Home > Vitamins/Supplements >

Vitamin D3

Vitamin D3

Our Price: $12.99

Product Code: D3VI


Vitamin D has been in the forefront of the medical world with all of the recent discoveries as to the significance of this essential nutrient for overall health and well being. It can be found in a few foods, including fatty fish such as herring, mackerel, sardines and tuna. To make Vitamin D more available, it is added to dairy products, juices, and cereals that are then said to be fortified with Vitamin D. But most Vitamin D, 80% to 90% of what the body gets is obtained through exposure to sunlight.

Nicknamed the Sunshine Vitamin, Vitamin D is unique among all other vitamins because it is the only conditional one and must be synthesized in the skin from exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight. Concerns over skin cancer caused by overexposure to sunlight have prompted many to use sufficient sun block or limit exposure to a degree that can create a deficiency of Vitamin D produced by the body.

A lack of Vitamin D is now linked to various forms of cancer including malignant melanoma and colon cancer. Vitamin D deficiencies can also drastically weaken the immune system, bones and brain function. Many physicians are now recommending their patients take levels of Vitamin D far in excess of the recognized Daily Value.

Available in two forms, Vitamin D-2 (ergocalciferol) and Vitamin D supplements are available in two forms, D-3 (cholecalciferol) which is the natural form and D-2, (ergocalciferol) which is produced by radiating fungus.

Vitamin D-3 5000 IU Capsules: Derived from lanolin, each small, easy to swallow vegetable capsule provides 5000 IU of natural Vitamin D-3.

As a dietary supplement, take one (1) capsule daily.