Pure Encapsulations Vitamin D3 5,000 IU - 250 Vegetable Capsules
Vitamin D promotes intestinal calcium and phosphorous absorption and reduces urinary calcium loss, essential mechanisms for maintaining proper calcium levels in the body and for healthy bone composition. Vitamin D supports cardiovascular function in some individuals, which may be attributed to its effect on calcium metabolism or possibly by helping to maintain healthy plasma renin function. A role for vitamin D in supporting colon health by promoting healthy cellular function has also been suggested. Furthermore, vitamin D is believed to provide general cellular support potential, including for the breast and prostate, in part by helping to maintain healthy angiogenesis balance, supporting immune cell activity, and maintaining healthy cell metabolism. Vitamin D's role in immune health has long been established; vitamin D receptors are found on a number of immune cells, including lymphocytes and macrophages, supporting healthy immune cell activation.
Vitamin D3 enhances calcium absorption and retention, a key nutritional role in supporting healthy bones; new evidence suggests it may also have a prominent role in cellular, cardiovascular, colon and immune health.
What Is Vitamin D3?
Vitamin D3 enhances calcium absorption and retention, a key nutritional role in supporting healthy bones, and may play a potential role in cardiovascular, colon and cellular health. Vitamin D levels have been shown to decline with age, due primarily to a reduction in either absorption or metabolism by the liver. Decreased exposure to sunlight, a vegetarian diet, or a low intake of vitamin D fortified foods
also play a role in inadequate vitamin D levels.
Uses For Vitamin D3:
- Bone Health: Vitamin D promotes intestinal calcium and phosphorous absorption and reduces urinary calcium loss, essential mechanisms for maintaining proper calcium levels in the body and for healthy bone composition. Clinical studies involving vitamin D
supplementation suggest the importance of vitamin D in addition to calcium for bone health. Vitamin D supplementation alone may also support bone health.
- Cardiovascular Support: Vitamin D may also provide cardiovascular support for some individuals, which may be attributed to its effect on calcium metabolism or possibly by helping to maintain healthy plasma renin function.
- Cellular Health: Studies suggest vitamin D supports colon health by promoting healthy cellular function. Vitamin D is also believed to provide general cellular support potential, including breast and prostate cells, in part by helping to maintain healthy angiogenesis balance, supporting immune cell activity and maintaining healthy cell metabolism. Preliminary evidence suggests that vitamin D may also play a role in maintaining healthy glucose metabolism, since vitamin D receptors are present on the islet cells of the pancreas.
What Is The Source?
Vitamin D3 is derived from the cholesterol in lanolin, the fat found in wool. Hypo-allergenic plant fiber is derived from pine cellulose. Medium chain triglycerides (Vitamin D3 liquid only) are derived from coconut and palm oil.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or Precautions?
It is recommended that individuals using more than 2,000 i.u. vitamin D per day have their blood levels monitored. Large doses of vitamin D can cause hypercalcemia, signs include headache, weakness, nausea, vomiting, and constipation. Individuals with hyperparathyroidism or kidney disease are at particular risk. Vitamin D3 10,000 i.u., Vitamin D3 5,000 i.u. and vitamin D3 1,000 i.u. are not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women. If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking vitamin D3 400 i.u.
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
Vitamin D may result in hypercalcemia in certain individuals taking digoxin or thiazide diuretics. Consult your physician for more information.
Hypo-allergenic Nutritional Supplements
Pure Encapsulations, Inc. manufactures a complete line of hypo-allergenic nutritional supplements. Pure Encapsulations' products contain absolutely no hidden fillers, coatings, artificial colors or other excipients that would disrupt or diminish the bioavailability of the ingredients. Additionally, Pure Encapsulations' products are always free of wheat, gluten, preservatives and hydrogenated oils. Pure Encapsulations believes the guidance of a qualified health professional is essential in order to maximize the effectiveness of their professional strength supplements.
Pure Encapsulations was founded to create the highest quality hypoallergenic supplements available. Since their inception, Pure Encapsulations has been the industry leader in manufacturing excellence and quality control, making Pure the choice of more than 36,000 health professionals in the U.S. health professionals and a leading brand in Europe. In 2004, Pure was acquired by Atrium Innovations Inc. Atrium Innovations Inc. is a recognized leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of science-based and professionally endorsed products for the health and nutrition industries.
Supplements for Sensitive People
Pure Encapsulations supplements are hypoallergenic. All two-piece capsules are hypoallergenic and vegetarian. There are absolutely no added coatings, binders, shellacs, artificial flavors, artificial sweeteners or colors, fragrance or excipients in our products that would disrupt or diminish the bioavailability of any of our ingredients. Pure Encapsulations does not use magnesium stearate in any of their formulas. Pure Encapsulations' products also do not contain wheat, gluten, nuts, egg, preservatives or hydrogenated oils. Furthermore, Pure Encapsulations has a comprehensive allergen SOP in place to prevent ingredient cross-contamination.
Pure Encapsulations' ingredients are selected solely on the basis of quality and purity and are provided in their most bioavailable forms. Pure Encapsulations sources premium raw materials from trusted industry leaders, including the finest suppliers from the U.S., France, Japan, Switzerland, Germany and Italy. All ingredients are tested for purity and potency by independent certified laboratories. Ingredient suppliers must meet rigorous testing and quality criteria to qualify as a Pure Encapsulations supplier.
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Pure Encapsulations manufactures their own products in their own state-of-the-art plant in Sudbury, Massachusetts. Pure Encapsulations is NSF-GMP registered in the U.S., GMP certified in Canada and exceeds the standards of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP). All manufacturing takes place in temperature, humidity and dust-controlled rooms. Each piece of equipment is dismantled and sterilized before each production run. This includes scales, mills, blenders, powder fillers, encapsulating machines and capsule counters. Pure Encapsulations' warehouse is climate controlled in order to maximize the stability of their raw materials and finished products.
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