This formula contains the biologically activated form of cholecalciferol, which matches the human body’s version. Vitamin D promotes healthy bones and immune function as an antioxidant* Even though this formula is 100% vegan plant-derived, it is still a fat-soluble vitamin and works as well as formulas suspended in oils. Vitamin D3 has long been known to help the body absorb calcium and phosphorus, which are essential for strong healthy bones.*
Vitamin D is useful for cardiac rhythm and even a 2016 study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology discovered that D supplementation in people with with chronic heart failure experienced improved cardiac function in various parameters!*
Laboratory studies suggest that “D” can reduce malignant out-of-control proliferation of cells, and mitigate various infections. Moreover, this powerful antioxidant is known to support healthy cytokine balance, and therefore reduce the risk of inflammation.*
- Plant based D3 means there are no sheep-derived ingredients as there are in oil-based supplements
- Fast absorption
- No oil and therefore, less tummy upset
- Capsules are advantageous in case you need to empty the capsule into yogurt, pudding or applesauce
- Contains no genetically-modified ingredients (nonGMO)
- Sourced and made in the USA
- Patented formula
- Stearate-free and gluten-free
- Kosher and HALAL certified
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Each vegetarian capsule contains 5000 IU natural cholecalciferol. These capsules are small and easy-to-swallow, however if it is more convenient, you may empty the contents of the capsule into some applesauce, yogurt or juice.
Suggested Use: Take 1 capsule every morning, or as directed by your practitioner. Each capsule contains 5,000 IU cholecalciferol (the biologically activated form of vitamin D3).
Q. Should I take this formula with food?
A. It may be taken without regard to meals.
Q. Is it gluten-free?
Q. Can I empty the capsules into food? I have trouble swallowing.
A. Yes, there will be no loss in strength, you may do so any time you like.
Q. Can this be put into an NG tube?
Q. What are food sources of Vitamin D?
A. Fatty fish, meat, anchovies, beef liver, egg yolks and cheese.
Q. What are signs and symptoms of D deficiency?
A. There are dozens of potential problems, the most common of which include
Q. Why do people become deficient in Vitamin D?
A. It’s from a lack of vitamin D in the diet and/or lack of sun exposure. It may also be
due to an inability to absorb vitamin D from the intestines. In many people there are problems with hydroxylation (conversion) of vitamin D, due to compromised liver and/or kidney function (where the nutrient gets fully activated to calcitriol).
Q. When is the best time to take Vitamin D, morning or night?
A. Take it in the morning, the way the sun rises. This is the “sunshine vitamin” and will work best during the daytime. Some people worry that taking D at night will disturb sleep due to the increased absorption of calcium (which can interfere with sleep). So take it with breakfast, or lunch.
Q. Why didn’t you put Vitamin K in your formula?
A. There are seven reasons which you can read about HERE. The main reason is that additional supplemental vitamin K is not right for many people, and especially those supported on anticoagulants, both natural and prescribed. Many people don’t know they take an anticoagulant, and the vitamin K increases risk of blood clots. So if you want vitamin K (with your D), you’ll have to buy it separately. It is not in this formula for safety concerns.
Q. Who should not take Vitamin D?
A. If you are taking a medication that increases calcium levels, you might want to avoid vitamin D. For example, people who take the medication digoxin will want to use D cautiously, or NOT at all. Please refer to your physician to see if D is right for you, especially if you have a chronic medical condition.
Q. What are signs of excessive Vitamin D? Like, how do I know if I get too much?
A. The major detrimental effect of D is an excess of calcium in the bloodstream (termed hypercalcemia). Symptoms of this include nausea, vomiting, frequent urination, bone pain, kidney stones and weakness. There is a blood test you can take to determine calcium levels, as well as D levels.