Small, 300mg fish-gel capsules
2000 IU of D3 per softgel
- 60mg of omega-3s per softgel
- Purity and potency certified by NSF
- Contains no artificial preservatives, color, dairy, starch, wheat, yeast, sugar, or soy.
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, natura
lly rich in omega-3s and astaxanthin ... wild salmon's powerfully healthful orange antioxidant pigment.
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*:
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*.
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 provide vitamin D3 … but not quite enough
The best known food sources of vitamin D3 by far are fatty fish—with albacore tuna (540 IU per 3.5oz/100gm serving) and wild Alaskan salmon ranking as the richest.
Thanks to its plankton-heavy diet, wild sockeye salmon tops the list, averaging 680 IU per 3.5 oz serving.
The next richest seafood sources are silver and king salmon, 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.
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.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Score applies to the sockeye oil