Why Vitamin D is essential for your health and wellbeing

Posted by Blooms The Chemist on 1 Jul 2024

Why Vitamin D is essential for your health and wellbeing

Vitamin D is essential for supporting your bone health. We delve into why you need this vitamin to help support your general health and wellbeing.

The sunshine vitamin

There are two forms of vitamin D:

  1. Vitamin D2 is from plant sources, found in fortified foods and supplements.
  1. Vitamin D3 is produced by sunlight on the skin but is also found in some other supplements.

Vitamin D also helps your body absorb calcium, which supports healthy bones 1.

With so many of us spending more time indoors, it can be tricky to get enough vitamin D to help maintain bone health over 30% of Australian adults have mild, moderate or severe vitamin D deficiency 1, which can lead to osteoporosis.

How can I increase my levels of Vitamin D?

If you’re not getting enough vitamin D from your diet alone, deliberate, careful sun exposure when the UV (ultraviolet) index is under 3 may be beneficial.

Your GP or Pharmacist may also recommend a vitamin supplement.

OsteVit-D One-A-Week D3 is Australia’s #1 over-the-counter one-a-week dose of vitamin D. With enough vitamin D from seven daily capsules in just one capsule, this is convenient for those of us taking multiple vitamins and medications.

This Pharmacist-only medication for the treatment of Vitamin D deficiency in adults and adolescents should be taken as directed by your Doctor or Pharmacist. If you’re not sure if you need a Vitamin D supplement, please speak to your Doctor or Pharmacist before introducing one into your diet.

Ask your Pharmacist about this product.

This is a sponsored article in partnership with Ostevit-DYou can shop OsteVit-D products here.


1Healthy Bones Australia, Vitamin D & Bone Health, accessed 30 May 2024

2HealthDirect, Vitamin D and your health, accessed 30 May 2024