Vitamin D’s healthy effect on bones has been its most commonly known property, but current research has discovered a laundry list of benefits of vitamin D, for many health conditions including, immune function, heart disease, cancer , stoke, and diabetes. In short, vitamin D plays a crucial role in many metabolic functions, as well as brain, cardiac and muscle function.
As on-going research is uncovering critical new roles for Vitamin D, scientists are finding that few people have blood levels of vitamin D adequate to support their daily needs. It is estimated that up to 60% of the U.S. population has less than optimal levels of Vitamin D. The main reason for this epidemic is that few foods contain any appreciable level of natural vitamin D. Our main source of Vitamin D is exposure to sunlight. But in today’s world, few people will venture outdoors without being covered in sun screen, which will effectively eliminate vitamins D production. The only sure way to maintain optimal levels of Vitamin D is through supplementation with Vitamin D3, the active form of Vitamin D.
In a recent study, researchers observed 1,200 postmenopausal women taking vitamin D and calcium supplements over a four year period. The results of this double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial indicated that supplementing with vitamin D and calcium reduced the risk of developing cancers of all types by as much as 60% for women who took 1,100 IU vitamin D3 plus 1,400 to 1,500 mg calcium each day, compared with those who received placebo. New research shows that Vitamin D helps to maintain healthy blood pressure levels and significantly lowers your risk of heart disease. Some studies even link Alzheimer’s disease, depression and multiple sclerosis to low levels of vitamin D. In addition, studies have shown that when blood levels of vitamin D are adequate, it reduces the rate of colon cancer by about 50%.
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Servings Per Container: 100
Other Ingredients: Rice flour, vegetable stearate.