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Nature Made Extra Strength Vitamin D3 125 mcg, 220 Softgels


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Helps Support Bone, Teeth, Muscle & Immune Health

Take One Softgel Daily With a Meal

USP Verified


Brand: Nature Made

Dietary Features: Gluten Free

Quantity: 220 Softgels

Supplement Form: Softgel

Vitamin Letter: Vitamin D

Product Overview:

Vitamin D has emerged as the “star supplement” because of its many nutritional benefits for both men and women. Maintaining healthy levels of vitamin D in your body has been shown to be an important part of your overall health. Nature Made® Extra Strength Vitamin D3 is cholecalciferol, the form of vitamin D that your body prefers.**,2

  • 125 mcg (5000 IU) of Vitamin D3
  • Aids in calcium absorption in the body.
  • Supports bone, teeth, muscle and immune health.
  • #1 Pharmacist Recommended Vitamin and Supplement Brand.*
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that has emerged as a popular nutrient over the past decade. Discovered in the early 1900s as an anti-rickets compound and consequently added to several food sources (e.g. dairy) through mandatory U.S. fortification programs in the 1930s, vitamin D has long been considered a key vitamin essential for overall health.3 Vitamin D is also produced within the cell when ultraviolet rays from sunlight strike the skin and trigger vitamin D synthesis.4 The skin synthesis is reduced by clothing, sunscreen, air pollution, older age, darker skin pigmentation, being indoors, winter season, and higher latitude.

Bone health support: Vitamin D helps build and support strong bones by enhancing calcium absorption, regulating calcium and phosphorus concentrations in the body, and regulating the bone cells involved in bone remodeling.5-6,†

Muscle health support: Vitamin D is important for muscle health because it supports muscle function, muscle strength, and balance.7,†

Immune health support: Receptors for vitamin D are found in most immune cells. Research suggests that vitamin D may improve natural immune function and inhibit the immune system from attacking healthy cells.8,†

Too many Americans are not getting enough of this important nutrient. The 2015 USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans Committee identified vitamin D as a “nutrient of public health concern,” as 9 out of 10 Americans fail to meet their daily vitamin D needs.9 Many Americans don't meet the minimum requirement of sun exposure of 5 to 30 minutes a day/two times a week. Vitamin D deficiency is even more pronounced among people living in northern parts of the country, such as Seattle and New England, especially in the winter due to limited access to sunlight.

Although rare, vitamin D deficient rickets still occurs as well as an alarming prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency in certain segments of the US population, including those with darker skin pigmentation, the elderly, obese individuals, and those living in geographical areas with limited sunlight.10

Very few foods are natural sources of vitamin D. Fatty fish (mackerel, salmon, sardines) and fish liver oil are among the best sources of vitamin D.11

Vitamin D may also be consumed through fortified foods. Vitamin D fortification of certain dairy products and cereals began in the early 20th century to help eradicate disease such as rickets. Consequently, some cow milks, cow milk substitutes, infant formula, orange juices, breads and cereals may add vitamin D added to support adequate intake of vitamin D.

*Based on a survey of pharmacists who recommend branded vitamins and supplements.

**Vitamin D3 is more effective than vitamin D2 at raising and maintaining adequate levels of vitamin D in the body.†

Nature Made’s Commitment to your Health

Everyone wants a firm foundation to stand upon when making decisions about their health. Since 1971, the Nature Made® brand has been dedicated to supporting your health with a wide range of high quality vitamin supplements. Because of our strong stand on quality and science for more than 40 years, Nature Made has earned recognition and trust among nutrition experts and people just like you.

Safe and Quality Ingredients

Nature Made products are made in accordance with strict Good Manufacturing Practice standards. Nature Made nutrition supplements are made from carefully selected ingredients from trusted suppliers. Nature Made products are guaranteed to meet high quality standards of purity and potency. When you take the vitamins behind that familiar yellow label, know that you’re taking the best for your health.

Nature Made was the first national supplement brand to have a product verified by United States Pharmacopeia (USP), and Nature Made is the national supplement brand with the most products carrying the USP Verified Mark. USP is a scientific, nonprofit organization that has been setting federally recognized, public standards of quality for medicines, dietary supplements, and food ingredients.

SUGGESTED USE: This is a high dose Vitamin D product for those with higher vitamin D needs and/or deficiency, as determined by a healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional before use. Take one softgel daily with a meal. For easier swallowing, take with water before and during ingestion.

OTHER INGREDIENTS: Soybean Oil, Gelatin (Porcine), Glycerin, Water, Corn Oil.

CAUTION: Use only as directed by your healthcare professional. Do not exceed one softgel daily or take with other supplements containing vitamin D, such as multivitamins with vitamin D. Do not take if you are pregnant, nursing or have kidney disease, hypercalcemia (high blood calcium), or may have sensitivity to hypercalcemia (such as cancer, hyperparathyroidism, sarcoidosis or other granulomatous disorders) unless recommended by a healthcare professional.

No Color Added. No Artificial Flavors. Gluten Free.

Store tightly closed, in a cool, dry place, out of reach of children.

Do not use if imprinted seal under cap is broken or missing.

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