Vitamin D3 (2,000 IU)
Vitamin D3 (2,000 IU) Supplement Facts

Vitamin D3

Key Nutrient For Overall Health

w/ Vitamin K for Calcium Metabolism
120 Capsules
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Benefits:
  • Key nutrient for supporting healthy bones
  • Aids in fighting inflammation
  • Enhances muscle strength
  • Supports healthy insulin function
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Includes Vitamin K to promote the transport of calcium into bones and teeth
Overview

Description

Vitamin D3 (2000) contains 2,000 IU of vitamin D3 as Cholecalciferol and 200 mcg of vitamin K as Phytonadione, which is included to prevent calcification of the arteries. We recommend it for people whose blood level is above 45ng/ml and who are exposed to adequate sunlight. (Sunlight is an excellent source of vitamin D.)

We combine vitamins D and K together because increasing one’s intake of vitamin D without extra vitamin K raises the risk of depositing calcium in the arteries and soft tissue. It’s important that these vitamins be taken together. Putting them both into one capsule means less pills to take.

Ingredients

Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol)
Vitamin K1 (Phytonadione)
Vitamin K2 (Menaquinone-7)

Formulated to exclude wheat, yeast, gluten, eggs, dairy, soy, artificial colors, flavors, sugars or preservatives
Manufactured in an NSF audited GMP certified facility.
Made in the US.

Contents

Product size: 120 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 120
Serving Size: 1 Capsule

Directions

Take one capsule per day or as directed by your health care practitioner.

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How Much Do I Need

Be Well Tip

Generally 2,000 – 4,000 IU of vitamin D3 is a typical maintenance dose, but if your levels are low, you may need more – but don’t DIY or guess your appropriate dose. Have your levels checked by your doc at your annual physical to determine your needs.

Ideally, your levels should be in the optimal range of 50 to 80 ng/ml.

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Supplement Facts

VITAMIN D3 (2,000)

WARNING Vitamin K may adversely interact with anticoagulation drugs, otherwise known as blood thinners. If you are taking Coumadin, Warfarin or other anticoagulant medications consult your healthcare practitioner before use.

CAUTION: Have your vitamin D levels checked at least once a year to monitor your blood level.

Directions: As a dietary supplement take 1 capsule daily with meals or as directed by your health care practitioner.

Store tightly closed in a cool, dry, place.
Natural color and taste may vary between lots.
Keep out of the reach of children.

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Research

VITAMIN D3

Vitamin D and the cardiovascular system.
Artaza JN, Mehrotra R, Norris KC.
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2009 Sep;4(9):1515-22. Epub 2009 Aug 20.
PMID: 19696220 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

A high menaquinone intake reduces the incidence of coronary heart disease.
Gast GC, de Roos NM, Sluijs I, Bots ML, Beulens JW, Geleijnse JM, Witteman JC, Grobbee DE, Peeters PH, van der Schouw YT.
Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2009 Sep;19(7):504-10. Epub 2009 Jan 28.
PMID: 19179058 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

