Liposomal Vitamin D3 1,000 IU | Dr Mercola | 30 Capsules
If your vitamin D levels are already very high, Liposomal Vitamin D3 (1,000 IU) can serve as an effective daily maintenance dose. Also, Dr Mercola's Liposomal Vitamin D3 (1,000 IU) is recommended for most healthy children age 4 and older.
Once thought of as only playing a role in certain diseases, researchers now realise that vitamin D affects virtually every cell and tissue in your body. And it affects numerous vitamin D receptors located throughout your body and nearly 3,000 genes.
Your cells need the active form of vitamin D to unlock the genetic blueprints stored inside the cell. Without these crucial blueprints, these aspects of your health could potentially be at risk:
|Maintenance of overall health||Cellular growth and development||Bone strength and health|
|Blood sugar health||Digestion and absorption of nutrients||Blood pressure health|
|Heart health||Vascular system health||Normal mmune function|
|Joint health||Mood and overall feelings of well-being||Neurological and cognitive health|
|Muscular function||Skin health||Pancreatic function and health|
|Healthy ageing process||Sleep patterns||Hearing and vision|
|Reproductive health||Newborn health||Athletic performance|
|Respiratory function and health||Carbohydrate and fat metabolism||Metabolic rate|
|Weight management||Hair and hair follicles|
That may seem like a long list, but as research continues on vitamin D, you can expect to see it grow even longer.
You might have heard of a new technology called liposomal technology that has been used to increase absorption of nutrients. This occurs naturally in krill oil. The omega-3 fats are bound to phospholipids that radically increase absorption relative to fish oil.
Similarly, we can now mimic that process in the gut to improve nutrient absorption.
With liposomal technology, the phospholipids in the capsule can form liposomes in the stomach. Studies show the movement of water is sufficient to create some liposomes. Stresses are high in the stomach, with stomach fluids in near constant motion, which could create an even greater amount of liposomes. Since liposomes can help the nutrient gain entry across your gut membrane to its target organs and cells, more liposomes could lead to an increased rate of absorption.
Most of the vitamin D sold today comes packed in soft gels. Unfortunately soft-gels are unable to protect the nutrients inside from moisture and oxygen. When moisture and oxygen leak into the soft gel, you can lose quality and freshness.
Dr Mercola's Liposomal Vitamin D uses a more expensive "Licaps" capsule instead of a cheaper soft gel. Licaps use innovative "Fusion Technology" to seal the capsule without the use of banding.
This extraordinary liquid capsule technology has been rigorously tested for over 15 years and provides many beneficial advantages:
- Reduces oxidation potential by flushing the liquid formulation with nitrogen during the capsule-filling process, creating a "bubble" for freshness.
- Two-piece capsules are hermetically sealed to yield a tight, one-piece capsule to significantly reduce the potential for leakage.
- Exemplary filling and sealing processes provide an extended shelf life.
The bottom line with Licaps: the possibility of leakage is virtually reduced to zero.
Vitamin D Deficiency - Who is At Risk?
Because of vitamin D’s wide-reaching effects in your body, always check to see if you are deficient in this crucial nutrient when addressing any health concern, especially those listed above. If you have vitamin D deficiency we would recommended the stronger 5000IU dosage to help normalise your vitamin D levels, before continuing with a maintenance dose of 1000IU.
Certain groups of people may be at an increased risk for vitamin D deficiency, as well as individuals with some specific conditions. If any of the following apply to you, please get your vitamin D levels checked sooner than later.
It’s winter and you don’t live in the tropics or subtropics.
There simply isn’t enough, or even any UVB that reaches the ground in the winter if you are not in the tropics or subtropics, and exposure to UVB is how your body produces most of the vitamin D it requires naturally.
You have darker skin.
Those with darker skin may need as much as 10 times more sun exposure to produce the same amount of vitamin D as a person with pale skin.
You're 50 or older.
As you get older, your skin produces less vitamin D when exposed to the sun.
You spend a lot of time indoors.
If you avoid the sun or just aren’t able to get outdoors regularly, your levels of vitamin D are likely to be lower.
You're overweight or obese (or have a higher muscle mass).
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble, hormone-like vitamin, so body fat can act like a sponge. A heavier person with more body fat or even those with more muscle mass may require a higher dose than a slimmer person.
You have gut issues.
If you have a gastrointestinal condition that affects your ability to absorb fat you may have lower absorption of vitamin D.
You’re achy or tired, or both.
The classic signs of a certain type of vitamin D deficiency can mimic conditions characterised by fatigue and achy bones.
You sometimes feel "blue."
Serotonin, the brain hormone associated with mood elevation, rises with exposure to bright light and falls with decreased sun exposure.
Pregnant women require higher amounts of vitamin D for their own pregnancy and delivery as well as the optimal health of their babies.
You notice unusual head sweating.
Surprisingly, one of the first signs of a vitamin D deficiency is a sweaty head.
Adults and children 4 years or older, as a dietary supplement, take one (1) capsule daily.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.