Vitamin D-3 is an especially useful supplement for those who do not get a lot of sun exposure.† It is a fat-soluble vitamin that is necessary for maintaining strong, healthy teeth and bones.† Many vitamin D supplements use ergocalciferol or vitamin D-2, but Vitabase Vitamin D uses cholecalciferol (D-3), a more bioactive form. This is the same form of vitamin D made by the skinís exposure to sunlight.
Vitamin D can also be obtained through foods like fatty fish and eggs as well as through exposure to sunlight. This has also ceased to be an adequate source for many people. Concerns about skin cancer and increases in sunscreen use have led to decreases in sun exposure.
Vitamin D Deficiency Syndrome (VDDS) is what researchers have termed the lack of vitamin D. VDDS has the potential to result in serious health problems. For many years a chief source of vitamin D has been milk fortified with this vitamin. Recent reports, however, indicate that fewer Americans, including children, are drinking milk.
Osteoporosis, a significant problem, particularly among postmenopausal women, results as calcium is depleted from the body. Calcium supplements alone cannot reverse the problem, but they must be combined with vitamin D for proper absorption. Taking vitamin D and calcium may reverse osteoporosis or prevent it, if it is taken consistently before menopause. In studies, regular use of vitamin D significantly reduced age-related fractures in those over age 65.
Suggested use: As a dietary supplement, take one(1) tablet daily.
Amount per serving††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† †††††† ††††† †††% of DV
NEWLINE Vitamin D-3† (cholecalciferol)†† 1500 iu††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 375%
Other Ingredients: Cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate and stearic acid.
Caution: Do not exceed recommended dose. Pregnant or nursing mothers, children under 18, and individuals with a known medical condition should consult a physician before using this or any dietary supplement. This product is manufactured and packaged in a facility which may also process milk, soy, wheat, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and crustacean shellfish.