NEW Vitamin D-3 Drops and Vitamin D-3 Softgels
This Fall Cooper Complete® Nutritional Supplements has given our Vitamin D consumers an extra dose of attention. Cooper Complete Vitamin D-3, our vitamin supplement, has changed forms from an orange colored tablet to a softgel. If you’ve been taking Vitamin D-3 in tablet form, the item number (and SKU) remain the same.
Why the change? The softgel allows us to provide the same 1,000 IU Vitamin D-3 in a form that has fewer “other ingredients” which provides a more pure supplement.
We’ve also added a new product, Cooper Complete Vitamin D-3 Drops. Why another Vitamin D from Cooper Complete? The team of physicians at Cooper Clinic made this recommendation. If you’ve been to Cooper Clinic any time since 2008, you know that vitamin D testing is part of the laboratory analysis. Because food forms of vitamin D are pretty limited and prescribing prolonged sun exposure can be problematic for most folks, individuals with vitamin D levels that are less than optimal (anything less than 30 ng/mL) get supplements.
Unlike a prescription Z-Pak (Zithromax) where one-size-fits-all, this is not the case for Vitamin D—the amount I need compared to what you need may be wildly different. For some, the 2,000 IU Vitamin D that’s in each of the Cooper Complete Multivitamin is plenty, for others, an extra 1,000 IU Vitamin D does the trick. And then there are the rest of us—who may need an additional, 2,000-5,000 or more per day! So, enter Vitamin D-3 Drops, a multi-size solution.
The Vitamin D-3 Drops bottle looks like an over-sized bottle of dry eye moisturizer. Unlike dye eye “tears” that are very runny, the D-3 Drops are a thick emulsion and it requires a bit of pressure and squeeze of the bottle to get a single drop dispensed. Each drop is 1,000 IU of Vitamin D-3, so depending upon how much vitamin D-3 your doctor has prescribed; you simply squeeze out the required number of drops. The bottle contains a whopping 750 droplets.
Vitamin D-3 Drops are perfect for:
- Those who dislike or have difficulty swallowing pills
- Those who need significant levels of vitamin D
This product is not ideal for:
- Those who have manual dexterity or weak motor skills
- Those who like to have their prescriptions and supplements organized in pill containers (as there is nowhere to put the bottle)
The official dosing instructions for Cooper Complete Vitamin D-3 Drops are to squeeze as many drops as needed directly onto the tongue. The drops are not completely flavorless, but the flavor is honestly not off-putting. Because vitamin D is fat-soluble, for optimal absorption, you should take this (and all multivitamin and mineral supplements) with a meal that contains some fat. If squeezing drops onto the tongue is difficult or off-putting, we offer these alternatives:
- Dispense on top of a cracker or Saltine.
- Dispense on top of a spoonful of yogurt, applesauce, or other cool or room temperature food
- Do not add to water—vitamin D is fat-soluble and will sink to the bottom of the cup where it will stay.
- Do not add to coffee or other hot beverages—vitamin D will dissolve and will also be lost in the process.
The shelf life of Vitamin D-3 Drops is one year and our existing supply is good through July, 2015.
Whether you choose to take Vitamin D-3 Softgels or Vitamin D-3 Drops, both forms are equally absorbed in the body. Visit coopercomplete.com to purchase or call 888.393.2221 today.