Vitamin DHere Comes The Sun
Up to 60% of Europeans are vitamin D deficient. A huge amount of vitamin D on the market is in traditional capsule form. However our vitamin D is a liquid formula for higher bioavailability, with added sunflower oil to enhance absorption. Vitamin D is actually a hormone, which our bodies manufacture when sunlight hits our skin. This explains why vitamin D is known as the “sunshine vitamin”. Between October and March the levels of sunlight in most northern climates aren’t sufficient for us to make vitamin D, which means a supplement is recommended. Our vitamin D is delivered as vitamin D3, which is the most absorbable and effective form of this nutrient.
Research suggests that vitamin D:
Builds and enhances immunity
Elevates your mood
Maintains bone health and muscle function
Supports overall health
No Artificial Additives
A unique formula
Our vitamin D is in liquid form for higher bioavailability, which means more vitamin D can be used effectively by your body.
Our vitamin D contains sunflower oil to enhance the rate at which it is absorbed by your body.
Benefits backed by science
Bones, joints & muscles
The presence of vitamin D stimulates bone cells to make new bone tissue, increasing bone density. The presence of vitamin D also increases the absorbtion of calcium and maintains phosphorus levels in the blood.
Observational studies have concluded that high levels of vitamin D in people affect their muscle mass and strength in a range of positive ways. It has been shown that vitamin D turns off a signalling mechanism within cells that promote an inflammatory response. People suffering from inflammatory conditions such as arthritis have benefitted from vitamin D supplementation.
Numerous studies indicate the link between healthy vitamin D levels and a strong immune system. Adequate vitamin D in the body is associated with decreased likelihood of catching infections, and increased effectiveness of the immune system.
Brain & stress
Sunny days uplift your mood and so does D3. Studies have shown that vitamin D increases serotonin levels in the brain improving your mood and a sense of wellbeing.
Why take our Vitamin D
Not all vitamin D is created equally. We use D3 because it's the same biologically active form of vitamin D that your body produces as it supports the function of more than 3,000 cells in your body. Studies show that vitamin D3 is also more effective than D2 at raising your vitamin D blood levels, and D3 supplements are often higher quality than D2 supplements.
Most vitamin D3 on the market is in traditional capsule form. We've designed a liquid formula for higher bioavailability, and we've added sunflower oil to enhance absorption.
You should consider supplementing vitamin D3 if you are vegan, live in a northern climate, live in a big city with high pollution and buildings that block sunlight, don't get at least 30 minutes of natural sunlight every day or have a darker skin complexion.
Vitamin D is one of the 24 micronutrients your body needs to survive, but it is not found in many different foods. As we age, our production declines — for example, a 70-year-old makes 75% less vitamin D3 than a 20-year-old does. We also suggest supplementation during the fall and winter months due to the lack of natural sunlight. It's no surprise that these months are the peak of the cold and flu season.
Common deficiency: It’s estimated that around 1 billion people globally suffer from low levels of vitamin D. Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency are varied and not immediately recognisable, that's why it is advisable to supplement your diet.
From brain to bones: Studies show that vitamin D is key for regulating the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, and normal growth and development of bones and teeth. It's also shown to play a role in supporting your cardiovascular health, respiratory system, cognitive health and muscle function, while also helping the immune system fight free radicals.
This is really dependant on your day-to-day exposure to sunlight, especially UVB rays. Our body will usually produce sufficient vitamin D during the summer months, as we’re more likely to be exposed to the sun at this time of the year. However, if you work indoors, stay away from the sun, or live in a northern latitude you may not get enough UVB exposure to support adequate vitamin D synthesis. For people with a darker complexion living in Europe or North America, supplementation is advised all year round.
Research suggests you can take Vitamin D when it's convenient for you. We'd recommend earlier in the day and with a meal and water to help absorption. Avoid taking with caffeine as this can prevent absorption and increase excretion.