Vitamin D 101


Posted October 22, 2014

Vitamin D, also known as The Sunshine Vitamin, plays a very important role in the human body and is an essential need for all individuals. One of Vitamin D’s major roles within the body is to help keep blood levels of calcium and phosphorus normal. This crucial vitamin not only helps the body to absorb calcium, which helps to form and sustain strong bones, but it also helps to protect individuals against osteoporosis, high blood pressure, cancer and other diseases.

Although Vitamin D is only 1 out of the 13 essential vitamins needed for the body to function, it is not ‘just a vitamin’ like the others. Vitamin D is unique in the fact that your body can make its own supply, which your body cannot do for any other of the essential vitamins it needs. Once created, Vitamin D is naturally turned it into a hormone. This hormone is known as “activated vitamin D” or “calcitriol.”

Vitamin D also plays a very important role in the beauty of an individual. As most people know, one’s skin is the largest organ of the body. Skin, like all organs, needs essential vitamins to function properly. Having adequate vitamin D in the skin helps to minimize acne, boost elasticity, stimulate collagen production, and enhance radiance and lesson lines and the appearance of dark spots.

There are many ways for you to get your recommended daily amount of Vitamin D. Some of these way include: the use of topical products which include Vitamin D as an ingredient, your daily diet, supplementation and also your skin’s exposure to UVB Light. Although diet is one way to get the recommended amount of Vitamin D each day, very few foods naturally include Vitamin D. Sunlight exposure along with supplementation are the top two ways to get your recommended daily intake of Vitamin D. The skin needs to be directly exposed to the sun in order for your body to product Vitamin D. Skin that is exposed to sunlight through a window will not produce vitamin D. Even indoor tanning, in moderation, is a great way to get adequate amounts of Vitamin D.

When it comes to supplementation and topical ways to get Vitamin D, Planet Beach has got you covered! We have a selection of Nutrition products, along with topical skin and body care products enriched with the two most important forms of Vitamin D: D2 “ergocalciferol” and D3 “cholecalciferol.” We have created a helpful chart below to allow you to see what Planet Beach has to offer you for your Vitamin D daily dose!



Vitamin D


30 Day Total Nutrition Supplement Packs

200 IU

Indulge (all flavors)

Meal Replacement Shakes

150 IU

PB Clean Energy

Dietary Supplement



Intensive Wrinkle Relaxer



Advanced Daily Moisturizer



Cellular Repair Treatment



Anti-Cellulite Cream



Facial Moisturizer



Body Wrap Cream


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