As our knowledge increases of ways vitamin D is vital to our health, it is also increasing as to how lifestyle factors have created higher levels of vitamin D insufficiency. Diminished time outside, frequent use of sunscreen, and living at latitudes with scarce winter sunlight can all negatively affect vitamin D levels. Vitamin D’s role in helping the body absorb and retain both calcium and phosphorus is critical to building bone. Physician monitoring of vitamin D blood levels is recommended with higher potency vitamin D products. * Vitamin D plays a role in:
Vitamin D-3 5000 IU
Product Code: 00515 Capsules per Bottle: 90
Each size 1 vegetarian cellulose capsule contains:
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid)
Vitamin D-3 (5000 IU as Cholecalciferol)
Other ingredients: L-leucine. Vitamin D is derived from lanolin.
Description: Vitamin D-3 is a fat-soluble vitamin essential for bone health and immune system function. Although vitamin D can be synthesized in the skin upon exposure to sunlight, many environmental factors result in a significant portion of the population having sub-optimal vitamin D levels.
Uses: Vitamin D is required for normal bone growth and maintenance. Metabolized in the liver to metabolically active 1,25-dihydroxvitamin D, it regulates the expression of hundreds of genes involved in skeletal and other biological functions by binding to the vitamin D receptor (VDR). Essential for the efficient use of calcium by the body, vitamin D works in concert with the parathyroid glands to maintain serum calcium levels in the narrow range needed for nervous system function and bone mineralization.
Vitamin D is a potent immune system modulator. The VDR is expressed by most cells of the immune system, and vitamin D has a variety of effects which may enhance innate immunity and inhibit the development of autoimmunity. Because vitamin D deficiency may compromise the integrity of the immune system, it has been linked to many autoimmune conditions.
The VDR regulates many other functions, including insulin secretion and blood pressure maintenance.
Risk factors for vitamin D deficiency include: use of sunscreen, living in Northern latitudes, indoor lifestyle, dark skin pigmentation, older age, genetic variations, impaired renal function, and fat malabsorption syndromes.
Consult your healthcare professional to determine which dose of vitamin D is right for you. Measurement of total serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration is currently considered the best indicator to evaluate vitamin D status. Physician monitoring of vitamin D level recommended while taking this product.
Source Materials: Vitamin D-3 is derived from cholesterol from lanolin (sheep’s wool oil). Vitamin C is derived from corn sorbitol. L-leucine is derived by fermentation of cane sugar. Cellulose for capsules is derived from softwood tree pulp. There is no detectable GM material present.
Allergens: According to information provided by our suppliers, these capsules are free of the eight major allergens as identified by the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA): Wheat (gluten), eggs, milk, soybeans, shellfish, fish, peanuts, tree nuts.
Recommendations: One (1) capsule daily with a meal, or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Precautions: Pregnant or lactating women and individuals taking prescription medications should consult with a healthcare professional before taking any supplement.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.