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This Doctor’s Best Vitamin D3 review is about providing all the insights one would ever need to properly evaluate and understand this supplement.
My intention is to cover everything regarding the promised benefits, active ingredients, additives, and even customer reviews and global success rates.
The Description Pages Are Messy; They Repeat A Lot
Doctor’s Best Vitamin D3 is much more than just about a single supplement. It’s actually a line-up of various supplements greatly variating between the amounts of the core active ingredient (vitamin D3) and the additives added to them [R, R, R, R, R, R].
That said, the promises they make, the struture of the pages, and just about every other thing (apart from what I mentioned) is remarkably similar. It’s so similar, in fact, that I doubt they actually needed to create separate pages given how much copy-paste action we’re getting.
Moreover, the pages feel to be created in a way as to imply they didn’t have enough unique information to fill the gaps. To illustrate, when it comes to the highlights noted next to the pictures of the supplements, they repeat themselves over and over, again.
They claim to help “support immune, bone and cardiovascular health.” Then the next point, they emphasize “healthy bones and teeth.” Then, again, they mention “helps support immune and heart health.” I mean, they’re so unlike Nature Made or Garden of Life in this regard. Just round and round in circles they go [R].
Either way, the citations pretty much summarize all the promises they make.
Additionally, the capsule and softgel versions of the supplements are said to be Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, and Soy-Free. Whereas the gummy ones impose on Gluten-Free and Vegetarian, as well as there are a few other ones specific to the particular D supplements.
The Superior Vitamin D3 Form In Every Single Of The Brand’s Supplements
Much like NatureWise Vitamin D3 or Sports Research Vitamin D3, also the Doctor’s Best Vitamin D3 provides a dead give-away of what kind of vitamin D form it uses. It’s all about the D3, also known as Cholecalciferol. Obviously.
In the context of this, there are only two prevalent vitamin D forms commonly used in all kind of supplements, including multivitamins. There’s the vitamin D3, and there’s the vitamin D2 or Ergocalciferol.
Of these two, the former is the natural, active form of the vitamin. It’s the same form that our skin creates when exposed to sunlight. Whereas the latter is a sort of a synthetic, weak derivative of the thing that’s also potentially harmful in the long run [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Does all six of the Doctor’s Best Vitamin D supplements utilize the D3 form? Yes, they do.
Taking A Look At Each Of The Vitamin D3 Products At A Time
Given that there are six different supplement and given all that we at the start of this article went over (that the amounts of vitamin D3 and the additives used differentiate quite a bit), I think it’s pretty obvious.
To make this as easy to follow as possible, we’ll have a look at each of the supplements at a time.
Doctor’s Best Vitamin D3 1000 IU (Review) – The Weakest Option Suitable Only Under Two Conditions
This is the weakest vitamin D supplement on the whole Doctor’s Best Vitamin D3 line-up. As the name suggests, it is about providing 1000 IU of the nutrient. Which isn’t particularly much.
I mean, even if it was only about maintaining healthy vitamin D levels, it should be 2000 IU plus whatever a multivitamin provides. Hence, it should preferably be 2 softgels a day. However, if we were to stick with the suggested dosage (one a day), I feel it would only work well in two scenarious.
First, you’re the type of person who works outdoors or spends a ton of time outdoors and you do get exposed to sunlight in that way (not all dressed up like crazy or bogged down by cloathes due to religious beliefs). Or second, the multivitamin you’re using goes beyond 2000 IU. On that note, for anyone that’s deficient, this won’t really do anything.
As for the additives it uses, it’s essentially the exact same ones that we’ve seen in something like the Now Foods Vitamin D3. Meaning, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Bovine Gelatin, Glycerin, and Purified Water.
The first two of these are amazing and are likely to be nothing but beneficial. As for the last two, those won’t harm us either as they’re completely harmless [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Doctor’s Best Vitamin D3 2000 IU (Review) – For Vitamin D Level Proper Maintenance
There isn’t much to the Vitamin D3 2000 IU of Doctor’s Best. I mean, It’s actually the exact same supplement that we just looked at, only with the sole exception of being twice as powerful.
