Vitamin D3 (Natural Fish Liver Oil)

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$12.75

Manufacturer Nature's Plus
Supply 180 Days
Form 1 Soft Gel
Potency 400 IU
Size 180

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Vitamin D3 (Natural Fish Liver Oil)

Vitamin D is an important for maintaining healthy bones, heart, nerves, skin, teeth, and thyroid gland. It may be helpful with such conditions as acne, alcoholism, allergies, arthritis, cystitis, psoriasis, and stress.

Directions:

Take one softgel daily.

Ingredients:

Vitamin D (from fish liver oil) 400 iu. Vitamin A (from fish liver oil) 8oo iu. Other ingredients: soy oil, gelatin glycerin and purified water.

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Combat Depression Naturally with Vitamin D

We’ve all experienced those glorious moments of putting your face to the sun to absorb its rays of goodness and your whole body says “ahhh”.  You relax and feel a sense of wellbeing, but that’s not just because of the warmth and feelings of being nurtured, it’s also because it activates our body’s production of Vitamin D, something it can’t do without sunlight.  Pretty amazing right?  This vitamin’s effect on the body is impressive and there is a direct correlation between depression and Vitamin D deficiency.  If you or someone you love struggles with depression, take a closer look at supplementing with Vitamin D and some of these other natural options.

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We’ve all experienced those glorious moments of putting your face to the sun to absorb its rays of goodness and your whole body says “ahhh”.  You relax and feel a sense of wellbeing, but that’s not just because of the warmth and feelings of being nurtured, it’s also because it activates our body’s production of Vitamin D, something it can’t do without sunlight.  Pretty amazing right?  This vitamin’s effect on the body is impressive and there is a direct correlation between depression and Vitamin D deficiency.  If you or someone you love struggles with depression, take a closer look at supplementing with Vitamin D and some of these other natural options.

Fewer hours of sunlight = increased opportunity to become deficient in Vitamin D: It’s no coincidence that people seem happier in the sunnier and warmer months of the year than in the winter months and this can be connected to Vitamin D. Vitamin D is naturally made in the body but needs rays of sunlight to activate the reaction in the skin. Even though our bodies are able to produce the vitamin supplementation is often needed. Vitamin D is not technically a vitamin but a hormone, and considering the correlation hormones have with mental well-being, it’s understandable that a healthy level of Vitamin D in the system is necessary. Youth and older adults are at a greater risk of becoming depressed due to a deficiency of Vitamin D, an important fact to consider before the assumption of a mental illness is reached. In order to check our Vitamin D levels you will need a simple blood test done at a doctor’s office or in a laboratory. Looking for a supplement? We have sublingual, tablet or soft gel.

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Another hormone that impacts your mental wellness is serotonin, the “feel good” hormone that triggers feelings of pleasure, well-being and satisfaction. Where antidepressant drugs suppress the body from breaking down the hormone (thereby increasing its concentration) there are gentler and more natural ways to increase the presence of serotonin in the body without harmful side-effects. L-tryptophan and 5-HTP are precursors to serotonin which simply means they must be present before serotonin can be produced in the body. Depletion of tryptophan in the body has been shown to lead to depression (as serotonin levels cannot be maintained or increased) and clinical studies have shown that the use of 5-HTP for depression has been just as effective for depression as standard antidepressant drugs. Check out this 5-HTP sublingual or this capsule as well as how gut health plays a role in mental health in The GI Tract, Mood and Gut Health.

Because serotonin levels are impacted by how quickly or slowly the hormone is metabolized in the body, the compounds that are responsible for the metabolization also play in role in mental wellness and warding off mood disorders. SAMe is a compound of methionine and ATP, two proteinogen amino acids that occur naturally in the body, and influences the metabolizing of serotonin. Studies have shown that supplementing with SAMe is just as effective for depression as antidepressant drugs.

St. John’s Wort has long been a celebrated herb for assisting with mood and warding off depression and Kroeger Herb has a great Complete Concentrate and a tincture available. Other benefits of St. John’s Wort are that it can assist with sleep disorders, nerve pain and viral infections. Long-term, daily use of St. John’s Wort has proven the most beneficial though not everyone should take this herb.  St. John’s wort interacts with some commonly used prescription and over-the-counter drugs. DO NOT USE this supplement if you are taking contraceptives, antidepressants, immunosuppressants (such as cyclosporine), anticoagulants, Digoxin, HIV medicine, blood thinners, seizure-control medicine, cancer medicine, or any other medications.

