- *Improves energy and libido
- *Prevents flu and most infections
- *Essential to reverse osteoporosis
- *Improves health and helps recovery from most autoimmune diseases, diabetes, coronary disease, many cancers, most illnesses.
Vitamin D functions as a hormone, a chemical messenger with widespread effects in the human body. It is important for optimal bone, cardiovascular, neuromuscular, and immune health. Adequate calcium and vitamin D throughout life, as part of a well-balanced diet, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
Supplementation with vitamin D may be necessary to meet daily needs, since obtaining sufficient vitamin D from natural food sources and sun exposure alone can be difficult. Research shows that vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is approximately 87% more potent than vitamin D2 for raising and maintaining vitamin D blood levels.
Suggested Use: As directed by your health care professional.
|Serving Size:1 capsule|
|Servings per Container: 100|
|Vitamin D3 (Natural) (Cholecalciferol)||50,000 IU||12,500%|
|‡Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
*Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, silica, gelatin. Contains no yeast, gluten, sugar or dye.
The bottom line:
Everyone needs D 3. For adults, the IDEAL is 50,000 units once a week. For children under 12, 50,000 units once a month. For individuals over 140 pounds, 50,000 units daily is generally safe if you do not take any calcium supplements and have normal kidney function. BUT, if you do that you must check calcium levels freuently
The amount of calcium in a multivitamin/mineral is fine and calcium foods are fine. If you do choose to take 50,000 units daily, do not check your D 3 level for at least 8 months, as it will be very high for at least that long.
HOWEVER, check your calcium level in about 6 weeks and at least every 6 months! If you are not going to check the calcium levels, do not take more than 50,000 units of D3 once a week!!
Blood calcium levels are the only test related to the D 3 that make sense. If your blood calcium level is within the normal range, then there is no known toxicity.
K 2-ESSENTIAL CO-FACTOR:: For everyone not on Coumadin or warfarin, 100 to 150 micrograms of vitamin K 2 enhances the benefits of D 3.