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Vitacost Probiotic with Vitamin D3 -- 1 billion CFU‡ - 60 Tablets


Vitacost Probiotic with Vitamin D3
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Vitacost Probiotic with Vitamin D3 -- 1 billion CFU‡ - 60 Tablets

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Vitacost Probiotic with Vitamin D3 Description

Two supplements in one! Supplies 50 mcg (2,000 IU) of vitamin D, plus 1 billion CFU‡ of probiotics, in a single tablet—eliminates the need to take separate daily formulas.


Enjoy the convenience of a single-tablet to obtain the benefits of two different supplements with Vitacost® Probiotic with Vitamin D3. Each easy-to-take serving delivers:

  • 50 mcg (2,000 IU) of vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), an essential nutrient that helps maintain healthy bones and teeth, cellular health and proper function of the immune and nervous systems.*
  • 1 billion colony forming units (CFU) of Lactobacillus plantarum probiotics to help maintain healthy levels of beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract and support digestive and immune health.*

What are the key benefits of Vitacost® Probiotic with Vitamin D3?

 

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble nutrient that’s important for many body functions, from helping with calcium absorption to supporting immune health—yet, it’s naturally present in very few food sources and can be difficult to obtain.* Vitacost® Probiotic with Vitamin D3 makes it easy to add 50 mcg (2,000 IU) of this essential nutrient to your diet.

 

Probiotics are live, “friendly” organisms similar to those that normally reside in the body. These beneficial bacteria play a part in the normal digestive function and immune health.* Taking a probiotic supplement can help replenish the supply of good bacteria in your intestines, which may become depleted due to poor diet, medication, health concerns and aging.*

 

Why is Vitacost® Probiotic with Vitamin D3 your everyday essential?

  • Supplies vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), a preferred form of vitamin D identical to the type naturally made by the body
  • Features a patented probiotic delivery system, BIO-tract®, which allows a higher percentage of beneficial organisms to reach the intestines alive. BIO-tract® also promotes gradual, controlled release of beneficial bacteria throughout the day for optimal effectiveness.
  • High quality at an everyday low, affordable price

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Directions

As a dietary supplement for adults and children over 12 years of age, take 1 tablet daily with food or as directed by a healthcare professional. 

 

Store in a cool, (72°F/22°C), dry place.

Free Of
Milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, crustacean shellfish, fish, soy, gluten, titanium dioxide.

*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 Tablet
Servings per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate Less than1 g<1%†
   Dietary Fiber Less than1 g2%†
Vitamin D
(as cholecalciferol [D3])
50 mcg (2000 IU)250%
Sodium5 mg<1%
Lactobacillus plantarum
(1 Billion CFU‡)
7 mg*
†Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, pectin and vegetable magnesium stearate and sodium carbonate
‡Colony Forming Units at time of manufacture.
Warnings

Pregnant or lactating women, those with diabetes, hypoglycemics and people with known medical conditions and/or taking drugs should consult with a licensed physician and/or pharmacist prior to taking dietary supplements. Keep out of reach of children.

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How Much Vitamin D Do You Need in Winter?

For decades, vitamin D has been hailed as the patron saint of strong bones. Its health halo has been stretched to include support for immune health and the nervous system. Today, according to 2018 survey issued by Consumer Lab, consumers take more D than any other supplement.

Woman Concerned About How Much Vitamin D She Needs in Winter Warming Hands by Heater While Sitting on Floor With Orange Cat | Vitacost.com/blog


While no one disputes the need for vitamin D, much controversy surrounds the question of how to define vitamin D deficiency. The measurement for an ideal vitamin D level has historically been problematic and difficult to standardize—and experts don’t agree on an optimum amount. P

lus, a growing body of research has debunked much of the vitamin D hype, throwing some shade on its sunny reputation. To help shed more light on a murky subject, here’s the lowdown on how much vitamin D you actually need.

What is vitamin D?

