Vitamin D3 in Pure Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Oil
2000 IU of D3 per 300mg fish-gelatin 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 whole, unrefined Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Oil.
Vitamin D3 takes up almost no space, so it has to be packaged. Supplement companies deliver this fat-soluble nutrient in either of two ways:
Hard pills, which contain no fats and may not dissolve well.
Softgel capsules filled with edible oil, which makes more sense than hard pills, because vitamin D3 is absorbed better when consumed with fats.
Most vitamin D3 softgel supplements deliver the nutrient in a base of soy or other vegetable oils that are high in pro-inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids.
Instead, we provide vitamin D3 in a base of our Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Oil, naturally rich in omega-3s and astaxanthin ... wild salmon's healthful, carotene-type orange pigment.
Vitamin D and salmon oil ... natural partners
Our unique formulation seems like a perfect fit, since sockeye salmon is the richest known food source of vitamin D3. (Six ounces of sockeye salmon provides about 1000 IU of vitamin D3.).
Therefore, our unrefined Wild Salmon Oil provides a particularly healthful, harmonious "package" in which to deliver natural vitamin D3.
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.
Vitamin D3 health benefits
Vitamin D is 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*:
Key nutrients per serving
Each 300 mg softgel of our Vitamin D3 in Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Oil provides these natural nutrients:
Vitamin D3: Exactly 2000 IU
Omega-3s: About 60 mg of total omega-3 fatty acids†, including about 24 mg of omega-3 EPA and 22 mg of omega-3 DHA
Vitamin A: About 200 IU (as retinol)
†Nutrient levels in salmon oil can change slightly from harvest to harvest, reflecting natural seasonal and geographic variations.
*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.
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!
Should I Still Take Salmon Oil?
Yes! Health authorities worldwide recommend taking about 500 mg of Omega-3s (EPA + DHA) per day. A 3,000 mg daily serving of our Sockeye Salmon Oil provides 460mg.
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.
Product has been sealed for your protection.
Do not use if seal on cap is broken.
Store in a cool, dry place.
Keep out of reach of children.
Adults can take one softgel daily, preferably with a meal, or as recommended by a healthcare professional.
Recommended intake of vitamin D The U.S. recommended daily allowances (RDAs) for vitamin D are 200 IU (birth to age 50), 400 IU (age 51-70) and 600 IU (age 71-plus).
Substantial peer-reviewed evidence supports leading researchers' recommendations that the U.S. Institute of Medicine raise the U.S. RDAs substantially.
To help ensure optimal health, most researchers involved in vitamin D studies recommend minimum blood levels ranging from 90 to 120 nmol/L (36 to 48 ng/mL),and normal human blood levels* of vitamin D extend above 200 nmol/L (80 ng/mL).
Most experts say that the evidence supports a daily intake of at least 1,000 IU via food and supplements, and most prefer an intake of 2,000 IU to 4,000 IU per day*.
This intake level applies to all people, but is especially advised for darker skinned people who spend less than 30 minutes per day in strong sunlight. Darker skinned people, whose greater amount of skin pigment blocks the UV rays that make vitamin D, need more sun exposure*.
The official upper intake limit is now 2,000 IU per day. However, vitamin D intake is proven safe* at a daily intake level of 10,000 IU ... which is 25 times the current RDA for adults 51 or older (400 IU).
Contains no artificial preservatives, color, dairy, starch, wheat or yeast.
*The glycerol in the glycerin that’s used in our softgels as part of the gelatin compound is derived entirely from vegetable sources, contains no animal products and does not come in contact with any animal-derived products until it meets the fish gelatin in the process of making our capsules.