- MFG # 53265
- UPC # 716963532655
The body synthesizes the active form of Vitamin D‚ 1‚25-dihydroxyvitamin D3‚ from its two provitamin forms upon exposure to sunlight. The provitamins become active in the body after they are hydroxylated first in the liver and then in the kidney. The active form of Vitamin D has metabolic effects on cells and tissues.
Scientific research reveals interesting relationships between Vitamin D status and the health of several organ systems. Numerous studies have found a positive association between colon health and Vitamin D‚ Vitamin D metabolites‚ sunlight exposure‚ or other markers of Vitamin D status. Others have linked Vitamin D markers or sunlight with breast health. The health of the pancreas also appears to be positively correlated with Vitamin D status.
Genetic polymorphisms‚ as found within the Vitamin D receptor‚ can affect Vitamin D status and in turn affect overall health. The bb genotype is associated with lower levels of plasma Vitamin D concentrations‚ and this same genotype also appears to affect colon‚ breast‚ and pancreatic health. Although the genotype we are born with cannot be altered‚ Vitamin D intake can be increased to maximize potential circulating levels of D metabolites.
In residents of northern climates‚ exposure to UV light may be inadequate to synthesize all of the Vitamin D required by the body. This becomes even more of a problem in winter months when there is less available sunlight and because people will have less skin exposed due to cold temperatures. The obvious solution is to increase Vitamin D intake from foods and supplements. Older individuals may especially benefit from higher levels of Vitamin D supplementation since it has been reported that Vitamin D absorption from the gastrointestinal tract decreases as a function of age. Dark-skinned individuals also synthesize relatively less Vitamin D from sun exposure‚ and are therefore excellent candidates for Vitamin D supplementation.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.
Serving Size: 1 Softgel
Amount Per Serving / % DV
Vitamin D (as D3 Cholecalciferol) 10‚000 IU / 2‚500%
Other Ingredients: Safflower oil‚ gelatin‚ glycerin.
Free of artificial color‚ artificial flavor‚ artificial sweetener‚ preservatives‚ sugar‚ starch‚ milk‚ lactose‚ soy‚ gluten‚ wheat‚ yeast‚ fish‚ sodium.
For adults‚ take one (1) softgel daily‚ preferably with a meal or follow the advice of your healthcare professional. As a reminder‚ discuss the supplements and medications you take with your healthcare providers.
If you are pregnant‚ nursing‚ taking any medications or have any medical condition‚ consult your doctor before use. Discontinue use and consult your doctor if any adverse reactions occur. Keep out of reach of children. Tamper resistant‚ do not use if seal under cap is broken or missing. Store at room temperature and avoid excessive heat.
Allergy / Dietary Needs
- Artificial Color Free
- Artificial Flavor Free
- Artificial Sweeteners Free
- Fish Free
- Gluten Free
- Lactose Free
- Milk Free
- Preservative Free
- Sodium Free
- Soy Free
- Starch Free
- Sugar Free
- Wheat Free
- Yeast Free
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