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Nature's Life - Vitamin D2 2000 IU - 90 Vegetarian Capsules
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Nature's Life - Vitamin D2 2000 IU - 90 Vegetarian Capsules

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Nature's Life - Vitamin D2 2000 IU - 90 Vegetarian Capsules

  • Item# :65855
    UPC# :040647132368
  • Brand:Nature's Life
  • Size/Form:90  Vegetarian Capsules
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  • Servings:90
  • Dosage:1  Capsule(s)

Nature's Life - Vitamin D-2 2000 IU - 90 Vegetarian Capsules

Nature's Life Vitamin D-2 is an essential nutrient particularly important in skeletal development and bone mineralization Vitamin D is the principal regulator of balancing calcium in the body.

Features & Benefits:

  • Intended to provide nutritive support for calcium and phosphorus absorption and utilization
  • Essential for normal bone and teeth development
  • Intended to provide nutritive support for normal immune function and cell growth
  • Natural chole

Facts About Vitamin D
Vitamin D, also known as calciferol, is popularly referred to as the “sunshine vitamin.” Vitamin D can be synthesized in the body with appropriate exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun (a process called photobiogenesis). This process requires cholesterol, so the resulting fat-soluble vitamin form is known as “cholecalciferol.” The synthesized vitamin enters the bloodstream and makes its way to the liver, where it is converted to 25-hydroxycholecalciferol. From there, much of it goes to the kidneys for the final conversion to 1,25 dihydroxycholecalciferol.

In this final form, the body uses Vitamin D to help calcium absorption in the intestines, and to release calcium stores from the bones when necessary to maintain calcium blood levels.

Within the small intestine, Vitamin D helps calcium to be absorbed, rather than excreted, by activating a process in the mucous membranes that actively transports calcium to the blood. It similarly helps the absorption of phosphorus, another bone-building mineral. In the blood, Vitamin D either signals the kidneys to re-absorb calcium and phosphates as necessary, or causes the bones to release necessary amounts of calcium and phosphorus into the blood stream. With the help of parathyroid hormone (PTH), this homeostatic stabilizing process helps to maintain many body functions. If blood calcium is not kept stable, disturbances of nerve function can result in muscle twitching and spasms.

Several tissues, including immune system cells and the skin, pancreas, prostate, colon, adrenal glands, and brain appear able to activate 25-hydroxycholecalciferol for their own use. Since these tissues are not directly involved in calcium and bone metabolism, studies are now looking for additional roles for Vitamin D. The immune system is sensitive to Vitamin D levels and may not function normally if Vitamin D is insufficient. Cell differentiation is the process by which cells specialize to perform specific functions in different tissues. Loss of cell differentiation can lead to abnormal cell function, including uncontrolled cell growth. The presence of Vitamin D improves cell differentiation, inhibits the excessive proliferation of body cells, and promotes the proper development of cells to serve necessary biological roles. In this way, Vitamin D may help prevent abnormal cell growth. Insulin-producing cells are sensitive to Vitamin D levels, and adequate Vitamin D may be crucial to normal insulin function. Blood pressure is regulated with the help of an enzyme called renin, and the production of this enzyme is influenced by Vitamin D.

Two Forms of Vitamin D
Supplements of Vitamin D come in two forms: D2 and D3. Ergocalciferol (D2) is commercially produced from ergosterol found in plants or yeast. The more abundant natural Vitamin D3 is traditionally concentrated from fish liver oils. Recent reports discuss several studies that smaller amounts of D3 are needed to raise blood levels compared to D2, but those preferring a vegetarian source can compensate by using about 50% more of Vitamin D2.

Vitamin D Deficiency
Beginning in the 1920s, scientists correlated the absence of Vitamin D with the bone disease rickets. In children, a lack of Vitamin D causes the bones to be soft since the matrix of calcium and phosphorus does not form properly. In turn, this affects joints and muscles. Children with rickets have bowed legs, since their legs cannot support the weight of their body. They may also have a “barrel” chest due to an enlarged liver. While improved nutrition has since made this disease less common, cases are still being reported in both North America and Europe. In adults, an acute deficiency in Vitamin D causes osteomalacia (soft bones) from low calcium absorption and increased release of calcium from bones in order to maintain stable blood levels. Milder Vitamin D insufficiency over longer periods of time is more likely to result in osteoporosis.Typical diets often contain less than adequate levels of Vitamin D and most people do not spend adequate time in the sun, or eat enough Vitamin D rich food. Vitamin D deficiency is becoming more and more common. People that may become deficient in Vitamin D include those that live in Northern regions where sunlight is less effective in stimulating Vitamin D synthesis, or similarly in polluted or cloudy environments. People who cover much of their skin with clothing, spend little time outdoors, have high levels of pigment in their skin, or who use sunscreen regularly – in essence, limiting their exposure to the sun – are also at risk of Vitamin D deficiency. The growing population of overweight individuals appear to be at risk due to the trapping of Vitamin D inside fat cells where it is less available to the body.  People with
liver, kidney, pancreas, or intestinal disorders may also suffer from a deficiency of Vitamin D. Seniors may have some trouble maintaining Vitamin D levels since most do not spend as much time in the sun, and their bodies’ ability to make and use Vitamin D is less efficient. Seasonal variations in sunlight can reduce synthesis of Vitamin D to minimal levels. In one study of 23 elderly people, levels of Vitamin D were normal in July, but fell by up to 65% the following February, and other studies support these findings. Low Vitamin D levels can result in brittle bones in the elderly, and most research has shown that Vitamin D supplements help elderly people maintain healthy bone density. Another effect of Vitamin D deficiency on the skeleton may be a swelling of the outer layers of the bone, which can result in aching pain. Recently, the vast majority of a group of people experiencing persistent aching pain were found to have low blood levels of Vitamin D. Another study reported relief when Vitamin D deficient individuals were given 2000 IU per day. Vitamin D deficiency may also affect muscle function and balance. It is thought that people with low blood levels of Vitamin D have weaker muscles and poorer ability to maintain balance. Combining Vitamin D with calcium improved people’s balance better than calcium alone in one study, and an analysis of several studies concluded that Vitamin D supplementation helps to reduce the risk of falling in the elderly by about 20%.