High dietary menaquinone intake is associated with reduced coronary calcification.
Beulens JW, Bots ML, Atsma F, Bartelink ML, Prokop M, Geleijnse JM, Witteman JC, Grobbee DE, van der Schouw YT.
Atherosclerosis. 2009 Apr;203(2):489-93. Epub 2008 Jul 19.
PMID: 18722618 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Omega-3 fatty acid supplements improve the cardiovascular risk profile of subjects with metabolic syndrome, including markers of inflammation and auto-immunity.
Ebrahimi M, Ghayour-Mobarhan M, Rezaiean S, Hoseini M, Parizade SM, Farhoudi F, Hosseininezhad SJ, Tavallaei S, Vejdani A, Azimi-Nezhad M, Shakeri MT, Rad MA, Mobarra N, Kazemi-Bajestani SM, Ferns GA.
Acta Cardiol. 2009 Jun;64(3):321-7.
PMID: 19593941 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Two-year randomized controlled trial of vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) and vitamin D3 plus calcium on the bone health of older women.
J Bone Miner Res. 2007 Apr;22(4):509-19.
Bolton-Smith C, McMurdo ME, Paterson CR, Mole PA, Harvey JM, Fenton ST, Prynne CJ, Mishra GD, Shearer MJ.
PMID: 17243866 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Pleiotropic actions of vitamin K: protector of bone health and beyond?
Nutrition. 2006 Jul-Aug;22(7-8):845-52.
Kaneki M, Hosoi T, Ouchi Y, Orimo H.
PMID: 16815498 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Vitamin D toxicity redefined: vitamin K and the molecular mechanism.
Masterjohn C.
Med Hypotheses. 2007;68(5):1026-34. Epub 2006 Dec 4.
PMID: 17145139 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Vitamin D deficiency: a worldwide problem with health consequences.
Holick MF, Chen TC.
Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Apr;87(4):1080S-6S. PMID: 18400738
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Food sources and dietary intakes of vitamin K-1 (phylloquinone) in the American diet: data from the FDA Total Diet Study.
Booth SL, Pennington JA, Sadowski JA.
J Am Diet Assoc. 1996 Feb;96(2):149-54. PMID: 8557941
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Vitamin K, an example of triage theory: is micronutrient inadequacy linked to diseases of aging?
McCann JC, Ames BN.
Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Oct;90(4):889-907. Epub 2009 Aug 19.
PMID: 19692494 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Dietary intake of menaquinone is associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease: the Rotterdam Study.
Geleijnse JM, Vermeer C, Grobbee DE, Schurgers LJ, Knapen MH, van der Meer IM, Hofman A, Witteman JC.
J Nutr. 2004 Nov;134(11):3100-5.
PMID: 15514282 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

The effects of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency on the endocrine and paracrine systems.
Alpert PT, Shaikh U.
Biol Res Nurs. 2007 Oct;9(2):117-29. Review.
PMID:17909164 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Vitamin D supplementation and total mortality: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Autier P, Gandini S.
Arch Intern Med. 2007 Sep 10;167(16):1730-7. Review.
PMID:17846391 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Benefits and requirements of vitamin D for optimal health: a review.
Grant WB, Holick MF.
Altern Med Rev. 2005 Jun;10(2):94-111. Review.
PMID:15989379 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Vitamin D and diabetes.
Mathieu C, Gysemans C, Giulietti A, Bouillon R.
Diabetologia. 2005 Jul;48(7):1247-57. Epub 2005 Jun 22. Review.
PMID:15971062 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Noncalcemic actions of vitamin D receptor ligands.
Nagpal S, Na S, Rathnachalam R.
Endocr Rev. 2005 Aug;26(5):662-87. Epub 2005 Mar 29. Review.
PMID:15798098 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Secondary hyperparathyroidism promotes the acute phase response -- a rationale for supplemental vitamin D in prevention of vascular events in the elderly.
McCarty MF.
Med Hypotheses. 2005;64(5):1022-6.
PMID:15780504 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Vitamin D and the elderly.
Mosekilde L.
Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2005 Mar;62(3):265-81. Review.
PMID:15730407
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Vitamin D insufficiency in North America.
Hanley DA, Davison KS.
J Nutr. 2005 Feb;135(2):332-7. Review.
PMID:15671237 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Vitamin D intake: a global perspective of current status.
Calvo MS, Whiting SJ, Barton CN.
J Nutr. 2005 Feb;135(2):310-6. Review.
PMID:15671233 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Therapeutic effect of vitamin D3 in a rat diffuse axonal injury model.
Malcok UA, Sengul G, Kadioglu HH, Aydin IH.
J Int Med Res. 2005 Jan-Feb;33(1):90-5.
PMID:15651720 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Sunlight and vitamin D for bone health and prevention of autoimmune diseases, cancers, and cardiovascular disease.
Holick MF.
Am J Clin Nutr. 2004 Dec;80(6 Suppl):1678S-88S. Review.
PMID:15585788 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Immunoregulation through 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 and its analogs.
May E, Asadullah K, Zügel U.
Curr Drug Targets Inflamm Allergy. 2004 Dec;3(4):377-93. Review.
PMID:15584887 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The clinical consequences of secondary hyperparathyroidism: focus on clinical outcomes.
Hörl WH.
Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2004 Aug;19 Suppl 5:V2-8. Review.
PMID:15284353 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Why the optimal requirement for Vitamin D3 is probably much higher than what is officially recommended for adults.
Vieth R.
J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2004 May;89-90(1-5):575-9. Review.
PMID:15225842 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Hypovitaminosis D is associated with insulin resistance and beta cell dysfunction.
Chiu KC, Chu A, Go VL, Saad MF.
Am J Clin Nutr. 2004 May;79(5):820-5.
PMID:15113720 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Beneficial effects of vitamins D and K on the elastic properties of the vessel wall in postmenopausal women: a follow-up study.
Braam LA, Hoeks AP, Brouns F, Hamulyák K, Gerichhausen MJ, Vermeer C.
Thromb Haemost. 2004 Feb;91(2):373-80.
PMID:14961167 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Comparative effects of vitamin K and vitamin D supplementation on prevention of osteopenia in calcium-deficient young rats.
Iwamoto J, Yeh JK, Takeda T, Ichimura S, Sato Y.
Bone. 2003 Oct;33(4):557-66. Erratum in: Bone. 2004 Mar;34(3):589-90.
PMID:14555259 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The immunological functions of the vitamin D endocrine system.
Hayes CE, Nashold FE, Spach KM, Pedersen LB.
Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand). 2003 Mar;49(2):277-300. Review.
PMID:12887108
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Arterial calcification: a review of mechanisms, animal models, and the prospects for therapy.
Wallin R, Wajih N, Greenwood GT, Sane DC.
Med Res Rev. 2001 Jul;21(4):274-301. Review.
PMID:11410932 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Decreased bioavailability of vitamin D in obesity.

