Vitamin D can be attained through two sources: UVB light and diet. When exposed to sunlight, the body manufactures Vitamin D from cholesterol, this is where Vitamin D draws its nickname, “the sunshine vitamin.” Still, some people do not make enough Vitamin D from the sun, among them, people who have a darker skin tone, who are overweight, who are older, and who cover up when they are in the sun.
According to experts, the gold standard in Vitamin D supplementation is D3, also known as cholecalciferol. The reaction that takes place from exposure to UVB light results in the formation of Vitamin D3; for this reason, D3 is known as the natural form of Vitamin D. UV radiation is a known human carcinogen, making supplementation a safer alternative to achieving optimal Vitamin D levels.
Probiotics are live nonpathogenic microorganisms that are introduced into the digestive tract to improve microbial balance. Prebiotics and Probiotics have been shown to have the ability to manipulate the microbial composition and support healthy immune response of an individual.
MaxLiving Vitamin D3 + Probiotics adds essential nutrients into your diet, this whole food formula features 5,000 IU of Vitamin D3, 10 billion CFU of probiotics, and FOS prebiotics from chicory root.†
Vitamin D3 is critical for healthy bones, joints, skin, and teeth, but it is not easily found in food sources.
Probiotics support a healthy digestive tract and FOS, a powerful prebiotic, nourishes gut bacteria to ensure that the probiotics work optimally.
This nutraceutical supports the nutritional focus of the 5 Essentials®.
|Amount||% Daily Value|
|Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol)||5000 IU||1250%|
|Lactobacillus acidophilus||2 Billion CFU||*|
|Lactobacillus rhamnosus||4 Billion CFU||*|
|Bifidobacterium longum||2 Billion CFU||*|
|Bifidobacterium lactis||2 Billion CFU||*|
|Inulin/FOS (Fructo-oligosaccharides) (from chicory root)||150 mg||*|
*Daily Value not established
Hypromellose (capsule), cellulose, magnesium stearate (vegetable source) and silicon dioxide.
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Take 1 capsule daily with a meal or as directed by your qualified healthcare practitioner.
|Combines the powerful benefits of two products in one.||Vitamin D3 and Probiotics are usually sold as two stand alone products.|
|5,000 IU of Vitamin D3 in one capsule.||Often a blend of less absorbable D2 with D3.|
|10 Billion CFU of probiotics providing four different strains.||Less probiotics without diverse strains.|
|Fructo-oligsaccharides (FOS) from chicory root.||Most probiotics formulas fail to include FOS, which sustains probiotics.|
|Vitamin D3 is a hormone and nutrient sourced from lanolin.|
|L. acidophilus is a bacteria commonly found in the intestine and shown to create an “unfriendly” environment for bad bacteria.|
|L. rhamnosus is a bacteria commonly found in the intestines and shown to be able to withstand the harsh acids normally found in the stomach and digestive tract.|
|B. longum is a bacteria commonly found in the digestive tract and shown to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria and boost the immune system.|
|B. lactis is a bacteria commonly found in the large intestine and shown to reduce pH, creating an unfavorable environment for bad bacteria.|
|FOS is a form of soluble fiber that nourishes probiotics so they can thrive in the intestines.|
Immune health and digestive health are interconnected and both can be supported by Vitamin D3 with Probiotics. Combined, these nutrients promote the symbiotic balance of the immune system while promoting digestive, cardiovascular, and musculoskeletal health.
Western diets have grown increasingly poor in the past decades, resulting in higher intakes of processed and sugar-laden foods and a decrease in fiber intake. Simultaneously we have seen an increase in inflammatory disease processes making it reasonable to suggest that diet and poor health are related. Vitamin D3 and probiotics both play a clear role in improving digestion and addressing inflammation, and can be influenced by dietary choices.
- Vitamin D has been shown to have a role in the immune system by regulating antimicrobial protein levels and influencing infection control.
- An analysis of 12 fracture prevention trials that included more than 40,000 elderly people, most of them women, found that intakes of at least 800 IU of Vitamin D daily reduced hip and non-spine fractures by 20 percent, while lower intakes failed to offer any fracture prevention benefit.
- Individuals who are deficient in Vitamin D are twice as likely to suffer from a heart attack when compared to those who have adequate levels.
- Low Vitamin D levels have been correlated to higher risk of heart failure, sudden cardiac death, stroke, overall cardiovascular disease, and cardiovascular death.
- Research suggests that Vitamin D protects individuals from cardiovascular disease by playing a role in blood pressure regulation, which subsequently prevents artery damage, a key factor in cardiovascular disease and related decline. One study found that improving the Vitamin D status of a hypertensive patient led to a drop of systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
- Diet alone has the strongest and most direct impact on gut microbial colonization. Dietary consumption of prebiotics and probiotics has the ability to induce major shifts in gut microbial composition, directly affecting the mucosal immune system and resulting in positive effects on enteric inflammatory disorders and the systemic immune response.
- Bacteria that inhabit the gut regulate the colonization and eradication of pathogens. Thus, the administration of oral probiotics and prebiotics that boost the growth of natural competitors should be an effective treatment of enteric diseases.
As with any dietary supplement, consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, anticipating surgery, take medication on a regular basis or are otherwise under medical supervision.
Heat sensitive product: We recommend shipping to your daytime location to ensure quality during hot summer months. Once product is delivered, we advise to not leave this product out in the heat for an extended period of time.
This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advise, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read.
What is the source of the D3?
The Vitamin D3 in this formula is lanolin-derived.
What types/strands of probiotics are included and why were those types/strands chosen?
• Lactobacillus acidophilus replaces healthy gut flora that have been impacted by disease, illness or antibiotic use; specifically for immune support and relief from common digestive complaints.
• Lactobacillus rhamnosus has been shown to have remarkable tolerance to the harsh environment of the GI tract and supports a healthy immune system.
• Bifidobacterium longum is naturally part of the GI tract and helps to maintain a normal digestive tract. It also inhibits growth of harmful bacteria while boosting the immune system; this strain can be beneficial for diarrhea prevention after a course of antibiotics.
• Bifidobacterium lactis inhabits the intestines and colon; it functions to breakdown waste and in the absorption of vitamins and minerals.
What is FOS?
FOS is a powerful prebiotic that sustains healthy gut bacteria to ensure that probiotics work optimally. It comes from chicory root.
What is the best way to take this new formula?
Take Vitamin D3 + Probiotics with a meal or along with Optimal Omega, since D3 is a fat-soluble vitamin.
Should I refrigerate this bottle?
Vitamin D3 + Probiotics is shelf stable and does not have to be refrigerated. However, refrigeration may help extend the shelf life of your bottle.
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