Vitamin D3

100% of plant origin

Helps the immune system and improves musculoskeletal health

Vitamin D3

PRINCIPAL INDICATIONS:

Bones, Immune (anti-microbial, strengthen the body's defense), Muscles and Skeletons, Sport performances (muscle aches).

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Health claims accepted by the following organisations:

Vitamin D contributes to normal blood calcium levels.

Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal bones.

Vitamin D contributes to the normal function of the immune system.

Vitamin D contributes to normal absorption/utilisation of calcium and phosphorus.

Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal muscle function.

Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal teeth.

Description

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin essential for the metabolism of calcium that is involved in various cellular functions and helps prevent several illnesses.

Vitamin D plays an essential role in the normal function of the immune system.

Vitamin D deficiency can cause recurrent winter colds, which in turn weaken our defences.

Vitamin D bolsters the body's immunity and helps it fight off colds.

Vitamin D also helps keep our bones healthy, while vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of osteoporosis.

Vitamin D can be synthesised in the skin after exposure to ultraviolet-B radiation or can be obtained through diet, from foods of animal and plant origin.

Our vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) of plant origin is 100% natural and suitable for vegetarians and vegans. It is the only vitamin D3 registered with the Vegan Society and the Vegetarian Society!


Detailed information

What is vitamin D? Properties

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays an essential role in bone mineralisation by regulating calcium and phosphorus levels.

Its main function is to maintain concentrations of calcium and phosphorus at values that facilitate cellular processes, neuromuscular function and ossification. It is also involved in the renal production of renin, an enzyme involved in regulating blood pressure (1).

Vitamin D improves musculoskeletal health (2) and severe deficiency in this vitamin can cause rickets in children, muscle pain and weakness, and osteomalacia (“soft bones”) due to poor bone mineralisation (1).

Vitamin D and the immune system

Vitamin D plays an important role in the immune system and has been linked to the innate immune response (first line of defence in immune response) of the epithelial cells (cells that play an important role in preventing lung colonisation by infectious agents) (3).

Various studies in adults have also demonstrated a correlation between low levels of vitamin D and a higher incidence of respiratory infection (3-5). A study that evaluated the influence of vitamin D levels on the onset of respiratory infections in athletes training during the winter months concluded that there was a high incidence of symptoms of infection of the upper respiratory tract (sore throat, sneezing, fever etc.) in subjects with lower levels of vitamin D in the blood (5).

How do we get vitamin D?

Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) can be synthesised in the skin after exposure to ultraviolet-B (UV-B) radiation, or can be obtained through diet. Fungi and plants synthesise ergosterol and foods of animal origin provide 7-dehydrocholesterol; after receiving ultraviolet light these precursors are transformed into vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) and vitamin D3 respectively (1). As well as animals, vitamin D3 has also been found to be present in some plants and lichen (6-7).

Our product: Vitamin D3 for vegans

Our vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is suitable for vegans since it is not from animal origin, but instead comes from lichen, an organism created through symbiosis between a fungus and algae.

Bibliography

1. http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/vitamins/vitamin-D

2. Gilaberte et al. (2011) Vitamin D: evidence and controversies. Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition) 102 (8):572-588.

3. Science et al. (2013) Low serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D level and risk of upper respiratory tract infection in children and adolescents. Clin Infect Dis 57(3): 392–397.

4. Berry et al. (2011) Vitamin D status has a linear association with seasonal infections and lung function in British adults. Br J Nutr 106(9): 1433-40.

5. He et al. (2013) Influence of vitamin D status on respiratory infection incidence and immune function during 4 months of winter training in endurance sport athletes. Exerc Immunol Rev 19: 86-101.

6. Jäpelt and Jakobsen (2013) Vitamin D in plants: a review of occurrence, analysis, and biosynthesis. Front Plant Sci 4: 136.

7. Wang et al. (2001) Provitamins and vitamins D2 and D3 in Cladina spp. over a latitudinal gradient: possible correlation with UV levels. J Photochem Photobiol-B 62.1 (2001): 118-122.

Composition

INGREDIENTS:

1 capsule contains: 25 μg of vitamin D3 of plant origin (lichen) (as cholecalciferol) (500% NRVs*).

*NRVs: Nutrient Reference Values.

Composition: maltodextrin, vitamin D3 of plant origin (lichen).

OTHER INGREDIENTS:

Vegetable-based capsule: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose.

ALLERGENS:

This product does not contain allergens (in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011) nor genetically modified organisms.

FABRICATION AND GUARANTEE:

This food supplement is manufactured by a GMP-compliant laboratory (GMPs are the good manufacturing practice guidelines for the European pharmaceutical industry).
Their active principle content is guaranteed through regular tests, which can be viewed online.

Use

DIRECTIONS:

1 capsule per day with half a glass of water after mealtime.

WARNINGS:

Not recommended for pregnant or lactating women. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.

ADVICES:

Does not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. If you are undergoing medical treatment, seek your therapist's advice. For adult use only. Keep out of reach of young children.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Store in a cool dry place away from sunlight.

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