Vitamin D3

$12.97 CAD

Bioactive Form . Easy to Swallow . Blemded with Organic Flaxseed Oil . 1000 IU

180 Softgels 

Description

Benefits

  • Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) likely more effective at restoring blood levels than D2 form (ergocalciferol)

  • 1000 IU vitamin D per softgel allows for easy daily dosing

  • Easy to swallow and highly bioavailable softgel

  • In a base of organic flaxseed oil for improved intestinal absorption

Feature Summary

Vitamin D is a hormone now widely recognized to be important to many body systems and a large number of physiological processes and it may also be one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in the world. Many recent studies have linked lower levels to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease including hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, coronary artery disease and heart failure, as well as several types of cancer, autoimmune disease and type 2 diabetes. Vitamin D is needed for intestinal calcium absorption, skeletal bone integrity as well as skeletal muscle strength and function and has been associated with overall physical fitness. Vitamin D is critical for healthy immune function and may reduce the risk of infection, especially respiratory tract infections. Given that essentially every tissue in the body has a receptor for vitamin D, it is hard to overestimate its importance.12 Many practitioners recommend supplementation to achieve blood levels of 25-OH-vitamin D between 50-80 nmol/L, which often requires doses of 1000-2000 IU per day, and more for those with common genetic variants affecting vitamin D metabolism.

Medicinal Ingredients

Each Softgel Contains:
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 1,000 IU (25 mcg)

Non-Medicinal IngredientsOrganic flaxseed oil, softgel (gelatin, glycerin, purified water).

Allergens

Contains no artificial preservatives, colour or sweeteners and no corn, dairy, starch, wheat or yeast. Sealed for your protection. Do not use if seal is broken. For freshness, store in a cool, dry place.

Contraindications

Caution is advised for individuals with a hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients, sarcoidosis, lymphoma, tuberculosis, hypercalcemia or renal impairment.

Drug Interactions

May increase the risk for hypercalcemia when taken with a thiazide medication (diuretic). Vitamin D may improve insulin sensitivity and lower blood pressure, requiring a reduction in dosage of hypertension and/or diabetic medications.