VITAMIN D3 5000 IU has been in the forefront of the medical world with all of the recent discoveries as to the significance of this essential nutrient for overall health and well-being. Nicknamed “the sunshine vitamin”, vitamin D is unique among all other vitamins because it is the only conditional one and must be synthesized in the skin from exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight. Concerns over skin cancer caused by overexposure to sunlight have prompted many to use sufficient sun block or limit exposure to a degree that can create a deficiency of vitamin D produced by the body. But, in fact, a lack of vitamin D is now linked to various forms of cancer including malignant melanoma and colon cancer. In fact, vitamin D deficiencies can also drastically weaken the immune system, bones and brain function. For these reasons, many physicians are now recommending their patients take levels of Vitamin D far in excess of the Recognized Daily Value. Vitamin D is available in two forms: vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) commonly prescribed in 50,000 IU for vitamin D deficiencies and the over the counter form, vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) ,which may be prescribed for vitamin D insufficiencies and daily use. Our vitamin D is derived from lanolin and each small easy to swallow vegetable capsule provides 5000 IU of natural vitamin D3.
Servings per container: 90 veggie capsules Serving Size: 1 veggie capsule See label for Supplemental Facts