Is this suitable for pregnant women in her second trimester ?
Hi, yes it is very beneficial to Mum and Baby. You can also consider our PregnaVie supplement, which contains Vitamin D3, and is specially formulated to support from conception right through to breast feeding.
Are there any mushroom- or funghi-derived ingredients in Vitashine 1000iu?
Hi, no, Vitashine products don't contain any fungi or derivatives.
From what country do you harvest the lichen that goes into your Vegan D3?
The lichen is harvested from designated growing sites in regions of Asia and North America.
Would I get too much Vitamin D3 if I take Opti3 and VegVit together?
A combination of Opti3 and VegVit is a really good supplement regime. While both contain D3, the collective level is very low (400iu) and actually many people are advised to take a higher dose. From a safety perspective it is well below any concern level, which would be upwards of 10,000iu per dose.
Where can I see the Kosher label for Vitashine D3 1000iu?
Vitashine products are not currently Kosher certified. They are Kosher suitable, but at this stage we have not been audited to obtain Kosher certification for the products themselves. However, Vitashine Vitamin D3 as an ingredient is Kosher certified.
Is the d-alpha tocopherol in Vitashine D3 no longer from soy, but from the newer sunflower-derived source?
We now use D-Alpha Tocopherol from sunflower now rather than soy.
Do lichens have proven safety?
Yes. In fact the lichen we use is classed as a food ingredient with a long history of safety.
Where does Vitamin D3 usually come from?
Meat and fish are the most common sources of Vitamin D3 in the diet. The reason conventional Vitamin D3 supplements are not suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans is because the D3 is extracted from sheep's wool (Lanolin) or other animal sources.
Can I take higher doses of Vitamin D3?
We recognise many people seek higher doses of Vitamin D3 than the RDA of 200IU. That is why we offer flexibility and options of doses. Always consult your Doctor or Health Practitioner if you are considering taking a higher dose.
Is Vitamin D3 superior to Vitamin D2?
The healthy debate continues on this topic. In our opinion, the published research suggests Vitamin D3 is superior. One particular peer-reviewed study concluded that Vitamin D3 is at least 87% more potent than Vitamin D2.
Allergy advice with Vitashine?
Vitashine is free from sugar, wheat, gluten and dairy products.
How should I store Vitashine?
Vitashine should be stored in a cool dry place, out of the sight and reach of children. Refrigeration is recommended to maintain maximum freshness. Use within 3 months of opening.
Is Vitashine registered with the Vegan Society?
There is justified skepticism about vegan source Vitamin D3 supplements and we are very proud that our products are registered with the Vegan Society and Vegetarian Society.
Can I take Vitashine during pregnancy?
Yes, but always seek advice from your Health Practitioner before taking any supplements. Vitamin D helps you regulate calcium and phosphate levels in the body. A BBC report concluded "Pregnant women "must take Vitamin D supplements"".
Can my children take Vitashine?
Yes. It is widely recommended that children are given Vitamin D3 and we recommend using the Vitashine Spray, at a daily dose of 200IU per day (1 spray).
How long will a bottle of Vitashine last?
Vitashine tablets will last 60 days at the stated doses.
What is the dose I should take?
Vitashine tablets are ideal for those seeking a higher level (available in 1000IU and 2500IU strength). We recommend consulting your Doctor for advice on dose.
How do I use Vitashine?
Vitashine is supplied as tablets which can be chewed or swallowed with water, or as an oral spray which can be administered directly into the mouth or sprayed onto food.
What is Vitashine and where is it from?
Vitashine is a vegan and vegetarian Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) nutritional supplement. Our Vitamin D3 comes from a plant source called a lichen.