One vegetarian capsule provides:
Organic mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus) 80mg
Providing natural vitamin D2 400iu
In a base of organic alfalfa
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that helps the body form and maintain healthy bones and teeth. The classic vitamin D deficiency disease is rickets. More recent research has shown that it helps regulate the immune system, lowering the risk of infection, mood issues, heart disease and autoimmune diseases. Yet as fear of sun-exposure has grown and lifestyles have become more sedentary, exposure to the sun has dropped dramatically and vitamin D deficiency and the incidence of rickets has surged.
The skin cannot create vitamin D if covered in sunscreen or clothing, it is thought that a sun cream with SPF15 will reduce the skin’s ability to synthesize vitamin D by more than 95%. Many older people and those from the Asian community who tend to wear more modest clothing are amongst the population groups most like to suffer deficiency in vitamin D. Dietary sources include fortified foods, eggs and fatty fish. Now Viridian Nutrition brings you Organic Vitamin D, extracted from mushrooms.
It has long been known that edible fungi such as the white button mushroom are abundant in Vitamin D. Derived from certified-organic Agaricus bisporus mushrooms, Viridian’s Organic Vitamin D Veg Caps offer an effective, clean, and certified vegan-friendly Vitamin D2 supplement.
Like humans, mushrooms synthesize vitamin D when exposed to ultraviolet rays in sunlight. Mushrooms exposed to a short burst of ultraviolet light contain optimum levels of Vitamin D for human consumption. The UV burst does not affect the mushrooms' other nutritional qualities, taste, appearance or shelf life.
Certified non-GMO. Cultivated and processed in the USA. Contains no carriers/excipients. 100% mushroom powder retains all original nutrient content. Certified to be free of lead, arsenic, mercury and cadmium. Vegan-friendly source of Vitamin D2. Contains naturally occurring antioxidants, riboflavin, niacin and copper.
Though there is controversy regarding whether Vitamin D3 (animal source) or Vitamin D2 (plant source) is superior, in some recent studies, Vitamin D2 has been shown to be as effective as Vitamin D3 in maintaining circulating concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D, other research shows D3 to be a little more effective. Both forms of Vitamin D are utilised and beneficial to the body.
Further research has shown that natural forms of Vitamin D may be more effective than chemical extracts, making mushroom-source Vitamin D2 even more attractive. Not only is it an excellent source of D2, but it also provides a host of antioxidants along with riboflavin, niacin, and copper – all in a totally natural and organic product