The benefits of supplementing Vitamin D3 are most clearly seen in individuals that do not get prolonged exposure to sunlight (as exposure to sunlight produces Vitamin D in the body naturally). It is theorized that a majority of individuals are deficient in Vitamin D; unfortunately a blood test is required to identify if an individual is deficient in Vitamin D. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorus which promotes healthy bones, teeth, and muscles. Additionally Vitamin D was studied in healthy people and is shown to have a positive impact on genes linked to infectious diseases, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Studies have shown that Vitamin D deficiencies are associated with higher risks of the above diseases.
1 softgel capsule daily. Do not exceed 1 softgel daily unless recommended by your physician.
According to the Mayo Clinic hypervitaminosis D (also known is Vitamin D toxicity) occurs after several months of taking a mega dose of 50,000 IU of Vitamin D3 daily. Individuals supplementing with Vitamin D3 should consider taking a Vitamin K2 supplement, as it is responsible for moving calcium around the body and therefore helpful in preventing calcium buildups and hypervitaminosis D.