Recommended use:
1 Tablet
Servings per container:
60 Servings
Price per serving:
Price per Unit*:
$0.26 per Tablet

*Price Per Unit may reflect product's price per capsule, ounce, fluid ounce, etc.

Take ½ to 2 tablets per day with meals or as a directed by your health professional.

One tablet provides amount

Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) ..................................5000 IU 1250%

Other ingredients: cellulose‚ modified cellulose gum‚ silicon dioxide‚ stearic acid‚ magnesium

Store in a cool dry place and keep out of reach of children.

Product Description

Get the vitamin D3 boost you need with this 5,000 IU tablet! Suitable for those experiencing low 25(OH)D blood levels who require more than a standard dose to reach optimal Vitamin D health.

Despite being designed to obtain Vitamin D from the sun, many individuals spend 40 or more hours a week inside and are afraid of skin cancer. As such, they often apply sunscreen which blocks their body's ability to produce vitamin D3 - leading most people with far lower than optimal levels of serum 25 (OH)D3 in their bodies. While normal ranges lie between 32-100ng/mL, experts suggest that ideal values should reach up to 70 ng/mL for maximum benefits.

Vitamin D is a powerhouse molecule, critically involved in regulating complex processes such as bone health and calcium absorption. Our skin produces it when exposed to sunlight; this form (vitamin D3) then travels through the liver for conversion into its active state of 25(OH)D3 or calcidiol. This creature serves an additional key role by changing shape again within most cells, resulting in 1,25(OH)2D3 or calcitriol - capable of modulating over 1000 genes! Ultimately responsible for immunity and inflammation regulation alongside blood sugar balancing, Vitamin D's importance cannot be understated.

Despite decades of thought indicating otherwise, researchers have recently discovered that the established intake recommendations for Vitamin D3 is far too low. It appears as though 4000 IU a day may represent an optimal "physiological dose," while 10,000 IU per day—a mere ¼ milligram--would constitute its new upper limit (1). In practice this can lead to significant increases in serum 25(OH)D levels within 3-4 months: approximately 10 ng/ml increase resulting from 1000IU daily supplemental Vitamin D3 on average among individuals (5). Vitamin D3 can lead to increased calcium absorption, creating a potential risk for hypercalcemia in some individuals. Hypercalcemia is characterized by serum levels of calcium that exceed the normal range and may be associated with primary hyperparathyroidism, certain cancers, sarcoidosis, or an overactive thyroid as well as thiazide diuretic use.

Serum calcium and vitamin D levels should be carefully monitored in those with hypercalcemic conditions. Levels of 25(OH)D3 up to 150 ng/mL have been linked to normal blood calcium, making 32-100 ng/mL a safe range for such patients. Care must be taken not to exceed 200ng/ml as this can lead to Vitamin D toxicity complications.

Hypercalcemia is a condition associated with depression, anxiety, cognitive dysfunction and headaches. Long-term effects can include fatigue, polyuria (excessive urination), muscle weakness and bone fractures. People with hypercalcemia may find that sunlight exacerbates their symptoms; however regular exposure to the sun for up to 20 minutes at midday in summertime has been found to produce 10 000 IU of vitamin D3 - enough for an average Caucasian wearing no more than a bathing suit! Such sunbathers are unlikely suffer from Hypercalcaemia due this important health benefit obtained through moderate sunshine exposure.

To maintain health, fair-skinned individuals should use caution when exposed to the sun and apply sunscreen as needed. Those with darker complexions from East/Africa/South America/the Islands need more extended periods of sunlight in order to manufacture healthy levels of vitamin D -- but this puts them at a greater risk for deficiency if adequate time spent under the sun is not possible. Therefore, supplementation may be necessary; furthermore, even those without skin color disparities can benefit from measuring their serum 25(OH)D level since it appears to indicate potential human illnesses better than cholesterol does. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to some of the most common chronic conditions, such as type II diabetes and heart disease. However, its effects extend far beyond these illnesses – it can also have an impact on our physical activity levels and general feelings of wellbeing. Notably, studies suggest that vitamin D adequacy is related to exercise performance in elderly people and may reduce their risk for falls (1). Additionally, a lack of this essential nutrient could contribute to generalized pains found in muscle joint or bone (3). Vitamin D plays an important role in maintaining a stronger immune system, providing protection against upper respiratory infections and the flu.

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.

  • MFG # 3624
  • UPC # 875043000344

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