Vitamin D3- 10,000 IU

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Manufacturer Solgar
Supply 120 days
Form Soft Gel
Potency 10000 IU
Size 120

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Vitamin D3- 10,000 IU

Vitamin D is required to promote calcium absorption, which helps to maintain healthy bones and teeth. Vitamin D also supports a healthy immune system, the health of the pancreas and supports the health of various tissues including breast and colon tissue. It may also support neuromuscular function in older adults. The natural Vitamin D3 in this product is the same form produced by the body when our skin is exposed to sunlight. As we age, our bodies produce this important nutrient less efficiently. This formulation offers advanced Vitamin D3 support in oil-based softgels to promote optimal absorption and assimilation.

Directions:

As a dietary supplement for adults, take one (1) softgel daily, preferably at mealtime, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.

Ingredients:

Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol) 10,000 IU. Other Ingredients: Safflower Oil, Gelatin, Vegetable Glycerin, Sunflower Oil.

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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 sublingualtablet 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 thiscapsule as well as how gut health plays a role in mental health inThe 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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A-Z of Healthy Skin : Our Top Picks for Products and Remedies!

Fluctuations in temperature and moisture have you wondering if it’s winter or if we really are heading into summer? Imagine how confused your skin is feeling! Winter is a thief of moisture and often we do not fully heal our skin before welcoming the sun and wind of spring and summer. What can you do? Plenty. Check out our A-Z for improving the look and feel of your skin not only naturally but easily too! Hello, gorgeous!

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Fluctuations in temperature and moisture have you wondering if it’s winter or if we really are heading into summer? Imagine how confused your skin is feeling! Winter is a thief of moisture and often we do not fully heal our skin before welcoming the sun and wind of spring and summer. What can you do? Plenty. Check out our A-Z for improving the look and feel of your skin not only naturally but easily too! Hello, gorgeous!

Vitamin A: Cries from your skin for Vitamin A can range from acne to rough spots or even raised bumps on your back and arms. Want clear and healthy skin that glows? Check your Vitamin A intake and be sure to supplement your diet with trusted products like this one from Nature’s Way.

Vitamin B: Soft and glowing summer skin that looks younger could be with the help of Vitamin B! Deficiencies in this vitamin lead to more pronounced wrinkles, graying skin, acne, rashes and loss of hair!Anti-Fatigue is our pick for Vitamin B supplementation as it not only reveals healthy and beautiful skin but also boosts energy levels by naturally supporting your adrenal glands.

Vitamin C: Boost your immune system, benefit heart function and fight free radicals with Vitamin C! Relating this vitamin to cold and flu season only would mean you’re missing out on slowing the process of aging, protecting collagen in your skin and reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

Vitamin D: According to Natural Solutions Magazine, if you live north of Atlanta, GA then your skin isn’t getting proper doses of Vitamin D during the winter months and supplementation could be necessary, even as the weather warms, to make up for deficiencies. Adequate amounts of Vitamin D in our systems keeps our skin healthy and clear and can also assist with the sleepiness and sadness that can accompany those last few weeks before spring comes!

Vitamin E: Oral supplementation of Vitamin E keeps your skin supple and glowing year round! As temperatures begin to rise, the needs of your skin change and lotions rich in Vitamin E oil properly hydrate your thirsty skin and can heal the cracks and chapped areas from cooler months.

Keep in mind that Vitamins A, B, D and E are fat soluble and are stored in the body until they are needed and do not need to be consumed each day. Vitamin C on the other hand is water soluble and should be consumed daily and, in the case of boosting your immune system, multiple times a day!

F: Fennel is not only a delicious part of gardening in the spring and summer! Drinking fennel tea can flush toxins from your system, keeping your skin clear and smooth. Add two teaspoons fennel seed to a mug of boiling water and allow to steep for 3 minutes before drinking.

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G: Get Your Greens! Whether its watercress, spinach, kale, romaine or collards, the greens of the garden are a good source of fiber, Vitamin C and antioxidants to fight free radicals, keep your digestive system clear so toxins can be properly eliminated and support acne-free skin with fewer wrinkles!

H: Hydration is among the most important things you can do for your entire body, not just your skin. One of our bodies cries for water is dry or scaly skin, acne or rashes. Be sure you are properly hydrating throughout the day and look out for signs of your body’s needs with this book.

