Protocol for Life Balance, Liquid Vitamin D-3, 2 fl oz (60 ml) (Discontinued Item)
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- Helps Maintain Strong Bones
- A Dietary Supplement
Vitamin D enhances the uptake of calcium from the diet, is necessary for bone and dental health, regulates immune activity and supports healthy cell division. Recent research indicates that Vitamin D also may play an important role in supporting cardiovascular health.
Vitamin D is normally produced in the skin as a result of exposure to uv light from the sun. However, the use of sunscreens, aging, avoidance of sun exposure, and living in the Northern latitudes can significantly reduce vitamin D production by the body. Vitamin D can also be obtained through the diet and some sources include fatty fish, egg yolks, and fortified dairy products.
The major biologic function of vitamin D is to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. By promoting calcium absorption, vitamin D helps to form and maintain strong bones. Vitamin D also works in concert with a number of other vitamins, minerals, and hormones to promote bone mineralization. In addition, Vitamin D plays an important role in immune function, and helps to regulate cell growth and differentiation.
Shake well. As a dietary supplement, Adults: Take 4 drops or more as directed by a health care practitioner. Take directly or add to a beverage. Best taken with a fat-containing meal.
Each drop contains 100 IU of Vitamin D: 4 drops provide 400 IU, 20 drops provide 2,000 IU. A full dropper provides approximately 50 drops, or 5,000 IU.
MCT Oil (medium chain triglycerides).
Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.
Store in a cool, dry place. Please recycle.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Consult your healthcare practitioner if you have any medical conditions, are taking any medications, or are pregnant/lactating.
Cautions and Interactions
The current upper limit for vitamin D is 2000 IU daily, though recent safety reviews have suggested a five-fold increase is warranted. Supplemental vitamin D should be used cautiously in those on digoxin or any cardiac glycoside or suffering from hypercalcemia. Drugs that may interact with vitamin D include bile sequestrants, ketoconazole and related drugs, phenobarbital, phenytoin, and antacids with aluminum. Pregnant/nursing women should consult a physician before use. Side effects are rare in healthy adults with intakes below 2,400 IU daily.
|Serving Size: 4 Drops (approx. 0.112 ml)|
|Servings Per Container: about 535|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value for Children Under 4 yrs.||% Daily Value for Adults & Children Over 4 yrs.|
|Vitamin D3 (as Cholecalciferol)||400 IU||100%||100%|