Namely, instead of 1000 IU, it offers 2000 IU.
The additives are the same, everything else is the same. Apart from the application, of course.
Ideally, this is the option anyone should pick if they anticipate or are completely aware that they do not get to spend as much time outdoors as they’d need (or want).
Doctor’s Best Vitamin D3 5000 IU (Review) – For Battling A Deficiency
And rounding off the first three, we have yet another supplement completely identical to the ones before it. Only, again, as the name of it (Doctor’s Best Vitamin D3 5000 IU) gives away, this one provides 5000 IU.
This amount of dosage typically gets recommended or prescribed to people that ail from a deficiency.
Which if is the case, it may take quite some time of taking the amount to even out the blood levels.
As for the additives, it’s the same as with the previous two. So, all great in that regard.
Doctor’s Best Vegan D3 (Review) – The Obvious Choice For Vegans
Vitamin D3 typically gets acquired through animal-related sources. Which makes it fine for vegetarians but unfit for vegans. Hence, the patented form of vitamin D3 known as Vitashine, namely, a plant-derived vitamin D3.
This one comes with a dosage of 2500 IU per veggie capsule, which is great and very adaptable to, let’s say, in case, one needs to battle a deficiency. What’s not so great though is the additives it uses.
This one’s about Microcrystalline Cellulose, Modified Cellulose, Maltodextrin, Starch, Sucrose, Silicon Dioxide, D-Alpha Tocopherol, and Ascorbyl Palmitate. Of these, I’m no fan of Maltodextrin and Sucrose; Starch is also not ideal [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Maltodextrin can cause sudden headaches, rash, diarrhea, itching, bloating, difficulty breathing, negatively influence immuse system and there’s more. Additionally, being the hidden sugar that it is and couple that with Sucrose, that can also bring stuff like obesity, depression, diabetes, cancer, learning difficulties, heart disease, stupidity, and other stuff in the long-term [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Thus, given the potential dangers, I don’t the Doctor’s Best Vegan D3 is worth it.
Doctor’s Best Vitamin D3 Gummies (Review) – A Stupid, Stupid (& Low-Quality) Alternative
All things considered, I feel the Doctor’s Best Vitamin D3 Gummies is even worse than the Doctor’s Best Vegan D3 we just looked at. Far worse.
It starts out fine. Vitamin D3. 2000 IU per two gummies. It comes in fruit flavors, so, probably a tasty one. But sadly enough, that last thing doesn’t come without a cost. A cost in the form of potentially hazardous additives.
The Vitamin D3 Gummies use Glucose Syrup, Sucrose, Water, Pectin, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Natural Flavors, Annatto Extract, Elderberry Juice, Coconut Oil, and Carnauba Wax. While there are other potential dangers, it more or less all comes down to Glucose Syrup [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
It’s known as one of the alternative names of High-Fructose Corn Syrup. So, it may, in fact, be exactly that ingredient. An ingredient that’s known to cause liver disease, leaky gut, cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, weight gain, coronary artery disease, literally make you stupid, and cause a bunch of other hazards [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
I mean, to that extent, it’s no better than the Vitafusion Vitamin D3. I don’t get why they even make such supplements.
Doctor’s Best Vitamin D3 Kids Gummies (Review) – A Disgrace For A Kids Supplement
As I see it, the Doctor’s Best Vitamin D3 Kids Gummies makes no sense. For what it’s worth, it’s so identical to the Doctor’s Best Vitamin D3 Gummies that really the only difference that I see is the label.
Meaning, we could rubber stamp the supplement of the previous section with the name “Kids,” and no one would be able to tell the difference.
It’s the exact same amount of vitamin D3 per gummy. It’s even all of the same ingredients of the rather long additive list along with all of it’s potential dangers and the fact that they could affect kids even more badly [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
I mean, it’s such a low value approach giving kids sugar (like they’re not already consuming too much on a typical day). I just shows that, as far as this particular brand goes, Doctor’s Best doesn’t really care about the well-being of kids. Otherwise, why would they not convert and evolve to Monk Fruit and/or Stevia (natural, actually healthy sweeteners) instead [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
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