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Viridian Vitamin D3 proved effective in clinical trial

Thursday October 29, 2020
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Viridian’s Vitamin D3 supplement successful in preventing Vitamin D deficiency over winter, reveals a study 

 

A clinical trial has shown individuals who supplemented with Viridian’s Vitamin D3 improved their levels of the micronutrient - avoiding vitamin D deficiency during the winter months.

Uncovering the Vitamin D study


The study, by the University of Surrey, involved two parallel randomized controlled trials (RCT) on 135 women split across high and low latitudes. They all had the same ethnic background and each participant had varying levels of vitamin D at baseline.

The individuals received either 15µg (600IU) daily or a placebo for 12 weeks. The results showed that supplementation with Viridian’s Vitamin D supplement daily compared to placebo, significantly raised vitamin D levels, regardless of location and therefore the amount of sunlight. 

Interestingly, the research found supplementation had clearly prevented vitamin D deficiency throughout winter, even though 18% were deficient in this group at the beginning.

The study also suggested increasing recommended vitamin D intake to reach optimal levels during the cold season. Researchers found that optimal blood plasma levels are 75nmol/l which is up to 3 times previous levels. From this, the study recommended that the daily intake for women living in England would be between 15µg (600 IU) and 37µg (up to 1490 IU) to meet the optimal threshold by the end of winter.


Researchers are a leading authority


Yet to be published, the study was conducted by M. Mendes at the University of Surrey alongside Dr. Susan Langham-New who is a Professor in Human Nutrition and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN).

A well-known authority in vitamin D, Dr. Susan Langham-New was part of the SACN Vitamin D Working Group which published the new UK Vitamin D Requirements in 2016.


Reaction from Viridian’s head nutritionist


Viridian’s Technical Director of Nutrition Aimee Benbow, said: “This clinical trial confirms that Viridian Nutrition’s Vitamin D3 is effective in improving vitamin D concentrations in the body. The outcome of this study is yet another step forward in vitamin D research. 


“We pride ourselves on the fact that our formulations are based on high quality clinical studies, with strict standards on purity, and contain only 100% active ingredients with no unnecessary binders or fillers or anything artificial. 


“Picking the right supplements can be difficult as they can vary so it’s important to check the label to ensure it’s a high-quality supplement with 100% active ingredients.”


A video discussing the effectiveness of Viridian Vitamin D can be seen here.


Having sufficient levels of vitamin D in the body is vital


Vitamin D plays an important role in many areas of health. Firstly, Vitamin D is essential for keeping bones1 and muscles2 healthy. Vitamin D status has also been closely linked to cardiovascular health3 and has strong associations with cognitive wellbeing4. Importantly, Vitamin D is also involved with supporting the immune system with evidence to suggest that vitamin D may help in prevention of colds and flu viruses5


Vitamin D deficiency is currently a major global public health issue with increasing prevalence. The main source of vitamin D is through the action of UV from the sun onto our skin. Therefore, with many people experiencing reduced access to sunlight while staying at home, Public Health England has re-issued its recommendation for vitamin D supplementation, advising that due to lockdown, everyone should now consider taking Vitamin D supplements throughout spring and summer as well as autumn and winter. 


Read the abstract of the study with Viridian Vitamin D3 here https://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/850406/ Mendes, Marcela M (2019) Interaction between vitamin D supplementation and sunlight exposure in women living in opposite latitudes (the D-SOL study).

 

Author: Aimée Benbow, BSc (Hons), MSc, ANutr. is Director of Nutrition at Viridian Nutrition


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References

1. Bischoff-Ferrari, H.A., Willett, W.C., Wong, J.B., Giovannucci, E., Dietrich, T. and Dawson-Hughes, B., 2005. Fracture prevention with vitamin D supplementation: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Jama, 293(18), pp.2257-2264.

2. Wang, L., Song, Y., Manson, J.E., Pilz, S., März, W., Michaëlsson, K., Lundqvist, A., Jassal, S.K., Barrett-Connor, E., Zhang, C. and Eaton, C.B., 2012. Circulating 25-hydroxy-vitamin D and risk of cardiovascular disease: a meta-analysis of prospective studies. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 5(6), pp.819-829.

3. Wang, L., Song, Y., Manson, J.E., Pilz, S., März, W., Michaëlsson, K., Lundqvist, A., Jassal, S.K., Barrett-Connor, E., Zhang, C. and Eaton, C.B., 2012. Circulating 25-hydroxy-vitamin D and risk of cardiovascular disease: a meta-analysis of prospective studies. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 5(6), pp.819-829.

4. Etgen, T., Sander, D., Bickel, H., Sander, K. and Förstl, H., 2012. Vitamin D deficiency, cognitive impairment and dementia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders, 33(5), pp.297-305.

5. Bergman P, Lindh AU, Björkhem-Bergman L, Lindh JD. Vitamin D and Respiratory Tract Infections: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. PLoS One. 2013 Jun 19;8(6):e65835.

The information contained in this article is not intended to treat, diagnose or replace the advice of a health practitioner. Please consult a qualified health practitioner if you have a pre-existing health condition or are currently taking medication. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet.

 

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