Vitamin D3 1000 IU
90 soft gels
Vitamin D is critical to our health.
We know that it helps the body absorb calcium and is an essential component for healthy bones.It has been recognized for some time that low levels of vitamin D have been linked to osteoporosis and other bone diseases, but more and more studies are providing evidence that vitamin D seems to have a role in maintaining a healthy blood pressure and cardiovascular system, and in preventing many other diseases including multiple sclerosis, diabetes and a number of cancers, particularly colorectal, breast and prostate cancer. The striking fact is that there are receptors for vitamin D in almost every cell in the body. Evidence suggests that the vitamin helps immune system function and even regulates cell growth. This could explain why it may have such pervasive salutary affects on our health.
Unfortunately, vitamin D is not found naturally in many foods, so most of our vitamin D is produced in our bodies by the action of sunlight on the skin.As people age, however, they often lose the ability to make vitamin D in their skin from sunlight. Low levels of vitamin D are thus more common in older people, BUT the problem is not limited to any one population.
Ask your doctor to do a simple blood test for 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] that will provide the best measure of your vitamin D status. A 25(OH)D level of 30-50 ng/ml is currently thought to be optimal. Supplement as needed with a daily multivitamin with adequate levels of vitamin D3 and then additional vitamin D3 as needed. Note: Look for the terms vitamin D3 or cholecalciferol on supplement labels. The D2 form of the vitamin, sometimes called ergocalciferol, though widely used in fortification and supplements, is less potent, and is artificially derived.
*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.