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Have You Had Your Vit D3 Sunshine Shots?

Here’s a winter health fact. Our bodies need Vitamin D for many important processes including supporting the immune system, bone and muscle building, and to promote better sleep and mood. 

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Have You Had Your Vit D3 Sunshine Shots?

We can even produce enough vitamin D ourselves. That’s if we bare our arms, legs, back, chests or faces to the sun for a limited period of time, because the sun’s UV rays produce Vitamin D in our bodies. Scientists reckon that five to 15 minutes, or five to 30 minutes for darker skinned people, of sun exposure two or three times a week will do it. 

But during winter, just when we need this immune boosting and stress relieving sunny gift to help us through the season of colds and ‘flu, the days are short, we stay indoors, and are usually covered up head to toe for much of the time. But, fun tip ladies: if you wear a cami under your warm clothing, you can head for a sunny spot at a warm time of day, strip off the top layers and you’re all set for a short spot of winter sunbathing. You may not wish to try this at the office!

For those of us who can’t do the sun thing, vitamin D is also available in some foods, mainly in fatty fish like pilchards, tuna and salmon. Milk, yogurts and cereals are often fortified with Vitamin D too.

Nativa Complex Vitamin D3Still, there are good reasons why many of us can’t get enough Vitamin D from sun or food (being elderly, covered up clothing for religious reasons, no time to go outside, being darker skinned…). In those cases, a one-a-day Nativa Complex® Vitamin D3 can fill the gap. It’s the newest addition to the well-established Nativa Immune Complex® range. 

Nativa Complex® Vitamin D3 supplies 1000 IU of Vitamin D and can be administered from 6 years of age. Cost is around R100 for a month’s supply, from Takealot, Dis-Chem, Clicks and selected pharmacies nationwide.

Read about this well formulated immune boosting range at, and then enter our competition for a chance to win one of two R750 vouchers from Cotton On. Their stylish men’s, women’s and kid’s clothing can see you through winter, and (yay) into Spring. 

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This competition is open for residents of South Africa.

This competition is open for entries from 09 June – 12 July 2021 – the winner will be announced on our competitions page.

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  3. Monique Mentoor

    Thank you Nativa and Kaboutjie for an informative article. I have never thought of adding Vit D as an inner health supplement but certainly see the importance of it now.

  4. Andrea McKenzie

    Getting enough sun is important, but getting too much is unsafe!

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  6. Deborah Letlape

    I am grateful for the info about vitamin D and it’s importance

  7. Very informative and important post! I learnt something new!


    Entered. Fingers crossed. So Excited

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    Aww, a voucher would really help to bring my wardrobe back to life. The only thing unraveling more than my shirts is an Agatha Christie murder mystery.

  10. Didn’t know that vitamin D has wonderfull benefits, I will try them . Hoping to win this cotton on voucher.

  11. My daughter’s birthday is around the corner and she will be turning 5, I would love to win this voucher and buy clothes for her as a gift❤️🤞🤞

  12. Mirriam Moruka

    I would really really love to win the R500 virtual checkers voucher

    • Lynne Huysamen

      Good luck Mirriam 🙂 Don’t forget to leave a comment on this post to get another entry into the Checkers virtual voucher competition!

    • prene subramany

      Vitamin D for good sleep
      Sooooo need to get the supplement🙏🙏
      Thank youu
      Would love to win a voucher to spoil myself with a beautiful outfit🤩💐absolutely amazing giveaway
      Fingers crossed

  13. Kelly Jennings

    I would love this for my children

  14. Precious Nqobile Skhosana

    I honestly didn’t think we’ll ever lack vitamin D we learn everyday such an interesting blog post

  15. Would love to win

  16. Awesome prize it is really important especially in winter to have an immune booster

  17. I must admit I was intrigued because I took the term “vit D shots” quite literally. But it’s so important that we give our bodies, and our kids especially, the vitamins required and the recommended dosages.

  18. Would love to win this❤️🙏

  19. This was such an informative post, I essentially wanted to enter for the giveaway so that I can spoil my 5yo daughter but now I’m definitely getting some Nativa Complex vitamin D. 😊
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  20. I Would love to win this prize 😊crossing fingers 🤞🏼

  21. Would love to win, thank you

    • Basetsana Tsotetsi

      Vitamin D is a must, especially for us people who looove to stay indoors. I always get mocked by family as they say I “hibernate 365 days every year” haha!

  22. Khuselwa Nkaenkae

    So infomative this is amazing I only knew the importance of Vitamin C not D.

    • Nokuthula Masuku

      I honestly never knew the importance of taking vitamin Shots, I always thought just eating fruits is sufficient. Thank you for this enlightening read.

  23. Currently taking this along with iron and vit C too boost my immune

  24. As soon as winter starts, I amp up the Vitamin D3. It is an essential part of your immune strength. Thank you for such a good product.

  25. I would love to win the cotton on voucher to buy clothes for my son
    He really needs it

  26. Thank you this is so interesting. I feel like i need a shot of Vit D! Been stuck in my house in isolation with covid so definitely needing this supplement

  27. Cotton On has the most amazing, unique and versatile range! Their kids clothing is simply awesome!

  28. would love to win need something since baby has arrived

  29. This would be an amazing win, thank you for the opportunity

  30. Fingers crossed! This is such an awesome prize.

  31. Crossing fingers on the Cotton On voucher

  32. Annchelle Herbst

    Our family also use the Vitamin C of the Nativa range in conjuntion with the Vitamin D3. Helps to boost our immune system especially during winter.

    • Lynne Huysamen

      So good that you are taking vitamin C and D – we are all needing our immune systems to be in top condition this winter!

  33. Moyahabo Mashola

    I love the quality of clothes texture.

  34. Margaux Myburgh

    With a new baby on the way I would love to win this Cotton On voucher!

    • Having an office job, you get very little sun. Working from home, even less… I never leave the house 😂

      Supplementing Vit D is crucial at this stage.

      • Lynne Huysamen

        I know the feeling Chrisna, especially with all this rain we have been having lately combined with the third wave. Today looks like it is going to be clear so the kids and I are heading out to the park to get out a bit!

  35. As a breastfeeding mother, the best thing that I’ve done for my body is adding Vitamin D3 supplements and Vitamin C supplements to my morning routine.❤ I don’t easily get sick, along with my kids too.

  36. stephanie videira

    Yes Vitamin D is so important, My gran from the UK where sun doesnt always shine, she used to say that alot of people there used to suffer from a lack of vitamin D

  37. Awesome giveaway 🤞🤞

  38. Yes Vitamin D definitely vital especially now during a pandemic, thank you !

  39. Getting a sufficient amount of vitamin D is important for resistance against certain diseases.

  40. Hi, my daughter is only 8 months. Her skin is sensitive to the sun and she every now and then develops rush that turns into pimples. What should I use?

  41. I would love to win this amazing giveaway

  42. Hoping to win!

  43. I am currently expecting due in September, first time mom. And every little shopping is for the baby, I would love to win just I can spoil myself 😎😅

  44. I struggle with low vitamin D, thank you for creating awareness on this

  45. Love how informative this website is

  46. Catherine Badenhorst

    Such a great store with quality products…would love to buy some new underwear there

  47. Thank you Kaboutjie for the opportunity.
    Giving a parent such an opportunity to get few items at cotton on is very generous and kind. Shows you care!
    I’m crossing fingers to win. Cottonon clothes are a good quality, good value for money. Love the quality of the fabric. My daughter is obsessed with their accessories as well. 👌

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