Journey Vitamin D3 Apple Drops


4.75 out of 5

A small slurp of natural apple flavored water!  There is nothing like this product. Support the prevention & management of a D deficiency. Over 91% of those who have had bariatric surgery are D deficient.


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Journey Drops are a game changer for those who’ve had Bariatric Surgery! Our Vitamin D3 Apple Drops are a small slurp of natural apple flavored water that helps support the prevention & management of a D deficiency. A recent study shows 91% of those who have had bariatric surgery are D deficient. 

Research shows that natural vitamin D3 cholecalciferol is a better form of vitamin D over synthetic D2 ergocalciferol. Yet, Vitamin D2 is often prescribed by doctors because that is what pharmacies have available. If your doctor prescribes you D2, ask them if you can take vitamin D3 instead. It’s good to be your own advocate.

One dropper of Journey D3 Apple drops contains 10,000 IU of natural Vitamin D3 cholecalciferol in a suspension of purified water flavored with green apple essence and lightly sweetened with stevia.


Eight years after RNY surgery I broke my ankle in a motorcycle accident – the orthopedic surgeon placing the screws found my bones to be ‘like a stick of cold butter’- a severe Vitamin D deficiency was confirmed. OSTEOMALACIA, or ‘soft bones’ is becoming commonplace in bariatric post ops. This product addresses my own struggle with this deficiency. My bariatric-forward primary physician knew that the synthetic D2 prescribed for me would not correct my deficiency. His recommendation: 50,000 IU of Vitamin D3 ONCE A WEEK for 8 weeks. My levels increased from a dismal 8 to 56 (ng/ml). I now take 10,000 IU, once a week to maintain. Happy 🙂 ” – Susan Maria Leach

Current evidence suggests regular dosing with D3 cholecalciferol at 50,000 IU at one time, once a week, has advantages over other regimens when replenishing vitamin D stores following deficiency. For long-term supplementation, once levels of 30 – 50ng/ml have been attained, smaller regular doses, such as a single dose of 10,000 IU weekly, may more efficiently maintain these levels. *

In obese patients and/or patients with malabsorption syndromes including bariatric surgery, The Endocrine Society suggests a dose of 10,000 IU/daily of vitamin D to address vitamin D deficiency to maintain a 25(OH)D level above 30 ng/ml, followed by maintenance therapy of 20,000-40,000 IU/weekly. *

Directions: Adults take 1/2 dropper (0.05mL) or 1 dropperful (1 mL) daily or as directed by healthcare professional. Can be added to a beverage or taken from the dropper.

Journey supplements are screened for harmful toxins and do not contain aluminum, lead, mercury, or cadmium. Manufactured in the USA with stringent Good Manufacturing Practices.

Use Journey 3+3 as your supplement base. For pre-existing deficiencies, add the appropriate Journey components, SuperCal, Gentle Iron Grape Melts, or Liquid Calcium Tangelo Shooter as directed by your bariatric healthcare team.



Lisa A Houghton and Reinhold Vieth – School of Nutrition and Dietetics, Acadia University, Wolfville, Canada; the Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; and the Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada

The Case Against Ergocalciferol Vitamin D2 as a Vitamin Supplement*

Supplemental vitamin D is available in 2 distinct forms: ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) and cholecalciferol (vitamin D3)

Pharmacopoeias have officially regarded these 2 forms as equivalent and interchangeable, yet this presumption of equivalence is based on studies of rickets prevention in infants conducted 70 y ago. The emergence of 25-hydroxyvitamin D as a measure of vitamin D status provides an objective, quantitative measure of the biological response to vitamin D administration. As a result, vitamin D3 has proven to be the more potent form of vitamin D in all primate species, including humans. Despite an emerging body of evidence suggesting several plausible explanations for the greater bioefficacy of vitamin D3, the form of vitamin D used in major preparations of prescriptions in North America is vitamin D2. The case that vitamin D2 should no longer be considered equivalent to vitamin D3 is based on differences in their efficacy at raising serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D, diminished binding of vitamin D2 metabolites to vitamin D binding protein in plasma, and a nonphysiologic metabolism and shorter shelf life of vitamin D2.

Vitamin D2, or ergocalciferol, should not be regarded as a nutrient suitable for supplementation or fortification.

Weight 0.25 lbs
Dimensions 2 x 2 x 3 in

4 reviews for Journey Vitamin D3 Apple Drops

  1. 5 out of 5


    I LOVE these Vitamin D3 Gels. I have been told to take 50,000 IU per week for eight weeks and these made it easy. Now that I did that, I can take 1 a week. I love that I can take one a week so it doesn’t add another pill every day.

  2. 5 out of 5


    Perfect. I put the clear gel in my mouth and give it one chew to swallow the liquid. No taste at all. Easy. Thanks!

  3. 4 out of 5


    I have VERY low D and my doctor wanted me to take 200,000 units a month. I had NO idea how I was going to do that as I only could find pills that were 1000 each in my small town and that would be 200 pills a month. Was happy to see that SM had D deficiency too (well not happy she has a deficinecy lol) and now has these 10,000 dose pills. Doctor told me to crunch it, which I do and am happy to report it tastes like nothing, and take one a day. He said these were good for me to take. Will let you know my labs in one month!

  4. 5 out of 5


    My D was extremely low and I was pleased to find this higher dose of d3 in the Journey line. I am very happy with all the products on this website. BE creates products that make my post op life easier and better tasting. I buy Multiformula Capsules and Sunlight for my supplements, Believe Mocha and Pure (that I add to Yum Cocoa) for protein and Pork Rinds and Smart bars for protein snacks and Goodnight for sleep. Its all here!

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