• Bio Tech's D3Natal contains 5000IU of Vitamin
• The current RDA is grossly inadequate at
450mcg/day (UPMC study; Lisa Bodner, PhD,
• The ONLY prenatal with adequate and newly
recommended IU levels between 4000-6000IU
• Vitamin D3 is water-soluble and dissolves
Vitamin D3 regulates calcium absorption
from the intestines, maintains normal blood
levels of calcium and phosphorus, an
promotes bone formation
• More benefits of Vitamin D3 are coming to
light and affects nearly every disease state
from diabetes to cancer
• The main source of Vitamin D3 is sunlight
People with dark skin, limited exposure to
sunlight, and those who wear sunscreen
need to supplement Vitamin D in their
• Adequate blood levels for Vitamin D
range between 50-125 nanomoles per
• -60% of the population is "D deficient"
• Vitamin D3 vs.Vitamin D2 (Key Studies)
° "Vitamin D2 is Much Less Effective than Vitamin D3" (Arman, Hollis, Heaney 2004)
Conclusion: Vitamin D2 potency is less than 1/3 the potency of Vitamin D3 with a shorter duration of action
° "Vitamin D3 Is More Potent than Vitamin D2 in Humans" (Heaney, Recker, Grote, Horst, Armas 201 I)
Conclusion: Vitm in D3 is ~87% more potent in raising and maintaining serum 25(OH)D concentrations and produces 2-3 fold greater storage of Vitamin D3 over D2
Low levels of Vitamin D during pregnancy are associated with poor fetal/infant skeletal formation and growth as well as poor tooth mineralization
• Over 50 Universities, Hospitals and Clinics utilize Bio-Tech Vitamin D3 for their research
• Vitamin D3 is not a Rx. Vitamin D2 is available via Rx only
• Lactation and Vitamin D3
• A reassessment of current Vitamin D intake for mothers is critical as current recommendations result in a high degree of Vitamin D deficiency, especially in the African American population.
• Current recommendations of 200-400 ILJ/d for pregnant and lactating women are grossly inadequate, especially in minority populations. A growing body a research suggests that dosing with over 2000 ID/d is required to maintain robust normal levels.
• Studies that introduce high doses ofVitamin D (2000IU to 4000IU) improve the nutritional status of both mother and infant.