Prairie Naturals Vitamin D3 1000IU 500 softgels
- Prevents colds and flu
- Modulate immunity & decrease autoimmune diseases
- Normalize insulin secretion
- Lower high blood pressure
- Prevent osteoporosis, strengthen bones & promote bone mineralization
- Relieve muscle weakness & pain
- Prevent colorectal cancer, breast cancer and prostate cancer
- Combat depression and SAD
- Support normal functioning of the nervous system
- Promote healthy hormone function
- Reduce the risk of cancer by as much as 50%.
- Reduces the risk of developing type 1 diabetes.
- Lower blood pressure.
- Fight arthritis.
Vitamin D3 is the best absorbed form of vitamin D and is especially important during the fall and winter months. 1000IU is the highest potency on the market, for maximum results.
Health Canada advises people to take a daily vitamin D supplement, as following the revised Canada Food Guide would only provide 200 IU of vitamin D a day. (Andrew Vaughan/Canadian Press)
Imagine incorporating an inexpensive, single supplement into your life that forces you to get a little sunshine and promises to strengthen your bones, thwart different forms of cancer, stave off multiple sclerosis and autoimmune disorders and fight infections.
Recent research into the preventive benefits of vitamin D has raised hopes that the sunshine vitamin, which is produced naturally in the body through exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays, could extend and improve people's lives.
In September 2007, an analysis of 18 randomized controlled trials involving people over the age of 50 found that people who took at least 500 international units (IU) of vitamin D daily had a seven per cent lower risk of death compared with those given a placebo.
Lead researcher Dr. Philippe Autier said it was not clear how the supplements lowered risks of mortality, but he suggested that vitamin D may block cancer cell proliferation or improve blood vessel and immune system functions. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, reviewed research involving 57,311 participants.
The findings are part of a growing body of research regarding vitamin D's benefits. In June 2007, the Canadian Cancer Society said that based on current research adults should consider increasing their daily dosage of vitamin D. The society said Canadians should now consume 1,000 IU of vitamin D daily during the fall and winter months, in consultation with a health-care provider.
The society noted, however, that more research on appropriate dosage levels is needed and said it would update its recommendations as new studies are released.
Medicinal Ingredients: Each softgel contains: Vitamin D (Vitamin D3, Cholecalciferol) 1000IU (25 mcg)
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Organic Olive Oil (cold-pressed, extra virgin), gelatin, purified water, glycerin.