Thorne Research, D-5,000, 60 Veggie Caps
- You earn loyalty credit for every order you place at iHerb!
- Loyalty credit is equal to 10% of the value of your order, excluding shipping charges.
- Your loyalty credits are valid for up to 60 days from the date of your last purchase.
This product is already in your Wish List.
View Wish List
This product is now in your Wish List.
- Dietary Supplement
D-5000 for individuals desiring higher amounts of vitamin D supplementation
- Thorne's vitamin D is pure vitamin D without hidden ingredients – like lactose, BHT, BHA, sodium benzoate, and sorbic acid – that can be detrimental to sensitive individuals
- supports cardiovascular, immune, and bone health
It is essential to maintain healthy vitamin D levels throughout all stages of life, from fetal development to old age. Vitamin D helps protect a number of important functions in the body. The current recommended daily vitamin D intake of 400 IUs is based on the minimum allowance to protect against bone disease. However, an upward revision of the FDA's guideline is now under consideration in light of new research, especially pertaining to immune function. Cutting-edge research suggests serum vitamin D levels should be in the range of 32-80 ng/mL 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D). Although direct sunlight exposure is a good source of vitamin D, many people do not get enough sun due to season change, latitude, or lifestyle. Therefore, vitamin D supplementation can be of great benefit in these cases.
Vitamin D deficiency is quite common, particularly among the elderly. For example, a study conducted at a hospital in Glasgow, Scotland, found an almost universal vitamin D deficiency among a group of 548 elderly patients. Individuals deficient in vitamin D may need 5,000-10,000 IU of vitamin D daily to replenish tissue stores. With these individuals specifically in mind, Thorne's D-5,000 supplies 5,000 IU of pure vitamin D3 in each vegetarian capsule.
Some vitamins, because of their potency, are usually given in very small amounts. Examples of such "micro-dose" vitamins include vitamin D, vitamin K, and vitamin B12. Most dietary supplement manufacturers purchase "micro-dose" vitamins from raw material suppliers as premixed dilutions, meaning the vitamins (in powder form) are mixed with other powdered substances that in turn make it easier for the manufacturer to handle and mix a larger quantity of raw material. Unfortunately, the powdered substances used in these premixed dilutions frequently contain potentially detrimental ingredients such as lactose and also the preservatives BHT, BHA, sodium benzoate, and sorbic acid.
At Thorne Research, our promise is to give you the purest supplements humanly possible. Therefore, we do not purchase premixed dilutions of any "micro-dose" vitamins. Instead, we purchase pure, undiluted vitamins and create our own dilutions when it is necessary to do so, using pure, hypoallergenic powders, such as magnesium citrate or plant cellulose. The resultant premixture is then added to the dietary supplement being made, ensuring the proper amount of each pure nutrient is contained in each capsule
Take 1 capsule one to three times daily or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.
Microcrystalline cellulose, hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, leucine, silicon dioxide, vitamin E (mixed tocopherols).
Tamper Evident: Use only if bottle is sealed.
If pregnant, consult your health care practitioner before using this product.
Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place.
|Serving Size: One Capsule|
|Each Capsule Contains:||Amount Per Serving||% DV|
|Vitamin D (as Vitamin D3||5,000 IU||1250%|
|Daily Value (DV)|
iHerb Customer Reviews
Get your sunshine vitamin in this easy to swallow size capsule! Thorne is a reputable brand used by naturopaths in North America! If you like my review check out my page by clicking eathealthy in blue above to see reviews of all the products I have purchased from iHerb!
Exactly the same product as my doctor had me get here in Australia only one third of the price. Highly recommend buying from iHerb.com. Really fast shipping and came through customs with no problem.
Posted by 5145405357515965037 on May 18, 2016
Thorne Vitamin D3's are always effective!
Posted by 4612120995713906551 on May 03, 2016
I brought my vitamin D levels from 48 to 118 over two months with this product. Love the tiny capsule and experienced no side effects.
Thorne Star Quality
Posted by 5625779604803800296 on May 03, 2016
Another Extremely great quality product from Thorne.
Easy to swallow
Posted by 5581975572874834674 on Mar 01, 2016
Small tablet, easy high strength to swallow. It doesn't say its a vegan form of D3 so I tend to look for that now for the future. Take Vitamin D3 with Vitamin K2 and Calcium so Calcium goes into my bones and not arteries. Recently learned to take K2 in addition with my routine at the age of 32. Thank you IHERB and HERB community. If this routine helped you the reader please press like below.