Supports calcium absorption from intestines to promote bone density and integrity*
Natural support for healthy cell growth and health of the immune system, colon, breast, and prostate*
High potency for older adults and residents of northern regions, whose bodies absorb and synthesize less Vitamin D*
Vitamin D is best known for helping promote bone mass by increasing calcium absorption from the intestines and maintain calcium levels in the blood. Subjects who do not get adequate Vitamin D every day may not adequately absorb calcium from the foods in their diet, leading the body to take calcium from bones.
Vitamin D supplementation is a topic of great interest within the medical and scientific communities because of its role in promoting healthy cellular growth and function.* Food sources of Vitamin D are limited and include egg yolks, liver, and fatty fish; milk is fortified with Vitamin D. The body can produce Vitamin D when the skin is exposed to sunlight. Residents of northern regions, older adults, and people who use sunscreen may produce less Vitamin D and may consider supplementing with high-potency supplements to ensure adequate D status.* A clinical review concluded that daily supplementation with 1000 IU of Vitamin D could have a major positive impact on public health (Garland 2006).
A growing body of evidence suggests that Vitamin D helps promote healthy cellular growth in the breast, prostate, colon and other organs.* Vitamin D also may assist the immune system by helping to regulate T- and B-lymphocytes, supporting the ability of macrophages to defend the body, and promoting the synthesis of mononuclear cells*
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.