Vitamin D3, 5,000 IU
Optimal daily dose supports bone density, immune health & more
Vitamin D3 supports healthy bone density. It also plays an essential role in regulating healthy cell division and significantly affects your immunity. No wonder a vitamin D deficiency is linked to so many common health problems.
Vitamin D3 is made in your skin when you're exposed to ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation from sunlight. But bad weather and the use of a sunblock can limit your ability to produce enough vitamin D for all your health needs. The solution is to supplement daily. Ideally you want to achieve a 25-hydroxy vitamin D blood level of between 50-80 ng/mL — which is easily measured with a vitamin D blood test. The current RDA is 600 IU. But since more and more scientific evidence points to a nearly epidemic vitamin D deficiency among adults, most experts now recommend supplementing with 1,000 to 10,000 IU daily. So 5,000 IU is a very smart choice.
Serving Size 1 softgel
Servings Per Container 60
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Vitamin D3 (as Cholecalciferol)
Other ingredients: extra virgin olive oil, medium chain triglycerides, gelatin, glycerin, purified water, rosemary extract.
- Take one softgel daily with food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
- Individuals consuming more than 2,000 IU/day of vitamin D (from diet and supplements) should periodically obtain a serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D measurement.
- Do not exceed 10,000 IU per day unless recommended by your doctor.
- Vitamin D supplementation is not recommended for individuals with high blood calcium levels.
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- DO NOT EXCEED RECOMMENDED DOSE.
- Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged.
- When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.
Q: What is the difference between vitamin D and vitamin D3?
A: Vitamin D is actually a group of fat-soluble vitamins … the most important of which are vitamin D3 and vitamin D2.
Q: Can vitamin D be found in foods?
A: Yes, but in small amounts in fatty fish (salmon, tuna, herring, sardines) and fortified foods like dairy products, juices, and cereals.