|Healthy mind, healthy body
Evidence indicates that maintaining healthy levels of vitamin D can help mitigate cognitive decline. Plus, clinical trials confirm the importance of maintaining vitamin D levels for broad-spectrum health benefits, including bone health. If you are already getting 1,0003,000 IU of vitamin D in your multivitamin, a 5,000 IU potency is perfect for achieving optimal vitamin D levels.
Benefits at a Glance
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble prohormone that 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.
We recommend that you supplement with 5,000 IU to 8,000 IU of vitamin D3 daily. And take a 25-hydroxyvitamin D blood test after 3 months to assess and adjust your dosage so your optimal blood levels will be between 5080 ng/mL year-round.
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 So maintain optimal levels of blood vitamin D effectively and inexpensively with Life Extension® vitamin D supplements.
Vitamin D3 | 5,000 IU, 60 softgels
Vitamin D3 can be synthesized by humans in the skin upon exposure to ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation from sunlight. But, due to the winter season, weather conditions, and sun block, the bodys ability to produce optimal vitamin D levels may be