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Vitamin D 1,000 IU

Product Name: Vitamin D 1,000 IU
Product Number: VNV417
Product Count: 100/CT
Product Form: Softgels
Sizes Available: 100 Softgels

Vitamin D, calciferol, is a fat-soluble vitamin. It is known as the "sunshine" vitamin because it is formed in the body by the action of the sun's ultraviolet rays on the skin. Vitamin D is converted in the kidneys to the hormone calcitrol, which is actually the most active form of Vitamin D. The effects of this hormone are targeted at the intestines and bones. The major biologic function of Vitamin D is to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D aids in the absorption of calcium, thereby helping to form and maintain strong bones. It promotes bone mineralization in concert with a number of other vitamins, minerals, and hormones. Without Vitamin D, bones can become thin, brittle, soft, or misshapen. Vitamin D prevents skeletal diseases such as rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults which cause defects and weaken bones.

Research Indicates
  • Important nutrient for bone health
  • Deficiency has been linked with increased hip fractures
  • May support healthy joint function
  • Vitamin D deficiency causes rickets
  • May be important for healthy immune function
  • May support overall skin health
  • Some evidence indicates that steroids may impair Vitamin D metabolism
Recommended Dosage
  • The RDA for Vitamin D is 400 IU; typical daily dosage is 400 IU. Take 1 softgel, one to two times daily with a meal.
  • If you are pregnant or lactating, consult a health care practitioner prior to using this product.
  • Vitamin D is a fat-soluble nutrient and can accumulate at toxic levels in fatty tissue, avoid excessive Vitamin D intake.
  • Occasional side effects reported with large doses of Vitamin D include a disorder known as hypercalcemia, which causes calcium deposits in soft tissues. Signs of the disorder include headache, weakness, nausea, vomiting, confusion, kidney problems and constipation. Consult a health care practitioner if you experience any of these symptoms after taking Vitamin D.

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