We do not always see the sun as much as we would like in the UK, which can make it a challenge to get the required amounts of vitamin D we need to thrive.
However, we have the perfect solution, with this high strength formula, vegan vitamin D supplement.
Holland & Barrett Vegan Vit D 75UG provides immune support, as well as support for bones and muscles.
Suitable for both vegans and vegetarians, this vitamin D dietary supplement uses a plant-based formula.
Although there are lots of health benefits to being a vegan, following a vegan lifestyle can mean that you risk missing out on some essential vitamins, so supplements such as this vitamin D, can be a good addition to your daily routine.
Vegan vitamin D sources
There are limited natural food sources of vitamin D and even less of these are vegan sources of vitamin D.
Some of the best sources of vitamin D include oily fish, such as salmon, liver, red meat and egg yolks. However, all of these are unsuitable for anyone following a vegan diet.
In fact, there are not many plant sources of vitamin D at all. One of the very few natural vegan food sources of vitamin D is mushrooms.
Vitamin D is also added to fortified foods, such as plant-based milk alternatives and breakfast cereals.
If you do not feel like you are getting enough vitamin D through your diet, then you might wish to add more to your daily routine, with Holland & Barrett Vit D 75UG.
How do we get vitamin D?
Rather than via our diets, most of the vitamin D our bodies get comes through the direct exposure of our skin to sunlight. Although the body does not produce vitamin D on its own, it can produce it with the help of direct exposure to sunlight.
The UVB rays in the sun hit receptors in the skin cells and this triggers a chemical reaction, which produces vitamin D.
It can be difficult to get all the vitamin D that your body needs through sunlight, especially during the winter months or if you spend a lot of time inside.
The NHS therefore recommends that everyone should take a vitamin D supplement, during the winter months, in the UK.
Which is where Holland & Barrett Vegan Vit D 75UG comes in. This daily food supplement helps to keep your vitamin D levels topped up.
Vegan vitamin D benefits
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin which your body needs to stay healthy. It has a number of benefits for your overall health and wellbeing.
Vitamin D helps to support levels of both calcium and phosphorus in the body. Vitamin D supports the maintenance of normal bones and muscle function, as well as the normal functioning of the immune system.
Taking vegan vitamin D supplementsWhen you are busy, taking a supplement can just seem like one more task to add to the to-do list. However, it is easy to fit Holland & Barrett Vegan Vit D 75UG into your daily routine.
All you need to do is to take one of these easy-to-swallow, vegan vitamin D tablets, each day, preferably with a meal.
Take this plant-based vitamin D capsule with breakfast and then you do not have to give your vitamin D levels another thought, for the rest of the day!
Take 1 Tablet(s) per day, preferably with a meal. Do not exceed stated dose.
Always read the label
Bulking Agents (Dicalcium Phosphate, Microcrystalline Cellulose), Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol), Anti-Caking Agents (Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide).
Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking any medications or under medical supervision, please consult a doctor or healthcare professional before use. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if seal under cap is broken or missing.
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Vitamin D, also sometimes called calciferol is a fat-soluble essential vitamin. It is available through our diets in a few foods sources and it is also added to others.
As a vegan, you can get vitamin D through exposure to the sun as well as by taking vegan vit D supplements.
Vitamin D is also known as the sunshine vitamin, because we get the majority of it through direct sunlight.
Vitamin D is essential for keeping our bodies healthy. It helps contribute to normal absorption of calcium and phosphate in the body.
Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of both normal bones and normal muscles. As well as this, it supports the normal function of the immune system.
The NHS recommends that you should take a vitamin D supplement every day, during the winter months in the UK, from October to March.
However, if you do not spend much time outdoors or you always cover up or wear sun cream when you are outside, then you should look at taking an additional supplement all year round.
Adults and children over the age of one year old require 10 micrograms of vitamin D each day.
This high strength, plant-based vitamin D formula, provides you with 75 micrograms of vitamin D in each capsule.
Just take one of these vegan vitamin D tablets each day, to get all the vitamin D your body needs to stay healthy.
Vitamin D is an essential vitamin which the body needs to stay healthy. Everyone needs vitamin D, whether they are vegan or not.
Vegans may find it even more difficult to get the all the vitamin D their bodies need each day, as natural plant sources of vitamin D are very limited.
Unlike other vitamins, one of the main ways that we get vitamin D is not through our diet but actually through direct sunlight.
When our skin is exposed to ultraviolet B rays, the body naturally starts to produce vitamin D.
There are some natural sources of vitamin D in our diets but most of these are animal-based foods, such as oily fish, red meat and egg yolks. The main natural plant-based source of vitamin D is mushrooms.
Vitamin D is also added to some vegan fortified foods. These include plant-based dairy milk alternatives, as well as some breakfast cereals.
Because of these limited vegan sources of vitamin D, you might find it difficult to get it through your diet alone and so this additional vegan vitamin D supplement is a great way of getting your daily dose.
There are two main forms of vitamin D which are beneficial for humans. These are vitamin D2 and vitamin D3.
There are very similar but the key difference is that vitamin D2 comes from plant-based sources whereas vitamin D3 comes from both plant and animal sources.
As vitamin D2 comes from plant-based sources, it is always vegan. Vitamin D3 may or may not be vegan.
Holland & Barrett Vegan Vit D 75 micrograms is suitable for anyone following either a vegan or a vegetarian diet as it does not contain any products which are derived from animals.