Overview  |  Nutrient Forms  |  Nutrient Amounts  |  Additives  |  Claims Examined  |  Conclusions  |

In this Sports Research Vitamin D3 Review, we will immerse ourselves into everything there is about the supplement.

First, we’ll start out with the claims that the manufacturer provides about the supplement. Which we will later also assess, meaning how true they hold. Second, we’ll examine the vitamin D form that the supplement employs. Third, we’ll check the amounts. Lastly, we’ll dissect the additives present in the supplement.

The goal here is to create a review so thorough that there would not be a need for you to ever look at other supplement reviews for this specific supplement. Therefore, if there is a section or aspect I haven’t covered but you’re interested in, let me know. And I’ll add that to the review.


Sports Research Vitamin D3 Review – Overview


Sports Research Vitamin D3 is all about making sure that you get adequate amounts of vitamin D for your best self and well-being.

The manufacturer offers three variations of the supplement – a 1000 IU (25 mcg) version, a 2000 IU (50 mcg), and a 5000 IU (125 mcg) one.

Sports Research Vitamin D3 ReviewAll of them share the same description page (sale’s page), as well as there are all the same ingredients within them apart, of course, from the vitamin D amounts present.

All in all, there really isn’t much information about the supplement there. On that same note, why would there be? It’s a singular vitamin supplement.

In essence, the text there informs us that vitamin D3 is the same vitamin D that is produced in the body as a result of direct sun exposure. And then they continue on about it being the membrane antioxidant, which is essential for calcium absorption, immune support, as well as the maintaining of strong bones and teeth.

Lastly, the claim of SR Vitamin D3 is formulated with coconut oil to ensure better absorption.

And additionally, the supplement also claims to be Non-GMO and Gluten Free.

As of the writing of this article, this supplement is also the #1 Amazon Bestseller in the category for vitamin D supplements.


It Really Has The Best Vitamin D Form


So, just a few paragraphs ago, we saw that the manufacturer of the supplement – Sports Research – claimed that the vitamin form is the most beneficial one.

Our Bodies Produce Vitamin D Through Exposure To SunAnd you can take their word for it.

There are only two vitamin D forms that are widely used in supplements – the first being vitamin D2, also goes by the name of Ergocalciferol, and the second – vitamin D3, also named Cholecalciferol [R].

And there are significant differences between the two.

As the Sports Research already correctly noted, Vitamin D3 is the most beneficial form, which is the exact one that our bodies produce when exposed to sunlight. And that is the one that the supplement contains [R, R, R].

Whereas vitamin D2 is the synthetic form of the vitamin. Needless to say, that D3 being the natural form of the vitamin is a much, much more beneficial option [R, R, R].

And there are various studies done, which approve this point [R, R, R, R, R].


Amount-Wise – It’s Diverse, It’s For Everyone


Sports Research Vitamin D3 is a supplement that should not be perceived as a rigid one.

Meaning, it offers various vitamin D amounts for various needs. These include the already stated the 1000 IU version, 2000 IU version, and the 5000 IU version.

Amount-Wise The Supplement Comes In Three Different Sizes

As far as I can tell there isn’t a specific one that the Sports Research recommends you should go with. Nonetheless, I reckon you should go with the one that will fit your needs most.

The 1000 IU version will go best for individuals that have their vitamin D levels in check.

On that same note, however, even if you do it’s actually recommended to go with the 2000 IU in addition to your multivitamin supplement. It’s for the maintenance of healthy vitamin D levels in adults.[1]

Thus the 1000 IU version will best suit children or adults, who get more than 1000 IU from their multivitamin.[2]

Lastly, the 5000 IU version will be the best one for those, who are vitamin D deficient. To make sure that is the case, check your blood vitamin D levels.


Additives Are Not Only Harmless But Beneficial


There are a lot of harmful additives out there despite the fact that appropriate regulatory authorities do exist. However, Sports Research Vitamin D3 does not subscribe to the harmful ones. Some of them are actually beneficial.

There are a total number of 4 additives here – Coconut Oil, Kosher Gelatin, Non-GMO Vegetable Glycerin, and Purified Water.

