Vitamin D3 Highest Potency 5000iu - 120 SoftGels
SKU: SUPPLEMENTS.:Vit D3-5000 iu
Why You Need It
Natural Vitamin D-3 helps build bones, strengthens the immune system and lowers the risk of illnesses and degenerative diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, osteoporosis, high blood pressure and cancer. These illnesses may take many years to develop, and Vitamin D deficiency has been overlooked as a factor.
Vitamin D deficiency is widespread in modern society due to computer use, indoor work and the general lack of daily exposure to sunshine . Vitamin D is the most readily available and least expensive vitamin, but today many people are deficient because they are not getting enough sunshine over a broad area of the body daily to generate the amounts of Vitamin D needed for normal body functions. Hence, we are subject to many degenerative diseases that our ancestors did not have.
The best source of Vitamin D is the sun. Sun rays on your skin in the presence of natural fatty acids produce Vitamin D. Our ancestors lived outdoors and originated in areas close to the equator, so their supply of Vitamin D was plentiful and replenished daily, enabling the species to survive. The amount of time you will need to spend in the sun to produce enough Vitamin D varies according to your latitude (distance from the equator), the time of year, your skin color (darker needs more time in the sun), and the amount of skin you are exposing to the sun.
Vitamin D can be found in some foods, if they are naturally raised in the sun such as green plants. Wild-caught salmon and other fatty fish, pasture-raised meat, especially organ meats, dairy and eggs and also good sources of natural Vitamin D. Factory-farm raised animals don't contain adequate amounts of Vitamin D, as even milk these days has to be fortified with a cheap synthetic form of the vitamin.
Even then, you'd have to eat as much animal fat as an Eskimo to get the levels of Vitamin D needed to survive year-round with a lack of adequate natural sun exposure. So, it's become essential to supplement with Vitamin D as part of your normal health regimen.
What does Vitamin D do in your body?
Vitamin D3 aids absorption of calcium and phosphorus needed for bone density and other basic metabolic functions. In the bones, Vitamin D regulates proper bone renewal through an ongoing process of mineralization and demineralization. In the blood, maintenance of calcium levels within a narrow range maintains alkalinity and is essential for life.
Researchers have discovered that Vitamin D promotes normal cell growth and differentiation throughout the body, preventing proliferation of cells: cancer. Called a vitamin, Vitamin D is actually a precursor hormone that works to activate and regulate other nutrients and hormones in your body. Vitamin D is a key factor in maintaining hormonal balance and a healthy immune system. It promotes insulin sensitivity and assists blood sugar regulation.
Most doctors are not trained in nutrition so do not test for Vitamin D deficiency. Such testing is just starting to become known and used, in part due to a large on-going study by the University of California San Diego in concert with an organization called Grassroots Health and their D*Action Project.
This study has also found that its subjects took up to 10,000 IU of Vitamin D per day with no side effects. And that 2,000 IU - 10,000 IU was the average maintenance to therapeutic dose needed to prevent the diseases of our modern society!
Ingredients: Vitamin D3 and extra virgin olive oil.