Vitamin D is a fat-soluble substance, which means that a base of fat/oil is an ideal carrier to supply vitamin D to the body.
The question is ‘which oil to choose?’
Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) provides a distinct advantage for people wanting to ensure optimal absorption of their vitamin D supplement. MCTs are absorbed passively from the gut requiring no energy, enzymes, or bile to be absorbed. Compared to Long Chain Triglycerides, which must be absorbed via the lymphatic system, MCTs are absorbed directly from the G.I. tract into the portal vein by passing the slower lymphatic absorption path of LCT. Thus, improving the absorption of Vitamin D.
Platinum Naturals’ Vitamin D3 provides you with 1,000 IUs of vitamin D that is free of additives and is suspended in coconut-based oils for easy absorption.
Know your Vitamin D:
- Vitamin D is one of the fat soluble vitamins along with E, A, and K.
- It’s essential in forming calcitriol, the hormone responsible for calcium absorption and utilization.
- The UV rating must be above 3 for sunlight to be effective in producing vitamin D in our skin.