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Vitacost Vitamin D3 as Cholecalciferol -- 100 mcg (4000 IU) - 300 Capsules


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Vitacost Vitamin D3 as Cholecalciferol -- 100 mcg (4000 IU) - 300 Capsules

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Vitacost Vitamin D3 as Cholecalciferol Description

Ideal form of vitamin D supports maintenance of healthy bones and teeth, cellular function and proper functioning of the immune and nervous systems.*


What is Vitamin D?


Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in very few food sources. Its functions in the body are wide ranging, from contributing to bone health to supporting immune function.

Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is the same form of vitamin D that the body manufactures when skin is exposed to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.  Vitamin D3 may be more than three times as effective in raising concentrations of vitamin D in the bloodstream and maintaining those levels for a longer time.*

 

What are the key benefits of Vitacost® Vitamin D3?

  • Contributes to bone strength as proper levels create optimum conditions for bone 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.*

Why is Vitacost® Vitamin D3 your everyday essential?

  • Is the preferred form of vitamin D, identical to the type manufactured by the body when skin is exposed to UV sunlight.
  • An ideal way to obtain vitamin D, as few foods contain vitamin D in sufficient quantity to meet Daily Value levels.
  • Provides 100 mcg (4,000 IU) of vitamin D3 per 1-capsule serving.
  • Each bottle contains 300 servings.
  • Incredible value!

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All Vitacost® supplements are formulated to deliver the level of support you expect and deserve. Whether you’re shopping Vitacost® vitamins, minerals, herbs or other key nutrients, their potency is guaranteed – what’s on the label is what’s in the bottle. Plus, all Vitacost® supplements adhere to the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs), ensuring that they are manufactured to high standards of POTENCY, PURITY, efficacy and safety. We take PRIDE in what we do, which is why we promise if you don’t love your product, we’ll take it back – even if the bottle is empty.

 

About Vitacost® Brand
The search is over. Vitacost® Brand supplements are focused on helping you create a strong foundation with simple, transparent formulas that support – and easily fit into – your daily life. Whether it’s Everyday Essentials you’re looking for or Targeted Wellness support, Vitacost® Brand supplements offer the high-quality solution you need at the value price you deserve. We continuously look for ways to improve technology, processes and ingredients, so you feel confident about what you’re putting in your body or giving to your family. And it’s all right here, at Vitacost.com®.


Directions

As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule daily with food or as directed by a healthcare professional.

 

Keep dry and at room temperature (59°-86°F [15°-30°C]).

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 Capsule
Servings per Container: 300
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol [D3])100 mcg (4000 IU)500%
Other Ingredients: Rice flour, gelatin, vegetable stearic acid and vegetable magnesium stearate.
Warnings

Pregnant or lactating women, those with diabetes, hypoglycemics, and people with known medical conditions such as hypocalcaemia, hyperparathyroidism, renal disease (including kidney stones) and/or taking drugs should consult with a licensed physician and/or pharmacist prior to taking dietary supplements. It is recommended that individuals taking more than 4,000 IU Vitamin D per day have their Vitamin D blood levels monitored. Do not exceed recommended dose. Keep out of reach of children.

The product packaging you receive may contain additional details or may differ from what is shown on our website. We recommend that you reference the complete information included with your product before consumption and do not rely solely on the details shown on this page. For more information, please see our full disclaimer.
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The Pros & Cons of the Top 5 Supplements for Women

If you’re an active woman, you’re probably pretty well-versed in what your body needs. You exercise, eat clean and get your nutrients from healthy, whole-food sources (you go, girl!). But sometimes, this isn’t always enough—that’s when supplements come in.

Supplements, fruit, nuts and free weights arranged on a table

With a seemingly infinite amount of supplements to sift through, finding which ones are right for you can be daunting. To break it down, following are the pros and cons of five important sport supplements to help you decide which ones fit your needs. If you are not sure about taking supplements, or determining the right dosage for your body and lifestyle, always check with a physician.

1. Iron

Iron is a mineral needed to carry oxygen throughout the body. When training hard, iron levels decrease, which may contribute to fatigue. Your body can also be depleted of iron during your menstrual cycle, so it's important to eat food rich in iron or take a supplement.

Pros

  • Easy to find in food sources such as spinach, red meat, fish and beans
  • Easy to supplement with a vitamin if you are vegan or don't eat red meat
  • Can support workout/athletic performance*
  • Supports healthy energy*
  • Helps maintain healthy skin, hair and nails*
  • Usually comes in small, easy-to-swallow pills

Cons

  • May cause upset stomach, constipation and heartburn
  • In excess, iron can be dangerous

Suggested: Vitacost Iron
Recommended dosage: 18 mg per day

2. Calcium

Calcium is needed daily to help build and maintain strong bones. When weight training, a diet rich in calcium can also help support healthy bone density.

Pros

  • Found in sardines, canned salmon and dairy foods such as low fat milk, Greek yogurt and cheese
  • Vegans can find calcium in leafy vegetables such as kale and broccoli
  • May help to ease premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms*
  • Easy to take as supplement if you don’t consume enough calcium from food sources
  • Great option for those who are lactose intolerant

Cons

  • May cause constipation or bloating
  • Those with a lactose intolerance may be deficient

Suggested: NatureMade Calcium
Recommended dosage: 1,000-2,000 mg per day (broken up into two doses)

3. Vitamin D

Not only is this supplement necessary for calcium to be absorbed by  the body, but it also helps to promote muscle strength and growth.*

Pros

  • Needs can often be met with 10 minutes of natural sun exposure per day
  • Easy to find in fortified orange juice and milk
  • Supports bone health*

Cons

  • Too much sun can damage the skin
  • Very few foods contain vitamin D; egg yolks, salmon, tuna and beef liver are natural sources.

Suggested: Vitacost Vitamin D3
Recommended dosage: Around 2,000 IU twice per day at the same time you take calcium

4. Creatine

Not just for men, creatine naturally occurs in muscle tissue and helps create energy while you're working out. It's an amino-acid-like compound which draws water into muscle cells.*

Pros

  • Supports energy production*
  • Supports strength and endurance*
  • Helps with recovery and muscle growth, which can help burn fat*

Cons

  • Cannot be sourced from food
  • Can cause water retention, resulting in bloat

Suggested: MET-Rx Advanced Creatine 
Recommended dosage: For pre- and post- workout, take 2-5 g. Take on and off. For example, 2-6 weeks on, followed by 2-6 weeks off.

5. Green powders

Green powders are food supplements made from a concentration or a combination of greens like kale or spinach and even edible marine plants like seaweed.

Pros

  • Convenient way to add extra vegetable nutrition to your diet
  • Easy to blend into smoothies, protein shakes and yogurt
  • Beneficial to those on a low-carb diet
  • Formulas are plant-based

Cons

  • Not a suitable substitute for whole vegetables and fruits
  • Does not replace all vitamins
  • May not be as filling as whole foods

Suggested: Amazing Grass Green SuperFood® Orange Dreamsicle powder
Recommended dosage: One scoop per smoothie

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

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