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Vitamin D3 Plus — Tastes good and doesn’t turn rancid
While liquid emulsified vitamin D3 supplements are the most absorbable and easy-to-take, the oils often turn rancid long before the bottle is empty. Not only is this unhealthy, but it affects taste. Now, with GHA Naturals Organic Vitamin D3 Plus, you get all the benefits of a microemulsified vitamin D3, without the typical problems of rancidity and bad taste. With seven organic essential oils in a shelf-stable coconut oil base, you can offer your patients a highly absorbed vitamin D3 that won’t turn rancid. And one that tastes good too.
- Shelf-stable organic coconut oil base with a multi-year expiration date
- Tastes good and doesn’t turn rancid
- .5 oz glass bottle with 520 drops; 2000 IU per drop
- Glass dropper for uniform, accurate dosage
- Uses a healthy organic essential oil blend of black cumin seed oil, cinnamon oil, lemon oil, lime oil, orange oil and peppermint oil
- Undergoes a three-stage energetic process to improve effectiveness
Ingredients: 2,000 iu per drop of Vit D3, Organic Coconut Oil (Medium chain fatty acids).
Essential Oil Blend Includes:
Organic Black Cumin Seed Oil – Physicians to the Egyptian pharaohs frequently used the seeds after extravagant feasts to calm upset stomachs. They also used the seeds to treat headaches, toothaches, colds, and infections. Queen Nefertiti, renowned for her stunning beauty, used black seed oil, likely due to its abilities to strengthen and bring luster to hair and nails.
Hundreds of studies have been conducted on black cumin which have shown that compounds from the seeds help fight diseases by boosting the production of bone marrow, natural interferon, and immune cells.
Several of the studies have shown that black cumin seed extract could assist individuals with autoimmune disorders, and could possibly help to fight cancer. One recent study on black cumin seed oil demonstrated that it was effective against pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest and most difficult to treat cancers.
Organic Cinnamon Oil – Now it is being used all over the world for treating a variety of health disorders including respiratory problems, skin infections, blood impurity, menstruation problems, heart disorders, etc. The most widely used part of cinnamon is its bark.
The health benefits of cinnamon can be attributed to its antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, astringent and anti clotting properties. Cinnamon is rich in essential minerals such as manganese, iron and calcium. It is also rich in fiber.
Organic Lemon Oil – Lemon oil is calming in nature and therefore helps in removing mental fatigue, exhaustion, dizziness, anxiety, nervousness and nervous tension.
Organic Lime Oil – Lime is so famous as a cure for scurvy, the disease which is caused due to deficiency of vitamin-C and characterized by frequent infections with cough and cold; cracked lips and lip corners; ulcers in tongue and mouth; spongy, swollen and bleeding gums etc.
Organic Orange Oil – Orange oil is being studied as a possible antibacterial agent to fight against drug-resistant bacteria. The oil has been found to have antimicrobial activity against Helicobacter pylori, gram-negative bacteria that live in your stomach mucous.
Organic Peppermint Oil – Peppermint oil comprises vitamins A and C, omega-3 fatty acids, and minerals including potassium, manganese, iron, magnesium, calcium, and copper. The numerous health benefits of peppermint oil include its ability to treat several health problems. Peppermint oil benefits the respiratory system.
For Vit D info see: www.vitamindcouncil.org
Good info and quotes below on D3:
Vitamin D: Central to Brain Health
Vitamin D truly is the center of the universe.
~ Dr. Russell Chesney, professor and chairman of pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.
How exactly does Vitamin D protect brain tissue? There are 4 key ways.
- It increases levels of glutathione, an antioxidant central to the detoxification of heavy metals.
- It reduces inflammatory cytokine levels which, when elevated, are strongly associated with cognitive impairment.
- It stimulates production of neurotrophins that also combat toxicity including toxic levels of intracellular brain calcium.
- It helps reduce overall oxidant stress from all sources.
