All of our products are manufactured at an FDA registered facility that follows established Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and that is a member of the Natural Products Association (NPA), an organization that protects the best interest of vitamin manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers in the dietary supplement industry. The NPA is instrumental in defining safety standards, particularly when it comes to supplement packaging guidelines.
Oddly enough, Vitamin D is not really a vitamin. It is a hormone that is produced from cholesterol under the skin and comes in two different forms: D3 and D2.Vitamin D3, known as cholecalciferol, is made naturally in human skin when sunlight hits it. Vitamin D2, or ergocalciferol, is produced in plants and fungi when exposed to sunlight. D2 is less potent than D3 and does not raise your blood vitamin D level as efficiently as does Vitamin D3. D3 is what you generally find in supplement form.
Vitamin D acts on more than 2,000 genes in your body. This “miracle” nutrient may also play a role in helping to keep you healthy by protecting against the following conditions and possibly helping to treat them:
- Heart disease and high blood pressure.
- Infections and immune system disorders.
- Falls in older people.
- Some types of cancer, such ascolon, prostate and breast cancers.
- Multiple sclerosis.
Research shows that Fair-skinned individuals and those who are younger convert sunshine into vitamin D far better than those who are darker-skinned and over age 50. This means the average Black person has a greater chance of being deficient in Vitamin D and therefore susceptible to chronic illness. Ironically, while darker skin helps protect from harmful UV rays and preserve folate, it also inhibits the production of Vitamin D from the sun. As a result, Black people have unique Vitamin D needs relative to everyone else. Also, Vitamin D doesn’t occur naturally in many foods, which eliminates diet as a primary avenue for getting enough Vitamin D. Intelligent supplementation is the only answer.
Daily supplementation of 5,000 IU (international units) of Vitamin D is the amount that scientists and medical researchers claim the average person needs to prevent and control diseases. That is why we stress that you must take Black Edged D consistently for maximum effect.
No. In addition to differences in the quality of the supplement itself, some supplement brands don’t offer enough IUs to make a difference; especially when it comes to the unique Vitamin D needs of Black people. 5,000 IUs is the correct level.
Yes. Many studies suggest that Vitamin D helps to prevent many more diseases than rickets in kids. Asthma, the common cold, bronchitis, and even depression are some of the maladies that can affect children and which Vitamin D helps to prevent and control. Equally important, is ensuring that children’s vitamin D levels are adequate during the early years can reduce the risk of many chronic and degenerative diseases during later years. In fact, many adult diseases are associated with vitamin D deficiency in childhood.
Yes. Although exceedingly nutritious in many respects, human milk is generally a poor source of vitamin D. Black women, known to be critically deficient in vitamin D, provide their nursing babies with even less vitamin D. Healthcare providers recommend that nursing mothers take 4,000 to 6,000 IU of vitamin D each day.
No. We get this question a lot. Our company loves people of all colors from all walks of life. We love humanity. We chose to emphasize the unique health needs of Black people because no other company in the health and wellness space is doing it—despite the suggestion by science and research that it needs to be done. Ultimately, being Black Edged is a state of mind and a way of existing in the world as we know it. We like to say that Black Edged is for Black people…and the people that love them.
No. We are just getting started and have plans to unveil an entire suite of health and wellness supplements and products designed to meet all of our customers’ health and lifestyle needs. Please stay tuned.
If you are not fully satisfied with your purchase, you may request a full refund on the purchase price within 30 days. Customer is responsible for return shipping.
Yes. Vitamin D helps our immune systems stay balanced, especially during the cold and flu season. There are Vitamin D receptors and activating enzymes on the surfaces of all White Blood Cells. The role that vitamin D plays in keeping the immune system healthy is very complex because the immune system has to be perfectly balanced. If there is too much stimulation, autoimmune diseases can set in. If there is not enough immune system activity, frequent infections can occur. In 2009, the National Institute of Health warned that low vitamin D levels are associated with frequent colds and influenza. And so it appears that vitamin D helps keep the immune system balanced much like a gymnast walking on a balance beam. Since the NIH announcement, there have been many studies to determine the best regimen of vitamin D supplementation and to better understand this association. In 2017, a large analyses of prospective clinical trials showed that taking vitamin D reduces the odds of developing a respiratory infection by approximately 42% in people with low baseline levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D; below 25 ng/mL Learn more: https://www.