Suggested Use: 1-7 drops per day, with a meal, or as directed by your health care practitioner.
Not to be taken by pregnant and lactating women. It is recommended that individuals taking more than 2,000 i.u. vitamin D per day have their blood levels monitored.
WARNING: Accidental overdose of liquid vitamin D products can lead to serious adverse side effects in infants. This product is not intended for infants. The recommended daily dose of vitamin D for infants is 400 i.u. per day. This product provides 1,000 i.u. per drop.
Vitamin D3 liquid -
Pure Encapsulations Vitamin D3 liquid provides 1,000 i.u. per drop, an ideal daily amount. For individuals with greater short-term needs, this product allows for achieving 25,000-50,000 i.u. vitamin D3 per week without having to take multiple capsules. For the elderly, Vitamin D3 liquid is an easy to use form. Vitamin D3 liquid, in a base of medium chain triglycerides, does not require emulsification for absorption. Vitamin D3 liquid is also free of preservatives, artificial colors, flavors and sugars.
What Is It?
Vitamin D3 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 D3
Bone Health: 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.
Cardiovascular Support: 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
Cellular Health: 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?
Vitamin D3 is derived from the cholesterol in lanolin, the fat
found in wool. Hypo-allergenic plant fiber is derived from
pine cellulose. Medium chain triglycerides (Vitamin D3
liquid only) are derived from coconut and palm oil.
Pure Encapsulations provides vitamin D3 capsules in 4
amounts (400 i.u., 1,000 i.u., 5,000 i.u. and 10,000 i.u.)
and vitamin D3 liquid.
Recommendations are as follows:
Vitamin D3 400 i.u. = 1-2 capsules per day, in divided
doses, with meals.
Vitamin D3 1,000 i.u. = 1-5 capsules per day, in divided
doses, with meals.
Vitamin D3 5,000 i.u. = 1 capsule per day, with a meal.
Vitamin D3 10,000 i.u. = 1 capsule per day, with a meal.
Vitamin D3 liquid = 1 or more drops daily, with a meal.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or
It is recommended that individuals using more
than 2,000 i.u. 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 D3 10,000 i.u., Vitamin D3 5,000 i.u. and
vitamin D3 1,000 i.u. are not to be taken by pregnant or
lactating women. If pregnant or lactating, consult your
physician before taking vitamin D3 400 i.u.
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
Vitamin D may result in hypercalcemia in certain individuals
taking digoxin or thiazide