Vitamin D3 is a fat soluble vitamin, discovered over 100 years ago. Public Health England (PHE) states that adults and children over the age of one should have 10 micrograms (mcg/µg) of vitamin D every day. This means that some people may want to consider taking a supplement to ensure the maintenance of adequate levels in the body.
It is an essential vitamin for good health and has been associated with many health benefits. including providing support for immune health, muscle health and strong bones and teeth. Vitamin D can be obtained through food sources such as eggs, fortified cereals and oily fish, but is predominantly synthesised in the skin through exposure to sunlight - hence why it is often referred to as the 'sunshine vitamin'.
Most healthy adults should theoretically be able to get enough Vitamin D from being outside in the sunshine, however studies have shown over 50% of the general population are deficient in Vitamin D, it can be even higher in specific demographic groups. In the UK between October and early March we do not get enough vitamin D from sunlight, making Vitamin D synthesis almost impossible during the winter. Without adequate sun light exposure, supplementation may be required to increase vitamin D levels.
Who benefits from taking Vitamin D3?
Everybody irrespective of age, gender or lifestyle needs
vitamin D for good health. Deficiency in Vitamin D can lead to Rickets, problems
with bone health and weakened immunity. If you're indoors most of the day you may not be getting enough vitamin D from sunlight.
High strength, sustainable source, natural form capsule
We use a special oily extract of lichen which is naturally rich in Vitamin D3 (plant-based cholecalciferol), the most bioavailable form of vitamin D. Lichens are small plant species which possess unique attributes enabling them to survive in extreme climates with the ability to grow and accumulate meaningful levels of useful nutrients, including cholecalciferol.
There are many different species of Lichen, we work with a carefully
selected strain following extensive research and development into natural sources of
Vitamin D3. Lichens grow incredibly slowly, as part of one of our key values towards sustainability we have secured a suitable source which does not use pesticides and ensures sustainability, as well as quality and purity from organic growing conditions.