Vitamin D is essential for the functioning of many important systems in the body, and recent research has suggested that we may need much more vitamin D than previously thought for optimum immune function and long-term health. Optimal Vitamin D is a pure and potent liquid vitamin D3 supplement in an olive oil base, providing 2000 IU of cholecalciferol per drop. Most people do not get sufficient vitamin D3 in their diet, and the synthetic vitamin D2 that is added to dairy products is an inferior form of this vital nutrient, and is added in very small amounts. Vitamin D3 occurs naturally in fatty fish, cod liver oil, egg yolks, and beef liver. Optimal Vitamin D contains only cholecalciferol derived from cholesterol in sheep’s wool, making it suitable for vegetarians. The amount of vitamin D3 that an individual needs varies due to a variety of factors, but recent research suggests that the 400 IU RDI is not sufficient for most people, especially if they are unable to get their dose from the sun’s rays. Some factors that contribute to vitamin D deficiency include: Spending most of the day indoors.
Wintertime & less sunny climates.
Darker skin tone (melanin blocks UVB rays, which produce vitamin D in the skin). Vitamin D deficiency symptoms vary depending on the individual, so consulting with a physician and testing vitamin D levels, as supplementing with too much vitamin D can cause elevated blood calcium levels which can have serious health effects. Measuring 25 hydroxy vitamin D levels is the preferred test for determining vitamin D deficiency; if the level is less than 80, taking a vitamin D3 supplement may be one of the most valuable steps you could take for long-term health. The liquid format of Optimal Vitamin D makes it simple to tailor the dose to fit your specific needs, and is easier to take than capsules, especially for small children. Optimal Vitamin D is free from fillers, flow agents, preservatives, or flavors. It contains no wheat, gluten, dairy, corn, soy, fish, shellfish, or nuts.
Serving Size: 1 drop
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|Vitamin D-3 (Cholecalciferol)
|* Percent of Daily Value Not Established
Other Ingredients: Olive oil.
Take 1 drop per day or as recommended by your health professional. Do NOT take 1 dropperful a day!