PhysioLogics - Vitamin D3 5000 IU - 200 Rapid Release Softgels
PhysioLogics Vitamin D3 5000 IU comes in the form of rapid release softgels and supports bone and immune system health. Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that works with Calcium to help develop strong bones and teeth. This high-potency Vitamin D supplement also assists in maintaining a healthy immune system. If you're not getting enough Vitamin D every day, you may not be able to adequately absorb Calcium from the foods you eat, and your body will have to take Calcium from your bones.
Vitamin D3 5000 IU Benefits:
- Supports bone and immune system health
- Help develop strong bones and teeth
- Rapid release softgels
- High-potency (5000 IU)
Vitamin D can be obtained through biosynthesis due to exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation or from dietary intake. However, Vitamin D absorption through the intestinal tract decreases as we age, and exposure to UV rays can be greatly diminished during winter months. Residents of northern climates may also have inadequate exposure to UV radiation. Therefore, supplementation has been recommended in a scientific review in order to ensure adequate intake and healthy cellular function. In addition to Vitamin D’s well known ability to support calcium absorption, this essential vitamin plays a key role in immune function.
High Quality Products
At PhysioLogics, they monitor and control the purity and quality of every product throughout each stage of the manufacturing process. This dedication to quality is evidenced by their comprehensive in-process quality assurance program — which includes laboratory tests of both raw materials and finished products. They use only the purest ingredients in PhysioLogics vitamins and supplements. In fact, they’re so proud of their ingredients that you’ll find a full label disclosure on every product.
Product Development and Research Expertise
Nutritionists, biochemists, food scientists and dieticians staff their top-notch research and development team. They collaborate with experts around the world to bring PhysioLogics customers the latest advancements in nutritional science and technology. From their extensive in-house library, the research team examines the efficacy of nutrients and suggested formulas and thoroughly investigates their safety before suggesting any product for manufacturer. Suggested formulas are sent to their quality control department for prototype development.
Exceptional Raw Materials
The superiority of PhysioLogics products begins with the purity and quality of raw materials. All PhysioLogics raw materials are subject to stringent quality control protocols enforced by in-house quality control personnel with the authority to reject, at any time, any material not meeting strict specifications. PhysioLogics routinely tests raw materials for:
- Authenticity Thin Layer Chromatography
- Chemical Solvent Residue
- Dioxins & Dioxin Like Compounds and PCBs (fish oils only)
- Heavy Metal Screening
- Herbicide & Pesticide Residue
- Microbiology Contamination Bacteria Yeast & Mold
- Peroxides & Anisidines Markers of Rancidity
- Potency Assay by HPLC, GC, or appropriate test method
A complete Certificate of Analysis (C of A) accompanies every raw material received into PhysioLogics' warehouse. The Certificate provides vital product information, including the concentration or potency of active constituents. All received raw materials are quarantined and tested before they are allowed to enter the manufacturing core.
Extensive Laboratory Testing
Laboratory tests are conducted during each critical stage of manufacture and packaging of PhysioLogics products. Testing these representative samples of both raw materials and finished products throughout the manufacturing process ensures the authenticity, consistency and quality of ingredients. Additional tests used to validate the purity of PhysioLogics products include:
High Performance Liquid Chromatogrpahy (HPLC)
This test can analyze the individual ingredients in a mixture. A dissolved, liquid sample is placed in the unit, and the mixture separates into its different components. The amount of each component in the mixture can be measured down to parts per million. Analyzing the HPLC plots can verify the ingredient ratios in a mixture, or identify the purity and potency of a raw material. For example, liquid chromatography can measure the proanthocyanidin content in grape seed or the percentage of ginkgo flavonglycosides in ginkgo biloba.
Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
This test validates the authenticity and purity of a sample. A beam of infrared light is passed through a sample. The sample absorbs energy from the beam at certain frequencies. The frequencies are charted, revealing an absorption spectrum. No two herbs or compounds have the exact same absorption spectrum, so by comparing these charts to existing charts, they can positively identify the herb. This test also can tell them exactly the potency of a particular sample of ginkgo compared to another batch that, while looking the same may not be as potent.
A sample is dissolved in water or alcohol, and a beam of ultraviolet or visible light is passed through the sample solution. The sample absorbs energy from the beam at characteristic frequencies, and the response is recorded, much like the FTIR instrument. While not as specific as FTIR, this technique can identify many herbs which have unique absorbency characteristics.
Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometry (ICP)
A sample of raw material or finished product is dissolved in acid and sprayed into the middle of a flame burning at an extremely high temperature. Inside the flame, the different elements glow with their own unique colors. A highly sensitive meter graphs the brightness and color of each constituent in the flame and measures, to parts per million, the amount of each constituent present in the sample.
State of The Art Facility
Adhering to the highest standards of cleanliness, the manufacturing core is designed to keep outside contaminants from entering the production area. The air within the manufacturing core is pressurized, purified and cleaned by a state-of-the-art climate control system. The manufacturing equipment is disassembled and sanitized routinely between product runs.
Quality Finished Products
PhysioLogics, unlike most of their competitors, is committed to full disclosure labels, a hallmark of their dedication to quality and honesty. Healthcare practitioners and patients never will be surprised by unlisted active ingredients in PhysioLogics products.
PhysioLogics is in full compliance with FDA mandates that nutritional supplement manufacturers meet 100% of label claim (that the amount of an ingredient listed on the label is actually contained in the finished capsule or tablet). All PhysioLogics labels contain lot numbers and expiration dates. Additionally, all labels are tracked and reconciled to ensure that finished products are labeled correctly. All PhysioLogics products must meet finished product assay criteria before they are released into the marketplace.