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VITAMIN D

High prevalance of vitamin D deficiency 

Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamin for normal functioning of the human body. The major natural source of vitamin D is synthesis in the skin through a chemical reaction that is dependent on sun exposure. But exposure in the population is variable and recommendations about the amount of sun exposure that is safe are uncertain in view of the skin cancer risk. Recent studies show high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency as a world-wide problem and dietary supplementation is recommended.

Valens – wide range of supplements with vitamin D

Many dietary supplements with Vitamin D in different forms and with different absorption levels are available on the market. But in Valens we took it even further and developed innovative, quality products, designed to improve suboptimal Vitamin D status, which we proved with a recent clinical study.

All Valens supplement with vitamin D are in an oral spray form. Oral application makes the product easier to use and ensures better absorption which can start immediately upon reaching the surface of the mouth. Oral application also enables adapted distribution of dosages.

Complete line of supplement with Vitamin D offers oral sprays for everyone – from newborn to adult. Valens D-Natural is 100 % natural and preservatives free and is therefore suitable even for newborns. Supplements with higher vitamin D content are also available: Valens D 2000 with apple and Valens D-plus (with vitamin K2) with peppermint aroma. We also developed Valens D-Natural Vegan oral spray, tailored especially for vegans and vegetarians.

Valens oral sprays with vitamin D contain no sugar. Valens D-Natur is made of only 100 % natural ingredients and is preservatives-free while other products contain  xylitol, which is naturally present in various fruits.

Taking vitamin D is extremely important in the early stages of growth, and is also recommended by pediatricians around the world. Most products for babies are in the form of drops, which can be sometimes tricky to use. That is why we developed Valens D-Natural, food supplement in the form of an oral spray.

Valens D-Natural contains natural form of D3, identical to the one synthesized by our body when exposed to direct sunlight and with proven superior absorption. The innovative combination with medium chain triglycerides from coconut and rapeseed oil ensures better stability of vitamin D and better absorption in the mouth.

Valens D-Natural does not contain preservatives or any ingredients which cause cramps. It is suitable for infants, kids and adults who prefer natural food supplements.

Active ingredients

In 1 spray (0.1 ml):

  • vitamin D3: 10 µg or 400 IU (200 % NRV*)

* NRV – Nutrient Reference Value

Ingredients

Medium chain triglycerides from coconut and rapeseed oil, vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol).

Usage and safety

Shake well before every use. The recommended dose for babies and children up to 3 years is one spray per day. In case of increased needs take 2 sprays daily. Adults take up to 3 sprays per day or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.

Store in a dry and dark place at a temperature not exceeding 25ᵒC. Once opened, use within 6 months.

All ingredients in Valens D-Natural are in dosages that are safe to consume. The product contains D3, natural form of vitamin D, derived from lanolin.

Valens D-Natural spray is suitable for vegetarians. It does not contain any artificial colors, flavors, gluten or preservatives.

Does not cause cramps with infants.

For optimal effect, spray under the tongue.

Considering the recommended daily dose, this products serves for 150 days.

Do not forget the importance of balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet. Recommended daily dosage should not be exceeded. Keep out of children’s reach.

Valens D 2000 is a convenient food supplement in the form of oral spray. It contains a natural form of vitamin D3, identical to the one synthesized by our body and with proven superior absorption. The product has a natural apple flavor and is sweetened with xylitol. Oral application makes the product easier to use and ensures better absorption in the mouth.

Active ingredients

In 1 spray (0.2 ml):

  • Vitamin D3: 50 μg or 2000 IU (1000 % NRV*)

* NRV – Nutritional Reference Value

Ingredients

Water, sweetener: xylitol (25%), vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), natural apple flavor, acid: citric acid, thickening agent: xanthan gum, preservative: potassium sorbate.

Usage and safety

Shake well before every use. The recommended dose is one spray per day. In case of increased needs take as directed by a healthcare practitioner.

Store in a dry and dark place at a temperature not exceeding 25ᵒC. Once opened, use within 6 months.

