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BioTech Pharmacal - D3-50 (50,000 IU) - 100 Count

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  • This product does NOT contain soy or peanuts and is NOT manufactured in a facility that processes soy or peanuts.
  • Supports bone, cardiovascular, neuromuscular, and immune health
  • Adequate calcium and vitamin D may reduce the risk of osteoporosis
  • Dry, water-soluble preparation of natural vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)
  • More potent than vitamin D2 for raising vitamin D blood levels

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Vitamin D3 functions as a hormone, a chemical messenger with widespread effects in the human body. It is important for optimal bone, cardiovascular, neuromuscular, and immune health. Adequate calcium and vitamin D3 throughout life, as part of a well-balanced diet, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Supplementation with vitamin D may be necessary to meet daily needs, since obtaining sufficient vitamin D3 from natural food sources and sun exposure alone can be difficult.  Research shows that vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is approximately 87% more potent than vitamin D2 for raising and maintaining vitamin D blood levels

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  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 1.8 x 3.2 inches ; 1.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B000A0F2B2
  • UPC: 705105101101 884987043362
  • Item model number: B01101
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (483 customer reviews)
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290 of 304 people found the following review helpful By Milton Hare on March 16, 2008
Size: 100
A great product, but don't use this as a daily Vitamin D3 supplement.

This high-dose Vitamin D3 pill is a specialized product used to quickly raise the blood levels of Vitamin D3 in an individual who is severely Vitamin D3 deficient. This dosage of Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is used primarily for Stoss Therapy. The usual dose is one 50,000 iu pill once a week for six to eight weeks. This dosage should normally be used in conjunction with a blood test to establish serum levels of 15 hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) before and after administration of six to eight weeks of once-weekly doses.

Although warnings about the toxic effects of Vitamin D3 have been exaggerated, a daily dose of 50,000 iu Vitamin D3 taken long-term has been shown to frequently induce spillage of calcium into the urine, and, in some individuals, kidney stones. The FDA says the high safe dose of Vitamin D3 is 2000 iu, which is very conservative. Based on recent research, several journal articles argue for daily doses ranging from 2,000 to 5,000 iu daily. None recommend 50,000 iu daily.

Supplementation is very appropriate if you are dark-skinned, older, do not expose skin to midday sun, or, if you regularly wear sunblock products. Vitamin D3 has been shown to reduce the incidence of cancer, many auto-immune diseases, and, inflammatory and infectious processes. Vitamin D3 is also protective of bone and muscle.

Again, the 50,000 iu dose is used in Stoss therapy. Don't use this product on a daily basis.

The optimal daily dose ranges from 2,000 to 5,000 iu of Vitamin D3. 2,000 iu is most appropriate for young and middle-age adults who are light-skinned and receive some Vitamin D3 from sun.
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141 of 150 people found the following review helpful By bjtulsa on September 3, 2011
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I am a physician who not only prescribes this product but takes it as well. On the bottle itself it does not say how to take it. If you are deficient in Vit D by a blood test, you should take it once a week. If you do not know your Vit. D level, take it monthly. The reason for this is that too much Vitamin D can cause high calcium levels that can lead to kidney failure, constipation and mental status changes. Anyone who takes it more than once a week should do so under a physicians supervision. This product allows you to replenish your Vitamin D stores without taking a lot of pills which for most people is a real plus. The recommended daily dose is 1000 to 2000 units so this product allows you to get your monthly dose in one pill. It is also very cost efficient this way.
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87 of 96 people found the following review helpful By Steward on January 14, 2013
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We don't understand why so many people (Medical Doctors included) continue to allege Vitamin D3 is toxic. Though D3 is not toxic, D2 [D(ERGO)] can be toxic (or is synthesized with dyes that can be toxic). D3 is water soluble; and, is therefore used by the body at the level the body needs and virtually any excess D3 is flushed out of the body with the urine. Though D2 can be harmful to kidneys; D3 promotes healthy kidney function. You can look up a very good research report (whitepaper) by searching the internet for "Vitamin D3 Spray Whitepaper". The article is well written, by an MD (Medical Doctor), in layman's terms and it is well researched.

Knowledgeable Health care practitioners wisely recommend that when supplementing a diet with D3 and K2 you should never take calcium supplements; just eat a normal healthy diet. In fact, for those that may experience pain in their extremities after taking large doess of D3, the culprit is not likely the D3; rather, they are most likely suplimenting calcium (which should never be done) it is actually hard not to get sufficient calcium if you have enough D3 and K2 (MK7).

The body will produce 10,000 to 40,000 IU of D3 in 20 min of direct sun exposure (and no more than that) after 20 min. the body reaches equilibrium; or, runs out of available cholesterol (which the body uses to naturally produce D3). The body can naturally produce 30,000 to 60,000 IU of D3 daily if three periods (maximum) of 20 min. sun exposure are evenly spread out across the day. If the body will naturally produce that much D3 in a day, how can it be harmful to take that much of a natural supplement of D3?
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78 of 86 people found the following review helpful By Edda Björk Ármannsdottir on February 9, 2011
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I have had serious discomfort due to reoccurring sinus- and lung infections every time I catch the flue or the common cold and also in the spring time when pollen is high. Last winter I had to take 5 rounds of antibiotics because of this. It does not seem to matter if I get the flue shot, I actually get sick from that sometimes and then still get the flu and I always get really sick, coughing and losing sleep for 2-3 weeks after each flu. I live on 64°N and my Vitamin-D level was low when I got tested.
I did not get the flue shot this year and when ever I feel sickly that has happened 3 times since September I do "Stoss Therapy" [...]
I've also taken one of these pills 2--3 times a month but I recently I changed to 5000IU daily as I would forget to take these.
Long story short, I have not had a single respiratory infection or constipation since I started this in September 2010. I also notised that I have lost weight, I suddenly did not feel like eating sugar any more and I a hard core sugar addict! Perhaps this is because I sleep better since I breath better. This product rocks! I take one or two Calcium/Magnesium/Zink with my Vitamin D, http://www.amazon.co.uk/Solaray-Calcium-Magnesium-Zinc-Caps/dp/B004F80PU8/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1297265287&sr=8-6
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