Ingredients & DescriptionVitamin Ds most important role is maintaining blood levels of calcium, which it accomplishes by increasing absorption of calcium from food and reducing urinary calcium loss. Both effects keep calcium in the body and therefore spare the calcium that is stored in bones. When necessary, vitamin D transfers calcium from the bone into the bloodstream, which does not benefit bones. Although the overall effect of vitamin D on the bones is complicated, some vitamin D is necessary for healthy bones and teeth.
Vitamin D deficiency may result in a wide variety of diseases and it has been reported that 1 in 7 adults are deficient in Vitamin D. Diseases often associated with Vitamin D deficiency are osteoporosis, celiac disease, hyperparathyroidism, osteomalacia and prostate cancer. Living in an area with a lot of atmospheric pollution, which can block the sun's ultraviolet rays, also appears to increase the risk of vitamin D deficiency.
One in seven adults has been reported to be deficient in vitamin D.* In one study, 42% of hospitalized patients under age 65 were reported to be vitamin D deficient.* In this same study, 37% of the people were found to be deficient in vitamin D, despite the fact they were eating the currently recommended amount of this nutrient. Vitamin D deficiency is particularly common among the elderly. Age-related decline in vitamin D status may be due to reduced absorption, transport, or liver metabolism of vitamin D.
Vitamin D (2000 IU)
Serving Size: 1 capsule
|Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)||2000 IU||500%|
Daily Value (DV) not established.
Other Ingredients: Sunflower oil, gelatin, glycerin, water
Salt-free, wheat-free, corn-free, Soy-free, Yeast-free, Sugar-free, Milk-free, Preservative-free, Natural color.
Potency and quality guaranteed.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
*Not intended to diagnose or treat diseases or ailments, and is not reviewed by the FDA.Uses & Indications.