Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for maintaining the mineral balance in the body. This nutrient can be synthesized in the skin upon exposure to ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation from sunlight. When exposure to UVB radiation is insufficient, adequate intake of vitamin D from the diet is essential for health. Vitamin D supports the function of the immune system, and contributes to bone and teeth health, muscle strength and helps reduce the risk of falling in the elderly. Vitamin D can be formulated for all applications. DSM is the world’s largest manufacturer of vitamin D3 and also produces the most comprehensive portfolio of oily and dry forms designed for all food, beverage and dietary supplement applications.