Vitamin D is fundamental for good health. Very few foods naturally contain Vitamin D, while heavy clothing, cloudy weather and sun avoidance can all inhibit the body’s natural ability to produce it. Inadequate Vitamin D can result in rickets in children, and osteomalacia or osteoporosis in adults. It is believed that almost two-thirds of Canadians receive insufficient levels of Vitamin D for optimal health.
Research also shows that Vitamin D may prevent major diseases, which is why health organizations recommend that adults take a supplement containing at least 1,000 IU of Vitamin D daily during the fall and winter months. People at higher risk of low Vitamin D levels — older adults, individuals with dark skin, anyone who spends significant time indoors and people who shield their skin from sun or use sun block — are encouraged to take at least 1,000 IU Vitamin D daily year-round.
Serving Size: 1 to 2 droplets daily
Quantity: 11.4 mL
One droplet contains Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 25 mcg / 1,000 IU.
Excipients: Medium Chain Triglycerides
Drug Interactions: Anti-coagulant drugs, Calcium Channel Blockers, Magnesium-containing Antacids, Orlistat.
Nutrient Depletions: Corticosteroids, Anti-Asthmatic Drugs/ Bronchodilators, Anti-cholesterol Drugs/HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors, Anti-tuberculosis drugs, Histamine (H2) blocking drugs, Progestins.
Supportive Interactions: Vitamin D works with calcium to maintain strong, healthy bones and teeth.
Warnings and Precautions: Vitamin D works with calcium to maintain strong, healthy bones and teeth.
Toxicity, Adverse Warnings and Side Effects: Do not exceed the recommended dosage. Taking too much Vitamin D can cause non-specific symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation, headache, poor appetite, weight loss, nausea, vomiting and extreme fatigue.
Excess Vitamin D can also increase blood levels of calcium (hypercalcemia), potentially causing heartbeat irregularities and deposition of calcium and phosphate in the kidneys and soft tissues (i.e. muscles).
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