You might know vitamin D as the ‘sunshine vitamin’, but its influence extends far beyond a sunny day. Unravel the mysteries of its mood-boosting magic, its protective shield for your bones and the way it empowers your immune system.
By choosing a vegan diet you’ve made a conscious decision to focus on plant-based foods. Whatever your personal reasons, it’s a choice that positively impacts the environment and a lifestyle that can have numerous health benefits.
From aiding calcium absorption to regulating bone mineralisation, explore the compelling relationship between Vitamin D and optimal bone health.
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Your skin has an incredible ability. When exposed to sunlight, it can produce vitamin D naturally. So, when the sun’s out, why not embrace the outdoors?
Maintaining a healthy level of vitamin D can play a role in mood regulation. If you feel low during winter, this essential nutrient might be just what you need.
Your body’s defence mechanism loves vitamin D. By ensuring you have enough of this vitamin, you’re giving your immune system a helping hand.
Keep your Immune System Glowing: BetterYou’s Fast-Absorbing Vitamin D Oral Sprays
Shorter days and fewer sun rays don’t mean you have to miss out on your daily dose of vitamin D. Super-simple to use and proven to be the best way for your body to absorb nutrients, BetterYou’s range of fast-absorbing vitamin D sprays will keep your immune system glowing this winter.
Spray and absorb sunshine
BetterYou’s Daily Vitamin D Oral Sprays use a unique and innovative delivery system for an easy, fast and effective way to increase your vitamin D intake.
Unlike traditional vitamin D supplements in pill or capsule format, BetterYou sprays are absorbed directly into the bloodstream through your inner cheek.
This method bypasses the digestive system, which can sometimes limit nutrient absorption, offering a more efficient way to elevate your vitamin D levels.
Vitamin D supplements for the whole family
It’s vital that your whole family keeps up their vitamin D levels. BetterYou’s range of vitamin D supplements for kids, infants, teens and adults makes this even easier than ever.
Their award-winning oral sprays mean you can effortlessly give your children of any age the support they need. Plus, with fun flavours such as peppermint and raspberry, they’ll enjoy taking their vitamins every day.
Vegan-friendly vitamin D
Vitamin D supplementation is particularly important if you follow a vegan or plant-based diet as the main food sources include fish, dairy and eggs. BetterYou’s Vitamin D 1000 IU Vegan Daily Oral Spray is a great vegan-friendly way to maintain your vitamin D levels.
Vitamin D + K2
The BetterYou range also includes Vitamin D + K2 Sprays. Vitamin D and K2 work synergistically in your body to support bone health. While vitamin D aids calcium absorption, vitamin K2 helps direct that calcium to your bones and teeth, reducing the risk of it accumulating in your arteries.
Planet-friendly formulations and packaging
Using nature-identical, palm oil-free and 100% traceable ingredients, the tasty pill-free supplements are contained in planet-friendly packaging that is 100% recyclable.
BetterYou. Better Planet.
Vegan Vitamin D3 is derived from lichen. This essential nutrient in it’s most bioavailable form is now available for all.
If you’re not keen on tablets, there’s no easier or purer way to get your boost than through the use of a vitamin D spray.
Why is vitamin D often called the “sunshine vitamin”?
Ah, a great place to start! Vitamin D is lovingly dubbed the “sunshine vitamin” because your body can produce it when your skin is directly exposed to sunlight. It’s one of those neat ways nature helps you out. Remember, while a bit of sun can be beneficial, always protect your skin from excessive UV exposure!
I’ve heard that vitamin D can boost my mood. Is that true?
Yes, you’ve heard right. Many studies have found a link between low vitamin D levels and symptoms of depression or lower mood. Ensuring you have adequate levels might be one step towards feeling brighter and more vibrant. See our article Shining a Light: Vitamin D’s role in mental wellbeing for more details.
How does vitamin D play a role in our immunity?
Excellent question. Vitamin D has been shown to enhance the pathogen-fighting abilities of monocytes and macrophages — your valiant white blood cells. In simpler terms? It’s like giving a pep talk to your body’s own defensive army, helping it fight off invaders more efficiently.
I know calcium is vital for bone health, but where does vitamin D come into play?
While calcium is the building block for your bones, vitamin D acts like the site manager, ensuring calcium is absorbed effectively. Without sufficient vitamin D, your bones might not get all the calcium they need to remain strong and healthy.
Do I still need vitamin D supplements if I live in a sunny area?
It might seem counterintuitive, but yes, sometimes you might. Other factors like your skin colour, age and time spent outdoors can influence your vitamin D levels. It’s always worth chatting with a healthcare professional to see what’s best for you.
Can I get vitamin D from food sources?
Indeed you can. Although sunlight is a primary source, foods like fatty fish, fortified dairy products and egg yolks can also lend a hand in boosting your vitamin D intake.
If vitamin D can be produced with sun exposure, can I get too much of it?
Your body is clever. When you produce vitamin D from sunlight, it self-regulates to avoid producing excessive amounts. However, getting too much from supplements is possible, so always follow guidance and recommended doses.
How can I determine if I have a vitamin D deficiency?
Are you feeling a tad off? The best way is through a simple blood test. If you’re concerned, your GP can provide guidance and check your levels. Remember, it’s always better to know and act than to wonder!
What symptoms might suggest I need more vitamin D?
Signs of a deficiency can be subtle. You might feel fatigued, have general aches or pains, or be more prone to catching those pesky colds. If these sound familiar, it’s worth investigating your vitamin D levels.
Can I take vitamin D year-round or only during specific months?
It depends on where you live and your lifestyle. In the UK, for instance, sunlight doesn’t contain enough UVB radiation during the winter months for our skin to produce vitamin D. So, supplements can be a good backup during these months. Consider your personal needs and seek guidance from a healthcare professional.
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