All ingredients in Valens D-2000 are in dosages that are safe to consume. The product contains D3, natural form of vitamin D, derived from lanolin.

Valens D-Natural spray is suitable for vegetarians. It does not contain any artificial colors, flavors or gluten.

For optimal effect, spray under the tongue.

Considering the recommended daily dose, this products serves for 150 days.

Do not forget the importance of balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet. Recommended daily dosage should not be exceeded. Keep out of children’s reach. Excessive consumption may produce laxative effects.

Valens D Baby is a convenient food supplement for babies and children in form of oral spray, with delicious strawberry flavor. It contains a natural form of vitamin D3, identical to the one synthesized by our body and with proven superior absorption. The product is sweetened with xylitol, which is naturally present in different fruits and contributes to maintenance of teeth mineralization.

Taking vitamin D is extremely important in the early stages of growth, as well as for adults during periods with prolonged lack of sun exposure. Valens D Baby spray does not contain ingredients which cause cramps.

Active ingredients

In 1 spray (0.2 ml):

  • Vitamin D3: 10 µg or 400 IU (200 % NRV*)

* NRV – Nutritional Reference Value

Ingredients

Ingredients: water, sweetener: xylitol (30%), vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), strawberry flavor, preservative: sodium benzoate, thickener: xanthan gum

Usage and safety

Shake well before every use. The recommended dose is one spray per day. In case of increased needs take as directed by a healthcare practitioner.

Store in a dry and dark place at a temperature not exceeding 25ᵒC. Once opened, use within 6 months.

All ingredients in Valens D Baby are in dosages that are safe to consume. The product contains D3, natural form of vitamin D, derived from lanolin.

Suitable for vegetarians. No gluten, gelatin or alcohol. No artificial colors or flavors.

For optimal effect, spray under the tongue.

Considering the recommended daily dose, this products serves for 125 days.

Do not forget the importance of balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet. Recommended daily dosage should not be exceeded. Keep out of children’s reach. Excessive consumption may produce laxative effects.

We added another supplement with vitamin D3 to our shop: Valens D Junior, which was designed especially for toddlers and children who’d rather use flavoured oral sprays. Valens D Junior has a delicious strawberry flavor. It contains a natural form of vitamin D3, identical to the one synthesised by our body and with proven superior absorption. The product is sweetened with xylitol, which is naturally present in different fruits and contributes to maintenance of teeth mineralization.

Taking vitamin D is extremely important in the early stages of growth, as well as for adults during periods with prolonged lack of sun exposure. Vitamin D supplementation is recommended for all children, from babies to teenagers.

Active ingredients

In 1 spray (0.2 ml):

  • Vitamin D3: 12,5 µg or 500 IU (250 % NRV*)

* NRV – Nutritional Reference Value

Ingredients

Water, thickener: xylitol (30%) and xanthan gum, vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), strawberry flavor, preservative: potassium sorbate.

Usage and safety

Shake well before every use. The recommended dose is one spray per day. In case of increased needs take as directed by a healthcare practitioner.

Store in a dry and dark place at a temperature not exceeding 25ᵒC. Once opened, use within 6 months.

All ingredients in Valens D Junior are in dosages that are safe to consume. The product contains D3, natural form of vitamin D, derived from lanolin.

Suitable for vegetarians. No gluten, gelatin or alcohol. No artificial colors or flavors.

For optimal effect, spray under the tongue.

Considering the recommended daily dose, this products serves for 125 days.

Do not forget the importance of balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet. Recommended daily dosage should not be exceeded. Keep out of children’s reach. Excessive consumption may produce laxative effects.

Valens D-Natural Vegan is an easy to use food supplement in the form of oral spray. This unique formula contains 100% natural plant-sourced vitamin D3, identical to the one synthesized by our body and with proven superior absorption. Valens D-Natural Vegan contains no preservatives and is suitable for people who appreciate natural products.

Active Ingredients 

V 1 spray (0,1 ml):

·        Vitamin D3: 25 μg oz. 1000 IU (500 % NRV*)

*RDI – Nutrient reference value

Ingredients

Medium chain triglycerides, vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol).

