Bioavailable Form of Vitamin D for Optimal Absorption
Vitamin D-3 5000 IU is an exceptional supplement containing 5000 IU of vitamin D-3 (the most bioavailable form) per capsule.
Daily or twice-weekly supplementation with Vitamin D-3 5000 IU produces a rapid increase in circulating levels of the vitamin, as confirmed by blood tests, and has a positive effect on cardiovascular, endocrine, nervous system, immune and cognitive function.
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The latest studies show that between the months of October and April, almost everyone living at a high latitude has an inadequate level of Vitamin D. March sees levels reach their lowest point in most individuals.
anyone living in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal, Poland, the UK, Canada AND the United States throughout autumn and even year-round.
Vitamin D is produced by the body by exposure of the skin to the sun's ultraviolet rays (UVB). However, in temperate regions of the northern hemisphere, the conditions are not conducive to this process, both because of the sun's level of elevation and the weather during these seasons, as well as urban lifestyles. At this time of year we tend to stay indoors and cover ourselves up too much to maintain adequate Vitamin D production. Peak production rapidly plummets from November onward and reserves are quickly exhausted.
Vitamin D3 5000 IU can be used in the Spring and Summer by many groups of people (40% of individuals have inadequate levels even during these periods):
It should actually be thought of as a hormone. It performs many functions in the body, the best known of which are its key roles in the intestinal absorption and binding to bones of dietary calcium, in muscle function, in maintaining cognitive function, in supporting the immune system, and in tissue cell renewal.
The effects of a lack of Vitamin D may go unnoticed for years, but in the long term they can be serious: softening of bones (osteomalacia), osteoporosis, bone pain, muscle weakness, joint pain (particularly in the wrists, ankles and shoulders), migraines, increased risk of depression, insomnia, hair loss, the list goes on...
Strong bones are a result of good Vitamin D3 intake because it helps regulate and control the body's ability to absorb phosphorus and calcium - two compounds that provide density and strength to the skeletal system and teeth.
Vitamin D3 stimulates the pancreas and triggers the process to make insulin. This is key for managing blood sugar levels more effectively and can help diabetics better control the disease.
A study from Boston University found that those with high blood pressure experienced a drop in numbers when Vitamin D levels were increased. D3 actively reduces the concentration of renin, an enzyme secreted by the kidney, that has an affect on blood cells.
Some evidence supports the idea that increased Vitamin D3 can help slow the progression of prostate tumors, while other reports show promise that combining the nutrient with more fiber can reduce the risk of developing polyps that could lead to colon cancer.
Vitamin D has also been frequently studied for its apparent relationship to breast cancer: in a study of 166 women undergoing treatment, nearly 70% had low levels of Vitamin D, which have led many scientists to theorize that there could be a link.
Heart function can also be impacted by the presence of Vitamin D. In two studies, low levels of Vitamin were correlated to an increased likelihood of a heart attack. Though there isn't a clear reason why, some researchers believe that Vitamin D acts as a "heart tranquilizer", improving cardiovascular endurance and keeping heart muscle cells from growing too large. This in turn prevents thickening of the walls of the ventricles, which can block blood flow and cause a heart attack.
One of the most significant benefits to Vitamin D3 though is its impact on mood. Many people suffer from seasonal affective disorder and generally feel happier when the sun is shining because of the synthesis of the vitamin that happens with direct exposure to UVB rays. Increasing levels of Vitamin D is not only a pick-me-up but could effectively help to reduce the symptoms of clinical depression. Other treatments may be needed as well, but first ensuring proper absorption of the vitamin is critical.