NOW Vitamin D-3 softgels supply this key vitamin in a highly-absorbable liquid softgel 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. NOW Vitamin D-3 helps to maintain strong bones.*
- Helps Combat Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms like Weak Bones, Fatigue & Depression
- Provides Structural Support
- Helps Maintain Strong Bones
- Supports Immune System
- High-Potency Formula
- Made without Yeast, Wheat, Gluten, Soy, Corn, Milk, Egg, Fish or Shellfish
Vitamin D Supplement Dose
Many people are uncertain of how much Vitamin D they actually need, especially since it can be obtained from diet (mostly from fatty fish) and the body can produce its own Vitamin D via exposure to the ultraviolet light from the sun. The best way to understand your Vitamin D needs is to consult with your healthcare practitioner who can run some tests. However, if you obtain limited sun exposure Vitamin D is likely an appropriate dietary supplement for you. NOW Foods Vitamin D provides a high potency dose of 5,000 IU. That is equal to 625% of the recommended daily amount. Taking a large dose of Vitamin D is often used as a faster way to build low Vitamin D levels. Too much Vitamin D can cause Vitamin D toxicity or hypervitaminosis but occurs very rarely because a massive dose of 60,000 IUs would have to be taken consistently and daily for many months to cause it.
Vitamin D Benefits
D3 is beneficial for a variety of health reasons. It can help boost immune system function and increase the absorption of important minerals such as calcium, phosphate, and magnesium which help you maintain strong bone structure. Vitamins are essential for proper health and well-being and Vitamin D is no exception. It is a vital nutrient that is especially important for those who do not get adequate sun exposure. Vitamin D supplementation helps fight against Vitamin D deficiency, rickets, maternal Vitamin D deficiency, osteoporosis, osteomalacia, and risk of bone fractures. As for immune health, Vitamin D plays an important role by helping to ward off viral infections, tuberculosis, respiratory tract infections, and possibly (more tests are needed to confirm) asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and multiple sclerosis. The health claims for Vitamin D that have been studied by regulating agencies include definitive support for normal immune system function, normal inflammatory response, normal function of muscles, and reduced risk of falling in the elderly.
How to Get Strong Bones
You might be wondering how to make bones strong. You can help build strong bones by supplementing your daily diet with Vitamin D3 which may be able to help your body assimilate important bone-building minerals. Several scientific studies have shown a link between low levels of Vitamin D and the increased risk of fractures and falls in adults over 60. The studies suggest that Vitamin D supplementation may help improve those risks. In addition, Vitamin D may also increase muscle strength which helps support your body and reduce the risk of bone fracture. If you want to build strong bones, NOW Foods 5,000 IU Vitamin D3 supplement may help.
Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms
Vitamin D deficiency is actually more prevalent in today’s modern society than one might think. In general, we experience more time indoors and less time being exposed to the ultraviolet light of the sun. Reasons vary. We’re more aware of the risk of sun damage to our skin and aim to prevent it. Also, many of us work inside buildings during the day and exercise inside gyms. If you suspect you might have low Vitamin D, please consult with your health care specialist and consider taking a vitamin D supplement. Symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency may include decreased bone mineralization, increased occurrence of viral infections, severe fatigue, and tiredness, pain in your back, bones, or muscles, feeling depressed, slow wound healing, hair loss (alopecia). Most likely to be at risk for developing low Vitamin D levels are the elderly, those with very dark skin, vegans or vegetarians who do not eat much fatty fish or dairy, people who live in locations where there is not much sun exposure, those who use sunscreen every time they are in the sun, and people who spend much of their time indoors.