Decreased exposure to sunlight, poor diet, or a low intake of vitamin D fortified foods play a role in inadequate vitamin D levels. Vitamin D levels are also shown to decline with age, due to a reduction in absorption or metabolism by the liver. A lack of vitamin D can lead to bone deformities such as rickets, and stunted growth in children, and bone pain caused by a condition called osteomalacia in adults. Low levels of vitamin D have been linked to osteoporosis, osteopenia and an increased likelihood of upper respiratory tract infections, colds and flu. Low levels have also been found in people with SAD, which is a form of depression/low mood. Supplementation has been shown to be an effective treatment approach. Vitamin D has also received attention for its role in preventing cardiovascular disease. Correcting vitamin D deficiency may result in improved glucose control and has beneficial effects on the complications of Type 2 diabetes.
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, vegetarian capsule (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, water), L-leucine, and silicon dioxide.
Not intended for use by infants or children. If you are pregnant, nursing, have a medical condition (including hypercalcemia), or taking prescription drugs, consult your physician before using this product. It is recommended that individuals taking 100 mcg (4,000 IU) or more vitamin D per day have their vitamin D blood levels monitored. Do not exceed recommended dose. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
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