Vitamin D3 5000 IU - Get a Little Sunshine for Your Gut
When it comes to gut health, not many vitamins are more important than Vitamin D3. Vitamin D is responsible for regulating various functions in the gut that help with lowering inflammation, among other effects of leaky-gut1.
Another aspect of vitamin D is it’s immune boosting capabilities. Among its many tricks, vitamin D is able to increase autoimmune function2—your body’s ability to self-regulate balanced health. Autoimmune conditions like Diabetes are usually the first things to flare-up when the gut is compromised.
Taking Vitamin D3 - 5000 IU is perfect for boosting your levels, adding support to a multivitamin, and providing an overall increase in your well-being that was affected due to vitamin D deficiencies.3
Vitamin D3 - 5000 IU
Maintaining healthy levels of vitamin D can help mitigate gut decline. Plus, clinical trials confirm the importance of maintaining vitamin D levels for broad-spectrum health benefits, such as bone and immune system health. If you are already getting 1,000–3,000 IU of vitamin D in your multivitamin, Vitamin D3 5,000 IU is perfect for achieving optimal vitamin D levels.
Benefits at a Glance
- Vitamin D helps regulate the body’s calcium balance
- Supports healthy cell differentiation and immune health
- Promotes healthy blood pressure already within normal range
- Supports healthy bone density
- Perfect complement to multivitamins with 1,000 IU to 3,000 IU vitamin D
Vitamin D is fat-soluble, and effects the expression of more than 200 genes in your body.1 It is essential for optimal health, and yet there is a widespread vitamin D deficiency. You can bring blood vitamin D to optimal levels2 through repeated sun exposure.
But sunscreens and low light in winter make that difficult, and the American Academy of Dermatology has reaffirmed that vitamin D should not be obtained from unprotected exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or indoor tanning devices. Therefore, supplementing with the right amount of vitamin D goes a long way towards inhibiting vitamin D deficiency.
Vitamin D has multiple health benefits
Once vitamin D3 is produced in the skin or absorbed from food, it’s converted in the body to a metabolically active form known as calcitriol that does far more than just regulate your body’s calcium balance.3 Vitamin D affects cell differentiation, immunity, insulin secretion, blood pressure regulation, etc.4-33
Perfect complement to multivitamins with vitamin D
We recommend that you supplement with 5,000 IU to 8,000 IU of vitamin D3 daily. And take a 25-hydroxy vitamin D blood test after 3 months to assess and adjust your dosage so your optimal blood levels will be between 50–80 ng/mL year-round. So maintain optimal levels of blood vitamin D effectively and inexpensively with Life Extension® vitamin D supplements!
Dosage and Use
Individuals consuming more than 2,000 IU/day of vitamin D (from diet and supplements) should periodically obtain a serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D measurement. Do not exceed 10,000 IU per day unless recommended by your doctor. Vitamin D supplementation is not recommended for individuals with high blood calcium levels.
1 Altern Med Rev. 2008 Dec;13(4):307-14.
2 JOP. 2005 May 10;6(3):206-15.
3 Int J Nurs Pract. 2006 Apr;12(2):110-8.
4 Digestion. 1991;50:202-11.
5 Gastroenterology. 1997 May;112(5):1624-34.
6 J Clin Gastroenterol. 1999 Jan;28(1):3-10.
7 Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2003 Oct;6(5):369-74.
8 Pharmacotherapy. 2007 Jun;27(6):910-20.
9 Available at: http://www.sabinsa.com/newsroom/articles/bacillus-coagulans-probiotic-of-choice-nutracos-march-april-2012.pdf. Accessed September 30, 2015.
10 Available at: http://www.sabinsa.com/newsroom/WhitePapers/Probiotics_For_Health_And_Well_Being_Nutra.pdf. Accessed September 30, 2015.