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D3 CELL GUARD

UNIQUE LIQUID VITAMIN D3 FORMULATION

FOR HEALTH PROTECTION
 

PERQUE D3 Cell Guard

How much is required?

Ingredient list

Recommended Dosage

Scientific Support

 

CUT YOUR RISK WITH VITAMIN D3 CELL GUARD

PERQUE D3 Cell Guard provides Vitamin D3 in a liquid form for optimum uptake and absorption.* Studies show Vitamin D3 may be the answer to many of our health issues today and in the future.

THE SUNSHINE VITAMIN

Vitamin D3 is the only vitamin our bodies can make with sun exposure by using the energy of UVB to conver t 7-dehydrocholesterol into Vitamin D3. A largely held opinion is that it is technically not a vitamin but a hormone.

However, the fear of skin cancer and just being in sun-starved latitudes prevents many individuals from obtaining the benefits of sunlight, and we are today a society of millions deficient in this valuable nutrient. Furthermore, as we age, we are less equipped to produce sufficient quantities of this vital nutrient.

Good dietary sources of Vitamin D are cod liver oil, sardines, and a number of other fish. However, most Americans do not eat enough fish to get a healthy dose of Vitamin D, and fortified foods like milk and cereal simply do not provide enough of this important vitamin. Therefore, Vitamin D supplementation by far seems to be the best option.*

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HOW MUCH IS REQUIRED?

From a conservative 400 IU/day as being the required intake to prevent rickets and osteomalacia. Researchers now believe that these amounts are simply not enough. A typical dose for children is now 400-1000 IU/day and for healthy adults, amounts of 2000-5000 IU/day are more realistic. The biochemical parameter used to gauge the Vitamin D status of an individual is the blood concentration of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D], which is the circulating Vitamin D metabolite calcidiol. It is estimated that one billon people worldwide have deficiency or insufficiency and up to half of U.S. adults and 30 percent of children and teenagers have Vitamin D deficiency, which is defined as a 25(OH)D level of<20ng/ml. Of the various forms of Vitamin D available, it is important to note that Vitamin D3 is most effective in increasing the blood levels of 25(OH)D.

PERQUE D3 Cell Guard provides this safe and natural form of Vitamin D3 in a liquid form with Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) for effective uptake and absorption.* Additional protection to the D3 is provided by mixed natural tocopherols and ascorbyl palmitate in a natural rosemary extract.

VITAMIN D3 FOR BONE HEALTH

Vitamin D deficiency causes osteopenia, osteoporosis, and osteomalacia, increasing the risk of fracture, which indicates that Vitamin D3 sufficiency is essential for maximizing bone health. Vitamin D enhances intestinal absorption of calcium and phosphorus. Use PERQUE Bone Guard FortÈ 20 to obtain adequate bone support nutrition. Vitamin D deficiency causes muscle weakness, increasing the risk of falls and fractures, which can be corrected with adequate Vitamin D3 supplementation.

VITAMIN D3 AFFECTS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

Most organs and immune cells have a Vitamin D receptor, and some also have the capacity to metabolize 25-hydroxyvitamin D to the active form of Vitamin D: 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D. 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D is a potent immunomodulator. It is responsible for the down-regulation of Th1 and up-regulation of Th2 cells. Rather than a simple downregulation of immune response, it blunts generalized over-proliferation of both lymphocytes and monocytes while sharpening the immune system's attack on specific targets. It inhibits the development of autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis and irritable bowel syndrome and also enhances the production and secretion of several hormones, including insulin.

Energized Nutrients

Available in containers of 30 ml.

Pure Vitamin D3 cholecalciferol
500
IU

Medium Chain Triglycerides

MCTs from raw, palm fruit
87
mg.

Vitamins E

Mixed natural tocopherols: alpha, beta, gamma, and delta forms of the natural tocoperhols
20
IU
Ascorbyl palmitate  
2
mg.
Rosemary essence oil (Fortium) and organic sunflower oil (Fortium)

Typical Dosage

As a dietary supplement, take one (1) drop sublingually per day or as directed by your health professional. Note: Drop directly on to spoon or food. May be directly administered to others as appropriate.

 

PERQUE D3 Cell Guard Dosage Recommendations

500 IU = 1 drop

 
D3 Blood
Measurement ng/mL
Recommended
Dosage/drops
Recommended
Dosage/IU
Less than 20
• Severe D3 deficiency
15 - 20 drops/day^
7,500 – 10,000 IU/day^
20 - 30
• Moderate D3 deficiency
10 - 15 drops/day^
5,000 – 7,500 IU/day^
30 - 50
• Normal range
5 - 10 drops/day
2,500 – 5,000 IU/day
50 - 80
• Healthy range
2 - 5 drops/day
1,000 – 2,500 IU/day
 

The measurement of the analyte 25 hydroxy-cholecalciferol provides an accurate picture of the vitamin D status of an individual; a healthy target being 50-80ng/ml. 1,25 dihydroxy-cholecalciferol (1,25-OH-D) on the other hand rises in blood when cellular levels are deficient in vitamin D and is not reflective of the true vitamin D status. Oral administration is preferable in light of the fact that many people have intestinal atrophy and enteropathy that block uptake of vitamin D from the gut.

References: Ginde AA, Mansbach JM, Camargo Jr, CA. Association Between Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Level and Upper Respiratory Tract Infection in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Arch Intern Med. 2009;169(4):384-390. Holick MF. Vitamin D in Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease. Eds. Shils ME, Shike M, Ross CE, Caballero B, Cousins RJ. Lippincott William & Wilkins, 10th edition, 2006, Chapter 20: 376-395.

^Retest every 30-60 days until healthy vitamin D level has been achieved.

SCIENTIFIC SUPPORT
1. Holick MF. Optimal Vitamin D status for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Drugs Aging 2007;24(12):1017-29
2. Holick MF. Diabetes and the Vitamin D connection. Curr Diab Rep 2008 Oct;8(5):393-8.
3. Zipitis CS, Akobeng AK. Vitamin D supplementation in early childhood and risk of type 1 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Archives of Disease in Childhood 2008 Jun; 93(6): 512-7.
4. Cantorna MT, Zhu Y, Froicu M, Wittke A.Vitamin D status, 1,25-dihydroxyVitamin D3, and the immune system. Am J Clin Nutr 2004 Dec; 80 (6): 1717S-1720S.
5. Massey P. Vitamin D supplements may stave off a stroke. Daily Herald Columnist 2008 Nov 4.
6. Llewellyn DJ, Langa K, Lang I. Serum 25- HydroxyVitamin D Concentration and Cognitive Impairment. J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 2008 Dec 10 (ePub)
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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