Vitamin D-3 (1500 IU)

by Vitabase

  • Supplies 1500 iu of Vitamin D-3 per capsule - as cholecalciferol, a more bioactive form.
  • Necessary for proper absorption of calcium, phosphorous and magnesium.
  • Can help prevent or reverse osteoporosis.
  • May help people who are overweight.

Vitamin D is essential to strong bones and teeth. For many years a chief source of Vitamin D has been milk fortified with the vitamin. Recent reports though indicate that fewer Americans, including children, are drinking milk.

Vitamin D can also be obtained through foods like fatty fish and eggs as well as through exposure to sunlight. This also has 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.

The lack of Vitamin D has been termed Vitamin D Deficiency Syndrome (VDDS) by researchers. VDDS has the potential to result in serious health problems. Osteoporosis is a significant problem particularly in post-menopausal women. Osteoporosis results as calcium is depleted in the body. Calcium supplements alone cannot reverse the problem but must be combined with Vitamin D for proper absorption. Taking Vitamin D and calcium may reverse osteoporosis or prevent it if taken consistently before menopause. In studies, regular use of Vitamin D reduced age related fractures significantly in people over age 65.

High blood pressure has been linked with low levels of Vitamin D. Low levels of Vitamin D may also result in increased calcium buildup in the arteries, a major part of plaque associated with atherosclerosis. This plaque can result in stroke or heart attack. Scientists have also identified low levels of Vitamin D with obesity. Obesity appears to change the skin’s ability to make Vitamin D from sunlight and the intestines’ ability to absorb it.

Most 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 skin’s exposure to sunlight.

Label Information and Ingredients

Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take one (1) tablet daily.

Supplemental Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule(s)

IngredientsPer Serving% DV
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.