Vitamin D plays an important role at every stage of life, beginning with fetal development.* It helps protect a number of important functions in the body including healthy bones and muscles, cardiovascular health, and immune function.* Although direct sunlight exposure is a good source of vitamin D, many people do not get enough sun due to season change, latitude, or lifestyle. Therefore, vitamin D supplementation can be of great benefit.* Thorne Vitamin D Liquid for adults and children makes supplementation easy. Our liquid Vitamin D can be mixed with food or beverage. It comes in a base of medium chain triglyceride oil without soy oil or sesame oil, and it is preserved with mixed tocopherols (natural vitamin E).
The FDA's new recommended daily vitamin D intake for adults of 800 International Units (IU) is based on the minimum amount needed to protect against bone disease. This new recommended level is an increase from the 400 IU level that had been in place for years, and underscores the increasing recognition of vitamin D's importance in human health.*
The Vitamin D Council (VDC) is a non-profit organization comprised of medical professionals, vitamin D researchers, and concerned citizens whose objective is to educate professionals and the public on vitamin D deficiency and its associated health risks. The VDC recommends an average daily intake of 5,000 IU vitamin D for adults, as well as regular testing of vitamin D levels in the blood.*