Solgar Vitamin A&D - Cod Liver Oil
Cod Liver Oil
VITAMINS A and D are fat-soluble Vitamins that are essential to our health and are frequently found together in nature.
VITAMIN D is unique in that we as humans normally obtain it from two sources. The first is by formation in the skin by the sun via a phytochemical reaction in the epidermis, and the second is by eating a food that contains Vitamin D. Vitamin D is well known for its role in Calcium and Phosphorous regulation making it essential for the growth, development and maintenance of bones and teeth in both adults and children. Vitamin D also enhances some of the functions of the immune system, through stimulation of macrophage activity which may be of benefit for those with autoimmune conditions. It may also be supportive to the nervous system which may help to improve mood and memory impairment. The cardiovascular system may also be enhanced due to Vitamin D's function in helping to prevent atherosclerosis as well as lowering raised blood pressure.
VITAMIN A is known for its relation to the maintenance of normal vision in dim light or the prevention of night blindness. It also aids in the growth and formation of body cells, making it essential for normal body growth. Vitamin A is also important in the maintenance of healthy epithelial tissues (the tissues which line the cavities and surfaces of blood vessels and organs throughout the body). Without Vitamin A, the epithelial cells can become dry and flat which then gradually harden to form scales that shed. Vitamin A is also necessary for the health of the membranes lining the stomach, intestinal wall, bladder and urinary passages and for the health of the sex glands and uterus.
Solgar® offers a range of Vitamin A and D supplements in a variety of forms which can be found in this category including:-
- Vitamin A - in both dry (palmitate) and oil (fish liver) natural forms
- Vitamin D - from natural fish liver oil and lanolin
- Liquid Vitamin D3 - an easy to take, higher potency option
- Vitamin D3 4000 IU - A high potency option