MAXIMUM D3® is a pharmaceutical quality preparation of vitamin D3 designed to be used as a nutritional supplement to support bone health. It is intended as a maintenance preparation - to be taken weekly on a regular basis. The formulation of MAXIMUM D3® has been carefully considered with regards to adequate amount, dosing convenience, and safety. Taken weekly by adults it is expected to maintain adequate blood levels of vitamin D and - when used in conjunction with adequate calcium intake - to assist in the prevention of osteoporosis.
The pill is a small hard gel cap containing 0.25 mg of pharmaceutical quality cholecalciferol in an oil base. The only ingredients are vitamin D3, non-GMO soybean lecithin, and Kosher bovine gelatin. The capsules are manufactured, packaged and warehoused in FDA registered facilities. The product was submitted to and reviewed by the FDA prior to manufacture. Quality, packaging and stability are to available USP (and FDA) standards. The capsules are mounted on a push out card of 5 for convenience and safety in dosing. Hence, one card is a 5 week supply.
A single gel cap contains approximately the same amount - of the same human hormone - a light skinned person would make if exposed to summer sun for a few hours. (This has been demonstrated in lifeguards.)
WHAT DOES VITAMIN D DO?
Vitamin D's actions are best understood in its role in calcium metabolism. Without it a person is not able to absorb the calcium in his or her diet or maintain the proper balance of calcium and phosphorus to build and maintain bones. Lack of vitamin D can also cause over stimulation of the parathyroid gland and muscle aches and weakness.
Vitamin D is also metabolized and has activity in many other tissues. Its functions appear very important to a number of basic immune system processes. These are areas of active research. Definitive claims or conclusions about these processes are premature.