Vitamin D is one of those rare supplements that almost everyone can benefit from.† As many as 75% of teens and adults in the US may be deficient. The reason? The majority of people spend the working week inside a building hiding from the sun.
Unfortunately, the best way to get Vitamin D is to get it directly from the daystar. So if you’re cooped up all day, you’ll never get enough vitamin D without supplementing. Unless of course, you have a chance to go sunbathing on your lunch break. The best time to get vitamin D is around solar noon. You’ll need to expose as much of your skin as possible (while abiding by local laws).
The Vitamin D Council recommends staying in the sun for half the time it takes your skin to turn pink or red. For people with light skin, this won’t take long at all – less than 15 minutes. But for people with darker skin,
(meaning trying to get vitamin D from the sun during a lunch break is all but impossible).
While it’d be nice for it to be possible to simply go out in the sun whatever time of year it was anywhere in the world, it’s not that easy. Put simply, the further you are from the equator, the harder it is to harness vitamin D.
Onnit Vitamin D3 Spray is a plant-based vitamin D3 supplement that provides 1,000 IU of vitamin D per serving from lichens. Our vitamin D3 is carefully extracted using a system that accounts for heat, light, and moisture to ensure our vitamin D3 is stable, pure, and potent.
Plus, since our vitamin D3 is dispensed as a spray, it enters your system much quicker than a tablet, capsule or gelcap. What makes our spray even better, is that it is carried in a base of clean, fractionated MCT oil.
Onnit Vitamin D Spray is small enough to fit in your purse or briefcase. So take it with you and get your sunshine – wherever and whenever you need it.
You’ve essentially got 4 options when it comes to supplementing with vitamin D – lanolin, mushrooms, fish oil, and lichens. Only lanolin-, fish oil-, and lichen-based supplements can provide you with D3.
Given the lack of vitamin D in food sources and the expense of procuring salmon for every meal, it’s best to supplement with vitamin D if you can’t get adequate sun exposure.
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is the form of vitamin D your body produces when it’s exposed to UV rays, so it’s easily absorbed. Vitamin D supplements that use mushrooms only contain D2 (ergocalciferol), a less bioavailable form of vitamin D.