Sunshine Vitamin

Sunshine Vitamin

Vitamin D, also called Sunshine Vitamin, is an essential fat-soluble vitamin that provides complete structural support, from bone mineralization to fight against infections, from proper muscle functioning to regulating mood and stress. This vitamin helps in many metabolic functions and has enormous benefits all over the human body.

The biggest mystery of all time is how you get Vitamin D from the sun.  

Many people know that we get Vitamin D from the sunlight but what is the science behind it? 

The sun is the best natural source of vitamin D; soaking in the sun regularly can fulfill vitamin D needs for the day.

Let's understand its mechanism:

For starters, when sun ultraviolet B (UVB) rays hit human skin, it stimulates the process inside the skin cells to make vitamin D. UV Rays turn a chemical in the skin into Vitamin D that is carried to the liver and then to the kidneys to transform it into active Vitamin D. 

Also, the timing matters for the absorption of sunlight because it gets intense as the day pass. So it is well said to get the vitamin D early morning, from 5 to 8 - 9 in the morning, depending on the intensity, weather, and geographical location.

What does Statistical Evidence Suggest?

Vitamin D deficiency is the most common medical condition worldwide. An estimated one billion people in the world have vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency. 
The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among the adult population was reported to be 14-59%, with a higher prevalence in Asian countries. (1)

What is Ergocalciferol vs. Cholecalciferol? 

Vitamin D comes in two main forms:

  • Vitamin D2 (Ergocalciferol)
  • Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 

Let’s talk about their sources; Vitamin D3 is only found in animal-sourced foods, whereas D2 mainly comes from plant sources and fortified foods. 

Sources of Vitamin D3: Fish oil, Liver, Egg yolk, Butter, Dietary supplements. 
Sources of Vitamin D2: Mushrooms, fortified foods, dietary supplements.

Why vitamin D is important for the growth and development of the human body?

Vitamin D plays a key role in the maintenance of mineral balance and skeletal integrity. It is also responsible for exhibiting essential immune responses and cell defenses. It also helps regulate insulin levels and therefore helps in the management of type 2 diabetes. 

Other minerals linked with Vitamin D
Vitamin D is associated with improved absorption of essential elements including calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphate, zinc, and copper.  

How much Vitamin D is required daily?
Vitamin D is measured in IU, the international unit usually used to measure fat-soluble vitamins including A, D, and E. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommends an average daily intake of 400 – 800 IU or 10 -20 micrograms.
However, some studies suggest that a higher daily intake of 1000-4000 IU (25-100 micrograms) is needed to maintain optimal blood levels. (2) 

New ways to take Vitamin D
With the advancement in technology and new ways to deliver nutrients inside the body have been discovered. Vitamin D transdermal rote has been proven to be a breakthrough in terms of absorption and bioavailability.
Topical delivery of Vitamin D through spray, ointments, and lotion has shown some effective results. Now Transdermal vitamin D patches are in limelight. These patches absorb through the skin and deliver nutrients through even distribution.

How does Ultra Vitamin D help?
As the transdermal formulation of vitamin D helps restore its deficient levels but its combination with Vitamin K is remarkable.

Vitamin K is also a fat-soluble vitamin that helps in the absorption of vitamin D at the interstitial level. Vitamin K is always combined with Vitamin D because they both work together synergistically and ensure that calcium obtained from food or other supplement is deposited in the bones, not in the arteries.

Also, Vitamin D promotes the production of Vitamin K-dependent proteins, which require vitamin K for carboxylation to function properly.

What are the ingredients of Ultra Vitamin D Patch?

Vitamin D is added in its most active form which is Cholecalciferol, which is absorbed much faster in the body than in other forms.

Vitamin K is added in 2 forms MK4 & MK7
  • Menaquinone MK4: Have a short half-life but prolonged therapeutic use.
  • Menaquinone MK7: Have a greater bioavailability but less therapeutic use.

Vitamin D is essential for bone health and many other aspects of health. Deficiency is prevalent and may have health consequences for many people. The amount of vitamin D each individual requires can vary depending on diet and genetic factors so it is crucial to take this vitamin in a very effective dosage form. 

At NutraPatch we are constantly thriving to aim for better and more realistic approaches to the consumption of nutrients whether it’s about the high-quality ingredients or the route for maximum absorption.
Try our all-natural vitamin patches, formulated with a carefully selected blend of botanical ingredients, potent vitamins, and plant-based supports.
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