Vitamin D3

Helps the immune system and improves musculoskeletal health

100% of plant origin

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25 μg (1000 IU) / 60 capsules
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Made in France | Lot: D15143 | Expiration date (End Of): 09/2023 Ref. DF04

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Ingredients: Vegetable vitamin D3

Serving size: 1 capsule
Servings per container: 60
INGREDIENTS:
Amount per serving
NRVs*
Vitamin D3 of plant origin (lichen) (in the form of cholecalciferol)
25.00 mcg
500.00%
*NRVs: Nutrient Reference Values
†N/A: Not applicable

Other ingredients:

Maltodextrin. Vegetable-based capsule: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose.

Food allergens:

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

Updated on 2021/10/25

Description: Vegetable vitamin D3

Health claims

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.

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

Vitamin D plays an essential role in the normal function of the immune system1. 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 contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and normal muscle function1.

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 Vitashine 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 pressure2.

Vitamin D improves musculoskeletal health3 and severe deficiency in this vitamin can cause rickets in children, muscle pain and weakness, and osteomalacia (“soft bones”) due to poor bone mineralisation2.

Vitamin D and the immune system

Vitamin D plays an important role in the immune system1 and has been linked to the innate immune response (first line of defence in immune response) of the lung epithelial cells4.

Various studies in adults have also demonstrated a correlation between low levels of vitamin D and a higher incidence of respiratory infection4-6. 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 blood6.

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 respectively2. As well as animals, vitamin D3 has also been found to be present in some plants and lichen7-8.

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. COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 432/2012 of 16 May 2012 establishing a list of permitted health claims made on foods, other than those referring to the reduction of disease risk and to children’s development and health.
  2. Vitamin D. Linus Pauling Institute. Micronutrient Information Center.
  3. Vitamin D: evidence and controversies. Gilaberte et al. Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition). 2011; 102 (8):572-588.
  4. Low serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D level and risk of upper respiratory tract infection in children and adolescents. Science et al. Clin Infect Dis. 2013; 57(3): 392–397.
  5. Vitamin D status has a linear association with seasonal infections and lung function in British adults. Berry et al. Br J Nutr. 2011; 106(9): 1433-40.
  6. Influence of vitamin D status on respiratory infection incidence and immune function during 4 months of winter training in endurance sport athletes. He et al. Exerc Immunol Rev. 2013; 19: 86-101.
  7. Vitamin D in plants: a review of occurrence, analysis, and biosynthesis. Jäpelt and Jakobsen. Front Plant Sci. 2013; 4:136.
  8. Provitamins and vitamins D2 and D3 in Cladina spp. over a latitudinal gradient: possible correlation with UV levels. Wang et al. J Photochem Photobiol B. 2001: 42 (1-2):118-122.
Updated on 2021/09/28

Use: Vegetable vitamin D3

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.

Updated on 2021/10/25

Quality: Vegetable vitamin D3

PRODUCT NAME

Vegetable vitamin D3

REFERENCE

DF04

QUANTITY

60 capsules

BATCH NUMBER

D15143

EXPIRATION DATE

2023/09

MADE

In France

SERVINGS PER CONTAINER

60 servings

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).

The active principle content is guaranteed through regular tests.

Certificate issue date: 2021/10/25

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