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- 5,000 IU of organic, probiotic-fermented Vitamin D
- Featuring 95 mcg of vitamin K
- Formulated for real food, Paleo and keto enthusiasts
- Features multi-kingdom ingredients inspired by TCM (Traditional Chinese Method)
- Supports bone health†
- Supports cardiovascular function†
- Supports healthy immune system function†
- Adults take 1 capsule per day with 8 oz of water or your favorite beverage.
- Can be taken with or without food.
Powered by fermentation, this is vitamin D like you've never seen before. Weaving the ancient principles of TCM (Traditional Chinese Method) with body-friendly vitamins D and K and superfood ingredients, Ancient Nutrients Vitamin D features a potent combination of immune system-supporting† real-food ingredients with body-ready vitamin D + K.
Probiotic-Fermented Vitamin D
Generally speaking, vitamin D is responsible for hundreds of reactions within the body; it’s even needed at the DNA level, where it’s vital for tooth health and more. Vitamin D supports cardiovascular, bone and immune health†.
Soy-Free, Fermented Vitamin K2 (MK-7)
Functionally, vitamin K plays a strong role in bones and normal bone metabolism. Vitamin K2 also generally functions to aid in vitamin D synthesis in the body.
Organic Astragalus Root Extract
Rooted in TCM, this adaptogenic perennial plant is also known as milkvetch root and Huang-qi and is hailed as an overall health supporter.
An ancient nutritional powerhouse, liver is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. Containing vitamins A, D, B12, B2, B3, B5, B6, omega-3s, iron, folate, zinc and more, this liver from pasture-raised New Zealand cattle is amazing.
Full List of Ingredients
Vitamin D, Vitamin K (as menaquinone-7)
Ancient Nutrients TCM Blend
Beef Bone Broth, Organic Astragalus Root Extract, Bovine Liver, Chicken Bone Broth, Organic Polygala Root Extract, Organic Schisandra Berry Extract, Organic Reishi Mushroom Extract, Hericium erinaceus (Lion's Mane) Mushroom Extract, Wild Hake Roe
Saccharomyces cerevisiae, gelatin
Servings Per Container:
|Amount Per Serving:||% Daily Value|
|Vitamin D||125 mcg (5000IU)||625%|
|Vitamin K (as menaquinone-7)||90 mcg||75%|
% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Daily Value not established.
A formulation more than 2,000 years in the making and built using the TCM (Traditional Chinese Method) of formulation, Ancient Nutrients Vitamin D features the time-tested superstars of TCM to bring a holistic approach to your daily vitamin D supplement. Using the traditional Chinese approach to wellness, the aim is to tap into centuries-old ingredients and practices to support the body as a complete system rather than separate organs, a larger concept known as “Qi.” TCM ingredients aim to balance and support qi, also known as life force.
Balancing, 3-Kingdom Approach
Honoring TCM, Ancient Nutrients Vitamin D features specific superfood and botanical combinations time-tested through the ages. This includes a broad-spectrum of potent, TCM-approved ingredients joining together for the first time in multivitamin form to include superfoods and superherbs from multiple kingdoms: The Fungi, Plant and Animal Kingdoms.
We did the work so your body doesn’t have to. Ancient Nutrients Vitamin D contains bio-friendly vitamins D and K, herbs and superfoods treasured in TCM.
Ancient Nutrients Vitamin D contains select ingredients with a wide range of health benefits, including vitamin D to support cardiovascular health, immune health, bone health† and more.
How to Use
Can take with or without food; best to pick a time of day and stick with it
Make the most of your Ancient Nutrients Vitamin D by focusing on consuming a nutrient-dense diet full of phytonutrients and anti-inflammatory foods — while avoiding overly processed foods
Pairs Well With
If you’re looking for an added perk, try pairing Ancient Nutrients Vitamin D with Ancient Probiotics Immune to reap the benefits of two time-tested wellness methods
Frequently Asked Questions
Dr. Axe Answers
Ancient Nutrition co-founder, chiropractor, clinical nutritionist and certified doctor of natural medicine is here to answer your questions!
Why is this vitamin D different than many others on the market?
We carefully sourced a probiotic-fermented source of vitamin D. Found naturally in egg yolks, liver and fish egg roe, this essential vitamin is known for supporting cardiovascular health.†
What is the complete list of superfoods in Ancient Nutrients Vitamin D TCM Blend?
Organic Astragalus Root Extract Rooted in TCM, this adaptogenic perennial plant is also known as milkvetch root and Huang-qi and is hailed as an overall health supporter.
Bovine Liver An ancient nutritional powerhouse, liver is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. Containing vitamins A, D, B12, B2, B3, B5, B6, omega-3s, iron, folate, zinc and more, this liver from pasture-raised New Zealand cattle is amazing.
Organic Polygala Root Extract Known as a super herb in Chinese herbalism, polygala is traditionally viewed as benefiting the mind and spirit.
Organic Schisandra Berry Extract An adaptogenic berry utilized in traditional Chinese herbalism for thousands of years, schisandra berry is traditionally believed to boost energy.
Organic Reishi Mushroom Extract Known as the “King of Mushrooms,” the reishi mushroom is an edible type of beneficial fungus cherished for thousands of years. Also known as Ling Zhi in Chinese, TCM utilizes reishi traditionally and generally to support a healthy immune system.