Coconut Oil Is One Of The Beneficial Substances In The Sports Research Vitamin D3Coconut Oil is the first of the beneficial ones. It possesses a lot of great benefits, like promoting weight-loss, decreasing of insulin resistance, as well as improving brain health among others [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

Kosher Gelatin is, again, something that will serve your health.

While it may be a substance that is made out of various animal parts like skin, tissue, ligaments, bones, and tendons, it is, however, an extremely beneficial one [R, R, R, R, R].

The composure of what it’s made offers amazing amounts of amino acids, which are the building blocks of everything in our bodies. And through them there comes a whole list of benefits, like improvements of joint, gut and skin health, as well as brain health and cognitive abilities [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

Additionally, the Gelatin is recognized as a Kosher one, which means that it’s made out of all the listed animal parts of a pig. Which as some experts claim is the most toxic animal to consume out there.

Gelatin Is A Substance Extremely Common In SweetsThus, needless to say, it’s better to go with Kosher.

Non-GMO Vegetable Glycerin is a natural substance that is derived from vegetable fats. And being such it is quite unlikely to cause any unpleasant side effects [R, R].

And last, of all, we have Purified Water. Which only means the obvious – it’s water that is purified.

Generally, there’s nothing harmful about that unless, of course, you try to drink an ocean. Then it’s probably not that healthy or good for you. Well, in truth, anything in life in ridiculously high amounts will surely be to your detriment.


A Few Words On The Claims Of Sports Research


So, first we had that claim of vitamin D form that was the most beneficial one. And indeed it was.

Then we had all the listed benefits of vitamin D, all of which certainly is true.

And lastly, we had the claim of “Formulated with coconut oil for better absorption”. Which isn’t really about the Coconut Oil but an oily substance added to the supplement.

Oils Help The Absorption Of The Vitamin DYou see, vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin. Thus, in order for our bodies to be able to absorb it, it has to be consumed together with a fat-containing substance, such as an oil.

This is the precise reason why many vitamin D supplements contain such substances as some kind of oil.

Thus, the claim is not to be understood in a way that specifically Coconut Oil is the best for vitamin D absorption. Whatever oil it may be – Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Corn Oil or any other – they all have the capacity to improve absorption.

On that same note, however, if you, for example, would take the supplement together with a meal that contains fat, the oils in the supplement would not be of difference in regards to the absorption.


Final Thoughts On Sports Research Vitamin D3


At the end of the day, Sports Research Vitamin D3 is an amazing supplement.

Amazing active ingredients, diverse in regards to the available dosing, beneficial additives, as well as not over-hyped or misleading claims.

Thus, I really can’t fault this one.

So, if you’re in the market for a proper, solid, beneficial vitamin D supplement, this one’s your choice.

Final Thoughts On SR Vitamin D3

Other than that, if you’re new to the field of supplements you might find useful the article on the best multivitamin supplements as multivitamins are the single most important tool for complimenting anyone’s diet.

But above all, I hope the article helped you find the information you were looking for, but if not – definitely let me know in the comments on how I could further improve it.

If you have a tiny bit of time, I would highly appreciate even one line in the comments. That helps a ton and will be highly appreciated.

Hope to see you in another article!

Cheers, Stay Healthy & Have a Great One!

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16 Comments

  • Phalonious capers

    February 21, 2019 - 23:24

    Great article, I was on the fence about taking it. I ordered it, then it came in and I didn’t know what to do. Research is the key.

    • @MatissDzelve

      February 22, 2019 - 20:31

      Hey, Phalonious!

      I must say, I really like your name! If that’s your name that is. 🙂
      I sincerely appreciate the kind words, glad you found value in it. And glad it helped you calm your mind.
      Research is key. 🙂

      Cheers, and have a Great One!
      Matiss

  • Seun Afotanju

    February 20, 2019 - 07:52

    Thanks for this informative post,  I was surfing the internet looking for the best vitamin D supplement when I came across this particular sport research vitamin d3, fortunately it has the necessary ingredients I am searching for though I really don’t know much about vitamin d supplements, I can tell this will be a good point to start.

    • @MatissDzelve

      February 21, 2019 - 01:13

      Hey, Seun!

      I’m glad you found this informative!
      And yes, it’s definitely a great place to start.

