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- Supports bone, teeth, muscle and immune health
- Aids in calcium absorption in the body
- 1 Pharmacist recommended Letter Vitamin Brand
Maintaining healthy levels of vitamin D in your body has been shown to be an important part of your overall health. Nature Made Vitamin D3 1000 IU softgels are made of vitamin D3, the body's preferred form of vitamin
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Maintaining healthy levels of vitamin D in your body has been shown to be an important part of your overall health. Nature Made® Vitamin D3 1000 IU softgels are made of vitamin D3, the body’s preferred form of vitamin D.†
- Supports bone, teeth, muscle and immune health.†
- Aids in calcium absorption in the body.†
- #1 Pharmacist recommended Letter Vitamin Brand†
What is vitamin D and what does it do?
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in very few foods and added to others through fortification. It is also available as a dietary supplement. Vitamin D2, or ergocalciferol, is plant-derived, while vitamin D3, cholecalciferol, is animal-derived. Vitamin D is also produced endogenously when ultraviolet rays from sunlight strike the skin and trigger vitamin D synthesis.1The skin synthesis is reduced by clothing, sunscreen, air pollution, older age, darker skin pigmentation, being indoors, winter season, and higher latitude. Vitamin D3is the preferred form because it is more effective at raising and maintaining adequate levels of circulating vitamin D in the body.2†
As scientific research into vitamin D matures, the ubiquity of its influence and breadth of its importance is becoming realized. To date, strong evidence supports vitamin D’s role in bone, teeth, muscle and immune health. Vitamin D supports strong bones and teeth by aiding in calcium absorption from food and supplements, helping to regulate calcium and phosphorus homeostasis, and regulating bone remodeling processes.1 ,3Vitamin D deficiency leads to bone deformation and softening, manifested as rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. Along with calcium, vitamin D is needed for normal bone mineralization processes, and insufficient intake of these nutrients increases one’s risk for thin, brittle bones (osteoporosis), falls and fractures.1 ,3Additionally, normal neuromuscular function requires vitamin D, and our immune system cells need vitamin D to effectively perform their intended function. Vitamin D receptors have been discovered in cells and tissues throughout the body and emerging research on its extraskeletal role is being investigated.†
How much vitamin D should I take?
It is common for many healthcare providers to recommend 1,000-5,000 IU of vitamin D per day for general health.4 A primary healthcare provider can perform a simple blood test to assess serum 25hydroxyvitamin D levels to determine your vitamin D status and subsequently recommend a vitamin D supplement regimen to help you achieve and maintain healthy serum vitamin D levels. Nationally representative data demonstrates that many Americans are not consuming adequate vitamin D, and a significant number of Americans have vitamin D serum levels that are insufficient or deficient.5
Very few foods are naturally sources of vitamin D. Fatty fish (mackerel, salmon, sardines) and fish liver oil are among the best sources of vitamin D3, while egg yolks, beef liver and cheese provide small amounts.
Vitamin D may also be consumed through fortified foods. In the US, vitamin D fortification of certain dairy products and cereals began in the early 20th century to help eradicate rickets, which was widespread. Consequently, some cow milks, cow milk substitutes, infant formula, orange juices, breads and cereals may add vitamin D to support adequate intake of vitamin D nationwide.
* Based on US News & World Report - Pharmacy Times Survey of pharmacists recommending in this category.
Suggested Use:Take one softgel daily with a meal.
Other Ingredients: Soybean Oil, Gelatin (Porcine), Glycerin, Water, Corn Oil.
No Color Added. No Artificial Flavors. No Preservatives. No Yeast. Gluten Free.
Keep out of reach of children.
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