Bone Broth Our ancestors simmered bones, marrow, feet, skin, tendons and ligaments for days to create bone broth containing collagen, proline, glycine and glutamine. Our chicken bone broth comes from U.S. sources we trust, while our beef bone broth is derived from Europe.
Organic Hericium erinaceus (Lion’s Mane) Mushroom Extract This edible type of beneficial fungus is a potent antioxidant. Used for thousands of years, it’s especially popular in TCM.
Wild Hake Roe One of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet, fish eggs are high in phospholipids. Fish eggs are an excellent source of protein and essential fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins. The Omega 3s are often higher in roe than the fish itself. Our wild hake roe is sourced in New Zealand and is Marine Stewardship Council Certified.
What is TCM?
The Traditional Chinese Method (TCM) is a system of wellness that dates back more than 2,000 years and is still practiced today. It works on the belief that Qi (which loosely translates to “vital energy” and is pronounced “chee”) is essential for overall health. TCM principles adhere to the idea that proper Qi is needed to keep all systems in balance.
This ties into the concept of yin and yang, defined as opposing but complementary energies. According to TCM, like Qi, yin and yang negatively affect your health when they’re out of balance. That being said, a primary goal of TCM involves balancing their equalizing relationship.
One of the ways to do that involves using specific superfoods and herbs. TCM superfoods and superherbs aim to support the overall health of the systems of the body. TCM aims to create balance in the body as a whole to promote wellness and Qi. When the yin and yang aspects of Qi are harmonized and balanced out, a person typically experiences wellbeing.
How is TCM different than Ayurveda?
Both TCM and Ayurveda approach the body in a balancing way. They both address energy flow, circulation and balance in the body. For instance, that energy is referred to as “Qi” in TCM and “prana” in Ayurveda. While there is overlap in some of the botanicals used in both TCM and Ayurveda, each tradition also utilizes specific plants and foods. Ayurveda was born out of India, so often recommends traditional herbs and foods widely available in that region. TCM often focuses on botanicals and fungi more readily available in China. While TCM may utilize more animal products, Ayurveda does tend to recommend more dairy, like ghee, compared to TCM. In essence, TCM and Ayurveda are different ways to approach wellness and balance from different regions of the world.
Could you elaborate on the benefits associated with vitamins D and K?
Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol) supports: • Cardiovascular health† • Bone health† • Healthy blood levels of vitamin D more effectively than vitamin D2† • Healthy immune system function†
Vitamin K (as menaquinone-7) supports: • Cardiovascular function† • Bone health†
Can I take this with other supplements?
Yes, you can take it with other supplements. However, vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin, so it’s best to get your levels checked regularly to make sure you’re not getting too much.
How is Ancient Nutrients Vitamin D different from Fermented Vitamin D?
You’ll get the power of fermented vitamin D3 in the new Ancient Nutrients Vitamin D, but will also enjoy a host of botanicals, mushroom extracts and other superfood ingredients inspired by the Traditional Chinese Method (TCM). The old Vitamin D3 formula did not include this TCM focus. Just like the old formula, the updated formula contains 5,000 IU of fermented vitamin D3.
Is supplementation really necessary?
For many Americans the diet consumed isn’t nutritionally adequate. In fact, approximately two-thirds of the standard U.S. diet is made up of unhealthy fats and refined sugars with low or no nutrient density — providing calories but not the amounts of vitamins and minerals needed, including vitamins A, B Complex, C, D, E and the minerals calcium, magnesium and zinc.
More specifically, typical diets contain less than 80% of the RDA for calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, and manganese—and the people who are most at risk for coming up short on those nutrients are adult women and teenage girls.
Here’s the truth: If two-thirds of the standard U.S. diets are coming up short on certain nutrients, then the remaining one-third of the average diet may not be so great, either, and cannot possibly fully meet a person’s nutrient needs. One great way to get more vitamins and minerals into your diet is to include nutrient-dense, real foods. Unlike our Standard American Diet, nutrient-dense foods can deliver a vitamin-packed and mineral-packed wallop. In addition to a nutrient-dense diet, some opt to take a multivitamin to help cover their bases.
Why is vitamin D so important?
Essential for proper absorption and metabolism of calcium, phosphorus, and other nutrients, vitamin D is amazing. Did you know that without enough vitamin D, calcium is often limited in its absorption?.
Most of us understand the power of vitamin D, but did you know that it plays a role in up to 2,000 genes and in every single tissue and cell of the body? However, it’s estimated that up to 75 percent of American teens and adults don’t get enough vitamin D in their diet..
Why do many people come up short on vitamin D? Here are a few reasons: Older people make less vitamin D than younger people do when exposed to sunlight, but some people avoid being out in the sun altogether — meaning they aren’t making vitamin D at a rate necessary for overall health..
Where you live in the continental United States can make a difference, too. For example, if you live north of an imaginary line that stretches from the northern border of California to Boston, then the ultraviolet energy is not enough for vitamin D synthesis for four to six months out of the year. Then there’s diet. The typical American diet doesn’t provide adequate amounts of vitamin D..
You may know, too, that vitamin D is actually a potent hormone and comes in two forms: vitamin D2 and vitamin D3 — with D3 being the preferred form. That’s why there’s Ancient Nutrients Vitamin D in vitamin D3 form..