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Description

Vitamin D3 with Sea-Iodine
5,000 IU 60 capsules
Item Catalog Number: 01573

Americans have rightly been told to avoid table salt for decades. When iodized table salt is reduced, people can unknowingly lower their iodine intake to suboptimal levels. Analyses from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) show that urinary iodine levels have plummeted since the 1970s.

Iodine is a health-promoting trace element essential for life. Its primary biological role lies in the production of the thyroid hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4).1 T4 and T3 contain four and three atoms of iodine per molecule, respectively. The thyroid gland actively absorbs iodide from the blood to make and release these hormones into the blood.

Iodine is found abundantly in sea vegetables and plants. In areas where no marine foods are eaten, people have lower iodine levels.2 For this reason, US commercial salt manufacturers have added iodine to their product since the 1920s, in order to deliver this key ingredient to your diet. However, we now know the dangers associated with eating too much table salt, resurrecting the dilemma of where to get healthy sources of iodine.

Ironically, health-conscious people are often most likely to develop low iodine levels.3 One reason is that athletes and people engaged in heavy physical effort deplete their natural stores of this trace mineral through perspiration, increasing their need for it. Vegetarians also have substantially greater likelihood of low levels of iodine than carnivorous people, since foods of plant origin are less rich in iodine than animal-derived foods. One study demonstrated iodine deficiency in 25% of vegetarians and 80% of vegans.4

The good news is that you can avoid iodized table salt without sacrificing the health benefits of iodine. Sea-Iodine is a low-cost proprietary formula that health conscious individuals can take each day to support optimal iodine levels. Using standardized extracts harvested from a blend of marine algae, Sea-Iodine brings you the health of the sea while avoiding the well known dangers of excessive salt intake. The purified extracts found in Sea-Iodine come from the pristine waters of Iceland and Nova Scotia, providing over 667% of the Recommended Daily Value of natural iodine.

For those members who would like the convenience and economy of taking vitamin D and Sea-Iodine in just one capsule, Life Extension offers Vitamin D3 with Sea-Iodine. As a result of startling evidence of a widespread vitamin D deficiency, prominent nutritional scientists are calling on Americans to increase their vitamin D intake to 1000 IU per day and higher. Life Extension recommends that healthy adults supplement each day with at least 1000 IU of vitamin D. Older adults may benefit from doses such as 2000 IU daily, and even up to 5000 IU daily.

References
1. Gribble, G W. "Naturally occurring organohalogen compounds - A comprehensive survey." (1996). Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products. 68:1-423.
2. Von Felig, Philip; Frohman, Lawrence A. Endocrinology & Metabolism. (2001) McGraw Hill Professional.
3. Horm Metab Res. 2005 Sep;37(9):555-8.
4. Ann Nutr Metab. 2003;47(5):183-5.

Cautions

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 you have a thyroid condition or are taking antithyroid medications, do not use without consulting your healthcare practitioner.

Supplement Facts

Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 capsule

Servings Per Container 60

Amount Per Serving

Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol)

5000 IU

Natural Iodine from

1,000 mcg

Sea-Iodine Complex Blend

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Nova Scotian Kelp (Ascophyllum nodosum),

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Icelandic Kelp (Laminaria digitata),

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Nova Scotian Dulse (Palmaria palmata)

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Other ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable cellulose (capsule), maltodextrin, modified food starch, vegetable stearate, silica.

Due to the source of the kelp, this product may contain fish and shellfish.

Dosage and Use
  • Take one capsule daily, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
  • This product is best utilized when taken with fat-containing, low fiber meals.
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 you have a thyroid condition or are taking antithyroid medications, do not use without consulting your healthcare practitioner.

Warnings

Dosage:

Dosage and Use
  • Take one capsule daily, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
  • This product is best utilized when taken with fat-containing, low fiber meals.