Best Deals on Vitamin D3 Supplements

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October 28th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

New Vitamin D3 Supplements Provide High Doses

Until recently, it was cumbersome for people who don’t like to take a lot of pills per day to be taking high doses of vitamin D3 because many products provided only 400 IU to 1000 IU of vitamin D per capsule or tablet. That is changing rapidly now that the word of high-dosage vitamin D3 supplementation has spread and affected the products being released by dietary supplement manufacturers.

Puritan’s Pride Vitamin D3 5000 IU Softgels

Puritan’s Pride has introduced a new softgel vitamin D3 5000 IU product. Their version has 100 softgels of 5000 IU each and is priced during their “buy 1 get 2 free” sale at $13.99 for three bottles. That works out to 0.93 US cents per 1000 IU before taxes and shipping. 5000 IU per day is probably too much for most children, but could be ideal for many adults. Assuming a person takes one softgel per day, the annual cost would work out to about $17.02 per year.

Costco Kirkland Signature Vitamin D3 2000 IU Softgels

Costco has also introduced its Kirkland Signature Vitamin D3 product. With 600 softgels of 2000 IU each for $13.99 per container, this is a very good product offering in terms of price, quality, and convenience. Softgels are often easier for many people to swallow than the typical chalky feeling vitamin D3 tablets. The soybean oil used to dissolve the vitamin D3 in the softgel will help improve absorption in the digestive system. The price per 1000 IU of this product works out to about 1.17 US cents before taxes and shipping. If a person uses 2000 IU per day for a year, on the lower end of recommendations for most adults for vitamin D3 and on the upper end for children around age 12, that works out to an annual cost of about $8.51 before taxes and shipping. The new product is already commonly available at most Costco stores, so you can avoid shipping charges.

Traditional Vitamin D3 Tablets

If you have soy allergies or other reasons not to use softgels containing soybean oil, traditional vitamin D3 tablets and capsules are a good option at a reasonable price.

Puritan’s Pride continues to sell one of the better valued traditional tablet Vitamin D3 supplements, their Vitamin D3 2000 IU tablets with 200 per bottle, for $19.99 for 3 bottles during their “buy 1 get 2 free” sale. Compared to the Costco and Puritan’s Pride softgels mentioned above, this works out to 1.67 US cents per 1000 IU of vitamin D3.

Swanson Health Products offers a similar Vitamin D3 2000 IU tablet with 250 per bottle for $6.39 before taxes and shipping. That works out to 1.28 US cents per 1000 IU, an even better price than Puritan’s Pride.

Further Reading:

Adjusting Your Vitamin D Intake to Optimal Levels

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products mentioned in this post are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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