At first I bought a bunch of the capsules
with my thinking being that they would be
more stable in the heat where I live. Also,
I like Source Natural brand and they had
some in 2000 IU which made dosing easier.
Then I read about the soft-gels (D3) being
the most absorbable. So I bought some of
It is 5000 IU which makes dosing even easier,
and includes the oil in the soft-gel. I am
not wasting the other bottles of D3 though
and am using the coconut oil softgels with
it. Easy for me since I was dosing with
coconut oil by mouth anyway. The coconut oil
soft gels are really easy to take, (my order
has arrived already), and I am sure I will
take more. I have dug out a few of my books
on Coconut Oil, "The Coconut Oil Miracle",
by Bruce Fife, being one I especially like,
and am re-reading the benefits since there
is no better time than the holidays to amp
up my metabolism.
It helps to remind myself of the benefits
of coconut oil more often :)
*Kills viruses that cause influenza, herpes, measles, hepatitis C, SARS, AIDS, and other illnesses.
*Kills bacteria that cause ulcers, throat infections, urinary tract infections, gum disease and cavities, pneumonia, and gonorrhea, and other diseases.
*Kills fungi and yeasts that cause candidiasis, ringworm, athlete's foot, thrush, diaper rash, and other infections.
*Expels or kills tapeworms, lice, giardia, and other parasites.
*Provides a nutritional source of quick energy.
*Boosts energy and endurance, enhancing physical and athletic performance.
*Improves digestion and absorption of other nutrients including vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
*Improves insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose.
*Relieves stress on pancreas and enzyme systems of the body.
*Reduces symptoms associated with pancreatitis.
*Helps relieve symptoms and reduce health risks associated with diabetes.
*Reduces problems associated with malabsorption syndrome and cystic fibrosis.
*Improves calcium and magnesium absorption and supports the development of strong bones and teeth.
*Helps protect against osteoporosis.
*Helps relieve symptoms associated with gallbladder disease.
*Relieves symptoms associated with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and stomach ulcers.
*Improves digestion and bowel function.
*Relieves pain and irritation caused by hemorrhoids.
*Supports tissue healing and repair.
*Supports and aids immune system function.
*Helps protect the body from breast, colon, and other cancers.
*Is heart healthy; improves cholesterol ratio reducing risk of heart disease.
*Protects arteries from injury that causes atherosclerosis and thus protects against heart disease.
*Helps prevent periodontal disease and tooth decay.
*Functions as a protective antioxidant.
*Helps to protect the body from harmful free radicals that promote premature aging and degenerative disease.
*Does not deplete the body's antioxidant reserves like other oils do.
*Improves utilization of essential fatty acids and protects them from oxidation.
*Helps relieve symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome.
*Relieves symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostate enlargement).
*Reduces epileptic seizures.
*Helps protect against kidney disease and bladder infections.
*Dissolves kidney stones.
*Helps prevent liver disease.
*Is lower in calories than all other fats.
*Supports thyroid function.
*Promotes loss of excess weight by increasing metabolic rate.
*Is utilized by the body to produce energy in preference to being stored as body fat like other dietary fats.
*Helps prevent obesity and overweight problems.
*Applied topically helps to form a chemical barrier on the skin to ward of infection.
*Reduces symptoms associated the psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis.
*Supports the natural chemical balance of the skin.
*Softens skin and helps relieve dryness and flaking.
*Prevents wrinkles, sagging skin, and age spots.
*Promotes healthy looking hair and complexion.
*Provides protection from damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
*Helps control dandruff.
*Does not form harmful by-products when heated to normal cooking temperature like other vegetable oils do.
*Has no harmful or discomforting side effects.
*Is completely non-toxic to humans.
About vitamin D3...in the summer, I sunbathe regularly
and do not feel the need to dose myself as the body can
produce much more vitamin D than I can take. But if I do
not get out and lay in the sun naked, I feel taking the
vitamin D is optimal to keep my health efforts going in
a positive direction. Before I knew about the benefits of
vitamin D, and their importance, I used to wonder why I
felt so good after a stint of sunbathing. I used to consider
it a luxury, and now I consider it a necessity.
Here is one more special on another brand of D3
I have used before and like~~