Vitamin D | Select Balance Supplements
What is Vitamin D
When we think Vitamin D, we think sunshine, but that’s not all it’s known for. Vitamin D promotes intestinal calcium, phosphorous absorption, and reduces urinary calcium loss essential for maintaining proper calcium levels in the body and for healthy bone composition. Vitamin D also supports both cardiovascular and colon health, which is believed to provide general cellular support for the breast and prostate tissue. Vitamin D’s role in immune health has long been established; Vitamin D receptors are found on a number of immune cells, including lymphocytes and macrophages for supporting healthy immune cell activation.
Benefits to Vitamin D:
- Good for healthy bones
- Reduced risk of flu
- Reduced risk of diabetes
- Healthy infants
- Healthy Pregnancy
- Cancer prevention
- Breast, Colorectal, Prostate, & Pancreatic
Different Forms of Vitamin D
Vitamin D has a few forms of itself, there is Vitamin D2, and Vitamin D3. Vitamin D is what you get from the sun, it’s the natural vitamin. Vitamin D2 is produced by plants. Vitamin D3, also known as cholecalciferol, is produced when the sunlight hits your skin, and also can be found through food sources.
Food with Vitamin D:
- Beef Liver
- Raw Maitake Mushrooms
- Egg Yolks
- Dairy Products
- Orange Juice
- Soy Milk
It's not hard to make up for your lack of Vitamin D, whether you take a Vitamin D supplement, or get it from the foods you eat. It’s just about finding a balance to prevent any complications.
Vitamin D Deficiencies
Vitamin D deficiencies can still occur, even though your body creates Vitamin D. Things, such as sunscreen use and skin color, can affect the bodies ability to collect the sunlight you need to create your Vitamin D. Sunscreen was created to keep your skin safe from the sun, but it can cause some deficiencies. Sunscreen with even as little as SPF 30 can reduce your Vitamin D production by 95% according to Megan Ware in Medical News Today. (source)
Symptoms of a Vitamin D Deficiency:
- More susceptible to illness
- Painful bones and back
- Depressed mood
- Hair loss
- Muscle pain
- Children have higher risk of asthma
How Much Vitamin D Do You Need?
This list shows the ideal amount of Vitamin D you have a day.
- 0-12 mo. = 400 IU/day
- 1-70yrs. = 600 IU/day
- 71+ = 800 IU/day
* IU = International Units
CAUTION: It is highly recommended that blood tests are done regularly to monitor Vitamin D levels in the body when using any form of Vitamin D supplementation.
Dosage: Take 1 capsule daily with food or as recommended by your practitioner.
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‡ These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
I have Vitamin D deficiency and heard a lot of great things from friends. I started taking the liquid D3 10,000 IU daily and gave 1,000 IU daily to my infant. I'm feeling SO much better and my infant has not been sick. My levels rose to normal levels within 3 months. Highly recommend!