Carlson Vitamin D3 1,000 IU (25 mcg) is the preferred form of vitamin D that's important for promoting strong bones and supporting immune system and heart health. Higher levels of vitamin D3 in the blood are associated with strong bones and good health, as well as a strong immune system. Each soft gel provides 1,000 IU (25 mcg) of vitamin D3.
What is vitamin D?
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in very few food sources. It has many functions in the body, from contributing to bone and tooth health, to supporting immune function.*
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is the same form of vitamin D that the body manufactures when your skin is exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun. This is a natural, non-synthetic source of Vitamin D.
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) helps regulate and control the metabolism of calcium and phosphorus by aiding in the absorption of these two minerals from the small intestine, and by directly affecting the rate at which these minerals form and maintain bone.
The ideal form of vitamin D in easier-to-swallow, smaller softgel size! Supports maintenance of healthy bones and teeth, cellular function and proper functioning of the immune and nervous systems.
How does vitamin D support health?
- Contributes to bone strength as adequate levels create optimum conditions for bone and tooth formation.*
- Supports proper functioning of the immune and nervous systems.*
- Promotes the intestinal absorption of calcium.*
- Supports fetal skeletal development and tooth enamel formation.*
- Contributes to healthy levels of phosphorus in the body.*
Serving Size: 1 Soft Gel
Amount Per 1 Soft Gel:
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) - 1000 IU (250% of Daily Value)
Other Ingredients: Safflower oil Soft Gel Shell: Beef gelatin, glycerin, water.
Unit Count: 60 softgels
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
If you're a child, or you don't like to swallow capsules, these softgels can be chewed instead.
I chew mine together with my Carlson Vitamin E and Nordic Naturals Cod Liver Oil (Lemon flavored) and then I spit out the gel casings after 30 seconds of chewing. My younger kids just chew and swallow the whole lot - they treat them like gummies! The natural lemon flavor in the cod liver oil masks the taste of all of them, so makes them very easy to take each morning with breakfast.
Research shows an adult should consume 3,000-6,000 IU of vitamin D per day, depending on your skin color (unless you're living in a country that's sunny year round and you are actually out in that sun for a minimum of 45 minutes per day, then you need less). The darker your skin is, the more Vitamin D you need.
I am half Indian, so I take 6,000 IU per day in winter. My husband who is English/Scottish takes 4,000 IU per day - as we live in a very rainy, grey climate. I give my children (who are 1/4 Indian) 2,000 IU per day in winter. For a completely caucasian child, 1000 IU would likely be sufficient.
You may also want to take one capsule of this and then 1 capsule of Carlson Vitamin A & D (25,000 IU Vitamin A & 1,000 IU Vitamin D) per day. That way, you get the recommended amount of Vitamin D plus a good dose of Vitamin A to aid in immune system support, night vision, and prevent dry skin, hair and nails. Take them with food - we make it part of the breakfast routine, and then we're done for the day!