Depression is more common than you may think and affects one in ten adults in the United States with nearly half of the population set to experience an episode of depression at some point in their life. Being proactive and addressing the signs and symptoms of depression naturally can reduce your chance of risk. Want to learn more about depression, mood disorders and how to alleviate the general blues? Consider these posts: “How to Overcome Depression Naturally” and “Benefits of Essential Oils: Physical, Emotional and for Appearance

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Vitamin D – Bringing Sunshine to Your Health

Vitamin D, or the “sunshine vitamin,” is one of the most talked about and artificially supplemented nutrients in the human diet. This makes sense as it is also one of the most crucial regulators of bone development and immune function, being responsible for the absorption of calcium and phosphorous in the digestive tract. Aside from producing strong bones and a healthy digestive system, Vitamin D plays a role in the production of many hormones. It is not a vitamin in the technical sense of the word because we as mammals can actually create our own Vitamin D by exposing our skin to the sun.This works well during some parts of the year, but through the winter months most people in temperate regions wear enough clothing to prevent much Vitamin D from being produced by the body. This along with the fact that there is less overall sunlight during the day means supplementation is a good idea.

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Vitamin D, or the “sunshine vitamin,” is one of the most talked about and artificially supplemented nutrients in the human diet. This makes sense as it is also one of the most crucial regulators of bone development and immune function, being responsible for the absorption of calcium and phosphorous in the digestive tract. Aside from producing strong bones and a healthy digestive system, Vitamin D plays a role in the production of many hormones. It is not a vitamin in the technical sense of the word because we as mammals can actually create our own Vitamin D by exposing our skin to the sun.This works well during some parts of the year, but through the winter months most people in temperate regions wear enough clothing to prevent much Vitamin D from being produced by the body. This along with the fact that there is less overall sunlight during the day means supplementation is a good idea.

Many foods such as milk and cereals have added Vitamin D but it is usually in the form of ergocalciferol, or D2, which is not as easily processed by the body. Vitamin D3, or cholecalciferol is the form of choice. This can only be obtained from animal sources, such as cod liver oil, or it can be processed from wool lanolin. Cod liver oil is such a powerful provider of D3 that it was used to alleviate the rickets epidemic sweeping the industrialized world in the early 1900’s. Many children were kept in thick clothing out of the sun in cities, and with poor nutrition also being an issue, many suffered from rickets, a disease of the bones caused by a lack of Vitamin D and calcium.

The minimum recommended amount of Vitamin D is 600 IU a day, although many people take up to 10000 IU with no negative effects reported at this time. Many fatty fishes such as salmon and tuna are good dietary sources of D3, and mushrooms provide the best natural source of D2. Many multi-vitamins contain some form of Vitamin D, and there are numerous D3 and D2 supplements available to choose from.

Ten to 15 minutes of sunshine three times weekly is enough to produce the body’s requirement of vitamin D. The skin of your face, arms, back, or legs will need to be exposed, without sunscreen for a few minutes then be sure to apply sunscreen to avoid the risk of skin cancer. When considering the amount of Vitamin D you may need from supplementation, take into account factors like skin color, time of year, time spent outdoors, and the amount of sunscreen or coverups that you use.

The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for Vitamin D:

Infants

  • 0 – 6 months: 400 IU (10 micrograms (mcg) per day)
  • 7 – 12 months: 400 IU (5 mcg/day)

Children

  • 1 – 3 years: 600 IU (15 mcg/day)
  • 4 – 8 years: 600 IU (15 mcg/day)

Older children and adults

  • 9 – 70 years: 600 IU (15 mcg/day)
  • Adults over 70 years: 800 IU (20 mcg/day)
  • Pregnancy and breast-feeding: 600 IU (15 mcg/day)

In general, people over age 50 need higher amounts of vitamin D than younger people. Ask your health care provider which amount is best for you then look at your options and bring a little “sunshine” vitamin to your health!

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