Poliquin - D3 1000
Package Quantity: 120 Tablet
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Known as the “sunshine vitamin,” vitamin D3 plays a critical role in human survival. Our bodies synthesize vitamin D from cholesterol in response to sunlight. However, due to limited sun exposure, many people don’t get enough vitamin D, putting them at risk of osteoporosis and poor health.
Vitamin D helps ensure there is enough calcium in the body. Calcium acts as an electrolyte that is vital for the health of the muscular, circulatory, and digestive systems. It supports synthesis of blood cells and is necessary for building bone. Vitamin D increases absorption of calcium via the small intestines. When vitamin D levels are depleted, the body pulls calcium from bone, leading to bone loss.
D3 Excellence 1000 provides cholecalciferol, which is the active form of vitamin D3. Clinical trials show the following effects of vitamin D:
Prevent Bone Disorders: When vitamin D is low, bone breakdown occurs to satisfy the body’s demand for calcium. Maintaining healthy vitamin D prevents rickets, osteoporosis, and osteopenia.*
Prevent Muscle Weakness & Decrease Falls: Low vitamin D leads to muscle weakness and increases risk of falling in all populations, including athletes and the elderly.*
Support Immune Function: Vitamin D improves the number and function of immune cells that fight off disease.*
Improve Testosterone In Men: Vitamin D inhibits the enzyme aromatase that transforms testosterone to estrogen.*
Support Cardiovascular Health: Adequate vitamin D decreases calcification of the arteries, reducing stress on the heart. A deficiency is consistently linked with increased risk of death by heart attack.*
Support Neurological Function: Vitamin D modulates calcium channels in the brain that control cellular brain health, affecting memory.*
Reduce Cancer Risk: Vitamin D is inversely correlated with increased risk for a variety of cancers, including breast, colon, prostate, and pancreatic cancer.*
Support Healthy Body Composition: Vitamin D is fat soluble and gets sequestered in fat tissue, increasing the risk of vitamin D deficiency in obesity.*
Improve Metabolic Health: Vitamin D supplementation improves insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance in people with vitamin D deficiency.*
Reduce Mortality & Disease: Low vitamin D is independently associated with many diseases and an increased risk of dying from all causes. Supplementation reduces all-cause mortality in the elderly.*
Who Can Benefit From Supplementation?
Individuals who have low or deficient vitamin D levels can benefit from working with their doctor to bring blood serum levels up. You may be at risk of low serum vitamin D if you avoid the sun, live at high latitudes, have darker skin pigmentation, or wear sunscreen and sunglasses regularly.
If you have osteopenia or are at risk of bone loss, you may want to get your vitamin D levels checked. Also, individuals with symptoms of frailty, muscle weakness, and poor physical function should verify vitamin D status.
Individuals with joint pain, such as osteoarthritis, should ensure an adequate vitamin D level.
Men with symptoms of low testosterone, such as low libido, lack of energy or strength, fatigue, or a recent decrease in “enjoyment of life,” may want to assess vitamin D level.
Individuals with GI disorders, such as celiac disease, cystic fibrosis, Crohn’s disease, or who have had gastric bypass should monitor vitamin D.
Serving Size: 1 softgel
Servings Per Container: 120
|Amount Per Serving
||% Daily Value
|Vitamin D3 (as Cholecalciferol)
||25 mcg (1000 IU)
|* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Other Ingredients: Olive Oil, Gelatin, Vegetable Glycerin
Contains animal products.