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Vegan Vitamin D3 Supplements

Receive the benefits of sunlight without the exposure. Created from lichens, an organic plant source, our exclusive, vegan Vitamin D3 ensures optimum absorption to support healthy bones, muscles, and your immune system. Our vegan Vit D3 is available as a spray and in tablet form (2 different strengths) providing Vit D3 options for the whole family!

Vitamin D3 is essential for the maintenance of normal bones, teeth, for the normal function of the immune system and the maintenance of normal blood calcium levels. In simplistic terms, our bodies create Vitamin D when our skin is exposed to the sun. The use of sunscreens, working indoors, days when the sun is not shining and the winter weather mean we just don’t get enough sunshine to be able to create the Vitamin D our bodies need. A Vit D3 supplement is perfect for ensuring that you get all the Vit D3 benefits of sunlight without the exposure.

What makes Vegetology’s Vit D3 different?

Most Vitamin D supplements are derived from animals, with Vitamin D3 often extracted from animal skin exposed to pesticides or from the lanolin in sheep's wool on their way to slaughter. So, we decided to find a vegan alternative. Our exclusive, vegan Vitamin D comes from lichens: unique, organic plants that are packed with nutrients. The discovery that lichens contain vitamin D3 means that we have been able to create 100% vegan Vit D3 supplements without harmful pesticides, solvents or harming animals.

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What Happens If We Don’t Get Enough Vitamin D?

Not getting enough Vitamin D over a prolonged period starts to affect the body. Vitamin D is great for bones and teeth so a lack of the vitamin can cause weak bones, brittle bones, achiness, creaky joints, muscular weaknesses and we're even seeing the return of rickets. There's been a case of rickets in the UK in the 21st century.

Away from bones and joints, a lack of Vitamin D can impact cardiovascular disease, diabetes and a wide range of infections. Depression, seasonal affective disorder and low mood can all come from a lack of Vitamin D. A common complaint from people low in Vitamin D is a feeling of exhaustion all the time.

How Do Vitamin D Supplements work… in fact, do they even work?

We asked Chris Smith about how a Vitamin D supplement can work in the body, when the body is used to making Vitamin D through a chemical reaction with the sun’s UVB rays.

"There are two types of Vitamin D supplement. You will hear about Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3. It's really important to understand the difference. Vitamin D3 is a form of Vitamin D that is produced by the skin when you are exposed to the sun. That is the correct form. That is the form that is ready for the body to take in, metabolise and utilise. It’s also called calciferol. There's also Vitamin D2 which is called ergocalciferol. That is a Vitamin D in analogue. It's produced in nature, so often promoted use for by vegetarians and vegans, it comes from things like mushrooms, but the metabolic root for Vitamin D2, how it becomes useful for the body is a lot more complicated. It needs to go through conversions before it can even be considered suitable for the body. Vitamin D3 is widely accepted as the more effective form of Vitamin D." Chris Smith, Vegetology Formulation Scientist

Vitamin D3 sourced from Lichens

Most of us feel happier and more healthy when we spend time in the sun, but why is that, and why does it have the power to lift our mood and renew our energy? The answer lies in the Vitamin D which our skin produces in reaction to UV exposure from the sun

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