Vitamin D3 2,000 IU (50 mcg) (Item #110)
It is estimated that 75% of the population is deficient in vitamin D. Recently, researchers have had a renewed interest in vitamin D, finding it provides various benefits to health not previously known. Vitamin D helps maintain healthy bones by stimulating the absorption of calcium in the body. Without it, the body is unable to utilize the calcium supplied via the diet or supplements. Recent research has found correlations between low vitamin D intake and higher rates negative health issues.
Vitamin D is commonly referred to as the "sunshine vitamin," but many people do not spend enough time outdoors to obtain this benefit. The body manufactures vitamin D when the skin is exposed to sunlight; therefore, it is recommended that people living in northern latitudes, not exposed to the sunlight or who use sunscreen should supplement with the nutrient. Even though the RDA is set at 600 IU, many experts now recommend up to 2,000 IU, especially for those at risk for deficiency such as the elderly, dark-skinned individuals, night shift workers, those living in the northern latitudes or that lack sun exposure, and those who do not consume enough vitamin D-rich foods.
- Contains 2,000 IU (50 mcg) of vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) per softgel
- Derived from wool oil (lanolin)
- Supports calcium absorption
- Supports immune, bone, and prostate health
- A basic product addition for any set
- Bovine gelatin softgel capsule guaranteed BSE-free
- Contains rice bran oil as the softgel base
- Suggested use: Take one softgel daily with food or as directed by a physician
- CONTAINS NO artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives; no wheat, gluten, milk, eggs, peanuts, sesame, tree nuts, soy, crustacean shellfish or fish