Vitamin D often referred to as the 'sunshine vitamin', has several important functions, one of the most important is regulating the quantity of calcium and phosphate that the body needs for stronger teeth and bones. Vitamin D also helps to reduce the risk of falling associated with postural instability and muscle weakness. Falling is a risk factor for bone fractures among men and women 60 years of age and older.
Vitamin D deficiency can often lead to disorders such as osteomalacia (painful bones) and more serious conditions such has rickets (an unpleasant bone deformity often found in children).
Vitamin E is one of the post important antioxidants the body uses, because it prevents free radical damage to the cells that can accelerate ageing and cause susceptibility to illness. This powerful active antioxidant protects the oxidation of vital nutrients that are essential to our needs, such as Vitamin A, B, C, the amino acids and selenium. There is also evidence that vitamin E prevents the build-up of the harmful LDL cholesterol helping to improve the health of the heart and circulatory system.