Children with vitamin D deficient rickets have several autistic markers that apparently disappear with high-dose vitamin D treatment. From the Abstract of Autism and Vitamin D Cannell JJ – Med Hypotheses. 2008;70(4):750-9.
Vitamin D Deficiency And Disease
Thousands of worldwide studies have linked Vitamin D insufficiency to physiological dysfunction and major degenerative conditions. Includes are autoimmune syndromes such as MS and Parkinsons, with possible influence in every autoimmune condition. Low Vitamin D levels certainly play a part in many brain disorders, and studies have shown links to conditions as diverse as Alzheimers, schizophrenia and Autism. Certainly chronically low levels can result in thin, brittle, or misshapen bones, while sufficiency prevents rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults, and, together with calcium, helps to protect older adults from osteoporosis.
If this theory is true, the path towards effective prevention and perhaps a treatment effect if adequate physiological doses of vitamin D are given is so simple, so safe, so inexpensive, so readily available and so easy, that it defies imagination.
~ Dr. John Cannell on his Vitamin D Theory of Autism.
Vitamin D also modulates neuromuscular function, reduces inflammation, and influences the action of many genes that regulate the proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis of cells. Several studies show that vitamin D also plays an important role in pain reduction.
In terms of cancer, the indications are promising. A 2006 study found that taking the U.S. RDA of vitamin D (400 IU per day) cut the risk of pancreatic cancer by 43% in a sample of more than 120,000 people from two long-term health surveys. In general, normal Vitamin D levels were associated with lower levels of cancer (all types), whereas deficiency is linked to higher occurrence and mortality.
Natural Vitamin D Levels
The liver converts the Vitamin D (obtained from either supplements or sunshine) to 25-hydroxyvitamin D, and this is further converted (in the kidneys) to the neurosteroid form, calcitriol which is the neurosteroid that controls brain cell growth and normal brain functioning. For the average fair skinned child, just 45 minutes of full body exposure to sunshine is estimated to create 20,000 IU of vitamin D. Dark skinned children have a naturally slower rate of production and require 2 to 5 times more sunlight exposure to get the same benefits.
The case for Significant Oral Supplementation
The 20,000 IU mentioned above is 50 times the current RDA of Vitamin D, but obviously is still well within the normal range that the body expects. For this reason, Vitamin D savvy doctors initially recommend much large doses of oral Vitamin D to catch-up on the deficit, and then stabilize at 2,000 to 4,000 IU per day. In this regard, current Food and Nutrition Board recommendations state doses up to 2,000 IU per day are safe for children over the age of one
How much Vitamin D is right for you
Neither officially-recommended daily intakes of vitamin D (400 IU/day current RDA) nor consumption of vitamin D-fortified foods can effectively prevent vitamin D deficiency. According to Dr. Cannell, Adequate oral supplementation will require doses that might make a practitioner initially uncomfortable, as physiological doses of vitamin D, in the absence of sun exposure, probably range between 400 IU/day for premature infants to 10,000 IU/day for the obese adult. Dr. Robert P. Heaney of Nebraskas Creighton University, estimates that 3,000 IU/day is required to assure that 97% of Americans obtain levels greater than 35 ng/mL.
The Canadian Pediatric Society recommends that pregnant women should take 2,000 IU vitamin D daily to reduce the risk of autism and other adverse health conditions in their children.88 In a recent comprehensive review, Dr. Cannell recommends that parents supplement breast-fed infants with at least 800 IU of vitamin D daily, while formula-fed infants need 400 IU per day. Toddlers and young children who do not get regular sun exposure should take 1,000-2,000 IU daily year round, depending on body weight, keeping in mind that current Food and Nutrition Board recommendations state doses up to 2,000 IU per day are safe for children over the age of one. Dr. Cannell and other experts believe that autistic children may require even higher blood levels of vitamin D than other individuals, and should take enough vitamin D to maintain serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels of approximately 70 ng/mL.