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Jarrow Formulas Immune Support Vitamin D3 -- 5000 IU - 100 Softgels


Jarrow Formulas Immune Support Vitamin D3
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Jarrow Formulas Immune Support Vitamin D3 -- 5000 IU - 100 Softgels

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Jarrow Formulas Immune Support Vitamin D3 Description

  • Cholecalciferol
  • In Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Supports Calcium and Bone Metabolism
  • Supports Immune Function
  • 125 MCG (5,000 IU)

Jarrow Formulas Vitamin D3 provides cholecalciferol, which is more biologically active than ergocalciferol (D2). Vitamin D3 is ultimately converted to its hormonally-active form, calcitriol, in the kidneys. Calcitriol enhances dietary calcium and phosphorous absorption, stimulates the synthesis of osteocalcin (an important structural protein in bone), and supports a healthy immune response.


Directions

Suggested Use: For adults, take 1 softgel every other day with a meal, or as directed by your qualified health care consultant.

Free Of
Wheat, gluten, soybeans, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish, peanuts/tree nuts.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Softgel
Servings per Container: 100
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol)125 mcg (5000 IU)625%
Other Ingredients: Extra virgin olive oil. Softgel consists of bovine gelatin, glycerin and purified water.
Warnings

Individuals consuming more than 2,000 IU/day of vitamin D should periodically obtain a serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D measurement. If you have a medical condition (especially kidney stones or dysfunction, hyperparathyroisdism, hypercalcernia, lymphoma, or sarcoidosis), are pregnant, lactating, or trying to conceive, are under the age of 18, or are taking medications, consult your health care practitioner before using this product.

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Vitamin D

An increasingly popular supplement in the U.S., vitamin D’s market value is projected to hit $1.9 billion by 2027. A 2017 study showed a large jump in vitamin D deficiency diagnoses over the past two decades. The over-the-counter supplement promises to bolster your bone health, muscle function and immune system. During the pandemic, the supplement took on new life when people took vitamin D as a preventative measure against Covid. Emerging research supported that vitamin D could be beneficial, but this proved controversial. The main consequence of vitamin D toxicity is a buildup of calcium in your blood (hypercalcemia), which can cause nausea and vomiting, weakness and frequent urination. In rare cases, vitamin D toxicity might progress to bone pain and kidney problems, such as the formation of kidney stones.

Calcium

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Kava

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Soy-estrogen connection

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St John’s Wort

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The bottom line

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