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Prairie Naturals Vitamin D3, 1000 IU type
Prairie Naturals Vitamin D3, 2500 IU softgel type
Prairie Naturals Vitamin D3, 2500 IU liquid

Prairie Naturals - Vitamin D3

Regular price
$19.99
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$19.99

Info: Available in 2 Strengths (1000 and 2,500 IU) and 3 Sizes (500 & 550 Softgels or 15 ml)

We need Vitamin D to develop and maintain the health of our bones and teeth (since it helps them absorb and use calcium and phosphorus), and it also plays a role in our immune health, and cognitive functions, and other important processes. Now available in a 2,500 IU Extra Strength!

Info: Available in 2 Strengths (1000 and 2,500 IU) and 3 Sizes (500 & 550 Softgels or 15 ml)

We need Vitamin D to develop and maintain the health of our bones and teeth (since it helps them absorb and use calcium and phosphorus), and it also plays a role in our immune health, and cognitive functions, and other important processes. Now available in a 2,500 IU Extra Strength!

Product Notes:

We're able to produce Vitamin D ourselves with sufficient sunlight exposure, but that's not always possible, particularly in the winter months at more northern latitudes.

These are our most economical offerings of this important vitamin in a non-liquid form - both in the recommended daily dose variety and in the extra strength version.

Among the supplementary forms, a D3 / Cholecalciferol type such as these are preferable to D2, because they are more easily absorbed and metabolized by the body. As a fat soluble vitamin, they are delivered in a base of edible oil to ensure it will be taken up by the body. And Prairie Naturals doesn't use just any carrier oil: these formulas use extra virgin olive oil, which has numerous health benefits of its own.

For many years, Health Canada guidelines restricted Vitamin D dosage to 1,000 international units per dose per day. Following requests over time from consumers, physicians, and industry stakeholders, Health Canada reviewed and revised their guidelines, finding that "2,500 IU (62.5 µg) would provide a safe daily maximum dose of vitamin D in non-prescription supplements for healthy children 9 years and older, adolescents, and adults." As of the summer of 2021, natural health products with 2,500 IUs are permitted to be sold in Canada.

Ingredients:

Each softgel contains: Vitamin D (Vitamin D3, Cholecalciferol); either:
- 25 mcg per softgel in the 1000 IU formula; or,
- 62.5 mcg per softgel in the 2500 IU formula

Non-medicinal ingredients: Organic Olive Oil (cold-pressed, extra virgin), Gelatin, Purified Water, Glycerin.

Liquid version: each drop contains:

62.5 mcg (2500 IU) Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)

Non-medicinal ingredients: Organic Olive Oil (cold-pressed, extra virgin).

All three types are Non-GMO. Prairie Naturals Vitamin D-3 does not contain wheat, gluten, soy, egg, dairy, corn, sweeteners, artificial colour or preservatives, solvents, or alcohol.

Suggested Usage:

Adults: Take 1 softgel daily with a meal, or as directed by a qualified healthcare practitioner. Store in a cool, dry place, out of reach of children.

Liquid version: Adults: Take 1 drop (preferably under the tongue), 1 time per day. To be taken with an adequate intake of calcium. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 6 months.

Warnings:

1000 IU: No risk information available.

2500 IU versions: Do not use this product if you have hypercalcemia and/or hypercalciuria. 15-20 mcg (600-800 IU) of vitamin D per day is adequate for most individuals; consult a health care practitioner to determine if you would benefit from additional vitamin D before taking this more potent product. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; or if you have kidney disorders; or if you take other vitamin D supplements, multivitamin supplements containing vitamin D, or products containing vitamin D analogues; or if you take any prescription medications including antacids, anticonvulsants, digoxin, cholestyramine, colestipol, mineral oil, steroids, statins, or thiazide diuretics. Stop use and consult a health care practitioner if weakness, fatigue, drowsiness, headache, lack of appetite, dry mouth, metallic taste, nausea, vomiting, vertigo, ringing in the ears, lack of coordination and muscle weakness occur which are early symptoms of hypercalcemia or if you have any other side effects.

Health Canada Natural Product Numbers: 80008795 for the 1000 IU formula; 80110997 for the 2500 IU softgel version; and 80113085 for the 2500 IU liquid version.


Product Options:
1000 IU (500 Softgels) - $19.99 - UPC: 067953002918
2500 IU (550 Softgels) - $23.99 - UPC: 067953005742
2500 IU, Liquid (15 ml) - $19.99 - UPC: 067953005407