- Small, 300mg fish-gel capsules
- 2000 IU of D3 per softgel
- 60mg of omega-3s per softgel
- Purity and potency certified by NSF
- Endorsed by Professor Michael Holick, M.D., Ph.D.
- Sustainably harvested wild Alaskan sockeye salmon oil
- Contains no artificial preservatives, color, dairy, starch, wheat, yeast, sugar, or soy.
- Product of USA
Unlike any other vitamin D3 supplement, ours provides this powerful health-promoter in a base of Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Oil.
Most supplement makers deliver this fat-soluble nutrient either in hard pills, which may not dissolve well, or in a base of soy or other vegetable oils.
Instead, we immerse vitamin D3 in a base of our Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Oil, naturally rich in omega-3s and astaxanthin ... wild salmon's powerfully healthful orange antioxidant pigment.
Our vitamin D3 supplements are endorsed by Professor Michael Holick, M.D., Ph.D., the world-renowned vitamin D researcher based at Boston University.
NSF International certifies that our Sockeye Salmon Oil provides the omega-3 levels stated on the label.
Vitamin D3 health benefits
Vitamin D is a hormone-like substance essential to human life.
And a fast-growing body of evidence indicates that optimal amounts may reduce major health risks and promote optimal health in key organs systems, and life stages*:
- Bone strength
- Immune system
- Brain function
- Fetal development
- Neuromuscular function
Recommended intakes of vitamin D
The U.S. Recommended Daily Allowances for vitamin D are 200 IU (birth to age 50), 400 IU (age 51-70) and 600 IU (age 71-plus).
However, leading vitamin D researchers worldwide recommend consuming 1000 to 2000 IU per day, to ensure adequate blood levels*.
(The official U.S. upper-intake limits are 1,000/day to 1,500 IU/day for infants under one year, 2,500 to 3,000 IU/day for children 1-8 years, and 4,000 IU/day for everyone aged 9 years or older, including pregnant or lactating women.)
Each 300 mg softgel of our Vitamin D3 in Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Oil provides 2000 IU of Vitamin D3.
By providing so much vitamin D3 in a very small softgel, our supplement makes the experts' advice very easy to follow … and swallow!
Fatty fish are the best food sources
The richest known food sources of vitamin D3 are fatty fish — with wild Alaskan salmon ranking as the best sources.
Thanks to its plankton-heavy diet, wild sockeye salmon tops the list, averaging 680 IU per 3.5 oz/100gm serving.
The next richest seafood sources are silver and king salmon, albacore tuna (540 IU per 3.5oz serving), and sardines, and mackerel (230 to 350 IUs per 3.5 oz serving).
So, while fatty fish offer more vitamin D3 than any other foods, even folks who enjoy them frequently need supplemental amounts to reliably ensure that they get the 1,000 IUs per day that experts recommend.
Should I still take an omega-3 supplement?
This depends on your intake of omega-3s from seafood. Health authorities worldwide recommend taking 250-500 mg of omega-3s (EPA + DHA) per day.
These unique attributes make Vital Choice Sockeye Salmon Oil a rare, powerfully health-promoting omega-3 supplement.
The U.S. FDA has approved two qualified health claims regarding omega-3 EPA and DHA:
- Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
- Consuming EPA and DHA combined may reduce blood pressure and reduce the risk of hypertension, a risk factor for CHD (coronary heart disease). However, FDA has concluded that the evidence is inconsistent and inconclusive.
The long-chain omega-3s (EPA and DHA) that abound only in seafood (especially fatty fish) – and in supplemental fish and krill oils – are essential to human life and support optimal health in key organs, systems, and life stages*:
- Fetal development
- Skin, hair, and nails
- Joints and movement
- Cognition (thinking), attention, mood, and memory
Where do we get our vitamin D?
Like virtually all supplemental vitamin D3, ours is extracted from lanolin – a safe, waxy natural substance from wool that's widely used in moisturizers and lip balms.
*The U.S. FDA has not evaluated these statements. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with your physician before taking doses substantially higher than recommended, or taking this product if you are pregnant, diabetic, allergic to fish or iodine, have a diagnosed cardiac condition or immune disorder.
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