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Product Review: Vitamin D Supplements Review (Including Calcium, Vitamin K, Magnesium)
 

Posted: 2/9/13  Last Update: 12/7/13 
Vitamin D Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com Avoid Problems with Vitamin D Supplements!
Wrong Amounts, Lead Contamination, and Pills Which Fail to Break Apart Found Among Popular Brands

Find Out Now If Yours Passed!

Vitamin D supplements reviewed and rated (alphabetical)

Bluebonnet Liquid Calcium Mag. Citrate Plus Vit. D3 Kirkland Signature (Costco) Vitamin D3 Simply Right (Sam's Club) Calcium
Caltrate 600+D Plus Minerals Life Extension Bone Restore Simply Right (Sam's Club) Vitamin D3
Citracal Calcium + D Slow Release 1200 L'il Critters Calcium Gummy Bears with D3 Solaray Dry D
Citracal Cacium Citrate + D3 Petites Melaleuca Vitality Calcium Complete Solgar Calcium Citrate with Vitamin D3
Citracal Calcium Gummies with Vitamin D3 Metagenics D3 Solgar Natural Vitamin D3
Country Life Vitamin D3 Nature Made Calcium Source Naturals Vitamin D-3
CVS Pharmacy Calcium Vitamin D3 Nature Made Vitamin D3 Spring Valley (Walmart) Calcium Plus 500 IU D3
CVS Pharmacy Vitamin D3 Nature's Bounty Calcium Plus 1000 IU D3 Spring Valley (Walmart) D3
Dr. Whitaker Osteo Essentials Nature's Bounty D3 Swanson Calcium Citrate & Vitamin D
Finest Nutrition (Walgreen) Vitamin D3 Nature's Plus Animal Parade Vitamin D3 Trader Joe's Calcium Citrate with Vitamin D
Finest Nutrition (Walgreens) Calcium New Chapter Bone Strength Take Care Viactiv Calcium Plus D
Flintstones Plus Bone Building Support NOW Calcium Citrate Vitacost Baby D
Garden of Life Vitamin Code RAW D3 Nutri-Health Krill D3 Vitacost Calcium Magnesium & Vitamin D
GNC Calcimate Plus 800 Nutrilite Vitamin D3 Plus K2 Vitafusion Vitamin D3
GNC Calcium Plus 1000 with Magnesium & D3 Pure Essence Ionic-Fizz Super D-K Calcium Plus Vitamin Shoppe Calcium Citrate, Magnesium & D
GNC Vitamin D-3 1000 Puritan's Pride Calcium Vitamin Shoppe Vitamin D3
GNC Vitamin D-3 2000 Puritan's Pride Vitamin D3 Vitamin World Calcium with Vitamin D3
Jamieson D Rexall Calcium Vitamin World Vitamin D3
Jarrow Formulas Bone-Up Rexall Vitamin D3 Whole Foods Vitamin D3
Kirkland Signature (Costco) Calcium Schiff Bone Care Super Calcium  
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Vitamin D plays a critical role in bone health, and higher vitamin D levels in the blood are associated with reduced risk of heart attack, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, and even colds. But you must choose vitamin D supplements carefully. We found the following problems in supplements containing vitamin D:
    • Pills from two popular brands failed to break apart properly -- you may not be getting the full benefit of their ingredients! 
    • A popular, candy-like supplement contained much more vitamin D than listed -- 82% more!
    • Lead contamination was found in a combination supplement containing vitamin D along with other ingredients, such as calcium.
You must join ConsumerLab.com to get the full test results and vitamin D quality ratings for vitamin D supplements including combination products with calcium, magnesium, and/or vitamin K. You'll also get vitamin D cost comparisons to help you find the right product at the best price -- some costing only 1 cent per day. You will get results for 55 vitamin D supplements: 23 selected for evaluation by ConsumerLab.com and 32 additional products that passed CL's Voluntary Certification Program testing, as well as information about four supplements similar to ones that passed testing. 

In this comprehensive report, you'll discover:
    • Which vitamin D supplements failed our quality ratings and which passed -- including combinations with calcium, magnesium and/or vitamin K
    • Cost comparisons to help you choose the best vitamin D supplement for your money
    • What vitamin D can do and can't do for you
    • What is vitamin D, and is vitamin D2 or D3 best for you?
    • The best time to take vitamin D
    • What is vitamin D deficiency and how to gauge if your vitamin D levels are sufficient, too low, or too high -- and how this may differ if you are black
    • Vitamin D dosage based on your age, gender and needs
    • How to get vitamin D from the sun and from foods 
    • Side effects of vitamin D supplements and potential drug interactions
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Update:
The distributor of a product which failed quality testing in this review has published information which could mislead a consumers. See the Update in the report for details.
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