- 5000 mcg Vitamin D3 per capsule
- Vegetable capsule
- Non-GMO formula
- Formulated in the USA and manufactured in an FDA registered/ inspected facility
- Promotes calcium absorption*
- Supports healthy bones*
- Supports cellular health*
- Supports healthy immune system*
- Supports reduction of inflammation*
|*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.|
- Quantity: 90 Vegetarian Capsules
- Lasts 1 to 2 months depending on use
- Suggested Use: 1 capsule daily preferably with a meal or as directed by a healthcare professional.
- Price per Day: $0.12 per day
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH):
"Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in very few foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement.
Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption in the gut and maintains adequate serum calcium and phosphate concentrations to enable normal mineralization of bone and to prevent hypocalcemic tetany. It is also needed for bone growth and bone remodeling by osteoblasts and osteoclasts. Without sufficient vitamin D, bones can become thin, brittle, or misshapen. Vitamin D sufficiency prevents rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. Together with calcium, vitamin D also helps protect older adults from osteoporosis.
Vitamin D has other roles in the body, including modulation of cell growth, neuromuscular and immune function, and reduction of inflammation. Many genes encoding proteins that regulate cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis are modulated in part by vitamin D. Many cells have vitamin D receptors."
WHAT IS FOLIC ACID?
According to National Institutes of Health (NIH):
Folate is a water-soluble B vitamin that is naturally present in some foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement.
Folate functions in the synthesis of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) and metabolism of amino acids. One of the most important folate-dependent reactions is metabolizing homocysteine. Without this metabolization homocysteine would rise and is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Another folate-dependent reaction is required for proper cell division. An impairment of this reaction initiates a process that can lead to megaloblastic anemia, one of the hallmarks of folate deficiency.
About 85% of supplemental folic acid, when taken with food, is bioavailable. When consumed without food, nearly 100% of supplemental folic acid is bioavailable.
Isolated folate deficiency is uncommon; its symptoms include weakness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, irritability, headache, heart palpitations, and shortness of breath.
Women with insufficient folate intakes are at increased risk of giving birth to infants with NTDs. Inadequate maternal folate status has also been associated with low infant birth weight, preterm delivery, and fetal growth retardation.Reference: NIH Folate Fact Sheet for Consumers https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/folate-healthprofessional/