Recent research has challenged several of vitamin’s D sworn benefits, most notably as protection against fractures and falls. Studies show that vitamin D helps our bodies absorb calcium, which helps keep bones healthy. If you don’t have enough of it, bones may become thin, brittle and misshapen, a condition called rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults.

Because vitamin D supports how well your body absorbs calcium, it also helps keep your muscles, nerves and immune system healthy. However, unless you are truly deficient in vitamin D, it offers no significant protection from fall-related fractures.

And the prevailing assumption of Vitamin D as a panacea that could affect the odds of having a heart attack or a stroke or developing cancer (for example, breast, prostate, or colorectal cancers) did not pan out, according to the large nationwide, still ongoing Vitamin D and Omega-3 Trial (VITAL ) which assessed more than 25,000 participants. So far, the study’s finding show that a vitamin D supplement did not lower rates of heart attack, stroke, or cancer.

Can I get enough Vitamin D from the sun alone?

Our bodies makes vitamin D from cholesterol when our skin is exposed to sunlight (in addition to absorbing it from certain foods). But it’s hard to get enough from diet or sun alone, especially with the growing awareness of the dangers of sun exposure. The vitamin D council provides the following examples of exposure requirements. To get adequate vitamin D from the sun, “at noon during summer in Miami, someone with a medium skin tone would need to expose one-quarter of their skin to sunlight for 6 minutes. At noon during summer in Boston, someone with a darker skin tone would need to expose one-quarter of their skin to sunlight for 2 hours.” If you aren't being exposed to sun, your daily intake needs may be higher. There are also specific lifestyle factors to consider, such as whether you stay indoors, always cover your skin, or use a high sun protection factor sunscreen every day.

Can I get Vitamin D from food?

Vitamin D is found mainly in fatty fish and fortified dairy products, though it's tough to get enough from diet alone.

How much Vitamin D do I need?

In 2014, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a federally funded panel of health experts, said no consensus exists on the definition of vitamin D deficiency or the optimal level. This is still the case. However, the recommended daily intake (RDI) is usually around 400–800 IU (10–20 micrograms), but many experts say you should get even more than that. According to the Mayo Clinic, “recommendations for how much daily vitamin D adults need through diet have changed over the years. For example, the Endocrine Society recommends up to 1,500 to 2,000 IU of vitamin D daily for adults.” Further complicating the issue: How well your body absorbs vitamin D, which varies according to the individual.

Should I take a test?

When people began to fear that they weren’t getting enough vitamin D, sales of the vitamin skyrocketed. As vitamin D surged in popularity, so did the demand for vitamin D testing. According to the New York Times, “Doctors ordered more than 10 million for Medicare patients in 2016, up 547 percent since 2007, at a cost of $365 million.” But in recent years, a number of insurers and health experts have begun to view widespread vitamin D testing as unnecessary. According to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, there is still not enough evidence to warrant routine vitamin D screening.

Can I take too much Vitamin D?

Although the amount of vitamin D in a typical daily supplement is generally considered safe, it is possible to take too much. For example, a 2010 study published in JAMA showed that intake of very high doses of vitamin D in older women was associated with more falls and fractures. More recently, a 2015 study published in the American Journal of Medicine linked blood levels as low as 50 micrograms with an increased risk of death. The current trend in dosage, in the interest of safety, seems to be leaning to more conservative levels, rather than aggressively high amounts. According to the Mayo Clinic, “1,000 to 2,000 IU per day of vitamin D from a supplement is generally safe, should help people achieve an adequate blood level of vitamin D, and may have additional health benefits.”

Bottom line:

When it comes to vitamin D, more is not necessarily better. In fact, more can be worse. To prevent deficiency, the Institute of Medicine has suggested the recommended dietary allowance, or RDA, for vitamin D at 600 international units (IU) per day for young adults and 800 IU per day for adults older than 70. If you do have certain health conditions that may limit your vitamin D absorption, it may be prudent to check with your healthcare provider if a vitamin D screening would be beneficial.

These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

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