Ultra Vitamin D

Optimum Strength Vitamin D formula

Ultra Vitamin D provides optimum strength vitamin D which plays a truly remarkable role in the body and is important for many areas of health. It not only contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and teeth but is also known for its role in supporting normal function of the immune system, normal cell division and normal muscle function.

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.

What is Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin found in foods such as oily fish, butter and egg yolk. It is formed through the action of UV sunlight on the skin.

Vitamin D has functions and benefits that are probably more wide ranging than any other vitamin. There has been huge renewed interest in vitamin D recently, with new global research showing that the health benefits of this nutrient stretch beyond bone health.

There is increasing evidence for the beneficial effects from dietary Vitamin D which has shown benefits for its contribution to:

  • Maintenance of normal bones and teeth
  • Normal absorption and utilisation of calcium and phosphorus
  • Normal muscle function
  • Normal blood calcium levels
  • Normal function of the immune system
  • The process of cell division

D3 the preferred bioactive form

Ultra Vitamin D provides effective levels of the preferred form of vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol). Ultra Vitamin D provides optimum level Pharmacopoeia Quality Vitamin D3. D3 is the preferred form of vitamin D because it is the specific form made in the human body and therefore more effective than D2 which is found in some supplements.

Vitamin D - the sunshine vitamin

While our bodies manufacture Vitamin D on exposure to sunshine, the levels in many countries is so weak during the winter months that our body makes little or no Vitamin D at all, meaning that dietary supplements are often the best way to safeguard intakes of Vitamin D. Many populations, including the majority of those in Europe, require an additional dietary source of Vitamin D to achieve and maintain an adequate status of Vitamin D throughout the year.

In addition, the body does not generate Vitamin D when sitting behind a glass window, whether in your car or at home, because these UV rays cannot penetrate glass to generate Vitamin D in the skin. Sunscreens, even weak ones, while essential to protect the skin, can affect the body's ability to generate vital Vitamin D.

Vitamin D in the diet and health benefits

Vitamin D is naturally present in some 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, some yoghurts). Vitamin D is fat soluble, therefore 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 ug /day of Vitamin D and only a little more if oily fish is consumed.

There are a number of reasons why Vitamin D supplementation is now advocated. 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.

Ultra Vitamin D Formula

Vitamin D food supplement tablets

Nutritional Information Average per tablet % EC NRV*
Vitamin D††(as D3 1000 IU) 25 µg 500

*NRV = Nutrient Reference Value, µg = microgram
mg = milligram, IU = International Units, †British Pharmacopoeia Quality

Ingredients

Bulking Agent: Microcrystalline Cellulose & Pregelatinised Starch, Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol [Carrier: Ethyl Cellulose]), Polyvinylpolypyrrolidone, Tablet Coating: Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, Ethylcellulose, Propylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, Hydroxypropyl Cellulose & Polyvinylpyrrolidone, Anti-caking Agents: Magnesium Silicate Prep., Magnesium Stearate & Silicon Dioxide

Directions

ONE TABLET PER DAY. Swallow with water or a cold drink. Not to be chewed. Do not exceed the recommended intake. Ultra Vitamin D may be used for as long as required.

  • Suitable for vegetarians
  • No artificial colours
  • No preservatives
  • No lactose
  • Gluten free
  • No salt or yeast
  • Ultra Vitamin D is not tested on animals

Food Supplement

As with other food supplements, seek professional advice before using if you are pregnant, breast-feeding, under medical supervision, suffer from food allergies, or are allergic to any of the ingredients. Food supplements must not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Store below 25°C in a dry place, out of sight and reach of children.

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 Top

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. Top

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. Top

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. Top

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. Top

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. Top

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. Top

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. Top

What are the active ingredients?

Please see nutritional information click here Top

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. Top

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. Top

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. Top

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. Top

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Always read the product directions before use. Do not exceed the recommended intake. As with other food supplements seek professional advice before using if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or suffer from food allergies, and consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have an underlying medical condition or if on medication. Food supplements are not intended to treat or prevent any disease. Food supplements must not replace a balanced and varied diet, and a healthy lifestyle.