Vitamin D3 is needed for bone formation, cellular function and other key processes in a healthy body. ϯ Below you will find knowledge and information to help you learn how adding a Vitamin D supplement to your diet may support your healthy lifestyle.
- Supports Bones and Cellular Health ϯ
- 120 Softgels
- Gluten free - soy free
- Each softgel contains 2000 IU of Vitamin D3 as cholecalciferol.
- See Product Label/Supplement Facts (below) for additional details
- Contains NO: artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, wheat, milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, crustaceans, shellfish, or fish.
High-Potency Vitamin D3
Many Americans are deficient in Vitamin D. Our High-Potency Vitamin D3 provides 2000 IU in each softgel capsule, of the essential vitamin needed for regulation of calcium and phosphorus, important in bone structure maintenance. Traditionally, Vitamin D was obtained by exposure to sunlight but as skin cancer incidence has increased, we are spending less and less time in the direct sun. ϯ
People who live in the northern portions of the U.S. or people who are sun-sensitive are more likely to develop deficiency which has shown to increase the risk of developing nervous system disorders such as multiple sclerosis, heart disease, and infections. ϯ
Why This Formula?
Our Hi-Potency Vitamin D3 contains cholecaciferol, an active form of Vitamin D. It is a naturally-sourced, super concentrated capsule. It is easy-to-swallow and vegetarian-friendly.
We also synthesize all of our products using the most natural and chemical-free processes possible so that you will have the best supplement available. ϯ
About Vitamin D3
Vitamin D is also known as the “sunshine vitamin” because it can be made through exposure to direct sunlight. It is also available in some foods such as cold water fish like herring, mackerel, and sardines and is added to dairy products, juices and some cereals. Despite the availability of the vitamin in foods and with sun exposure, most Americans are deficient. ϯ
Vitamin D3 is the active form of Vitamin D and is needed for:
- Heart and blood vessel functioning ϯ
- Bone formation ϯ
- Skin structure maintenance ϯ
- Thyroid function ϯ
- Immune function ϯ
- Lung function ϯ
For a person who is deficient, supplementation with Vitamin D3 can aid in conditions such as:
- Skin disorders (psoriasis, actinic keratosis, vitiligo) ϯ
- disorders (rheumatoid arthritis, Crohns disease) ϯ
- Cancer ϯ
- Osteoporosis ϯ
- Diabetes and obesity ϯ
- Tooth and gum disease ϯ
- COPD and other pulmonary disorders ϯ
- Low calcium levels ϯ
- Dementia ϯ
In order to obtain the same amount of Vitamin D3 or cholecalciferol in our Hi-Potency Vitamin D3, you would need to spend more than 60 minutes in direct sunlight every day. This is not possible for all people – especially in the winter months and in people who have skin prone to sunburn. In addition, the darker your skin, the longer it takes for your body to make enough Vitamin D. In the diet, you would need to eat 12 or more servings of cereals or other foods daily for the same amount of Vitamin D. ϯ
Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin which means it can potentially store in your body to toxic levels. While many people are deficient in vitamin D, webmd.com offers the following precautions: "Some side effects of taking too much vitamin D include weakness, fatigue, sleepiness, headache, loss of appetite, dry mouth, metallic taste, nausea, vomiting, and others. Taking vitamin D for long periods of time in doses higher than 4000 units daily is POSSIBLY UNSAFE and may cause excessively high levels of calcium in the blood. However, much higher doses are often needed for the short-term treatment of vitamin D deficiency. This type of treatment should be done under the supervision of a healthcare provider."
ϯ These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.