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Carlson Vitamin D3 2000 IU, 360 Softgels
- Helps regulate and control the metabolism of calcium and phosphorus
- Aids in the absorption of calcium and phosphorus from the small intestine
- Affects the rate at which these minerals form and maintain bone
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It is also important to assure that you get minimums of calcium (1000 mg), magnesium (500mg) and zinc (15mg) from diet or supplements as Vitamin D "uploads" these minerals from the diet. Many manufacturers provide an inexpensive three (large!) pill daily cal-mag-zinc supplement based on these minimums. You can find these formulations at Walmart and large chain drugstores. They will also carry liquid formulas providing calcium and magnesium.
Vitamin D regulates gene expression, appears to be essential for proper immune system function, fights infection including bacterial infections such as bacterial colds, tuberculosis and bacterial pneumonia, reduces the incidence of cancer, and strengthens bone and muscle. Carlson informs me that the Vitamin D3 this product is made from lanolin (sheep wool fat) irradiated with Ultraviolet B light. As a vegetarian, I appreciate the fact that life is not taken to produce this product.
Spring, fall and summer noontime sunshine exposure provides adequate Vitamin D. Stay out a short time if your skin is light, but stay out longer if your skin is dark.Read more ›
One year of vitamin D for $15.00!
Vitamin D deficiency is one of the most common micronutrient deficiencies. And yet, it does not receive the glamour or media coverage as many of the other supplements. Many of these more popular products have much less science behind their alleged benefits than does vitamin D.
Besides being important for optimum bone health and calcium metabolism, vitamin D is being studied for a number of potential beneficial effects on disorders as varied as cancer, atherosclerosis, type 2 diabetes and others. The research is still too preliminary to know how (and if) vitamin D will ever be considered useful for disease prevention (other than osteoporosis). However, the emerging science is exciting all the same.
The conventional wisdom of the long recommended dose of 400 IU day as being adequate is beginning to be disproved. In addition, sun exposure is also often not enough for most individual's requirements. This is true not only in the cold north during the winter but even in sunnier climates.
Many people enjoy nonfat milk and yogurt, which are excellent sources of calcium (about 300mg/cup). However, even though dairy products are one of the best sources of vitamin D in our diet, there is only perhaps 100 IU vitamin D per 8 oz glass.
Many calcium/bone/vitamin D experts, including myself*, recommend 800 to 1200 IU day as the minimum daily dose of vitamin D for most people. Some even recommend more.
Myself, I take 2000 IU day because I was deficient a few years ago. This dose has maintained my blood levels within the optimum range.Read more ›
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Have used these D3s for a long time, always trust Carlson brand.Published 4 days ago by Roberta Minkler
I've used this product for some time now and continue to like it. This is my only complaint: the soft gels were "stuck" together and are very difficult to separate. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Theresa
It has corn.I hate that I didn't check the ingredients before buying this huge bottle.My money down the drain.Published 24 days ago by mibella