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Life Extension Vitamin D3, 7000 IU, 60 Softgels

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Item Catalog Number: 01718
60 Softgels
Also available: 1000 IU
Also available: 5000 IU
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Life Extension Vitamin D3 has long provided significant support for healthy bone density. Vitamin D plays a critical role in regulating healthy cell division and differentiation, and has profound effects on human immunity.

Vitamin D3 can be synthesized by humans in the skin upon exposure to ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation from sunlight. But, due to the winter season, weather conditions, and sun screen usage, the body’s ability to produce optimal vitamin D levels may be inhibited.1 These factors point to the value of taking a daily vitamin D supplement.

Vitamin D has long provided significant support for healthy bone density.2-7 However, scientists have also validated the critical role that vitamin D plays in regulating healthy cell division and differentiation, and its profound effects on human immunity.8-15 These findings link a deficiency of vitamin D to a host of common age-related problems.

As a result of evidence of widespread vitamin D deficiency, prominent nutritional scientists are calling on Americans to increase their vitamin D intake to 1,000 IU per day and higher. Life Extension recommends that healthy adults supplement each day with at least 2,000 IU of vitamin D. Elderly adults may benefit from higher doses such as 5,000 IU daily up to 10,000 IU daily. The objective of taking a vitamin D supplement is to achieve an optimal 25-hydroxy vitamin D blood level of 50 ng/mL (and higher).

Vitamin D in the amount of 2,000 IU is contained in the multinutrient Life Extension Mix and the multivitamin Two-Per-Day Tablets. A vitamin D blood test (available online or by calling DR Vitamin Solutions at 1-888-432-5824. Our phone lines are open from 9:00 to 5:00 PM EST, Mon thru Fri, excluding federal holidays.), can help you determine the additional amount of vitamin D you may need to supplement to achieve an optimal level.

Commercial companies offered only 400 IU vitamin D products when Life Extension long ago introduced this 1,000 IU version. For most people, this 1,000 IU potency is insufficient to attain optimal vitamin D blood levels. For smaller individuals who obtain 2,000-3,000 IU in their multi-nutrient formulas (and children), this potency of vitamin D may be suitable.

Life Extension has upgraded its vitamin D capsules to a small, easy to swallow softgel form that does not include allergen ingredients or vegetable stearate.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 softgel

Servings Per Container: 60

Amount Per Serving

Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol)

7000 IU

Other Ingredients: safflower oil, gelatin, glycerin and purified water.

Dosage and Use:

  • Take one softgel daily with food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.

Caution: Individuals consuming more than 2,000 IU/day of vitamin D (from diet and supplements) should periodically obtain a serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D measurement. Do not exceed 10,000 IU per day unless recommended by your doctor. Vitamin D supplementation is not recommended for individuals with high blood calcium levels.


  • If pregnant, nursing, or taking medication, consult your physician before taking this product
  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Do not exceed recommended dose


1. Photochem Photobiol. 2007 Mar-Apr;83(2):459-63.
2. Rev Rhum Engl Ed. 1996 Feb;63(2):135-40.
3. Proc Nutr Soc. 2001 May;60(2):283-9.
4. J Bone Miner Res. 2003 Jul;18(7):1217-26.
5. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2002 Oct 15;99(21):13487-91.
6. Steroids. 2001 Mar-May;66(3-5):375-80.
7. Bone. 2006 Oct;39(4):946-53.
8. Anticancer Res. 2012 Jan;32(1):223-36.
9. Cancer Lett. 2011 Dec 19. [Epub ahead of print]
10. Am J Prev Med. 2011 Jul;41(1):68-74.
11. Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. 2011 Feb 1. [Epub ahead of print]
12. Med Hypotheses. 2011 Dec;77(6):1145-7.
13. Dermatoendocrinol. 2011 Jan;3(1):11-7.
14. Mol Cancer. 2011 May 18;10:58.
15. Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. 2011 Feb 1. [Epub ahead of print]
16. Prevention and Treatment of Vitamin D Deficiency.

* 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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