Health First Vitamin D3 Extra Strength 2,500 IU 180 Gelcaps
In a base of organic olive oil. To help prevent Vitamin D deficiency
By now you know that you should be getting your daily dose of vitamin D! There is more clinical evidence than ever supporting its health benefits: since 2019, over 65 published studies have demonstrated that adequate vitamin D stores may support one’s ability to stay healthy.
While a dose of 800 IU per day is generally enough for maintaining adequate vitamin D serum levels, our long winters, short summers, and reduced amount of sun exposure in Canada may lead us to need more. Different populations also require more: seniors produce one-quarter the amount of vitamin D that they did in their twenties, people with darker skin tones on average produce half the amount as people with lighter skin tones, and those with certain chronic diseases may have more difficulty absorbing vitamin D.
In response, Health Canada has increased the maximum dose of vitamin D3 in supplements to 2,500 IU based on this growing clinical evidence of its safety. Health First offers Vitamin D3 Extra Strength 2,500 IU in both gelcap and liquid formats so you can choose your best way to get that daily dose!
Features & Benefits:
- Helps to prevent vitamin D deficiency in Canadians
- Provides 2,500 IU of vitamin D3 per gelcap
- Contains organic olive for ideal absorption
Recommended Dose: Adults (18 years and older) - Take 1 gelcap daily. To be taken with an adequate intake of calcium.
Recommended Duration: Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 6 months.
Medicinal Ingredients: Each gelcap contains:
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) ... 2,500 IU / 62.5 mcg
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Olive oil*, capsule shell (bovine gelatin,glycerin, and purified water).
Known Adverse Reactions: Stop use and consult a health care practitioner if early symptoms of hypercalcemia occur, including weakness, fatigue, drowsiness, headache, lack of appetite, dry mouth, metallic taste, nausea, vomiting, vertigo, ringing in the ears, lack of coordination, and muscle weakness, or if you have any other side effects.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. DO NOT USE IF SAFETY SEAL IS BROKEN.
Cautions & Warnings: 600-800 IU (15-20 mcg) of Vitamin D per day is adequate for most individuals. Consult a health care practitioner to determine whether you would benefit from additional Vitamin D before taking this product. Do not use this product if you have hypercalcemia and/or hypercalciuria. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you have kidney disorders, or if you take other Vitamin D supplements, multivitamin supplements containing Vitamin D, products containing Vitamin D analogues, or any prescription medications including antacids, anticonvulsants, digoxin, cholestyramine, colestipol, mineral oil, steroids, statins, and thiazide diuretics.
Free From: Gluten, dairy, corn, soy, yeast, sugar, artificial flavours, artificial colours, and GMOs.
Made in Canada and sold exclusively by Health First Network Members to support healthy Canadian communities.
Our packaging is made from 100% recycled or recyclable materials to save plastic from landfills and put the health of our communities first.
*Results may vary from person to person