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Vitamin D and Calcium

Research suggests that both Vitamin D and Calcium are needed to support bone health.* It is essential that both women and children get enough Vitamin D and Calcium to build strong, dense bones and to keep them strong when a child is young and healthy as they age.* Both Vitamin D and Calcium are the two most important nutrients for bone health of a woman and her baby.*

The Role of Vitamin D and Calcium in our bodies

Vitamin D and Calcium are two of the most essential nutrients our bodies need to maintain bone health.* Vitamin D plays a vital role in promoting Calcium absorption; your body requires this nutrient to absorb Calcium, which is why it is important to maintain a sufficient level of Vitamin D in your body.* Vitamin D comes from sunlight. Vitamin D is naturally produced in very few foods, and supplements. If your Vitamin D levels are low, you may need to use a Vitamin D supplement as a part of your daily nutritional regimen to ensure you are getting the nutrients your body needs to absorb Calcium.*

Science behind Calcium

One of the most abundant minerals in the body is Calcium. In addition to building bones, your body requires Calcium for vascular contraction and vasodilation, nerve transmission, muscle function, and signaling intracellular hormonal secretion.*

Science behind Vitamin D

Essential to Calcium absorption, Vitamin D plays a vital role in protecting your bones.* Your body requires Vitamin D to absorb Calcium, build strong bones in children, and to keep bones strong and healthy in adults.* Your skin naturally produces Vitamin D through the ultra-violet light (UVB rays) found in sunlight.

Unfortunately, new mothers often spend the majority of their time indoors and out of the sunlight as they care for their newborns. This practice decreases exposure to sunlight, and consequently can lead to a potential decrease in Vitamin D production. Taking a Vitamin D supplement can help replenish this much needed Vitamin D.

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Supporting Research:

  1. Calcium-Consumer (PDF)
  2. VitaminD-Consumer (PDF)