Wortsman J, Matsuoka LY, Chen TC, Lu Z, Holick MF.
Am J Clin Nutr. 2000 Sep;72(3):690-3. Erratum in: Am J Clin Nutr. 2003 May;77(5):1342.
PMID:10966885 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Paula February 1, 2017
I take several of Dr Lipman's vitamins
Excellent product
Maria-Terersa Moraitis October 30, 2016
Ma.
Excellent !!

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Can you take different kinds of Vitamins for different purposes together at one time? If i'm taking other vitamins, including B12, GI/digestion (digestive enzymes, probiotics), calcium supplement and magnesium can I take everything together in the morning along with the Vitamin D supplement or will taking certain vitamins together interfere with the effects of any one of the other Vitamins. Thank you in advance!
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Yes, you may take your vitamins together. The important thing with Vitamin D (and other fat-soluble vitamins, including A , E and K) is to take it with a meal which includes fat.

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Which number of IUs should I be taking?
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Vitamin D is actually a crucial hormone, not a vitamin! The two most reliable sources of vitamin D are the sun and supplements, as only 10% comes from diet. It's best to get your blood work done at least once a year so you can assess your current levels with your doctor first. The number of IUs you should take varies depending on a number of factors, including your current Vitamin D level, environment, exposure to the sun, age, weight, etc. Generallly speaking, we recommend that those with levels above 45ng/ml take our 2,000 IUs of D3 1-2 times per day for maintenance, 35-45 ng/ml take 5,000 IUs of D3 once per day and recheck your levels after 3 months with your doctor, and if less than 35 ng/ml, opt for 10,000 IUs of Vitamin D3/day and re-do your bloodwork after 3 months. Once you've gotten back into ideal range, which for optimal health is 50-80 ng/ml, you can decrease to 2,000-4,000 IUs/day. **Note: Make sure to do this under a doctor's supervision so you can adjust the IUs according to your individual needs! Vitamin D is critical to many functions of the body, so even if you're in the lower range but not deficient, it's important to supplement. D3 is also the ideal form for proper absorption and bioavailability, rather than D2. And last but not least, be sure to take your Vitamin D with healthy fat as it's a fat soluble hormone!
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