An organic substance that is essential in very small amounts in the body, necessary for normal growth and activity. It is also a pro-hormone: A precursor to hormones. Once D3 is in the body, it goes through two conversions -- one in the liver and one in the kidneys. From these conversions, we get the pro-hormone calcidiol and the steroid hormone called calcitriol. Together, these two make a very powerful impact on our health.
The body cannot manufacture or synthesize vitamin D on its own. Although some foods contain vitamin D, the majority of our vitamin D was meant to be derived from drinking up the sun! Unfortunately, many of us are confined to an office all day, working indoors. And even if we do get some time outside, a variety of things affect our ability to get quality sun-saturation: Seasons, geographic latitude, cloud cover, smog, time of day and sunscreen. (Sunscreen? Yes, sunscreen!) In these situations, supplementing with vitamin D3 can make all the difference.
How Much Vitamin D is "Natural"?
Research has found that exposing plenty of skin (wearing a swimsuit, for example) to midday sun for about 20 minutes -- or until the skin just turns lightly pink , not burned -- results in the body receiving levels of D3 ranging from 10,000 IU's to 50,000 IU's.In these natural circumstances, the skin makes far more D3 than the current RDA suggests is necessary for good health. We would suggest that, while the RDA of vitamin D will keep you alive, a *lot* more might keep you vitally healthy, particularly if you rarely see the sun!
Why so important?
Vitamin D does wonders in the body. Most know that it plays a key role in regulating calcium in the body, promoting absorption which helps bone mineralization to occur. This is key in caring for osteoporosis, rickets, osteomalacia, and osteopenia.
Vitamin D doesn't stop there, however. When the body is getting enough D to go around, it is used liberally by many cells that are able to make calcitriol and use its cancer-fighting properties! Some of the most exciting research today is finding that D3 deficiency is common in cancer patients, and that D3 may help work against cancer.
Interestingly, cancer is not the only thing that has turned up the common link of a vitamin D deficiency. Blood sugar problems, low back pain, high blood pressure, type I and type II diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, kidney stones, psoriasis, depression, seasonal affective disorder, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and auto-immune diseases have all been linked with low levels of vitamin D, suggesting that this pro-hormone is a quiet, unsung worker of vast-reaching good in the body!
Last, but certainly not least, vitamin D3 is an immense contributor to controlling the immune system and helping to stave off "bugs" of all sorts. Flus, colds, other viral and bacterial upsets -- these seemingly little attacks on your health can be some of the most draining, often going through the entire family and leaving everyone worn out. Help minimize the down-time with a "bottle of sunshine"
My daughter was diagnosed with dangerously low Vit D levels after 5 broken bones. We got her on these Vit D softgels immediately and within 10 days, she told us she felt so different, had more energy, etc. She hasn't had a broken bone in over 2 years!! We are grateful for a high quality, affordable product!
In the winter I consistently take vitamin D3. For my health, but also my emotions. It really makes a difference in my teens emotions as well. The little children in our family are able to take this for their immunity by just chewing on the capsules,a dn they dissolve in their mouth.
I've been using this stuff for over a year now and I can't go without it! When my Dr. told me I was low in vitamin D I thought about just going to the supermarket and picking up the cheapest stuff. The more I thought about it the more I knew I should try to get good quality. I was impressed with the price here, and I've been using it ever since! I never knew vitamin D could help with digestive issues, but ever since I've been taking it, there is a noticeable different in my gut health. Thanks for offering a great quality product for an affordable price!
Beeyoutiful's D3 is part of my daily vitamin regimen. It is especially beneficial during the winter months when natural D3 from exposure to the sun is in short supply. My wife has also been taking these during her pregnancy when her D3 levels were low. Great product as usual; thank you Beeyoutiful.
We use these daily. I am especially glad to have them in the winter, since we live where it is cold and we are seldom outside in the sunshine during those months. I love that I can trust Beeyoutiful to have quality ingredients in their supplements!
These gel caps are wonderfully easy to swallow for my husband and I and the kids! My doctor told me I had Vit D deficiency so I purchased from Beeyoutiful. My kids saw me taking it and wanted it too. They love it! We will be sure to stock up for the winter. Thank you Beeyoutiful!
