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Vitamin D3
1,000 IU 250 softgels
Item Catalog Number:
01751

Vitamin D3 can be synthesized by humans in the skin upon exposure to ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation from sunlight. But, due to the winter season, weather conditions, and sun block, the body’s ability to produce optimal vitamin D levels may be inhibited.87 These factors point to the value of taking a daily vitamin D supplement.

Vitamin D has long provided significant support for healthy bone density.88-94 However, scientists have also validated the critical role that vitamin D plays in regulating healthy cell division and differentiation, and its profound effects on human immunity.95-101 These findings link a deficiency of vitamin D to a host of common age-related problems.

The current RDA is only 600 IU. As a result of startling evidence of a widespread vitamin D deficiency, prominent nutritional scientists are calling on Americans to increase their vitamin D intake to 1,000 IU per day and higher. Currently, most experts in the field believe that intakes of between 1,000 and 10,000 IU for adults will lead to serum 25(OH)D levels above those indicative of vitamin D deficient levels, at approximately 80 nmol/L or 32 ng/mL.

Life Extension recommends that healthy adults supplement each day with at least 2,000 IU of vitamin D. Elderly adults may benefit from higher doses such as 5,000 IU daily up to 10,000 IU daily. The objective of taking a vitamin D supplement is to achieve an optimal 25-hydroxy vitamin D blood level of between 50-80 ng/mL.

Vitamin D in the amount of 2,000 IU is contained in the multi-nutrient Life Extension Mix™ and the multivitamin Two-Per-Day Tablets. A vitamin D blood test can help you determine the additional amount of vitamin D you may need to supplement to achieve an optimal level.

For most people, this 1,000 IU potency is insufficient to attain optimal vitamin D blood levels. For smaller individuals who obtain 2,000-3,000 IU in their multi-nutrient formulas (and children), this potency of vitamin D may be suitable.

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Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 softgel

Servings Per Container 250

Amount Per Serving

Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol)

1000 IU

Other ingredients: extra virgin olive oil, gelatin, glycerin, purified water, medium chain triglycerides oil.

Dosage and Use
  • Take one softgel daily with food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Caution

Individuals consuming more than 2,000 IU/day of vitamin D (from diet and supplements) should periodically obtain a serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D measurement. Do not exceed 10,000 IU per day unless recommended by your doctor. Vitamin D supplementation is not recommended for individuals with high blood calcium levels.

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Life ExtensionVitamin D3, 1,000 IU 250 softgels
 
4.5

(based on 8 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Simple to take (4)
  • Easy to swallow (3)
  • No side effects (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Older people (4)
    • Daily use (3)
    • Men (3)
    • Women (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Health conscious (3)

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    5.0

    For Two grand children

    By Ken a beliver golfer, caregiver

    from Houston, TX

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Grand Children

        Comments about Life Extension Vitamin D3, 1,000 IU 250 softgels:

        Grandchildren 14 & 12 starting their forth year of perfect attendance in Texas

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        5.0

        Would buy this product again

        By Em

        from Talking Rock, Ga

        About Me Regular User

        Pros

        • No Side Effects

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Men
          • Older People

          Comments about Life Extension Vitamin D3, 1,000 IU 250 softgels:

          After being tested my husband takes 8 daily

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          5.0

          I continue to buy this product.

          By Clarence

          from Casselberry, FL 32707

          About Me Health Conscious, Medical Professional, Regular User

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • No Side Effects
          • Simple To Take

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Men
            • Older People
            • Women

            Comments about Life Extension Vitamin D3, 1,000 IU 250 softgels:

            I take the product every morning with breakfast.

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            5.0

            D3 the assistant bone builder

            By Anne the walker

            from Royal Oak MI

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            Pros

            • No Side Effects
            • Produces Results
            • Simple To Take

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Life Extension Vitamin D3, 1,000 IU 250 softgels:

                I use this product with calcium. I have very weak bones and the dr. told me to take D3 with my calcium. So....I naturally called Life Extensions for them.

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                4.0

                I would buy this product again and again

                By don't have one

                from Fountain Hills,AZ

                About Me Health concious, Health Conscious

                Pros

                • Easy on Stomach
                • Easy To Swallow
                • Effective
                • Simple To Take

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • For All Adults
                  • Supplement A Meal
                  • Women

                  Comments about Life Extension Vitamin D3, 1,000 IU 250 softgels:

                  I think it is worth while to take it.

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                  5.0

                  Necessary supplement

                  By kakai

                  from VT

                  About Me Health Conscious

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy on Stomach
                  • Easy To Swallow
                  • Effective
                  • Simple To Take

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Men
                    • Older People
                    • Women

                    Comments about Life Extension Vitamin D3, 1,000 IU 250 softgels:

                    Considering the extent of D deficiency in this country, supplementing really can make a difference. The 1000 IU size is nice because it enables you to fine tune appropriate amounts.

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                    2.0

                    Difficult to Handle

                    By freddie

                    from irvine, CA

                    About Me First Time User

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Swallow

                    Cons

                    • Complicated To Take

                    Best Uses

                    • Older People

                    Comments about Life Extension Vitamin D3, 1,000 IU 250 softgels:

                    Prefer the former product(white capsule). Much easier to handle and contain .

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    New small softgels are great!

                    By Bob in FL

                    from Sunny Florida

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                    Staff Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Convenient
                    • Easy to swallow
                    • Small

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Life Extension Vitamin D3, 1,000 IU 250 softgels:

                        I take up to 5000 IU of Vitamin D per day. After measuring my vitamin D levels with a blood test, I discovered I was a bit deficient. I used the Life Extension Vitamin D3 capsules for years and now happily convert to the new convenient softgels. They are small and easy to swallow, and I feel the softgels are a better delivery mechanism than the capsules. Thank you Life Extension! (BTW, my blood test results for Vitamin D improved on this regiment).

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