Daily Requirement and Optimum Intake of Vitamin D
The Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine has established an Adequate Intake level of 200 IU per day of Vitamin D for all ages up to 50 years, including pregnant and lactating women. Adults aged 51-70 are recommended to get at least 400 IU per day and above 70 years of age, 600 IU is recommended. However, many experts now believe these recommendations are too low. They suggest Vitamin D intakes of 1000 IU per day or more may be necessary for optimal health

About Nature's Life
Mission Statement: "To ethically provide quality products and services to improve nutrition and health"

Nature's Life's supplements are formulated by specialists in the health and natural foods industry and backed by scientific research. Nature's Life only offers nutritional supplements and formulas that are supported with valid, published peer reviewed research. All of Nature's Life's brochures and other educational materials list the published references that support our claims and statements. Customer satisfaction through product effectiveness is Nature's Life's paramount goal.

The Best Before dates on the containers assure Nature's Life's customers that Nature's Life's products are still 100% effective through that date. Nature's Life protects every bottle with two separate tamper-evident seals.

Nature's Life publishes a series of consumer brochures and Product Presentation Sheets designed to help people make informed health choices. Substantial time is spent researching and verifying scientific studies until Nature's Life is producing, and validating, the best possible benefit information.

Nature's Life represents, and lobbies for, Nature's Life consumers' health freedoms. Nature's Life is also a strong advocate for freedom of choice in health care products and practices. Nature's Life actively monitors state, federal and international regulatory agencies and legislators, and actively participate in reforms. Nature's Life is a recognized industry leader in the improvement of quality standards for nutritional supplements, and Nature's Life works hard to ensure that your best interests are being promoted and protected.

A message from the President of Nature's Life
Nothing is more important than your good health, a philosophy Nature's Life takes to heart.

Nature's Life believes in making top quality products that are consistently effective. Nature's Life also believes in sharing their knowledge to create better-informed consumers. Part of this sharing process is the FULL disclosure of every ingredient in every product, and informative publications supporting their claims.

Nature's Life confidently stands behind all of their formulas. Nature's Life only uses components with valid scientific evidence of their health benefits, and Nature's Life always ensures that their products are made, and labeled, with your safety in mind. If Nature's Life can't substantiate the health benefits of an ingredient with human research, they don't use it. Everyone has the right to basic nutrition and we make it affordable and beneficial.

I am glad to be a part of Nature's Life. Helping to improve and maintain the health and well-being of people, and the environment, in which we live, is a reward unmatched by any other. Nature's Life hopes that this catalog is valuable to you in selecting the highest quality, best valued nutritional supplements. We look forward to a continued cooperative relationship with you, including prosperity in knowledge and health.

Nature's Life appreciates your support, and the opportunity to be a part of your wellness program.

Nature's Life - Vitamin D-2 2000 IU - 90 Vegetarian Capsules
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Vegetarian Capsule
Servings Per Container: 90
Amount Per Serving %DV*
Vitamin D (as Ergocalciferol)(D-2) 2,000 IU 500%
*Daily Value Not Established.
†Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Other Ingredients: Cellulose, Vegetable Cellulose Capsule, Maltodextrin and Magnesium Stearate

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About Nature's Life

Nature’s Life supplements are formulated by specialists in the health and natural foods industry and backed by scientific research. Nature's Life only offers nutritional supplements and formulas that are supported with valid, published peer reviewed research. All of their brochures and other educational materials list the published references that support their claims and statements. Customer satisfaction through product effectiveness is Nature’s Life’s paramount goal.

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By (Forest Hills , NY )

Great vegetarian product.

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By (Santa Fe , NM )

This stuff is impossible to come by on the shelf in my local stores. I read the blood test and wondered about the difference between D3 and D2. I know the research now on the benefits of BOTH. And it took me quite a while on this good quality - low dose D2 to bring that level back in the blood test two years later. Even dosage, easy and this is the best D2 I used in product and price over a long period of time. Not many other high quality options available to compare against. Read and learn about the difference between D2 & D3.

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By (Trenton , NJ )

The best vegetarian Vitamin D supplement I have found. I take this daily in the winter months and every few days in the summer when I am able to get more sun.

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By (Tinley Park , IL )

Great, so glad I found these as autumn and winter are coming soon and I have a hard time getting Vitamin D thru food during these seasons.

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By (Sarasota , FL )

Very easy to take and get a big vegetarian dose of vitamin D each day! Vcap makes them easy to swallow. Odorless.

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