AdvaCare is a GMP manufacturer of Calcium + Vitamin D3 softgels and tablets.
Vitamin D3 is a fat-soluble antioxidant that can be obtained through supplements. It is the common name for cholecalciferol and can be taken for overall health. Vitamin D3 deficiency can lead to rickets, a disease commonly affecting children. Rickets often causes children and adults to develop bow-shaped legs. Adults don’t commonly develop rickets from the deficiency, though; they develop osteomalacia – a condition where the bones begin to become softer.
Low levels of vitamin D3 are correlated with digestive problems, liver problems, and Crohn’s disease. Vitamin D3 is found in sunlight, and those with darker skin require more sunlight to obtain the same amount of vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 is different from vitamin D2 because the body makes D3 naturally when exposed to the sun and the body doesn’t circulate as high of a concentration of D3 around the body. Other sources of the vitamin include fish oil and fortified foods such as milk and cereal. The more fat in one’s body, the easier it is to store the vitamin.
Vitamin D3 helps to treat osteoporosis. It also encourages the kidneys to recycle phosphate in the blood, helping blood stay at the optimal pH. Vitamin D is important for the growth and development of bones and teeth and resisting certain diseases. It may improve the mood, and helps to boost weight loss. Vitamin D3 side effects may include itching, swelling, dizziness, and trouble breathing. There may be interactions with other drugs.
When combined, calcium + vitamin D allow the body to maintain not only bone health, but cardiovascular, nerve, and muscular health. Its benefits include strengthening bones and regulating blood pressure. Calcium is an essential component of both teeth and bones and is plentiful in the human body. They provide joint support in the bones and teeth and have a role in muscular contractions, hormone secretion, and neural impulses and blood system movement. Calcium is found in dairy products such as milk and cheese as well as broccoli and kale among other vegetables. Calcium is also used as an antacid to control high levels of magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium in the blood.