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VITAMINE D3 VEGAN – 100% NATURAL

REGISTERED AT THE VEGAN SOCIETY

 

Vitamin D, essential for all ages,

contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, teeth and muscle function

contributes to the normal function of the immune system,

and has a role in the process of cell division.

THE IMPORTANCE OF VITAMINE D

Vitamin D has evolved from a single vitamin to a large prohormone with multiple effects.

Its action is not only linked to bone mineral metabolism and phosphocalcic balance, but also to important effects on multiple cells and mechanisms (cell cycle, endocrine system, immune system, intestinal microbiota…)

Vitamin D deficiency is therefore linked not only to rickets, for example, but also to an increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, oncology, infection, and autoimmune diseases. (Zaluaga, 2011)

In France, 80% of the population has a vitamin D deficiency (levels below 75 nmol/l, optimal minimum level) (Vernay 2006-07)I

In Belgium, 95% of patients do not reach the recommended value (75 nmol/l). (DAoudi 2009)

Serum calciferol concentrations (25(OH) vitamine D)

ng/ml nmol/L
Deficiency < 20 ng/ml < 50 nmol/L
Unsufficiency 20 – 30 ng/ml 50 – 75 nmol/L
Recommanded values > 30 ng/ml >75 nmol/L
Intoxication > 150 ng/ml > 375 nmo/L

1 ng/ml = 2,5 nmol/L

 

Only 10 to 20% of vitamin D is absorbed by the body through the diet. The “sun” vitamin or vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) – the most active form – is synthesized in the skin by converting 7-dehydrocholesterol after exposure to UVB (ultraviolet-B) sunlight,.

Lack of sun exposure, skin aging, for example, contribute to reducing the synthesis of vitamin D or its active metabolites, so in many cases, without vitamin D supplementation it is impossible to maintain optimal levels of vitamin D, especially during the winter period.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN D?

Vitamin D, essential for all ages,

– contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, teeth and muscle function

– contributes to the normal function of the immune system,

– and has a role in the process of cell division.

WHAT ARE THE SOURCES OF VITAMIN D?

Vitamin D is an essential substance for the body, behaves like a hormone and multiplies physiological effects. There are variants of vitamin D, but the best known are vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) and D3 (cholecalciferol). Vitamin D2 is found mainly in plants. Vitamin D3 is mainly of animal origin, with the exception of the one we propose, which is derived from lichen.

Vitamin D3: (cholecalciferol)

Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol)

  • Mushrooms (chanterelles contain about 5 mcg / 200UI of vitamin D2 per 100 grams)

Vitamine D3: (cholecalciferol)

  • Fish liver oil (1 spoon of 15 ml provides about 34 mcg/1360 IU)
  • Fish (salmon, mackerel, tuna, sardines …): between 3 mcg/120UI and 19 mcg/760UI per 100 grams
  • Dairy products enriched with vitamin D3
  • Egg yolk (about 3 mcg / 120UI per 100 grams)
  • Beef liver (maximum 5 mcg/200UI per 100 grams)
  • And lichen!

WHO CAN BE DEFICIENT IN VITAMIN D?

The main factors of vitamin D deficiency are as follows:

– Age: Older people have a reduced ability to synthesize vitamin D in the skin when exposed to UVB radiation and are more likely to stay indoors or use sunscreen, which prevents vitamin D synthesis. (Holick, 2011)

– Skin pigmentation: Melanin reduces vitamin D synthesis. People with dark skin need a longer exposure time to UVB rays to produce the same amount of vitamin D as those with fair skin

– The seasons and where you live: In winter and in areas north of the 40th parallel in winter (for people living in the northern hemisphere) the number of photons that reach the Earth’s surface is significantly reduced. During the winter period, people living north of the 40th parallel, i.e. north of the Madrid – Naples line, are probably insufficiently exposed to the sun’s rays to meet their vitamin D needs.

Today, most Westerners spend most of their time indoors (home, office, car, etc.). An American study shows that, during summer and at noon, 3 to 8 minutes of sunshine for people with slightly tanned skin and exposing 25% of their skin are sufficient to produce 400 IU of vitamin D in Boston (located at the 42nd parallel). In winter, however, it is almost impossible for the same people to synthesize vitamin D. (Terushkin, 2010)

– Sun protection: Wearing protective clothing and hats, and applying sunscreens, hinders skin exposure to the sun’s rays and reduces vitamin D production. The application of sunscreen (2 mg / cm2) with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 10 reduces UVB radiation by 90% (Balk, 2011).  Be careful: The risk of skin cancer increases when people overexpose themselves to the sun and intentionally present themselves to artificial sources of UV radiation.

– Overweight people: Fat-soluble vitamin D is stored in fat. Obese people may need two to three times more vitamin D than others

– Breastfed children: Daily intake of vitamin D is recommended for breastfed infants. Another alternative is for the mother to take a vitamin D supplement to indirectly enrich breast milk.

What are the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency?

Signs and symptoms of vitamin D deficiency may include diffuse bone pain, joint pain, weakness and muscle pain in children and adults, muscle spasms and, in the most severe cases, bone fractures (Heather 2014)

To confirm vitamin D deficiency, it is recommended that you consult a doctor to determine if you need a blood test in which Calcifediol (the vitamin D metabolite) levels are measured.

WHAT ARE THE DAILY RECOMMENDED DOSES?

