The two forms of Vitamin D supplements are D2 and the more potent D3. Healthy Origins® Vitamin D3 5,000 IU is key nutrient manufactured in a highly absorbable liquid softgel from. Vitamin D3 is synthesized in the body from sunlight and only a small amount can be obtained from food. The winter season and most all sunblock products inhibit the body’s ability to produce optimal levels of Vitamin D. As a result, Vitamin D3 supplementation becomes even more necessary to ensure your body receives an adequate supply.*
Vitamin D3 5,000 IU 360 Softgel
Serving Size: 1 Softgel
Amount per serving
% Daily* Value
Vitamin D3 (as Cholecaiferol)
*Percent Daily Values are based on the 2000 Calorie Diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Other Ingredients: Pure Olive Oil (fruit), Gelatin, Glycerin, Purified Water.
Contains no: sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, barley, fish, shellfish, nuts, tree nuts, eggs and dairy products. No preservatives, artificial colors or artificial flavors.
Suggested Use: As a dietary Supplement, take one (1) softgel daily, preferably with a meal or as directed by your health care professional.
Sunshine in a softgel from Healthy Origins
Healthy Origins® proudly introduces Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol). Two high potency products – 1,200 IU and 2,400 IU softgels encapsulated in a base of pure cold pressed olive oil for maximum absorption. Both products are free of sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, barley, fish, shellfish, nuts, tree nuts, egg and dairy products. No preservatives, artificial colors or artificial flavors.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin necessary to help support the growth, development, and maintenance of bones and teeth in both adults and children. It is also required for calcium and phosphorous absorption and utilization. In its active form, vitamin D works with calcium to help control bone formation by helping to regulate calcium levels in the blood.
Vitamin D’s influence on the key biological functions vital to one’s health and well-being mandates that vitamin D no longer be ignored by the health care industry nor by individuals striving to achieve and maintain a greater state of health.
Why Vitamin D3 and not Vitamin D2?
Not all forms of vitamin D work equally well in humans. Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) should be used in preference to vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol), researchers said in a study published in the October, 2006, issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Vitamin D2 has been predominantly used in North America for vitamin D supplements, but Houghton, LA and Vieth, R, authors of the study from Acadia University said that an increasing body of evidence suggests that vitamin D3 has a greater bio-efficacy. In this study the authors also claimed vitamin D2 is inferior to vitamin D3 because vitamin D2 in synthetic form is less stable and has more impurities, which could potentially lead to a high risk of toxicity1.
Healthy Origins® is your best choice for lanolin derived D3 for high potency vitamin D supplements.
Reference 1. Houghton LA, Vieth R. The case against ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) as a vitamin supplement, Am J Clin Nutr 2006;84:694-7. (PubMed abstract)
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