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.*
Vitamin K is found naturally in foods such as: spinach, kale, broccoli, lettuce, natto, collard greens, some fruits, dairy foods, and eggs. Vitamin K is important for blood clotting, healthy bones, and may decrease the risk of heart disease although more research is needed in this area.
Deficiency of Vitamin K is very rare, however, those who are at risk are people with conditions such as: celiac disease, ulcerative colitis, cystic fibrosis, and short bowel syndrome as these conditions decrease the amount of Vitamin K their bodies are able to absorb. Severe Vitamin K deficiency can increase the risk of getting osteoporosis.
The recommended daily amounts of Vitamin K is 75-120 mcg (micrograms) for adults and less for children under 14 years of age.
As vitamin K interferes with the effect of anticoagulant drugs (like Coumadin), the concurrent use of these agents should be avoided.