The amount of vitamin D to be taken is not exactly known and depends on the body weight of each person, initial plasma concentrations and the season of the year. The dose must be adjusted individually to achieve the desired concentration. And many researchers agree that the optimal plasma concentrations of vitamin D for it to act as an anti-infective agent and protect against autoimmune diseases are 40 ng/ml (Sabetta, 2010; Mateo-Pascual, 2014; Gruber, 2018; Wimalawansa, 2018).

1000 to 3000 IU per day is recommended depending on deficiency.

FAQs

WHY WE NEED TO TAKE A RICH VITAMIN D3 FOOD SUPPLEMENT

Our diet provides us with a small amount of vitamin D. The moderate exposure of our body to the sun allows our body to synthesize a large part of the necessary vitamin D. When our body is not sufficiently exposed (especially in winter), our body synthesizes less vitamin D3 and we are therefore more likely to be deficient

WHY CHOOSE OPTIM D3?

Optim D3 is a natural and vegetable solution to increase its vitamin D3 level. Its concentration is ideal for the whole family: children from one year old and adults. The coconut oil extract used in the composition gives it a pleasant taste and excellent stability

WHO CAN TAKE OPTIM D3?

Children from 1 to 10 years old : 1 drop per day Children over 11 years old and adults : 2 drops per day Pregnant and lactating women: consult your doctor or pharmacist to know your needs and adapt the intake accordingly.

WHAT IS LICHEN?

Lichen is an organism resulting from a symbiosis between a fungus (representing 90% of the total), and an alga. Lichen is resistant to extreme conditions: lack of water, high temperature variations (hot/cold), very low temperatures, intense ultraviolet rays and ionizing radiation

WHY HAVE CHOSEN LICHEN?

Until now, most of the proposed vitamins D3 are either synthetic or derived from lanolin (sheep wool).lichen that we have selected grows in the wild in Canada. The species is not threatened and harvesting takes place seasonally. Vitamin D3 from lichen is therefore perfectly adapted for vegetarians, vegans and vegans, as well as for anyone who prefers a natural, sustainable and quality plant origin (without pesticides, GMO-free)

WHY DID WE CHOOSE TO HAVE OPTIM D3 CERTIFIED BY THE VEGAN SOCIETY?

We have chosen to have our products certified by the Vegan Society for their international reputation and their rigorous choice of ingredients:

Did you know that the word Vegan was created in 1944 by the Vegan Society?

What does Vegan mean to us?

– No animal products: The manufacture and development of our products does not involve the use of products, by-products or derivatives of animal origin.
– No animal testing: As a laboratory, we do not perform any animal testing during the development and manufacture of registered products.
– GMO-free guarantee: We only use GMO-free ingredients.

Optim D3 is therefore perfectly suited for anyone who prefers a food supplement of plant origin and quality.

A high quality product

Optim D3 is manufactured in Belgium according to the ISO 22000 standard and the HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) principles which ensure, among other things, the traceability of the raw material and the quality of the finished product.

Optim D3 ingredients are 100% vegetable (coconut oil extract, vitamin D3 from lichen and natural alpha-tocopherol).

We have chosen to have our products certified by the Vegan Society (United Kingdom) for their international reputation and rigorous choice of ingredients.

Did you know that the word Vegan was created in 1944 by the Vegan Society?

– No animal products: The manufacture and development of our products does not involve the use of products, by-products or derivatives of animal origin

– No animal testing: As a laboratory, we do not perform any animal testing during the development and manufacture of registered products.

– GMO-free guarantee: We only use GMO-free ingredients, so Optim D3 is perfectly suited for anyone who prefers a food supplement of vegetable origin and quality.

sugar-free – no additives – no sweeteners – gluten-free – GMO-free guarantee – 100% vegetable origin

References

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Armas LA, Hollis BW, Heaney RP. Vitamin D2 is much less effective than vitamin D3 in humans. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2004 Nov;89(11):5387-91 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15531486
Balk SJ; Council on Environmental Health.; Section on Dermatology.. Ultraviolet radiation: a hazard to children and adolescents.Pediatrics. 2011 Mar;127(3):e791-817. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/127/3/e791.long

Daoudi 2009 Evaluation de la carence en vitamine D chez des patients hospitalisés à Bruxelles. Rev. Med. Brux

Heaney RP, Recker RR, Grote J, Horst RL, Armas LA. Vitamin D(3) is more potent than vitamin D(2) in humans. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Mar;96(3):E447-52. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21177785

Holick MF, Binkley NC, Bischoff-Ferrari HA, Gordon CM, Hanley DA, Heaney RP, Murad MH, Weaver CM; Endocrine Society.. Evaluation, treatment, and prevention of vitamin D deficiency: an Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Jul;96(7):1911-30. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21646368

Schmid A, Walther B. Natural vitamin D content in animal products. Adv Nutr. 2013 Jul 1;4(4):453-62.

Terushkin V, Bender A, Psaty EL, Engelsen O, Wang SQ, Halpern AC. Estimated equivalency of vitamin D production from natural sun exposure versus oral vitamin D supplementation across seasons at two US latitudes. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2010 Jun;62(6):929.e1-9.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20363523

Tripkovic L, Lambert H, Hart K, Smith CP, Bucca G, Penson S, Chope G, Hyppönen E, Berry J, Vieth R, Lanham-New S. Comparison of vitamin D2 and vitamin D3 supplementation in raising serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D status: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Jun;95(6):1357-64. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22552031

Vernay M. et al. “Statut en vitamine D de la population adulte en France : l’étude nationale nutrition santé (ENNS, 2006-2007)”.

USDA – https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/nutrients/index