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Why Take Vitamin D?

  • January 26, 2019

Tropical vacations are something we might manage once a year, but what about the other 50 weeks? Vitamin D helps with the absorption of calcium and phosphorus to keep your bones and teeth strong and protect against disease. Supplements are made from one of two forms – D2 or D3. CanPrev only uses vitamin D3 in their softgels and here’s why.

Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) is photosynthesized in plants, mushrooms and yeasts and used typically in vitamin D fortified foods and some supplements. Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), is known as the “sunshine” vitamin and is easily synthesized by the body when the sun’s UVB rays strike the skin. It is the most natural form of vitamin D and offers superior absorption compared to vitamin D2.

Recommended Use

Vitamin D is a factor in the maintenance of good health, and helps in the development and maintenance of bones and teeth.

Medicinal Ingredients

D3 (cholecalciferol)25mcg/1000IU

Non-medicinal ingredients

Medium chain triglycerides from certified organic coconut oil, bovine gelatin, glycerin, purified water.

Directions

Adults – Take 2000-4000iu per day with food or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. (You may need to take more depending on your health status).

Drug interactions

Caution advised when used concurrently with blood thinners.

For more information check out CanPrev and their list of Vitamin D supplements!