In 2008, the American Academy of Pediatrics doubled its vitamin D recommendations for infants, children, and adolescents to 400 IUs a day in response to the growing recognition of vitamin D deficiency as an epidemic (1). For children and adults who do not receive adequate sun exposure, experts recommend a minimum of 1000 IUs daily. Best known for its role in building and maintaining strong bones, vitamin D also helps regulate the immune and neuromuscular systems, and is key to optimizing health (1).
The recommended form of vitamin D is D3 (or cholecalciferol), the natural and most easily absorbed form, which the body makes from sunlight. Nordic Naturals Vitamin D3 is in a carrier oil of organic extra virgin olive oil, which is rich in the “heart-healthy” omega-9, oleic acid.
One 250 mg softgel contains 1000 IU of Vitamin D3. Ingredients include: extra virgin olive oil, soft gel capsule (gelatin, glycerin, purified water, natural orange flavor), vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol in olive oil), d-alpha tocopherol, natural orange flavor, and rosemary extract (a natural preservative).
No gluten, milk derivatives, or artificial colors or flavors.
Each bottle contains 120 softgels.
(1)Holick MF. The vitamin D epidemic and its health consequences. J Nutr 2005;135(11):2739S–48S.