Vitamin D3 5,000iu
Benefits at a Glance
Supports calcium absorption and bone health
Provides potential support for breast, prostate, cardiovascular, colon and immune health
Helps to decrease the effects of aging
Especially important for healthy bones and teeth
Has also been reported useful in helping manage seasonal depression
Vitamin D promotes intestinal calcium and phosphorous absorption and reduces urinary calcium loss, essential mechanisms for maintaining proper calcium levels in the body and for healthy bone composition. Vitamin D supports cardiovascular function in some individuals, which may be attributed to its effect on calcium metabolism or possibly by helping to maintain healthy plasma renin function. A role for vitamin D in supporting colon health by promoting healthy cellular function has also been suggested. Furthermore, vitamin D is believed to provide general cellular support potential, including for the breast and prostate, in part by helping to maintain healthy angiogenesis balance, supporting immune cell activity, and maintaining healthy cell metabolism. Vitamin D's role in immune health has long been established; vitamin D receptors are found on a number of immune cells, including lymphocytes and macrophages, supporting healthy immune cell activation.
Vitamin D enhances calcium absorption and retention, a key nutritional role in supporting healthy bones; new evidence suggests it may also have a prominent role in cellular, cardiovascular, colon and immune health.
Why take Vitamin D3?
Low levels of vitamin D can result from inadequate dietary intake, insufficient exposure to sunlight, which reduces the body’s synthesis of vitamin D, and kidney or liver imbalances, which inhibit the conversion of vitamin D to its metabolically active forms. Certain prescription and non-prescription drugs can also deplete Vitamin D.
- Vitamin D is important in helping to decrease the effects of aging and on the development of long-term imbalances in metabolism such as thyroid and sex hormones, weight gain, heart disease, diabetes/insulin resistance and cancer.
- Vitamin D is especially important for healthy bones and teeth.
- Vitamin D may help improve the health of your immune system, and can decrease your chances of catching viruses such as colds and influenza.
- Vitamin D has also been reported useful in helping manage seasonal depression.
- If you are taking prescription or non-prescription medications, have a pre-existing medical condition, or are pregnant and/or breastfeeding, talk with your healthcare provider before taking any dietary supplement.
- Do not take if there is an allergy to any component of this dietary supplement.
Those with an increased need for vitamin D include:
- Those with a Lack of Sunlight
- Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
- Substance Abusers
- Prolonged Stress
- Partial Removal of GI Tract
- Dark Skinned
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Obese/overweight individuals
The following medications may deplete vitamin D from the body. When taking these medications, it is best to supplement your diet with vitamin D:
- Anticonvulsants including barbiturates, carbamazepine, fosphenytoin and phenytoin
- Bile acid sequestrants including cholestyramine and colestipol
- H-2 receptor antagonist including cimetidine, famotidine, nizatidine, and ranitidine
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Amount per serving
Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol)(D3) ..... 5,000 iu
Other ingredients: hypoallergenic plant fiber (cellulose), vegetarian capsule (cellulose, water)
Dosage and use
- 1 capsule per day with a meal.
- Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women.
- It is recommended that individuals taking more than 2,000 iu vitamin D per day have their blood levels monitored.
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