About Supplements.co.nz Clinicians Sunshine Vitamin D3 & Vitamin K2 60 SL TabletsClinicians NEW Sunshine Vitamin D3 with Vitamin K2 provides a synergistic combination of Vitamin D3 and K2 for essential daily support for optimal bone health, muscle strength, joint mobility and immunity. Suitable for the whole family.
It is estimated that a billion people have insufficient intakes or are deficient in Vitamin D.11,12 Research shows that even in sunny countries such as New Zealand and Australia up 50% of children and adults have insufficient or deficient levels of Vitamin D.10,13,14 In New Zealand few foods are fortified with Vitamin D, and given the high prevalence of insufficiency in this country, Vitamin D supplementation has been proposed as a strategy to improve Vitamin D status.16,17
Measuring serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D is considered the best way to assess Vitamin D status. Levels below 25 nmol/l are reflective of moderate to severe vitamin D deficiency. Levels between 25-50 nmol/l indicate a Vitamin D deficiency. Levels below 80 nmol/l show an insufficiency of vitamin D. According to the Vitamin D Council, the optimal serum level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D is 125-200 nmol/l.39 Vitamin D intoxication which is rare has been documented when serum levels exceed 374 nmol/l.
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol 1000IU)
|Vitamin K2 (menaquinone MK7)||90||mcg|
No added: Gluten, dairy, yeast, sugar, artificial colours, sweeteners, flavours or preservatives.
Also Contains: Xylitol, sorbitol, vegetable stearate, silica, cellulose and natural flavour. Contains Soy.
Considered suitable when Vitamin D intake does not exceed the tolerable upper intake and Vitamin K does not exceed the recommended daily intake of 90mcg/ day for women aged 19 – 50 years.
Adults and children over 3 years of age take 1 tablet daily, dissolved under the tongue or as professionally advised.
Amount Per Capsule
Xylitol, sorbitol, vegetable stearate, silica, cellulose and natural flavour. Contains Soy.
Why Vitamin D and Vitamin K?
Vitamin K is a cofactor for Vitamin D metabolism. Body stores of both nutrients sometimes need to be topped up on a daily basis for optimal health benefits.
Can I have too much Vitamin D?
Yes, although for the body to reach toxic levels of Vitamin D, very high amounts would need to be taken. You are unlikely to consume too much Vitamin D from a supplement when used at the recommended dosage, although make sure that the total amount of Vitamin D per day from all supplements does not exceed 1000IU. If you are taking medications consult your GP before taking any supplements.
Does my racial heritage and skin colour affect how much Vitamin D I can absorb from the sun?
Yes, darker skin tones contain more melanin pigmentation compared to fairer skins. Melanin lessens how much of the sun’s UV rays the skin can absorb and convert to Vitamin D.
Do my regular pregnancy supplements provide the right dose of Vitamin D?
Generally, a multivitamin will not contain adequate levels of Vitamin D and calcium for the increased needs of pregnancy. Multivitamins usually contain a little bit of a lot of ingredients. Therefore it is usually more beneficial to use a product that specifically provides vitamin D and calcium in higher amounts. Just make sure you check the labels and not exceed the recommended daily amount from all supplements of 1000IU.
Should my kids be taking a Vitamin D supplement?
Adequate Vitamin D is vital for bone growth, maintenance and development in children. If your child is not receiving sufficient Vitamin D through adequate sun exposure and Vitamin D rich foods, a supplement may be beneficial.
Is it OK to take a Vitamin D supplement while I am trying to conceive, during pregnancy and lactation?
Yes, in fact there is an increased need for Vitamin D at this time. Ensure you follow the product’s recommended dosage and make sure you don't exceed a total of 1000 IU of Vitamin D3 per day from all supplements.
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