Serving Size 1 Softgel
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Vitamin D3 (as Cholecalciferol)||5,000 IU||1,250%|
Other ingredients: Safflower oil, gelatin, glycerin, purified water.
Read the entire label and follow the directions carefully prior to use.
DIRECTIONS: Take one (1) softgel daily with food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
CAUTION: Individuals consuming more than 2,000 IU/ day of vitamin D (from diet and supplements) should periodically obtain a serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D measurement. Do not exceed 10,000 IU per day unless recommended by your doctor. Vitamin D supplementation is not recommended for individuals with high blood calcium levels.
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Vitamin D3 from Life Extension
Special Purpose Formula
5000 IU per softgel
Get 5000 IU of vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol) with each softgel of Life Extension's Special Purpose Vitamin D3 Formula. Vitamin D is the latest fundamental nutrient to receive attention from researchers and health professionals. This new data has led many doctors, health associations and concerned scientists to call for daily supplementation by every adult, especially during winter months for those living at great distances from the equator where there are limited daylight hours to provide for natural production.
Shipping Weight: .07 lbs
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Q: Why are some vitamin D products measured in IU while others are in mcg?
Due to changes in FDA labeling guidelines, vitamin D amounts must now be listed in micrograms (mcg) on supplement facts and nutrition labels instead of international units (IU). Although these new guidelines were issued in 2016, updates weren't required until June 2020.
At Swanson, we began updating our labels in early 2017. You will see a mixture of both IU and mcg as our national brand partners complete this process.
Q: Did my vitamin D supplement change?
A: You may have noticed a change in the daily value percentage on your favorite vitamin D product, but that doesn't mean your product changed. The FDA increased the recommended daily intake (RDA) of vitamin D, which means the same product with the same ingredient amounts fulfills a lower percentage of the RDA than it prior to the change.
Q: How much vitamin D do I need each day?
In 2016, the Food and Nutrition Board increased the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of vitamin D for most adults from 10 mcg (400 IU) to 15 mcg (600 IU) per day, and 20 mcg (800 IU) for ages 70+.
Some doctors and nutritionists recommend higher daily vitamin D intakes, especially for those at risk for having low levels. The Vitamin D Council, an organization dedicated to raising awareness about vitamin D, recommends average adults supplement with 125 mcg (5,000 IU) of vitamin D daily. Talk with your doctor about your individual needs.
For more information about these changes, see Nutrition Label Updates: Important Changes to Sugar, Fiber, Vitamin D & More.
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