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Bluebonnet Nutrition Vitamin D 3 400 iu 250 Soft Gels
Bluebonnet Nutrition Vvitamin D3 400 iu derived from fish oil. There are two forms of Vitamin D: D2 and D3. Vitamin Dd (ergocalciferol) is found in yeast that has been exposed to ultraviolet light. Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is a fat-souble vitamin found in food and made by the body. Sunlight triggers vitamin found in food and made by the body. Sunlight triggers synthesis of vitamin D3 by the skin. Dietary sources of vitamin D3 include cod liver oil, egg yolks, butter and fortified foods such as milk.
Vitamin D3 requires conversion in the liver and kidneys to form the physiologically active form of Vitamin D3. Active vitamin D3 functions as a hormone which helps calcium absorption. This increased calcium absorption helps form and maintain healthy bones and teeth. Vitamin D3's physiological function is to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D3's also works in concert with a number of other vitamins, minerals and hormones to promote bone mineralization. Bone mineralization is a process in which minerals build up in the bones, causing them to harden
Vitamin D3 deficiency can result inosteopenia, osteomalacia or osteoporosis in adults. Osteopenia is low bone mass, which is a risk factor for osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a reduction in the quantity of normally mineralized bone and is a characterized by fragile bones, which significantly increases the risk of bone fractures.
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||1 Soft Gel contains: Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) 400 iu Other ingredients: Gelatin, glycerin, water, soybean oil.|
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Maintain Vit D levelsSep 01, 2013
By David L. Mainz
My wife takes this vit to maintain her Vit D level. Likes the vitamin in oil as opposed to the vegetarian form. This small dose keeps her level therapeutic.