- Supports healthy bone density and structure
- Enhances and regulates immune function
- Supports optimal cardiovascular function
- May help to regulate blood pressure
- Promotes healthy ageing by enhancing cellular function
Supports bone density and structure
Required for optimal calcium absorption
Regulates and enhances immune function
Important immunomodulatory effect
Supports cardiovascular function
Heart cells express vitamin D receptors as do smooth muscle cells of blood vessels. Studies have shown that Vitamin D inhibited the release of a protein that could be detrimental to the function of these cells, thus displaying cardio protective properties. Studies have shown that individuals with the highest levels of vitamin D had superior cardiac function in relation to those with low vitamin D levels.
May help regulate blood pressure
Whilst the mechanism of vitamin D’s effect on blood pressure is unclear, it is known that it regulates calcium balance, supports endothelial function, and influences the sodium-potassium balance system in the kidneys. It is likely that vitamin D exerts its blood pressure regulatory effect in one or more of these ways.
Promotes healthy ageing
Vitamin D is a promoter of gene expression which affects numerous systems throughout the body. Research has shown that vitamin D is a regulator of cellular health and wellness. Vitamin D acting as a pro-hormone, promotes the ability of cells to maintain their normal life cycle.