Ultra Vitamin D FAQ
Why has Ultra Vitamin D been developed?
Ultra Vitamin D is scientifically formulated, and developed by experts, to safeguard Vitamin D intake. Ultra Vitamin D provides Pharmacopoeia Quality Vitamin D3 and each tablet contains an optimum level of 25mcg (1,000 IU) of Vitamin D3. Vitamin D plays a truly remarkable role in the body. It is essential for areas of health including the maintenance of normal bone & teeth. Vitamin D is synthesized by the body on exposure to sunlight, however many people are now following health advice to avoid too much sun exposure, which reduces Vitamin D levels in the body
When is Ultra Vitamin D recommended?
Vitamin D is naturally present in only a limited number of foods (e.g. oily fish such as herring, sardines, fish liver oils, eggs, butter) and in a few foods that are fortified with Vitamin D (e.g. margarine, some cereals and yoghurts). Since Vitamin D is fat soluble, advice to eat lower fat diets may contribute to reduced intakes from foods and hence dietary supplementation may be needed. In the UK, the background diet provides 3-4 mcg/day of Vitamin D and only a little more if oily fish is consumed. As a result Vitamin D dietary requirements in the UK are difficult to fulfil without supplementation.
There are a number of reasons why Vitamin D supplementation may be required. These include:
- Government health advice to reduce sun exposure which can mean less Vitamin D is produced naturally by the body.
- Reduced sun exposure in certain groups of the population e.g., older people, for religious reasons/clothing, certain occupations, medical reasons, those with dark skin (as greater skin melanin content can reduce the skin’s ability to produce Vitamin D).
- Increased requirement at certain life stages e.g. the elderly population – whose skin may not be able to synthesize Vitamin D effectively.
- Those with increased dietary intolerances (e.g. lactose and dairy), allergens.
- People who are on a diet.
What do I need to know before starting to use Ultra Vitamin D?
Ultra Vitamin D is a Vitamin D3 supplement, specially formulated as a daily nutritional safeguard for men and women of all ages.
Can Ultra Vitamin D be used simultaneously with medications?
Generally, Ultra Vitamin D can be taken alongside medications. For specific advice on taking Ultra Vitamin D with medicines, we recommend that you contact your doctor or pharmacist first.
How and when should Ultra Vitamin D be used?
Take one tablet per day with your main meal and swallow with water or a cold drink. Do not exceed the recommended intake. As with other supplements, seek professional advice before using if you are pregnant, breast-feeding, under medical supervision or suffer from food allergies. Ultra Vitamin D may be used for as long as required, and a regular intake unless advised by your physician. We do not recommend chewing the tablets because they have not been formulated as chewable preparations.
How many tablets does Ultra Vitamin D contain?
Ultra Vitamin D is available in a 96 tablet pack. It is recommended to take one tablet per day.
Are there any undesired effects whilst taking Ultra Vitamin D?
Ultra Vitamin D has no known side effects when taken as directed. Do not exceed the recommended intake.
Need help swallowing a tablet or capsule?
Difficulty in swallowing tablets is quite a common experience. Vitabiotics have researched this extensively and recommend after chewing some food (e.g. banana), just before you swallow, pop the tablet into your mouth and swallow it together with the chewed food, followed by some liquid. The throat opens up wider to swallow the chewed food and so the tablet should go down with greater ease. Alternatively, the tablets may be swallowed with thicker liquids such as yoghurts or smoothies.
What are the active ingredients?
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For those people who experience difficulty swallowing tablets, are there any tips or recommendations to help ease swallowing Ultra Vitamin D tablets?
Ultra Vitamin D tablets are small in size, however if you have difficulty swallowing, one method is to chew some food, then place the tablet into the mouth and swallow the chewed food and tablet together, followed by plenty of liquid. The Ultra Vitamin D tablets themselves should not be chewed.
Is Ultra Vitamin D recommended with any other Vitabiotics product(s)?
This depends on the level of Vitamin D3 in the Vitabiotics® product. Generally, Ultra Vitamin D can be used alongside other supplements to boost the intake of this essential Vitamin.
Difficulty swallowing tablets or capsules is fairly common - do you have any advice?
Difficulty in swallowing tablets is quite a common experience. Vitabiotics have researched this extensively, trying different methods, and hope that our tips will help you swallow tablets with ease.
The usual advice for those who have difficulty in swallowing tablets, is to break the tablets into 2-3 pieces, before swallowing with plenty of liquid. For capsules (which contain liquid), and in cases where people have more difficulty in swallowing tablets we recommend after chewing some food (e.g. banana), just before you swallow, pop the tablet into your mouth and swallow it together with the chewed food, followed by some liquid. The throat opens up wider automatically to swallow the chewed food and hence the tablet should go down with greater ease. Alternatively the tablets or capsules may be swallowed with thicker liquids such as yoghurts or smoothies. We hope these tips are of help.
Some Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) levels are above 100%, is this safe?
Certain Vitamins are very safe at levels tens or even hundreds of times the NRV, whereas for others the safety level is much closer to the NRV. For this reason every Vitamin and mineral needs to be considered on an individual basis in terms of its upper safe level.
The Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) is the amount of a Vitamin or mineral which has been calculated to help prevent basic deficiency states in the general population. However, certain Vitamins and minerals at optimal levels, above the NRV, have consistently been shown to have positive benefits in specific areas of health. This is why some Vitabiotics formulas have certain nutrient levels greater than 100% NRV.
All Vitabiotics products has been developed using the latest research and contain effective levels of Vitamins and minerals, while avoiding any excessive amounts, in accordance with official upper safe limits for Vitamins and minerals.
Vitabiotics avoids ‘mega dose’ levels of isolated nutrients and instead we have always stressed the importance of safe, moderate and sensible levels of Vitamins and minerals, carefully balanced to maximise their combined effect; an approach which has been supported by many experts and researchers over the years.