Wellesse Vitamin D3 Liquid 5000 IU Label Information:
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Where can I buy the 2000 IU Vitamin D3 that used to be in some Costco stores?
You can only purchase the Wellesse Vitamin D3 Liquid 2000 IU one liter bottles online at Costco.com. It is not available in a 16 oz bottle.
Why should I take Vitamin D3?
New research has revealed that as many as 50% of Americans are not getting enough vitamin D. It is very difficult to get enough of this important vitamin from diet alone unless you eat a lot of fish such as salmon, sardines, mackerel or herring or take cod liver oil. Vitamin D plays many crucial roles in our bodies: it helps promote calcium absorption for bone and teeth health and helps regulate white blood cells for immune system support. Absorbing enough vitamin D from sun alone may be difficult especially if you have darker skin, are older, live in a northern climate, wear sunscreen, work or stay indoors, are obese, or have trouble absorbing fats. People who have a healthy lifestyle, but avoid or limit their dairy intake (such as vegetarians) may also not be getting enough vitamin D.
What is the better form of vitamin D?
D3 is the preferable form over D2 because of its high level of biologic activity. D3 is the naturally occurring form of vitamin D that is made when your skin is exposed to sunlight.
What if I take other supplements with vitamin D in it already? How much can I have per day?
If you are taking other supplements containing vitamin D, you will need to adjust the dosage accordingly to get the right amount. It is best to check with your doctor to find out how much vitamin D you need each day. According to Office of Dietary Supplements, the tolerable upper level for Vitamin D (UL) is currently set at 2,000 IU for ages one and up, but studies have shown that an adult would need to take more than 10,000 IU per day over an extended period of time for toxicity to occur. (Source: Alternative Medicine Review - Use of Vitamin D in Clinical Practice) If you are pregnant or lactating or have a known medical condition and/or are taking medications you should consult with a healthcare practitioner before taking dietary supplements.
I have heard of a test for vitamin D levels in my body, what is it and when should I get tested?
To determine if you have enough vitamin D, a doctor will give you a blood calcidiol (25-hydroxyvitamin D) test. The optimal level of blood calcidiol is 35 to 55 ng/mL (nanograms per milliliter). Some medical scientists believe that this level should be slightly higher.
What are possible symptoms of low vitamin D levels?
Muscular weakness, a feeling of heaviness in the legs, chronic musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, depression, or easy tiring may be symptoms of vitamin D deficiency. Current research has implicated vitamin D deficiency as a factor in the pathology of many chronic illnesses.
Why does the Wellesse Vitamin D3 liquid change color over time?
Wellesse Vitamin D3 is made with natural colors that can change over time. You may see your product change from light purple to a golden apple juice color. This change does not affect product quality, potency or purity.
What is cellulose?
Cellulose is a stabilizing and emulsifying agent. It is the component of plant cell walls that gives them rigidity. When used in a liquid, it acts as a thickener and gives the product "body". It is refined from wood pulp.
Are there any animal products in Wellesse Vitamin D?
No, however, vitamin D is derived from the lanolin found in sheep's wool.
Use the following resources for helpful information and up-to-date news.
Read all about Vitamin D3 on Wikipedia, the online dictionary http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin_D3
See the Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet for Vitamin D from the Office of Dietary Supplements and the National Institutes of Health http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminD-QuickFacts/
Vitamin D Council website is for anyone interested in vitamin D news and research http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/
Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Concentrations and Risk for Hip Fractures
Cauley JA, et al. (2008). Ann Intern Med 149(4):242-50
Women with the lowest 25(OH) vitamin D concentrations (47.5 nmol/L) had a higher fracture risk than did those with the highest concentrations (70.7 nmol/L) (adjusted odds ratio, 1.71 [CI, 1.05 to 2.79]), and the risk increased statistically significantly across quartiles of serum 25(OH) vitamin D concentration (P for trend = 0.016). This association was independent of number of falls, physical function, frailty, renal function, and sex-steroid hormone levels and seemed to be partially mediated by bone resorption. Low serum 25(OH) vitamin D concentrations are associated with a higher risk for hip fracture.
Overview of general physiologic features and functions of vitamin D
DeLuca HF. (2004) Am J Clin Nutr, 80(suppl):1689S-96S.
Vitamin D3 is a prohormone produced in skin through ultraviolet irradiation of 7-dehydrocholesterol. It is biologically inert and must be metabolized to 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 in the liver and then to 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 in the kidney before function. The hormonal form of vitamin D3, ie, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3, acts through a nuclear receptor to carry out its many functions, including calcium absorption, phosphate absorption in the intestine, calcium mobilization in bone, and calcium reabsorption in the kidney. It also has several noncalcemic functions in the body. This overview provides a brief description of the physiologic, endocrinologic, and molecular biologic characteristics of vitamin D. It also provides information on new selective analogs of 1,25-dihydroyvitamin D3 for therapy.
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"I use the Wellesse Calcium and Vitamin D3 Liquid and the new Vitamin D3 5000 IU. I was diagnosed with osteoporosis a few years back and could not take the medication because of allergies to it. I was told to start taking Calcium and Vitamin D supplements to slow bone loss. I recently went in for a bone density test again, because of Wellesse I was told there was new growth and I now have Osteopenia and am headed in the right direction to possible complete regrowth. Test said: Since your prior study there has been a significant increase in the bone density of your spine."