Vitamin D Drops
Getting the right amount of Vitamin D doesn’t depend on the foods you eat. To get enough Vitamin D you need to expose your skin to sunlight regularly and you may also need to take a supplement. This makes getting the right amount a little more complex compared to other vitamins and minerals.
“Vitamin D is important for general health” is an understatement!
According to several scientific studies and reviews, Vitamin D deficiency symptoms can be linked to the following health problems:
- heart disease
- high blood pressure
- autoimmune diseases
- multiple sclerosis
- chronic pain
Researchers suggest that anyone with these health conditions or the following symptoms should be tested for vitamin D deficiency:
- chronic fatigue
- trouble sleeping
- weak or broken bones
- weakened immune system, chronic infections
- pain, inflammation and swelling
Even if you regularly expose your skin to sunlight which helps your body manufacture Vitamin D, you could still be deficient in this essential Vitamin. It is estimated the 75-90% of Americans are Vitamin D deficient!
The precursor to Vitamin D is found in both plant and animal products, but animal-derived products of Vitamin D3 are thought to be more absorbable and beneficial. Vitamin D3 from animal products (specifically from the cholesterol within these products) is closest to what sunlight naturally produces in humans when the skin works to convert UV light.
We have sourced a natural Vitamin D3 product (from lanolin) that is highly absorbable and beneficial. Vitamin D3, also known as cholecalciferol, is the type our bodies naturally make. Vitamin D2 (known as vegetarian Vitamin D) is neither as absorbable nor convertible by the body into what it needs.
Adding Vitamin D3 drops to your daily routine could help your body reach its full potential since we cannot get adequate amounts from food. Vitamin D3 helps cells all over your body to communicate properly for optimal health and happiness!
Lost River Naturals Vitamin D3 drops contain: Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol), Organic MCT oil (from coconut) and Organic Lemon Extract
Recommended Dosage: 5 -10 drops once or twice daily
5 drops = 1,000 IU of Vitamin D3 (International Units)
2 oz dropper top bottle $24
Keep in mind that this is a general recommendation, and there is no way to know the exact amount that’s best for you without a blood test. You may need a higher or lower amount and should speak to your doctor.
There is little risk in over-supplementing with Vitamin D3 but many benefits to gain from having adequate levels. Deficiency is usually a much bigger concern than consuming too much Vitamin D. Getting adequate amounts of Vitamin K from food sources is recommended to help prevent Vitamin D toxicity (which is rare).
Food sources rich in Vitamin K include:
Dandelion greens, kale, spinach, collards, broccoli, cabbage, kiwi, pickled cucumbers, carrots, celery, asparagus, endive, cauliflower, pine nuts, parsley, scallions, green beans, avocados, grapes, pomegranates, prunes, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries … (who’s hungry after reading all these delicious sources of Vitamin K!?)