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
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
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.