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Liquid Vitamin D3 5000 IU by Puritan's Pride, 2 oz.
Liquid Vitamin D3 5000 IU by Puritan's Pride, 2 oz.


 
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Vitamin D for Immune Health
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that can be obtained through the diet or synthesized in the skin upon exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D3, the form of vitamin D formed in the skin, is a potent and active form of the vitamin. Vitamin D2 is a vitamin D analog formed in plants, mushrooms and yeasts during photosynthesis. While vitamin D2 is sometimes used in food fortification, Puritanís Pride supplements provide the active form.

Vitamin D plays a regulatory role in the growth, differentiation, and proliferation of different types of white blood cells. It is important to regulate these processes to maintain immune balance. Think of a thermostat set to 70 degrees.

When the temperature falls below 70 degrees the heat comes on but once the temperature is reached, the heat needs to turn off or else the temperature will continue to rise indefinitely. The same delicate balance is needed for our immune systems to maintain optimal health.

The T and B cells of the adaptive immune system are both regulated by vitamin D. Many cells of the innate immune response also require vitamin D such as monocytes which need it to mature properly. Adequate concentrations of vitamin D are also necessary for the synthesis of important proteins with immune-fighting properties.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size 1.0 mL
Servings Per Container 59
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories 10
Calories from Fat 10
Total Fat1 g 1%**
Vitamin D5,000 IU 1,250%
(as D3 Cholecalciferol)
**Percent Daily Values are based
on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Directions: For adults, take 0.5 mL (2500 IU) or 1.0 mL (5000 IU) daily, preferably with a meal. Can be mixed in your favorite beverage, or consumed directly from the dropper. See chart for dosage recommendations. DOSAGE RECOMMENDATIONS Dosage Amount of Vitamin D 0.5 mL 2500 IU 1.0 mL 5000 IU SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE

Other Ingredients: Sunflower Seed Oil, Natural Orange Flavor.

WARNING: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medications or have any medical conditions, consult your doctor before use. Discontinue use and consult your doctor if any adverse reactions occur. NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY CHILDREN. Keep out of reach of children. Store unopened container at room temperature. Refrigerate after opening. Do not use if outer seal is broken or missing.

Why Supplement with Vitamin D?
As many as 96% of Americans do not get enough vitamin D from food alone.
Did you know, Vitamin D is considered a nutrient of public health concern? This is because many Americas are not getting enough vitamin D in their diets and low intakes can affect overall health.

This is partly because natural food sources of vitamin D are limited and not always appealing. They include cod liver oil, liver and some types of fatty fish such as mackerel, salmon, and sardines. In the US, milk but not all dairy products, is fortified with vitamin D. It is important to check the label on products like cheese and yogurt to see if they were made with fortified milk.

The RDA for vitamin D is currently 15-20 mcg/day depending on age.
However, this level was established based on the amount of vitamin D needed to maintain bone health. Many health experts argue that higher intakes of vitamin D are necessary for overall optimal health. A daily intake of 50 mcg (2,000 IU) is frequently recommended for most healthy adults.

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