Jarrow Formulas® Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is derived from cod liver oil and sheep's wool and is free of vitamin A. Vitamin D3 is converted by the kidneys into the hormone calcitriol, the active bone, intestine, muscle, brain, skin and immune cells.* Calcitriol enhances calcium and phosphorous absorption and stimulates the synthesis of osteocalcin, an important structural protein in bone.* Also, calcitriol is involved in proper cell differentiation (changing of cell function), including prostate cells.*
Health Claim: Adequate calcium and vitamin D as part of a healthful diet, along with physical activity, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis later in life.
No wheat, no gluten, no soybeans, no dairy, no egg, no fish/shellfish, no peanuts/tree nuts.
100 IU of Vitamin D is equal to 2.5 micrograms of cholecalciferol. Each softgel contains 25 mcg of cholecalciferol.
*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.
If you have a medical condition (especially kidney stones or dysfunction), are pregnant or lactating, are under the age of 18, or are taking medications, consult your health care practitioner before using this product.