Vitashine is the world's only Vegan Society & Vegetarian Society registered plant-source Vitamin D3 ingredient. Our 2500iu tablets are small, chewable and easy to take.
Vitashine supplements contains our exclusive 100% Vegan and vegetarian suitable Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol). We worked with Independent expert laboratories including Stirling University (world renowned experts in lipid analysis) to validate our research.
A potent and active form of Vitamin D
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) is the form of Vitamin D produced by the body after sun exposure. Common vegetarian Vitamin D supplements are Vitamin D2 (Ergocalciferol), which is a derivative of ergosterol and is not produced by land plants or vertebrates. The healthy debate continues regarding whether D2 offers equivalent efficacy to D3 in the body, with the majority of the Scientific community suggesting Vitamin D3 is superior. Having reviewed a vast amount of published research, our conclusion is that Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) is the best form of Vitamin D for the body.
Vitashine is registered with several worldwide organisations including the Vegan Society and the Vegetarian Society.
Our exclusive vegan Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) comes from a special, organic plant source called a Lichen. Lichens are small unique plant species consisting of a symbiotic association of a fungus with an algae. This gives them unique attributes such as surviving in extreme climates and having the ability to grow and accumulate meaningful levels of useful nutrients, including Vitamin D3!
There are many different species of Lichen, and we work with a carefully selected strain we have proved contains Vitamin D3.
Vitamin D3 is linked to a large number of ailments and diseases with research showing many benefits. Reported benefits include:
Vitashine supplements are best taken just after a meal to ensure optimum absorption. The tablets can be taken orally with water.
Serving Size 1 Tablet
|Amounts Per Serving||% EU NRV|
|Vitamin D3 2500iu||1250%|
Maltodextrin, Vitamin D3 (Starch, Sucrose, Silicon Dioxide, Antioxidants (D-Alpha Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate), Cholecalciferol), Anti-Caking Agents (Stearic Acid, Magnesium Stearate).
I've recently been diagnosed with osteoporosis at age 64. I had been taking a D2 supplement in a mullti along with OptiOmega 3 which has some D3. This had kept my blood level at 51 ng/l in September 2016 (bearing in mind I had been sunbathing as well) which is just within NHS guidelines. A further test was done in February 2017 when I had been supplementing with this 2500 iu D3 over the winter. My level had risen to 66 ng which the doctor was very pleased with. I took it most days. Vitamin D is vital to help protect against osteoporosis and although for prevention lower level supplements are likely OK, for bone building I understand at least 800 iu daily is needed. Don't forget folks, osteoporosis can result from lack of bone building when you're young, and probably did so with me. If you are a vegan, please do make sure that you take an adequate level of this vitamin to help with the absorption of calcium, along with K2 to mobilise it into the bones. In the old days, very low levels of Vit D were thought to be needed, but this information has been revised upwards recently by the NHS as well. I find this supplement good value and as it's stored, Vit D doesn't need to be taken every day, especially in summer if you are getting adequate sun on your skin.Alison
This product is brilliant. I'm an IBS sufferer, so it helps with the pain. I take it during lunch along with DEVA Nutrition's DHA / EPA supplement, because they're better absorbed when taken together and they're both anti-inflammatory. Don't forget to consume some kind of healthy fat at the same time as well! Even if you don't have any health issues, supplementation is the way to go during the Winter. Also, getting three bottles, but only paying for two... You can't get a better deal than that!Alexandra
If you go to www.nutritionfacts.org and look for the section Vitamin D, it has numerous short videos. http://nutritionfacts.org/topics/vitamin-d/Live Vegan
I've taken this plant based Vitamin D3 for years to the point of knowing exactly how powerful it truly is when used in a safe manner. The beauty about Vitamin D3 at unnaturally high doses as insomnia starts is that it inhibits neurogenesis via inhibiting PGD2 production, hence the insomnia and it inhibits viral replication. I told my overweight mother that had cervical cancer to take the 5000iu dose(available in North America) everyday until insomnia started, then stop taking it until the insomnia stopped, then start taking the vitamin D again until insomnia returned, back and forth to keep the levels saturated but not too high to kill her. Now one year later she has tested negative for cervical cancer and she is still overweight. Despite the benefits above of eliminating the viral code from cells at high doses. The healthy dose for me to keep my immune system bullet proof is 5000iu five days a week which equates to a daily dose of 3500iu. Hopefully my review will be helpful to others in understanding the strength of this vitamin.Andrea
Last August, after feeling very fatigued, a blood test showed I had a severe vitamin D deficiency. I asked around for a vegan supplement and Vitashine D3 was recommended. After five months, the latest blood test showed that my levels of vitamin D are already back to normal, much sooner than expected! Ordering is easy, delivery is very quick and the cost is low. I would recommend this to any vegans who feel they need a supplement.Anna