      Cheers, Seun!
      Have a Wonderful Day!

  • icb50

    February 18, 2019 - 10:23

    This a nice article detailing the importance and source of good vitamins. I really enjoyed all of the insights you provided. My favorite ones I listed below, just to really let you know I learned a lot and to get them to better stick in my head. 🙂

    It is good to know that Vitamin D3 is the most beneficial form, the exact one that is produced when our bodies are exposed to sunlight. It is good to know that vitamin D2 is the synthetic form of the vitamin. So, the vitamin D3 as the natural form of the vitamin and it is much more beneficial to our health.

    It’s really good to know that the 5000 IU version of the vitamin is the best option for those, who are vitamin D deficient while the 1000 IU version is suitable for children and adults, who get more than 1000 IU from other sources, for example, multivitamins.

    And something I would have never thought of myself – that Vitamin D has to be consumed together with a fat-containing substance, such as an oil in order for our bodies to be able to absorb it.

    As I said, really, really insightful stuff.

    • @MatissDzelve

      February 19, 2019 - 03:13

      Hey!

      I’m absolutely ecstatic you enjoyed the article so much!
      I’m truly happy I was able to contribute to your knowledge – that you found it very useful!

      Cheers, and have a Great One!
      Matiss

  • Ayodeji

    February 14, 2019 - 13:13

    Hi, 

    This is a very interesting review about vitamin D3. Thanks for sharing this with your readers. This is exactly what I like about articles like this one. It brings awareness of stuff I wouldn’t have found otherwise. 

    Thank you, Matiss, it was very helpful!

    • @MatissDzelve

      February 14, 2019 - 15:40

      Hey, Ayodeji!

      I’m glad you liked the article. And glad it was helpful!
      I’m really happy to hear that. 🙂

      Cheers, and have a Great One, Ayodeji!
      Matiss

  • Kenechi

    February 12, 2019 - 18:09

    It  is important to note that most of the products  out there contains very harmful additives. They do this only for their selfish interest and because they want to make money. Well, it a good review you have done and trying to let me know that the sports research vitamin D3 does not contain any of those harmful additives.

    • @MatissDzelve

      February 12, 2019 - 18:21

      Hey, Kenechi!

      I couldn’t agree with you more. Well said.
      Above all, I’m glad you enjoyed the review!

      Cheers, and have a Wonderful Evening!
      Matiss

  • mzakapon

    February 9, 2019 - 06:35

    Hi Matiss,

    Thanks for writing this wonderful review about sports research vitamin D3. After reading your article, I have learned this product supplement and it’s elements perfectly. I believe all of those natural harmless product and it’s beneficial additives with active ingredients will be perfect choice for anyone who are lack of vitamin D3. I am going to share it with my friends. Thanks for writing such a helpful review.

    • @MatissDzelve

      February 9, 2019 - 16:04

      Hey, Mzakapon!

      I’m truly glad you enjoyed the article!
      And thank you for the kind words, totally made my day!

      Cheers, Mzakapon, and Have a Great One!
      Matiss

  • Dhayours

    February 7, 2019 - 15:41

    Amazing review. I agree completely with you on this. Sports Research Vitamin D3 is an amazing supplement considering the amount of vitamin present as ingredients. Asides that, coconut oil is a very beneficial ingredient and it’s beneficial to all round health of the body system. I’ll recommend this anywhere. Thanks. 

    • @MatissDzelve

      February 7, 2019 - 20:47

      Hey, Dhayours!

      I’m delighted you enjoyed the article!
      And thank you for the kind words, means the world to me!

      Cheers, and have a Great One!
      Matiss

  • Louis

    February 7, 2019 - 12:24

    Vitamin D3 is a very important vitamin for strengthening bones and teeth. Furthermore, I’ve done some research and I know it also helps strengthen our cardiovascular health and immune system, which of anyone might be interested in that does sport. Because it is the Sports Research, isn’t it? I feel that these supplements can also be useful to everyone who just, in general, wants to live a healthy life.

    • @MatissDzelve

      February 7, 2019 - 13:42

      Hey, Louis!

      I completely agree, man!
      It’s good stuff for anyone, who’s feeling too much indoors.

      Cheers, and have a Great One!
      Matiss

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