tissue from oxidative stress.
In summary, Apollo’s Hegemony Vitamin D3 10 000IU is a preparation designed for people with diagnosed vitamin D deficiency who suffer from its symptoms (such as immunity problems, low mood, and skeletal system disorders).
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