Vitamin D is chemically known as calciferol. Ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) comes from vegetable sources, while cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) comes from animal sources. Both vitamins have a similar biological activity and to some extent, they arise from their provitamins through an effect of UV irradiation.
Vitamin D contributes to normal absorption and utilization of calcium and phosphorus, normal blood calcium levels, the maintenance of normal bones, the maintenance of normal muscle function and to the maintenance of normal teeth. Vitamin D also contributes to the normal function of the immune system and has a role in the process of cell division.
Through the daily consumption of 5 servings of Mana Powder or Mana Drink, the daily intake of vitamin D (ergocalciferol) is 6,5 µg.
Enjoy Mana as part of your varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Mana is suitable for all healthy adults.
FAO (1998) Vitamin and mineral requirements in human nutrition: report of a joint FAO / WHO expert consultation, Bangkok, Thailand. Online: http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/42716/1/9241546123.pdf