VITAMIN D3 PLUS is a next-generation Vitamin D formula providing high-dose Vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 is the natural form of Vitamin D produced in the body from sunlight and is the form best used for therapeutic purposes. Recent studies show that high (i.e., therapeutic) doses of Vitamin D may be necessary to produce optimal levels of Vitamin D in the body. In additon, as the body ages, skin less effectively converts sunlight into Vitamin D. It is clear that supplemental Vitamin D can help create and maintain health.
VITAMIN D3 PLUS includes synergistic nutrients known to enhance absorption and use of Vitamin D3 in the body. These nutrients include Vitamin K2 (menaquinone-7) (10 mcg), which which works together with Vitamin D to help boost bone density, improve cardiovascular health, and boost immunity.
One capsule of VITAMIN D3 PLUS provides 5,000 IU of Vitamin D derived from highly purified and molecularly distilled fish liver oils. In addition, the product contains 1,000 IU of Vitamin A also derived from highly purified and molecularly distilled fish liver oils and 10 mcg of Vitamin K2 from menaquinone-7. VITAMIN D3 PLUS is emulsified by the addition of a non-GMO sunflower lecithin that ensures excellent uptake by the body. Vitamin E as tocopherols and tocotrienols derived from Oryza rice bran oil are included to protect against oxidation. Rice bran oil is used also to enhance the absorption of the fat-soluble vitamins.
HPDI VITAMIN D3 PLUS may be taken in conjunction with Hank & Brian’s Essential Fats Plus E. This combination is an ideal way to get essential fatty acids, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and Vitamin K2 into the body.
QUESTION: I see the source of the vitamin D3 in the product is fish liver oil. Are there test results available for mercury or other heavy metals?
ANSWER (from Hank Liers, PhD): I am always careful when formulating any product to minimize any potential toxins. Vitamin D3 and Vitamin A from fish liver oils, as are found in the HPDI Vitamin D3 Plus formula, are highly concentrated sources which means that only milligram amounts are needed. That by itself means there would be very low levels of toxins.
This fact is verified by independent testing that shows mercury levels of less than 0.003 ppm, lead levels of less than 0.005 ppm, cadmium levels of less than 0.002 ppm, and arsenic levels of less than 0.004 ppm. "Less than" means the amounts are below the detection limits! Very low levels, indeed. View the test results here and here.
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