The Sunshine Vitamin with 150 mg Calcium Hydroxyapatite

The Many Benefits of the Vitamin D

With over 2000 known functional benefits of Vitamin D, or “the Sunshine Vitamin,” Vitamin D is not really a vitamin, but a hormone made in the skin from cholesterol in the presence of UV light. While essential for healthy mood and immune function, Vitamin D is also essential for increasing calcium absorption in the intestines and promotes calcium deposition in the bones. Long‐term insufficiency can lead to muscle weakness and pain as well as an increased risk for fractures, falls, rickets and osteomalacia (softening of the bones). It was once assumed that most people have adequate levels of vitamin D in the body, supplied by 200 to 400 IU in the daily diet and minimal sun exposure. This has turned out to be false:
Many people avoid spending time in the sun (or if they are, they are covered in sunscreen) and are not eating foods that are naturally rich in vitamin D such as fatty fish, fish eggs, cod liver oil and pastured lard.
Many factors block the body’s innate ability to make and use vitamin D, such as: the use of sun block, a lack of adequate sunlight exposure at Northern Latitudes or in general during winter months, the use of cholesterol lowering drugs (again, Vitamin D is made from cholesterol in our bodies) and having dark skin. Having excess body fat causes vitamin D to be stored in fat cells instead of being circulated in the bloodstream, where it is needed.
Newer research suggests that higher blood levels of vitamin D may provide protection from numerous diseases, such as: diabetes, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, depression, several auto‐immune diseases and cancers of the breast, prostate and colon.

Most Functional Nutrition experts recommend 2000‐5000 IU per day in our diets. And at 2000 IU per capsule– we
recommend a supplement at a safe dosage that is well within the upper suggested limit of 4000 IU/day set by the highly conservative Food and Nutrition Board.
When supplementing with Natural Vitamin D3 2000 IU with 150 mg Calcium Hydroxyapatite, it is also necessary to have adequate amounts of two other fat soluble vitamins, vitamin A and vitamin K2 (and both are conveniently contained in our recommended complete multivitamin). Both are key regulators of calcium in the body. Research shows that both vitamin A and vitamin K2 are involved in bone mineralization and play a role in preventing soft tissue calcification. Vitamin A is found in liver, fish liver oils and egg yolks. Vitamin K as K1 is found in plants, such as leafy green vegetables. Vitamin K2, on the other hand, is the form of vitamin K produced by healthy gut bacteria residing in the colon.
Natural Vitamin D3 2000 IU with 150 mg Calcium Hydroxyapatite contains 2000 IU per capsule vitamin D as cholecalciferol. Cholecalciferol is the most biologically active form of vitamin D. It is the direct pre‐cursor of the active hormone calciferol. Cholecalciferol is found in foods such as fish liver oil, whole eggs and liver.

Natural Vitamin D3 2000 IU with 150 mg Calcium Hydroxyapatite also includes 150 mg calcium from MCHA (microcrystalline hydroxyapatite), a unique form shown to improve bone density in clinical trials.

Our supplements contain no magnesium stearate or other flowing agents, binders, lubricants, coatings, fillers or other added ingredients of any kind.

Scientists and physicians have discovered that krill oil has multiple benefits. Krill oil enhances mood, strengthens the heart, and improves cognitive function, while reducing inflammation, pain and stiffness. It is rich in DHA, the fatty acid that makes up some sixty percent of brain tissue. This is why krill helps brain function ‐ studies have shown significant improvement in concentration, mental function and memory after ninety days of taking krill oil supplements. Taken together, the nutrients in krill oil may help prevent the mental decline typically associated with aging.
Researchers have attributed benefits to the unique molecular composition of krill oil. Numerous published studies have shown krill oil to have significant beneficial effects on skin and appearance, hair and nails, energy, concentration and focus. The wide range of benefits demonstrates convincingly that one or two thousand milligrams of krill oil should be a mainstay of the daily diet.
In 2002, physicians at the University of Montreal, McGill University, and other medical centers in Quebec conducted a randomized, double‐blind study, published in 2003 in the Alternative Medicine Review, about the use of krill oil for relieving premenstrual syndrome (PMS). In the three months of the study, various symptoms (breast tenderness, stress, irritability, depression, joint pain, weight gain, swelling, bloating) were reduced by anywhere from 21% to 64%. Participants took 2,000 mg of krill oil daily. A control group took a fish oil supplement daily. While that group showed mild changes, by far the most remarkable improvements occurred in the women taking krill oil. Many women reported complete disappearance of all their physical and emotional symptoms.
The researchers credited the trial’s dramatic results to krill oil’s unique biochemical profile of fatty acids, phospholipids and antioxidants, which appear to work synergistically to reduce the underlying causes of most PMS symptoms. Brain neurotransmitters are affected as well, enhancing mood and relieving emotional and psychological symptoms. The researchers concluded with “a high level of confidence” that krill oil “can significantly reduce the physical and emotional symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.”
Here is the complete list of the ingredients and the nutrient content in Dr. Ron’s Pure Wild Antarctic Krill Oil:

Nutrition Info

Amount Per Serving (1 capsule)

Krill Oil 1000 mg

EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) 140 mg

DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) 65 mg

Total Omega-3 Fatty Acids 240 mg

Total Omega-6 Fatty Acids 30 mg

Phospholipids 430 mg

Astaxanthin 100 mcg

Ingredients: Pure Antarctic krill oil made from crustacean shellfish.

Gelatin capsule is composed of gelatin, glycerin, purified water, and ethyl vanillin.

Our Krill Oil contains no fillers, binders, lubricants, coatings, flowing agents or other added ingredients of any kind.