Vitamin D, known as “the sunshine vitamin”, is vital for bone development and immune system health. It facilitates efficient calcium utilisation, which in turn helps form and maintain strong bones and teeth. Vitamin D also contributes to a healthy immune system. Since the chief dietary source of vitamin D is fish and fortified dairy products, strict vegetarians and vegans are often lacking in vitamin D. With 1000 IU in each capsule, vegan vitamin D3 helps meet individual vitamin D requirements when dietary intake or sun exposure is low. In keeping with the whole food focus of the Whole Earth & Sea line, plant-based vegan vitamin D3 is highly bioavailable. It is sourced from a unique species of non-GMO lichen which has the ability to produce vitamin D in the natural D3 form. Vitamin D3 is more easily absorbed and utilised by the body. The lichen is wild-harvested and extracted in a sustainable manner, and carefully processed to ensure optimum purity and stability.