Liquid D3 supplies this key vitamin in a highly-absorbable liquid form. Vitamin D is normally obtained from the diet or produced by the skin from the ultraviolet energy of the sun. However, it is not abundant in food. As more people avoid sun exposure, Vitamin D supplementation becomes even more necessary to ensure that your body receives an adequate supply.
D3 is a vitamin.
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. Adequate Calcium and Vitamin D intake throughout life, along with a healthy diet, are essential to reduce osteoporosis risk, but there are also other factors.
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.
Interestingly, many studies are showing a commonality of low vitamin D associated with a variety of ailments. Whether this a result of the ailment or a cause of the ailment, maintaining adequate D levels seems like a wise thing to do.
Last, but certainly not least, vitamin D3 is an immense contributor to the immune system. A strong immune system will generally result in better health and more energy. There are plenty of good reason to supplement with this "bottle of sunshine".
For more information, D3 is referenced in this article: A Hill (not) To Die On
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|FDA Disclaimer: * This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.|
Serving Size: 4 Drops (approx. 0.112 mL)
Servings Per Container: about 535
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
Vitamin D3 (as Cholecalciferol)
|10 mcg (400 IU)||50%|
|* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
Other ingredients: MCT Oil (medium chain triglycerides).
MCT Oil from coconut/palm kernel oil.
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