I: Improve. Start small and build your way up to make your current practices for healthy skin even stronger. Apply sunscreen often but not daily last summer? Strive to be better this year. Didn’t hydrate properly? Used products that weren’t natural and wish you would have? Make a change.

J: Jojoba Oil is a go-to for all seasons but especially where dry or scaly skin is concerned. Use it as a moisturizer for your entire body, from heels to a scaly scalp! Wild Sage has two great products that we love to nourish skin and hair. Soften wrinkles and moisturize the delicate skin under your eyes withJojoba Eye Cream and turn dry hair into beautiful locks with Rosemary Jojoba Hair Oil (psst! It fights dandruff too!).

Vitamin K can help to reduce bags, discoloration or darkness under your eyes by improving circulation in the body.

L: Lip care shouldn’t be overlooked where healthy skin is concerned! Get gorgeous, flushed lips with a gentle scrub using an old toothbrush with coconut oil and choose lip balms with natural peppermint likeBurt’s Bees.

M: Microbeads can help to clear dry, scaly skin and bring out a natural glow to anyone’s skin but be gentle! Choose products that are made of natural ingredients and avoid frequent use or rough sloughing as you can cause harm to the surface of your skin. “Less is more” is the way to play here.

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Nourish your skin with healthy fats like Omega 3s to maintain the natural oils in the skin. What you put inside your body is just as important as what you put on the outside of your body so if dry skin is an issue for you look beyond creams and topical oils and get the healthy oils inside!

Oh, speaking of oil: Choose a natural moisturizer when your skin is at its driest that is a powerhouse to lock in moisture. We like grapeseed, applied just after a shower or bath to lock in moisture, ease itchiness and heal chapped and red skin.

P: Protect your skin from the sun by choosing natural SPF products with strong coverage. Think they are expensive or hard to find? We’ve got your covered with our newest addition to our skincare line, Taspen’s!

Quit smoking: Not only will you add years to your life but you’ll also save thousands of dollars, improve the look and feel of your skin, reduce wrinkles and cut down on noticeable spots on your skin’s surface. Do your body a favor and quit it.

R: Regularity is the key to everything here. Apply sunscreen, moisturize, hydrate, eat healthy foods and mind your vitamin intake to benefit your skin quickly and effectively.

S is obviously for skin and we are all about using products that are all-natural and all-wonderful. We recently picked up a skincare line from Acure and couldn’t be more pleased with how well this line works. It is affordable and has a formula for everyone. Sensitive skin? No problem. Oily? They’ve got you covered. Check out their entire line.

T is for tomato, often the star of warm weather gardens. Fresh from your back yard or the grocer, this little skin aid is rich in Vitamin C and improves circulation throughout the body for the improved appearance of skin.

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U: Undo the stress of the day in the most effective way for you and you’ll be surprised to see that it will show up on your face! Meditate, have a cup of tea, chat with a friend or try an essential oil aimed at bringing calm into your life like lavender. Stress can cause a number of issues, including pre-mature aging, take a look at these5 easy steps to manage it.

V: Vitamins! We purposefully gave several vitamins their own slot instead of waiting until the end! Keep your body healthy and happy with proper supplementation.Check out our Vitamins and Minerals section.

We’re wild about wild caught fish to ensure we are eating omega 3s and other healthy fats for healthy skin while avoiding the un-natural and often harmful additions in farm raised fish. Keep your eye on labels when purchasing fish and buy wild caught.

X: It’s not much of a stretch but X here stands for exam. Have a funky spot you don’t remember ever seeing? Not sure if that mole has changed shape? Feel like there’s something a little off? Go have it checked out. Fretting over an issue will do more harm than good to your health and early detection is often the best medicine there is.

Y: Yawning is an indication that it’s time to hit the hay and get proper shut eye. Our skin repairs itself while we sleep and if you’re missing out on proper rest, your skin is too! Difficulty getting adequate sleep can be assisted naturally. Check out our Mind, Mood and Sleep section for great products that are non-habit forming.

ZZinc assists in proper structure of proteins and cell membranes, improves wound healing, has anti-inflammatory effects and protects against UV radiation. While you may be trying to ingest zinc through your diet, supplementation is often necessary to ensure adequate amounts and these benefits.

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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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