5,000 IU, 60 capsules
Vitamin D has long provided significant support for healthy bone density. Over
the past year, however, scientists have validated the critical role that vitamin
D plays in regulating cell division and differentiation. These new findings link
a deficiency of vitamin D to a host of common age-related maladies. As a result
of this new research and startling evidence of widespread vitamin D deficiency,
prominent nutritional scientists are calling on Americans to increase their
vitamin D intake to 1000 IU per day and higher. The current RDA, however, is
only 400 IU.
Vitamin D3 is synthesized in the body from sunlight. However, the winter season,
weather conditions, and sunblocks inhibit the body's ability to produce optimal
levels of vitamin D. All of these factors point to the value of taking a daily
supplement to ensure optimal vitamin D intake.
For those who need to take very high doses of vitamin D3 and are under a
physician's supervision, Life Extension now makes available a 5000 IU vitamin D3
Serving Size 1 tablets
Servings Per Container 60
Amount Per Serving
Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol)
Other ingredients: dicalcium phosphate, magnesium stearate, silica.
Contains corn. This product contains NO milk, egg, fish, peanuts, crustacean
shellfish (lobster, crab, shrimp), soybeans, tree nuts, wheat, yeast, gluten, or
rice. Contains NO artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, or preservatives.
Dosage and Use
Take one capsule daily with a fat containing, low fiber meal, or as recommended
by a healthcare practitioner.
To be taken under a physician's supervision. Monthly blood tests are suggested
when taking this 5000 IU vitamin D supplement to guard against a very low risk
of kidney toxicity or hypercalcemia (excess calcium in the blood).
Do not use if taking digoxin or any cardiac glycoside. Use of thiazides and high
dose vitamin D may cause hypercalcemia. Hypercalcemia can result in
calcification of soft tissues such as kidney, blood vessels, heart, and lungs.