An Essential Dietary Supplement for Bone and Dental Health and Immune System Support. 5000 IU of Vitamin D in a Ganoderma and Shiitake Substrate for Enhanced Absorption. Enriched with Vital K2.
Vitamin D is essential for regulating the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, critical elements for maintaining the health of our bones and teeth. It contributes to the normal functioning of muscles, the nervous system, the thyroid, and parathyroid glands, while boosting our immune system. Additionally, it helps prevent osteoporosis symptoms.
It's astonishing that almost all Greeks suffer from a Vitamin D deficiency! This becomes evident when examining the blood levels of Vitamin D [25(OH-D)] with normal values ranging from 30-100 ng/ml, as you will likely find a deficiency. Two primary reasons contribute to this:
Firstly, our dietary choices are often insufficient, as Vitamin D is primarily found in fish, and it's highly unlikely that we consume 4-5 servings of fish weekly (the required amount for sufficient Vitamin D intake). Vegetables contain negligible amounts of Vitamin D.
In nature, there is no Vitamin D, but rather D3, also known as cholecalciferol. We consume D3, which gets converted into D through exposure to ultraviolet solar radiation. Just 3-4 instances of 20-minute sun exposure per week, even if it's only on our arms (as Vitamin D synthesis occurs in our skin), can lead to sufficient levels. Unfortunately, few individuals engage in this practice during the winter months. This is the second reason why almost all of us exhibit a deficiency in Vitamin D.
Hence, with inadequate dietary habits and insufficient sunlight exposure, a deficiency in this vital vitamin is common. Interestingly, even populations in sun-rich countries like Italy and Spain exhibit similar deficiencies since Southern Europeans, much like Greeks, often neglect dietary supplementation. Conversely, Northern populations with less sun exposure tend to have fewer Vitamin D deficiencies due to widespread supplementation.
We recommend GANOPHEN – D (Dr. Tsiolis' formula) because it contains extracts from two types of organically cultivated mushrooms, Ganoderma (Reishi) and Shiitake, which are rich in Vitamin D3. It's also enriched with naturally processed D3, which, thanks to the presence of mushrooms, offers high absorption and bioavailability. Another crucial component is Vitamin K2, which promotes Calcitonin production, an essential substance for the health of our bones and teeth. Furthermore, K2 directs calcium toward our bones and teeth rather than the walls of our arteries, where it can form calcified plaques, similar to atherosclerotic cholesterol plaques, with detrimental consequences for our cardiovascular system.