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Vitamin D-3 400 IU Capsules - Hypoallergenic 120 ct

Vitamin D-3 400 IU Capsules - Hypoallergenic 120 ct

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Product #: 0378-120
Size: 120 Capsules
Product Form: Vegetarian Capsules
Product Class: Vitamins
Primary Use: Supports the immune system and provides many other health benefits.

Price:
  $10.75







Kirkman® offers 400 IU of vitamin D-3 in this hypoallergenic formulation.  Capsules are vegetarian.

Vitamin D has many roles in the body.  This nutrient is needed for bone growth and maintenance.  Strong evidence suggests that it promotes calcium absorption, modulates cell growth, supports neuromuscular and immune system function and reduces responses such as swelling, soreness and irritation.1-4.

Low levels of vitamin D in the body can cause rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults1,2. 5. Recently, numerous and extensive studies have been conducted regarding vitamin D that suggest health benefits for many other serious and chronic health conditions.

Studies have also found that there are widespread in vitamin D insufficiencies in populations across the globe.  As a result, there have been several recent increases in the recommended daily intake of vitamin D.  In 2008, the American Academy of Pediatrics updated guidelines for vitamin D daily intake for infants 0-1 year old and children and adolescents from 200 IU to 400 IU5.  In 2010, the Institute of Medicine set new recommended daily allowances for those 1-70 years of age at 600 IUs; for those 71 years and older, 800 IU daily; and for pregnant and lactating women, 600 IU daily6.

Relatively few foods naturally contain vitamin D.  It is best obtained from sunshine; however, the use of sunscreen can limit the amount of vitamin D absorbed by the sun. People living in cloudy or rainy climates may be prone to not receiving enough vitamin D from the sun.  Individuals who have milk sensitivities and eat vegan diets may also get less vitamin D from their diet.  

Vitamin D levels fluctuate in the body due to many factors.  Laboratory tests can measure an individual’s vitamin D status.  Many physicians order these tests to determine whether or not supplementation is needed and what doses to recommend.

References

Vitamin D — Health Professional Fact Sheet. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminD-HealthProfessional/

Institute of Medicine, Food and Nutrition Board. Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2010.

3  Cranney C, Horsely T, O'Donnell S, Weiler H, Ooi D, Atkinson S, et al. Effectiveness and safety of vitamin D. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 158 prepared by the University of Ottawa Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-02.0021. AHRQ Publication No. 07-E013. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2007. [PubMed abstract]

Holick MF. Vitamin D. In: Shils ME, Shike M, Ross AC, Caballero B, Cousins RJ, eds. Modern

Wagner C MD, Greer F MD.  Prevention of Rickets and Vitamin D Deficiency in Infants, Children and Adolescents, Pediatrics 111 (4): 908, 2008.

Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D, Institute of Medicine Report Brief, 2010.

7 Vitamin D deficiency: a global perspective. - PubMed - NCBI. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18844843

 

Sugar, Starch, Soy, Wheat, Casein, Gluten, Milk, Corn, Preservatives, Yeast, Gelatin, Flavorings, Colorings
Vitamin D-3, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Plant Cellulose Capsule.

STORE IN A COOL DRY PLACE AND TIGHTLY CAPPED.

KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.