Jar of 200 Hippocrates Natural Vitamin D3 capsules
(1000 IUs of Vitamin D3 per capsule)
WHY IS NATURAL VITAMIN D3 ESSENTIAL FOR OUR HEALTH?
Natural Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) can protect us against:
•High blood pressure
•Muscle weakness / wasting
So, how much Vitamin D3 do we need? Many medical authorities recommend that adults have 5000 international Units (IUs) every day. (In summer, sunshine on our skin may create up to 20,000 IUs per day.)
However, many people -- especially older people, and those living in Australia’s southern tier (Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Hobart) -- get less than 1000 IUs per day.
But -- how much do YOU need? We defer to the knowledge of Dr John Cannell, a recognized American Vitamin D expert:
“Your need varies with age, body weight, percent of body fat, latitude, skin coloration, season of the year, use of sunblock, individual variation in sun exposure, and - probably - how ill you are. As a general rule, old people need more than young people, big people need more than little people, fat people need more than skinny people, temperate-latitude people need more than tropical-latitude people, dark-skinned people need more than fair-skinned people, winter people need more than summer people, sunblock lovers need more than sunblock haters, sun-phobes need more than sun-worshippers, and ill people may need more than well people."
“Vitamin D is used by the body both to maintain wellness and to treat disease. If you get an infection, how much vitamin D does your body use up fighting the infection? Nobody knows. If you have cancer, how much vitamin D does your body use up fighting the cancer? Nobody knows. If you have heart disease, how much vitamin D does your body use up fighting the heart disease? Nobody knows. If you are a child with autism, how much vitamin D does your brain need to turn on the genes that autism has turned off? Nobody knows. If you are an athlete, how much vitamin D does your body use up making you stronger and quicker? Nobody knows."
“This is what I'd do. If you live in Florida (or, in Australia, north of Coffs Harbour/Adelaide) and sunbathe once a week, year around, do nothing. If you use suntan parlors once a week, do nothing. However, if you have little UVB exposure, my advice is as follows: Well children under the age of two should take 1,000 IU per day, over the age of two, 2,000 IU per day. Well adults and adolescents between 35kg and 60kg should start with 3,000 IU per day, over 60kg but less than 75kg, 4,000 IU per day and over 75kg, 5,000 IU per day."
“Two months later have your doctor order your first 25-hydroxy-vitamin D blood test. Yes, start the vitamin D before you have the blood test. Then adjust your dose so your 25(OH)D level is between 75 nmol/l and 150 nmol/l, summer and winter. These are conservative dosage recommendations. Most people who avoid the sun - and virtually all dark-skinned people - will have to increase their dose once they find their blood level is still low, even after two months of the above dosage, especially in the winter."
WHY NATURAL VITAMIN D3 (CHOLECALCIFEROL)?
There are two major forms of Vitamin D. One is natural; the other is synthetic.
1.The natural form is D3 (cholecalciferol), which is the same vitamin D your body makes when exposed to sunshine.
2.The synthetic form is vitamin D2, which is sometimes called ergocalciferol.
Once either form of the vitamin is in your body, it must be converted to a more active form. Vitamin D3 is converted 500% faster than Vitamin D2, and is clearly a better alternative.
Vitamin D2 also has a shorter shelf life, and its metabolites bind with protein poorly, making it less effective. Studies have even concluded that vitamin D2 should no longer be regarded as a nutrient appropriate for supplementation or fortification of foods (although it continues to be used as such). So, if you choose to use a vitamin D supplement, make sure it is in the form of vitamin D3.
Be aware that nearly all prescription-based supplements contain synthetic vitamin D2. So, if you receive a medical prescription for vitamin D, you’re probably receiving the inferior vitamin D2.
Hippocrates Natural Vitamin D3 capsules consist of 1000 IUs of natural Vitamin D3 and pure olive oil ONLY in each all-vegetable capsule. NOTHING ELSE. Custom-manufactured in Australia to our strict specifications.
Does NOT contain: Gluten - Soy – Corn – Lactose – Glucose – Fructose – Maltose – Dextrose – Levulose – Maltodextrin – Xylitol – Molasses – Artificial Sweeteners - Nuts - Animal or Fish Products - Milk - Egg - Wheat – Rice – Sugars – Yeast – Casein – GMO – Preservatives – Excipients – Enteric Coating – Shellac – Wax – Plastic – Talc – Artificial Colours or Flavours.