We take this as a family along with daily vitamins and have found it to be a very effective product. We have noticed a difference since we have started taking these.
We will not buy any other D3 product as this one is cost effective and of good quality.
We are very happy with this vitamin d3 and love that it only has olive oil as the other ingredient. My kids, ages 2 to 7 take these with no problem at all. I trust this company and the quality of products they other, and this vitamin d3 is no exception.
Our whole family takes Beeyoutiful's D3! We want to have a good foundation of supplements to promote ongoing health throughout our whole life, and Vitamin D3 is one such product. And the gel caps are so small even my grandchildren could swallow them!
With current research showing that most of us are deficient I decided to give it a try. Plus, I do not drink milk nor am I an outdoorsy kind of person. I love the size, quantity and price of this product. I have been taking it daily for about a month along with my Omega 3. Physically, I do not notice any differences except that I haven't felt as 'blue' as I do at times (especially around that time of the month). I hope to continue to benefit from this amazing product!
I really like that D3 is small and easy to swallow. When I take these it reminds me that Beeyoutiful is a company I can trust, and whenever and whatever my health needs are I can go to Beeyoutiful and get an honest, top of the line product. Thank you, Beeyoutiful, for your integrity in this business.
I had issues with chronically low Vitamin D levels for years, so I've tried lots of other brands. Beeyoutiful is, by far, the BEST Vitamin D supplement I have ever tried!
I hate swallowing pills, so the tiny size of the Beeyoutiful softgels are a definite plus for me. I also like the olive oil base, as opposed to less healthy oils and ingredients contained in many other brands of supplements I have tried.
I take Beeyoutiful D3 Softgels all year, but I always increase my dosage (per my doctor's order) during the winter months. This supplement has been a real help to me in keeping my Vitamin D levels where they should be.
I will never buy any other Vitamin D supplement but Beeyoutiful! The value, quality, and excellent customer service of this company makes my purchase worth every penny!
I started taking Beeyoutiful's D3 when my doctor told me I should be getting more of this. Not being out in the sun as much as I like I thought it was good advise. I've been taking it for 2 months now and I trust in Beeyoutiful's products! Over Easter Holidays myself and my husband visited with our kids and grandkids and EVERYONE got the stomach bug but me! Could it have been the D3. I'd like to think so!
My family loves these little Vitamin D pills. We live in the Pacific NW where sunshine is often lacking and the extra Vitamin D really helps. The pills are very little which make them super easy for my kiddos to swallow also!
These gel caps are so easily swallowed! In introducing these to my children who were against swallowing any pills, it has opened up a new way to give them medication.
We use these for a Winter supplement and then up the dose if anybody seems to be getting sniffily!
Thank you Beeyoutiful for again bringing us a great prodct!
I take a lot of D3 (especially in the winter to help with seasonal blues and to fight off sickness), and I give it to my husband when he seems to be starting to get sick. I was super glad to see this came in 2000 IU form and not like a lot of other bottles of D3 that have much lower amounts per capsule. This lasts a lot longer! I love it.
I first learned about D3 through a Dr. Mercola article. I immediately looked to see if you guys sold it, and was so excited to find that you guys have it available as organic as well as high potency, tiny gel caps at a great price. I always recommend Beeyoutiful produnts to my friends. Thanks for providing great quality supplements at the best prices.
Love that these little burst of sunshine are so small! They are an excellent price when getting the discount for mutiple bottles. Several in our family of 6 take them regularly and we are hardly ever down with sickness.
I've made it a practice to, at the first sign of a cold, begin taking 8-12 of these capsules a day. Since I began using them about 2 years ago, I haven't had a cold last for more than a day or two, sometimes I won't have anything more than a day of very mild sniffles/sore throat. This is especially amazing as I just completed chemo and my immune system has been very compromised. Can't thank you enough for this wonderful product!
D3 is so vital, especially during winter and for those of us who endure the colder climates of the Midwest! I started with this product, but then I found Duo, which is A and D, which helps absorption. But if you already have plenty of A, this is a fab option.
After reading about the numerous benefits of vitamin D - and how most people are deficient in it - AND how d3 is the best form of it, I purchased these for my family and we take it daily. My kiddos love to "pop" it in their mouths. Unlike some other brands of D3 which have flax oil inside, this oil has absolutely no taste.
