Yes, we know Vitamin D3 is important but where do we start? I rate my product choices on quality versus price.
Here are the Pill Scout’s picks for Vitamin D3 supplements of 2013:
3. Vitamin World – Vitamin D3, 5000 IU (100 Capsules)
Currently $5.99, this product is great until you read the ingredients label, which include soybean oil and corn oil… eugh. I’d only get this if I were cheaping out and happened to be near an actual Vitamin World store. Just look at how economical this is though:
5000 IU * 100 capsules = 500,000 IU total
$5.99 ÷ 100 capsules = 6 cents per 5000 IU capsule
If you have a few more bucks to spend on a better-quality product (which you’ll need to do for online shipping anyway) I’d look at the next ones. You’ll be surprised at how much cheaper these can get.
2. Healthy Origins – Vitamin D3, 5,000 IU, 360 Softgels
I recommend this brand to anyone who is looking for a Vitamin D3 supplement simply because they are so cheap for the quality, and it’s exactly what I take at the moment for my D3.
So here’s your deal at iHerb:
5000 IU * 360 softgels = 1,800,000 IU
$13.49 ÷ 360 softgels = 3 cents per 5000 IU capsule
Sure, 360 softgels is a lot, but they also come in a 120 softgel bottle for $5.99 at iHerb. There’s even a 30 softgel trial size for you hardened skeptical shoppers out there. It uses olive oil as the delivery medium, so you know your body’s going to be absorbing all of that healthy goodness.
So for a cheap purchase of this one, you have two options:
- Go to the product page then order and check out with code NZT616 before the sale price is gone, and get $5 or more off your first order
- Amazon sells the same product. Go there if you think you can find a better deal!
1. Pure Encapsulations – Vitamin D3 Liquid, 0.75 oz
This is our honorary Rolls Royce, as the Vitamin D3 is dissolved in medium-chain triglycerides as a liquid dispensed by dropper. It costs a whopping $26.97 over at PureFormulas.com but the catch is they have free shipping which is almost unheard of in the days of internet shopping. Plus it’s in drop form, so it’s small, quick and should last you a long time.
The only comparable product to this one would be NOW Foods Liquid Vitamin D3 over at iHerb or the same competitively-priced product at Amazon.