Vitamin D

Vitamin D is not found naturally in many foods yet it is a nutrient essential for overall well-being*.

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Why You'll Love Vitamin D

The Sunshine Vitamin

Our bodies naturally produce vitamin D3, a common form of vitamin D, from cholesterol, but only when adequately exposed to sunlight.

Our vitamin D supplement

Form

Pill form

Cholecalciferol

Capsule / Softgel

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Gluten
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Key functions

Helps maintain strong bones*

Supports brain health*

Promotes a healthy inflammatory response*

Supports restful sleep*

Supports immune health*

Supports fertility*

Food sources

Fatty fish:

salmon, sardines, and tuna

Fortified milk

Cheese

Egg yolk

Shiitake mushrooms

Recommended intake

600-800 IU

daily recommended intake,
depending on your age, gender,
and pregnancy/lactation status

94% of the US population obtain less than the daily recommended intake for vitamin D Source: Multivitamin/Mineral Supplement Contribution to Micronutrient Intakes in the United States,
2007–2010

94% of the US population obtain less than the daily recommended intake for vitamin D

Due to vitamin D being found in so few foods, a large majority of the US milk supply is fortified with it (400IU per quart of milk). However, foods made with milk, like ice cream, are not usually fortified.

Additionally, the sun adds to daily vitamin D intake. It creates vitamin D from cholesterol when exposed directly to skin. People who frequently cover up their skin in the sun or those with darker skin tones should not count on the sun’s exposure when considering their vitamin D intake. For those who are frequently in the sun, sunscreen and reducing UV exposure should be higher priorities than vitamin D creation due to skin cancer risk. The recommended intake of vitamin D for the US population counts little sun exposure into the equation.

Deficiencies in vitamin D can impact bone health.

Key functions

Helps maintain strong bones*

Supports brain health*

Promotes a healthy inflammatory response*

Supports restful sleep*

Supports immune health*

Supports fertility*

Food sources

Fatty fish:

salmon, sardines, and tuna

Fortified milk

Cheese

Egg yolk

Shiitake mushrooms

Recommended intake

600-800 IU

daily recommended intake,
depending on your age, gender,
and pregnancy/lactation status

People who don’t regularly consume fish or for those avoiding dairy products may find it even more difficult to get in enough vitamin D.

People who don’t regularly consume fish or for those avoiding dairy products may find it even more difficult to get in enough vitamin D.

Our vitamin D

The kind of vitamin D supplement matters in order to get the most benefit.

There are a few different forms of vitamin D. Baze recommends vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), which is the form naturally produced in the body from sunlight.

References

*This fact sheet by Baze is for information purposes only and should not take the place of medical advice. 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.

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