Supports healthy bones and muscles, cardiovascular function, and immune function.
Vitamin D plays an important role throughout life, beginning with fetal development. Unlike many vitamin D supplements, Thorne's contain no lactose or preservatives (BHA, BHT, sodium benzoate, etc).
Vitamin D protects a number of important functions in the body. In addition to supporting healthy bones and muscles, it supports cardiovascular health and immune function. Although direct sunlight provides natural vitamin D, many individuals of all ages, especially the elderly, do not get enough vitamin D from sunlight and their diet. Vitamin D supplementation can be of great benefit in these situations. However, the powders used in many pre-mixed vitamin D dilutions frequently contain potentially detrimental ingredients such as lactose, as well as preservatives such as BHT, BHA, sodium benzoate, and sorbic acid. Thorne's vitamin D is formulated for individuals who are sensitive to those ingredients.
In the United States, the current recommended daily intake of 800 IUs vitamin D is based on the minimum amount to protect against bone disease. However, this amount might not be sufficient to support optimal health. Research suggests serum vitamin D levels should be in the range of 32-80 ng/mL
Vitamin D3 - 25,000
With a recommended dose for most of 10,000 IU per day, or 70,000 -75,000 IU per week, the larger dose per pill means that you need only take 3 pills per week. Since Vitamin D3 is partially fat-soluble, it does not run through you like B vitamins or vitamin C. Taking 3 pills of this form per week allows most people to maintain a healthy blood level. Vitamin D3 dosing is not guess-work. After you are on the dose for 6 weeks, get a blood test to see where your blood level is, and adjust your dose accordingly.
Vitamin D3 - 10,000
A smaller dose per pill, Start with one per day on average. Vitamin D3 dosing is not guess-work. After you are on the dose for 6 weeks, get a blood test to see where your blood level is, and adjust your dose accordingly.