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Nature's Life - D3 2000 IU - 240 Softgels

  • Item# :84088
    UPC# :040647104570
  • Brand:Nature's Life
  • Size/Form:240  Softgels
  • Ship Weight:0.26
  • Dosage:1  Softgel(s)

Nature's Life - D-3 2000 IU - 240 Softgels

Nature's Life D-3 2000 IU is an essential nutrient particularly important in skeletal development and bone mineralization. Vitamin D is the principal regulator of balancing calcium in the body. Vitamin D's actions are best understood in its role in calcium metabolism. Without it a person is not able to absorb the calcium in his or her diet or maintain the proper balance of calcium and phosphorus to build and maintain bones. Lack of vitamin D can also cause over stimulation of the parathyroid gland and muscle aches and weakness.

Features & Benefits:

  • Helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorus
  • Necessary for normal bone and teeth development
  • Important for maintaining blood calcium levels
  • Deficiencies lead to rickets and osteomalacia (soft bones)
  • Aids in phosphate and calcium reabsorption by kidneys
  • Supports normal immune function
  • Natural cholecalciferol (D-3) from fish liver oil

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 ultra-violet rays of the sun (a process called photosynthesis). 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, it goes to the kidneys for the final conversion to 1,25 dihydroxycholecaciferol.

In this final form, as a natural hormone, 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. If there is not nough calcium available in the small intestine because of a low calcium diet, vitamin D, with the help of para-thyroid hormone causes the bones to release necessary amounts of calcium and phosphorus into the blood stream. This stabilizing process on blood calcium and phosphorus levels helps to maintain many body functions. If blood calcium is not kept stable, disturbances of nerve function can result in muscle twitching and spasms.

Recent research has revealed additional roles for vitamin D. The immune system is sensitive to vitamin D levels and may not function normally if vitamin D is insufficient. Vitamin D may also help prevent abnormal cell growth.

Supplements of vitamin D come in two forms: D-2 and D-3. Ergocalciferol (D-2) is commercially produced from ergosterol found in plants or yeast. The more abundant natural vitamin D-3 is traditionally concentrated from fish liver oils. No matter where vitamin D comes from, it is a result of sunlight and photosynthesis by plants and animals.

Vitamin D Deficiency
Typical diets normally contain less than RDA levels of Vitamin D. Regular fish consumption may meet requirements, as well as consistent intake of vitamin D-fortified products, such as milk. Vitamin D deficiency is common, however: people that may become deficient in vitamin D include those that live in polluted or cloudy environments, wear long, dark clothing, or have high levels of pigment in their skin – in essence, limiting their exposure to the sun. People with liver, kidney, pancreas, or intestinal disorders may also suffer from a deficiency.

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. Geographic location is a determining factor in vitamin D deficiency: the further away from the equator, the less sunlight is available. In one study of 23 elderly people, levels of vitamin D were normal in July, but fell by up to 65% the following February. 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.

Pregnancy, childhood and menopause increase the need for vitamin D. In two studies that monitored infants fed exclusively with breast milk, it was found that supplementation with vitamin D, calcium and phosphorus was necessary to prevent rickets. A lack of sunlight and the presence of skin pigment were also determining factors.

In the 1920s, scientists started to correlate 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. In adults, a 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.

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. Two recent reports discuss several studies that show that the presence of vitamin D improves cell differentiation and reduces the risk of abnormal cell growth.

Safety of Vitamin D
The Recommended Dietary Allowance is 400 IU for most age groups, including pregnant and lactating women. It is important to note that complementary levels of calcium and phosphorus should also be maintained. One study reports that adult levels up to 10,000 IU/day offer "no evidence of adverse effects." According to another source, however, very young children develop symptoms of hypervitaminosis D with as little as 1,800 IU/day.

Due to its action of releasing calcium from storage in bones, excess vitamin D over periods of time may cause elevated blood levels of calcium, which is then deposited in soft tissue. Eventually, this can lead to formation of kidney stones, as well as calcium deposits in arteries and other body parts. Symptoms of vitamin D excess may include weakness, disorientation, nausea and constipation. People with hyperparathyroidism or sarcoidosis (a lymph disorder) should not use vitamin D supplements except under medical supervision.

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 thier 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 thier claims.

Nature's Life confidently stands behind all of thier formulas. Nature's Life only uses components with valid scientific evidence of their health benefits, and Nature's Life always ensures that thier 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.

Take one (1) softgel daily with food. Store in a cool, dry place. Keep out of reach of children.

Nature's Life - D-3 2000 IU - 240 Softgels
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Softgel
Servings Per Container: 240
Amount Per Serving %DV*
Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol) (D-3) 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: Soybean Oil and Softgel Capsule (Gelatin and Glycerin)
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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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help my family to get sufficient D, since we do not get out in the sun much at this time

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