Suntrex D3 is an organic, vegan vitamin D3 supplement that provides 5,000 IU per serving. It's made by extracting oil from hearty, nutrient-dense plants known as lichens. The Vegan Society recognizes lichen-sourced D3 as the form of D3 most suitable for vegans. Suntrex D3 is completely free of allergens, yeast, wheat, soy, milk, salt, sugar, preservatives, and artificial colors. Whether you're vegan, vegetarian, or simply prefer the best vitamin D3 supplement available, Suntrex D3 is for you! Each 2 oz bottle lasts 30 days when used as directed.
Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, NP
"There are many vitamin D supplements, but most contain weak forms of vitamin D2, and very few are vegan. Even most of the "vegetarian" vitamin D supplements are sourced from sheep's wool. This void led us to create Suntrex D3 — the best vegan vitamin D3 formula available. Each serving has 5,000 IU of lichen-derived D3 suspended in organic vegetable glycerin for fast absorption and maximum bioavailability."
-Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, NP
Vitamin D3 receptors exist on immune cells and promote healthy immune cell maturity, differentiation, and integration.
Vitamin D3 supports the kidneys, lungs, colon, and bladder. It’s also good for the prostate in men, and breasts and uterus in women.
Vitamin D is necessary for calcium absorption, and taking vitamin D3 with calcium promotes healthy teeth and strong bones.
Vitamin D helps regulate the nervous system, and it promotes the integrity of myelin — the protective sheath that insulates nerve cells.
Vitamin D3 supports a happy mood, and vitamin D receptors in the brain are responsible for memory and cognition.
1. What is vitamin D? Vitamin D supports many functions in the body, and getting enough is essential for good health. Among its many duties, vitamin D is an essential nutrient that helps the muscles, teeth, bones, and immune system. It's required for us to produce the enzymes and proteins our bodies need to function correctly. In fact, all tissue in the body, including the brain and heart, has vitamin D receptors.
2. How do we get vitamin D? Although vitamin D can be obtained naturally through sun exposure or food, those sources usually fall short of fulfilling our daily needs. There aren't many foods high in vitamin D, and the Vitamin D Council advises that diet alone isn't sufficient. As fears of skin cancer have increased, sun exposure has decreased. A supplement like Suntrex D3 is widely considered the most reliable way to meet your vitamin D requirements.
3. Why is D3 superior to D2? There are two types of vitamin D supplements: vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) and vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol). Vitamin D3 is the form naturally made by your body after sunlight exposure. Vitamin D2 is sourced from plants or manufactured in a laboratory and not nearly as effective or biologically active. After reviewing the research and consulting experts, we've concluded that vitamin D3 is the better choice.
Shake bottle well. Take 2 ml daily or as recommended by your healthcare provider.
Warning: Keep out of reach of children. Consult your healthcare provider before taking if you are pregnant or nursing, or have any other medical concerns.
Everyone should be aware of vitamin D deficiency, and most people can take vitamin D supplements without issue. However, if you're taking heart medication, have hyperparathyroidism, Hodgkin’s or non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a granulomatous disease, high blood calcium levels, kidney stones, kidney disease, liver disease, or hormonal disease, you should consult your healthcare specialist before adding a vitamin D supplement to your nutritional regimen.
Vitamin D deficiency can affect anyone, from newborns to the elderly. Dietary sources are few and inadequate. Without adequate sun exposure, which most people do not get, vitamin D deficiency is a very real possibility.
There aren't many foods that offer a significant amount of vitamin D. The main sources are salmon, mackerel, bluefish, tuna, fortified milk, baby formula, cereal, and orange juice.
Cod liver oil does contain vitamin D, but it also contains large amounts of vitamin A. Vitamin A antagonizes the action of vitamin D and too much can be toxic. The Vitamin D Council warns against taking cod liver oil for this reason.
Although a vegan diet itself may not provide the vitamin D you need, taking Suntrex D3 as recommended can. This means there's no reason to take more than directed. Consult your healthcare provider, who is familiar with your needs, before doing so.
Yes, too much vitamin D can result in vitamin D toxicity. Indications of vitamin D toxicity include nausea, vomiting, constipation, weakness, and weight loss. It can also coincide with dangerously high calcium levels that may produce kidney stones, confusion, and abnormal heart rhythms. The Vitamin D Council recommends adults do not exceed the upper limit of 10,000 IU/day.
Talk to your doctor about having a blood test to measure 25-hydroxy-vitamin D levels. Make sure they do not order a test for 1,25-dihydroxy-vitamin D, as this is a common error.