Jarrow Vitamin D-3 5000IU

100 softgels
Jarrow Vitamin D3 - 5000IU

Jarrow Formulas Vitamin D-3 contains cholecalciferol, the highly absorbable form of Vitamin D. It is essential for calcium metabolism that will help maintain bone health and prevent loss of bone density associated with ageing.  Vitamin D benefits include stimulating the production of the protein osteocalcin for bone strength, modulating immune functions, and effective cell differentiation.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Softgel
Servings Per Container: 100


Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value

Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol)

5,000 IU


Other Ingredients: Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Softgel consists of bovine gelatin, glycerin, and water.

Suggested Use

For adults, take 1 softgel per day or every other day with a fat containing meal or as directed by your qualified health care consultant.


If you have a medical condition (especially kidney stones or dysfunction, hyperparathyroidism, hypercalcemia, lymphoma, or sarcoidosis), are pregnant, lactating, trying to conceive, under the age of 18, or taking medications, consult your health care practitioner before using this product.


  • Vitamin D is essential in maintaining bone strength regardless of age. Cholecalciferol is needed in the metabolism of calcium and phosphorus and their absorption to the bones. Adequate supply of Vitamin D means more calcium is transported to the bones to increase their strength.  It helps prevent the loss of bone density that usually occurs with age and leads to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is the most common bone condition in older people. The loss of bone density increases the risk for fractures, back pain, stooped posture, and loss of height. In adults, deficiency in Vitamin D leads to Osteomalacia, characterized by weakness of the muscles and brittle bones. In children, low Vitamin D levels can lead to rickets.
  • Cholecalciferol aids in regulating blood pressure to optimise cardiovascular health. It protects the linings of the blood vessels and keeps it flexible for healthy circulation. Inadequate levels of Vitamin D can lead to hardening of the blood vessels that can elevate blood pressure and increase one’s risk of suffering from stroke, heart attack, and coronary artery disease.
  • Increased supply of natural Vitamin D provides immune support. It helps strengthen the immune system’s natural abilities to fight off infections like the common colds, flu, and other infections.
  • The sunshine vitamin supports mental alertness and maximises cognitive functions in the elderly. Studies claim that getting enough cholecalciferol help protect the brain from the negative effects of ageing. Vitamin D deficiency in the elderly may lead to memory loss and difficulty concentration.

Vitamin D otherwise known as cholecalciferol and famously known as the “sunshine vitamin” is a fat soluble vitamin naturally present in the skin. It needs the sunlight to be active and be useful for the body. Vitamin D is actually not a single vitamin, but a group of five D vitamins namely: Vitamin D1, D2, D3, D4, and D5. Of all Vitamin D forms, Vitamin D3 or cholecalciferol is the more bioavailable. Meaning, it is the form the body can highly absorb for health use. Cholecalciferol stimulates osteocalcin synthesis, the primary protein that makes up the bones.
Calcium, the main mineral that keeps the bones strong and healthy needs vitamin D for absorption into the bones. It works the same for phosphorus, which is also needed to maintain bone strength. To get enough levels of Vitamin D, a person should be exposed to the sun for 15 minutes three times a week. People who are too busy with their lifestyle and who are not getting enough sun exposure are prone to deficiency of this essential vitamin. Osteomalacia for adults and rickets for children are the most common effects of Vitamin D deficiency.