Our family drinks raw milk, which of course has no added vitamin D, so I had been looking to supplement D somehow, either through drops or capsules. I read someone's review about giving them to her small boys and letting them pop and chew them. I decided to try this with my young sons as well, and it WORKS! They LOVE popping them on their back teeth and letting the "juice" burst out and then chewing the gel cap part like gum. : ) What a treat! I give them one every other day. My husband and I take it, too. Thanks for your family-friendly products!
These supplements are great for the whole family. They are small enough that even my 4 year old can swallow it with ease. Great winter supplement for those of us who live in the cold climate. I know this supplement helps their immune system. My kids don't get sick very often and when they do it goes away very quickly compared to other kids in our community. I will continue to buy this every winter.
We started taking Vit D3 as a family last spring when I did research on the H1N1 virus. We have found Beeyoutiful's D3 capsules to be a great value.
This fall it seemed like all of our friends had the H1N1 virus, and we never got it, even though we had been at church and at Bible study every week, and I'm sure we were exposed to it on more than one occasion.
My kids (ages 8, 5 and 3) will take the D3 straight and chew them up, although they really prefer sticking the capsules into a grape or into an orange wedge and eating them with fruit.
Last month I started to catch a cold, had body aches, a scratchy throat and was starting to get congested. I took extra D3 and odorless garlic and berrywell by Beeyoutiful several times for *one day* and the next morning I woke up with no trace of a cold.
I love how small and easy to take the are. I give 1 to each of my little boys every other day, and they pop them in, chew, and swallow! They'd take even more, but I give them the garlic capsules instead so they don't get too much D3. ^_^
I experienced back muscle spasms each time I took this D3.. I live in Alaska, so I don't recieve much Vitamin D through the sunlight, so decided this was the vitamin for me... Not so, I experimented with not taking it for two weeks and then took it again and the spasms immediately returned... I stopped taking other beeyoutiful products to make sure which product was causing the muscle spasms... It turned out that each day I took the D3, the spasms would start up again a few hours after taking the D3. Not sure if anyone can explain this reaction.
EDITOR'S NOTE: We had discovered no reason in our research and reading for D3 to cause any sort of a reaction as this reviewer described. To follow up and make sure we were not missing anything we talked with a nutritionist. They had an interesting theory that might explain why this individual had such a rare reaction. The following is the possible explanation offered by the nutritionist.
"Vitamin D in no direct way can cause muscle spasms. But Vitamin D works in conjunction with Calcium and if her magnesium is low then the vitamin D may expose and aggravate this underlying condition of calcium and magnesium being low and out of balance. I would suggest adding a magnesium supplement since she is experiencing the muscle spasms. But unless there is an underlying condition, on a normal person the vit. D does not affect the muscle structure at all."
I have been reading that when taking Vitamin D, you need Vitamin K with it. Could you address this? Does this vitamin d3 cover all I would need?
Question by: Melissa on Jul 26, 2014 7:14:52 AM
The fat soluble vitamins A, D, and K all work synergistically, so yes it is very beneficial to take them together. You can also use them separately if you are low in a specific one. We carry many different forms and combinations, in order to give you the option to take what is most beneficial to your body.
Green Pastures Butter Oil and Fermented Cod Liver Oil Blends- contain all three
Dynamic Duo when taken with Katalyst- contain all three
Fermented Cod Liver Oil and Katalyst- contain all three
Cod Liver OIl and Katalyst- contain all three
Answer by: Matt Johnson (Admin) on Jul 26, 2014 7:14:52 AM
I cannot think of any reason this would be problematic for a pregnant women to take as part of a healthy and nutritious diet. Especially when taken with adequate amounts of Vit. A and Vit. K along with good fats to allow the body to utilize and process it should be beneficial. As with any nutritional supplement taken in pregnancy though we highly recommend discussing it with your health care provider to make sure it is something they would recommend or be comfortable with you taking in pregnancy. Since we don't have access to your health history, daily dietary habits and other bits of information that could be helpful in determining if this would be good for you to take on a daily basis it is best to double check with a health provider who has access to this information.
Hope this was somewhat helpful! Please let us know if there is anything else we can help you with.
Answer by: Steph Tallent (Admin) on Jan 12, 2012 4:56:00 PM