Pure Encapsulations, Vitamin D3 5000 IU 120 capsules


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    Product Description

    What Is It?
    Vitamin D3 enhances calcium absorption and retention, a key nutritional role in supporting healthy bones, and may play a potential role in cardiovascular, colon and cellular health. Vitamin D levels have been shown to decline with age, due primarily to a reduction in either absorption or metabolism by the liver. Decreased exposure to sunlight, a vegetarian diet, or a low intake of vitamin D fortified foods also play a role in inadequate vitamin D levels.

    Uses For Vitamin D3

    Bone Health: Vitamin D promotes intestinal calcium and phosphorous absorption and reduces urinary calcium loss, essential mechanisms for maintaining proper calcium levels in the body and for healthy bone composition. Clinical studies involving
    vitamin D supplementation suggest the importance of vitamin D in addition to calcium for bone health. Vitamin D supplementation alone may also support bone health.

    Cardiovascular Support: Vitamin D may also provide cardiovascular support for some individuals, which may be attributed to its effect on calcium metabolism or possibly by helping to maintain healthy plasma renin function.

    Cellular Health: Studies suggest vitamin D supports colon health by promoting healthy cellular function. Vitamin D is also believed to provide general cellular support potential, including breast and prostate cells, in part by helping to maintain healthy angiogenesis balance, supporting immune cell activity and maintaining healthy cell metabolism. Preliminary evidence suggests that vitamin D may also play a role in maintaining healthy glucose metabolism, since vitamin D receptors are present on the
    islet cells of the pancreas.

    What Is The Source?
    Vitamin D3 is derived from the cholesterol in lanolin, the fat found in wool. Hypo-allergenic plant fiber is derived from pine cellulose. Medium chain triglycerides (Vitamin D3 liquid only) are derived from coconut and palm oil.

    Pure Encapsulations provides vitamin D3 capsules in 3 amounts (400 i.u., 1,000 i.u. and 5,000 i.u.) and vitamin D3 liquid.

    Recommendations are as follows:
    Vitamin D3 400 i.u. = 1-2 capsules per day, in divided doses, with meals.
    Vitamin D3 1,000 i.u. = 1-5 capsules per day, in divided doses, with meals.
    Vitamin D3 5,000 i.u. = 1 capsule per day, with a meal.
    Vitamin D3 liquid = 1 or more drops daily, with a meal.

    Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or Precautions?
    It is recommended that individuals using more than 2,000 i.u. vitamin D per day have their blood levels monitored. Large doses of vitamin D can cause hypercalcemia, signs include headache, weakness, nausea, vomiting, and constipation. Individuals with hyperparathyroidism or kidney disease are at particular risk. Vitamin D3 1,000 i.u. and vitamin D3 5,000 i.u. are not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women. If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking vitamin D3 400 i.u.

    Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
    Vitamin D may result in hypercalcemia in certain individuals taking digoxin or thiazide diuretics. Consult your physician for more information.

    Supplement Facts

    Supplement Facts
    Serving Size: 1 Vegetable Capsule
    Vitamin D3
    5,000 IU

    Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women. It is recommended that individuals taking more than 2,000 IU vitamin D per day have their blood levels monitored.

    1 capsule per day with a meal.

    Additional Information

    SKU PE-VD51
    Name Pure Encapsulations, Vitamin D3 5000 IU 120 capsules
    UPC 766298008165
    MPN VD51
    Brand Pure Encapsulations
    Form Capsule
    Shipping Weight 0.0900
    Serving Size 1
    Product Type Egg Free, Gluten Free, Hypoallergenic, Vegetarian, Wheat Free


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    The most helpful favorable review

    Ok I've been taking 4 per day for a week now while the world around us is falling apart with colds, sneezing, coughing, fever.....well, i catch everything that comes around...not THIS time:-) i give credit to the d3, recommended by Dr Mark, who warded off this cough thingy for several weeks with d3 (while everyone in his life was trying to give it to him for free:-) there you have it...good product for not only the young and restless, but the old and feeble:-)

    Published by aletta on 2010-12-03 00:30:42
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    • Great Prices & Shipping

      Posted by Annie on December 21, 2011
      With only 2 capsules to spare I knew I had to get an order in ASAP. I ordered on Sunday night and within 5 days I had my order just in time for my weekly medication. Healthdesigns has really great prices, better than the doctor's office, and you can count on their shipping!
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    • High quality manuafacturer

      Posted by Linda on December 9, 2010
      As far as I know, PE products do not contain magnesium stearate, which is a plus for me. I have to take 5000 IU's of Vit D per day. It's so much easier taking one cap per day rather than the 5 I was taking! I think PE products are high quality
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    • Best Vitamin D3

      Posted by Healthy50 on June 9, 2011
      I tried many brands, but "Pure encapsulations" is great for my stomach, and delivers quality product. Just make sure you take only 1 per day as the prescribed dose. Exellent product!
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    • Good Product

      Posted by Annie on July 25, 2011
      Pure Encapsulations really does the job. I used to take 4 capsules every week but now I only have take to 2.
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    • It has increased my vitamin D levels as shown by lab tests

      Posted by Brenda on April 23, 2011
      It has increased my vitamin D levels as shown by lab tests
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    • great!

      Posted by jessica on November 25, 2010
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