Suggested Use: 1-5
capsules daily. Consume with food.
Vitamin D3 -
We offer Vitamin D3 in two different formats, Capsules and Liquid Vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 enhances calcium absorption and retention, a key nutritional role in supporting healthy bones; new evidence suggests it may also have a prominent role in cellular, cardiovascular, colon and immune health.
What Is It?
enhances calcium absorption and retention, a key
nutritional role in supporting healthy bones, and may play a potential
role in cardiovascular, colon and cellular health. Vitamin D levels
have been shown to decline with age, due primarily to a reduction in
either absorption or metabolism by the liver. Decreased exposure to
sunlight, a vegetarian diet, or a low intake of vitamin D fortified foods
also play a role in inadequate vitamin D levels.*
Uses For Vitamin D
Vitamin D promotes intestinal calcium and
phosphorous absorption and reduces urinary calcium loss, essential
mechanisms for maintaining proper calcium levels in the body and
for healthy bone composition. Clinical studies involving vitamin D
supplementation suggest the importance of vitamin D in addition to
calcium for bone health. Vitamin D supplementation alone may also
support bone health.*
Vitamin D may also provide cardiovascular
support for some individuals, which may be attributed to its effect
on calcium metabolism or possibly by helping to maintain healthy
plasma renin function.*
Studies suggest vitamin D supports colon health
by promoting healthy cellular function. Vitamin D is also believed
to provide general cellular support potential, including breast and
prostate cells, in part by helping to maintain healthy angiogenesis
balance, supporting immune cell activity and maintaining healthy cell
metabolism. Preliminary evidence suggests that vitamin D may also
play a role in maintaining healthy glucose metabolism, since vitamin
D receptors are present on the islet cells of the pancreas.*
What Is The Source?
is derived from the cholesterol in lanolin, the fat found
in wool. Hypoallergenic plant fiber is derived from pine cellulose.
Medium chain triglycerides (Vitamin D
liquid only) are derived from
coconut and palm oil.
Pure Encapsulations provides vitamin D
capsules in 4 amounts
(400 iu, 1,000 iu, 5,000 iu and 10,000 iu) and Vitamin D
Recommendations are as follows:
= 1-2 capsules daily, in divided doses, with meals.
= 1-5 capsules daily, with meals.
= 1 capsule daily, with a meal.
= 1 capsule daily for up to five days per week,
with a meal, or as directed by a health professional.
= 1-7 drops daily, with a meal, or as directed by your
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or
It is recommended that individuals using more than 2,000 iu
vitamin D per day have their blood levels monitored. Large doses
of vitamin D can cause hypercalcemia, signs include headache,
weakness, nausea, vomiting, and constipation. Individuals with
hyperparathyroidism or kidney disease are at particular risk. Vitamin
10,000 iu and Vitamin D
5,000 iu and are not to be taken by
pregnant or lactating women. If pregnant or lactating, consult your
physician before taking Vitamin D
400 iu or Vitamin D
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
Vitamin D may result in hypercalcemia in certain individuals taking
digoxin or thiazide diuretics. Consult your physician for more