Now in liquid softgel form for better absorption, Vitamin D3 supports cell growth, immunity, and energy metabolism. Vitamin D3 also plays an essential part in calcium absorption and bone density.
- Supports strong bones, mineral balance, and gene regulation.
- Fortifies the immune system and supports cell growth.
Vitamin D softgels provide a more readily absorbable fat soluble vitamin found in some plant and animal sources, but primarily produced by the body after exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. UV rays promote the skin’s production of vitamin D. Vitamin D3 or cholecalciferol is the most active form, while vitamin D2 or ergocalciferol is synthesized by plants and less available to humans (in fact, studies cited in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, indicate that Vitamin D3 is 87% better in humans, in terms of absorption and bioavailability, than D2).
Vitamin D functions primarily to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. By supporting healthy calcium absorption, vitamin D supports healthy bones. Vitamin D also works synergistically with other vitamins, minerals, and hormones to promote bone mineralization. Unfortunately with aging, skin cannot synthesize vitamin D from the sun as efficiently.
Vitamin D has more recently been in the spotlight for immune system support. Vitamin D is thought to promote immune health by supporting regulation of cell growth and differentiation -- the process that determines cell’s “job” in the body.
Vitamin D has also shown great promise in maintaining the body’s innate immune response as well as supporting appropriate autoimmune activity. Both these mechanisms are thought result from vitamin D’s regulation of T cell development.
- Vitamin D may worsen hypercalcemia.
- Hypercalcemina may contribute to arteriosclerosis, particularly in persons with kidney disease. Such members should use supplemental vitamin D cautiously.
Vitamin D3, 5,000 IU, 120 Softgels
What??? this can't be right...$4.95 for a very high quality gel Vitamin D; it's fantasitc. During the height of the Covid mania I was taking 2 per day and got my reading up to 81 ng/ml which most doctors say is too high BUT at 71 I still fight off Covid & colds even after cutting back to 1 gel capsule per day. Use this in conjunction with the Heart Health Vit C tablets for great results.
Just restocked my staples. Taking extra D3 this year due to Covid, less time out in sun. Appreciate the quality and the prices --- not paying for fancy packaging, marketing, or fear & scare tactics. Have been buying mostly GF products here for many years.
Recent purchase. But I am sure that it is doing me good.
I have been taking this supplement for a number of years. I like both the consistent quality the Co-op provides and the ease of refilling my supply. Please keep up the good work -- and give the kitty a catnip mouse for me.