Many people suffer from vitamin D deficiencies without even realizing that a lack of this essential vitamin is the cause for some of their symptoms, including depression, muscle and joint pain or weakness, fatigue and tiredness, and bone pain. People who are most at risk for developing vitamin D deficiency are those who do not get out in the sun often enough, and vegetarians since most of the foods that have vitamin D are meat-based.
Daily Requirements of Vitamin D
The daily recommended amount of vitamin D is 400 to 600 IU for those aged 1 - 70, and 1000 IU for infants under the age of 1 and those over the age of 70. Women who are pregnant and nursing should take up to 4000 IU per day in order to reduce pre-term birth and to provide better milk for their babies. Because many people are deficient in vitamin D and because it is essential to a number of your body’s processes, most doctors recommend taking more than the recommended dose as no ill effects have been seen by taking high amounts of vitamin D.
5000 (5k) IU Softgels
These are recommended for people who either know or suspect that they have a vitamin D deficiency. You may be tested by your doctor for vitamin D deficiencies before taking supplements, and you should always check with your doctor before taking anything if you are pregnant, nursing, or taking other medications. Keep in mind that this product has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and therefore cannot be guaranteed to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.
These softgels are only intended for use of individuals over the age of 18. Take one (1) softgel per day with a meal for best results. It is best if taken at approximately the same time every day to ensure continued absorption of the vitamin D into your system. These softgels which contain 5000 IU of vitamin D will provide 1,250% of the daily recommended value of vitamin D.
Although vitamin D has been found safe to be used even in doses far beyond the daily recommended value, some people may have adverse reactions to these softgels. If you do experience any adverse or allergic reaction while taking these vitamin D softgels, stop taking them immediately and contact your doctor before you continue.
Researchers continue to find more ways that vitamin D interacts with your body to keep everything working at its best, which means that getting enough is more important than most people realize. Since most people don’t have enough time to devote to sitting out in the sun every day, taking a supplement like this one can help improve your overall health.