  • »Vegan society approved«
  • »Vegetarian society approved«
  • »Kosher« certifikat
  • »Halal« certifikat

Usage and safety

Shake well before every use. Spray directly into your mouth. The recommended dose for adults is 1 spray per day. The bottle contains 125 sprays.

Store in a dry and dark place at a temperature not exceeding 25ᵒC. Once opened, use within 6 months.

All ingredients in Valens D Natural Vegan are in dosages that are safe to consume. The product contains D3, natural form of vitamin D. Content in recommended daily dose is safe and according to EFSA standards.

Suitable for vegans. No gluten, gelatin, alcohol, lactose, artificial colors or flavor.

For optimal effect spray under the tongue.

Considering the recommended daily intake this product serves for 125 days.

Due to our awareness of high prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency as a worldwide problem, Valens decided to participate in a Slovenian National study about the effectiveness of treating suboptimal Vitamin D status with supplements. The study investigated the effectiveness of treating suboptimal Vitamin D status with daily intake of 1000 IU of Vitamin D3 in different forms.

Main focus 

Our main focus was to investigate the effect of taking 1000 IU of vitamin D with Valens D oral sprays daily for eight weeks during the winter time. Both our oral sprays were used: oil- and water-based. We compared the results to the control (placebo) group which did not receive supplemental Vitamin D.

Results

Both tested Valens Vitamin D formulations were proven to improve suboptimal Vitamin D status and no significant difference was reported between oil- or water-based Valens oral spray. The daily dosage of 1000 IU for 8 weeks was proven to considerably increase average serum Vitamin D level (to basic Vitamin D status, which is 20 µg/L).  However, the dosage of 1000 IU daily might not be sufficient for optimal Vitamin D status ( 30 µg/L) during winter months. After 2 months of supplementation, serum Vitamin D levels were still below 30 µg/L in 77 % of the subjects.

Alarming! 

The study confirmed high prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency in Slovenia. 21 % of participants had too low vitamin D blood levels to even participate in the study – we recommended immediaty supplementation of vitamin D to those!

Why is vitamin D important?

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble hormon and its main source is synthesis in our skin that is dependand on sun exposure (UVB radiation). Vitamin D contributes to Vitamin D contributes to normal absorption of calcium and phosphorus, normal blood calcium levels, maintenance of normal bones, muscle function, teeth, function of the immune system and has a role in the process of cell division.

What is vitamin D defficiency?

Vitamin D deficiency is a worldwide problem caused by inadequate sun exposure in conjunction with diet with insufficient vitamin D intake. It is very frequent with elderly and common with teenagers and adults. It is dependent on geographical location and season, but is also very common in countries with high sun exposure (Dubai).

In Slovenia and middle Europe vitamin D deficiency is especially common during winter time, but also during summer as protective clothes and suns creams with high SPF disable synthesis of vitamin D.

Vitamin D can be a serious health problem, as it affects the bones, muscles, immune system etc. Supplementation is recommended, especially during winter time!

Can I get enough vitamin D without supplementation?

Vitamin D is the only vitamin, hormone to be exact, that our body synthesizes. The best time to “catch” some vitamin D is from April to September around noon, when sun is the highest – 15 minutes of sun exposure daily is enough to get sufficient amount of vitamin D.

But a few things you have to know too:

  • babies and their gentle skin mustn’t be exposed to sun – supplementation is required,
  • people with darker skin tones have to spend more time on the sun to get enough vitamin D (compared to light skin tones),
  • sunscreens with high SPF and protective clothes disable synthesis of vitamin D in the body,
  • countries with high sun exposure have the highest prevalence of vitamin D deficiency (Dubai),
  • very few foods are rich with vitamin D.

Odds are you are getting enough vitamin D during the summer (depending on your location), but supplementation is recommended during the winter time.

Is vitamin D supplementation suitable for pregnant women?

Yes, even more than that, it is required. Studies and researches show that vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy is a worldwide problem. Valens offer 2 100 % natural oral sprays that are suitable for pregnant women: Valens D-Natural and Valens D-Natural Vegan.

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