Create a New Account
Already have an account? Log in
'I believe vitamin D is the number one public health advance in medicine in the last twenty years.' Dr. John Whitcomb, Aurora Sinai Medical Center.
Unived's D-veg is a high quality and natural vitamin D3 derived from the only plant based vegan source available today - Lichen - suspended in one of the healthiest fats on the planet cold pressed extra virgin organic coconut oil. As vitamin D3 is a fat soluble vitamin, the natural fatty acids in coconut oil aid the transport of vitamin D3 into the bloodstream for fast and maximum absorption, leading to optimal results. D-veg helps you achieve optimum bone mineralization, strong muscles and better immune, mental, heart and dental health.
D-veg offers pure, unadulterated, non-GMO, vitamin D3 that is free of contaminants and synthetic additives. Each serving of D-veg contains 2500 I.U. of pure vitamin D3. D-veg is 100% natural, vegetarian, vegan, and suitable for Jains.
Vitamin D supplements maybe in the form of D2 (ergocalciferol) or D3 (cholecalciferol).
Unived's D-veg is made using 2500 I.U. of vitamin D3, which readily binds with vitamin D receptor and effectively maximizes calcium absorption. Among the two chemically distinct forms of vitamin D, vitamin D3 is proven to be more potent as compared with vitamin D2.
Coconut oil is one of the healthiest fats available, making it ideal for the transport and absorption of vitamin D3. Unived's D-veg is formulated with cold pressed extra virgin organic coconut oil, ensuring optimal absorption into the bloodstream of this fat-soluble vitamin for effective results.
Vitamin D supplements are available in two forms – ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) and cholecalciferol (vitamin D3). Cholecalciferol is the biologically more viable and active form of vitamin D. It is the form of vitamin D which your skin synthesizes when it absorbs and processes the UVB rays of the sun.
Each serving of D-veg contains 2500 I.U. of pure vegetarian D3. For best results, Unived suggests one serving (2500 I.U.) per day.
Pregnant women may take a daily dosage of up to 4000 I.U. of vitamin D.
As a dietary supplement, adults consume 1 serving (2500 I.U.) per day. D-veg can be taken at any time of the day. Shake well before use.
Pregnant and nursing women may consume up to 4000 I.U. of vitamin D. although, please consult your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing.
Unived's D-veg is inspired by the encompassing nutritional relevance of vitamin D3 in the overall development of health all over the world. Although vitamin D3 most popularly contributes towards bone health, it also plays an important role in several other aspects of your health including brain health, cellular health, organ protection, supports muscle strength and certain psychological disorders.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble substance necessary for the smooth working of several of the body's physiological functions. Though it is most popularly known for its important role in bone heath, research has now revealed its relevance in overall health, prevention and cure of various ailments.
"Vitamin D is, without question, the miracle nutrient of the century." Mike Adams, natural health researcher and author.
Vitamin D has a unique functioning system as compared to other vitamins. In fact, it functions more like a hormone, impacting metabolic pathways, cellular functions, and the expression of myriad genes.
The main function of vitamin D is to regulate the absorption of calcium and phosphorus in our bones and aid in inter-cellular communication throughout the body. It also positively influences:
Without adequate levels of vitamin D you are likely increasing your risk of diseases ranging from heart disease and Alzheimer's to weak bones and diabetes.
'Vitamin D3 is essential for life in higher animals.' Anthony Norman D3 is the most natural form synthesized by human beings, when the sun's UVB light strikes their skin. The synthesis takes places photochemically with the help of provitamin D, 7-dehydrocholesterol, present in the epidermis or skin. A complex series of transformations of the provitamin result in the generation of Vitamin D3.
The molecular structure of vitamin D3 has a close semblance to that of steroid hormones - such as estradiol, cortisol, and aldosterone - and it is referred to by researchers as a secosteroid hormone. It is one of the foremost regulating factors for calcium homeostasis.
In order to function within your body vitamin D3 is reduced to its metabolites including 1α, 25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (or 1,25-vitamin D3 for brevity).
The steroid hormone functions in sync with the vitamin D Receptors (VDR) found in almost every tissue type and cells in your body to bring out the optimum impact of vitamin D on your bodily functioning.
Researchers reveal vitamin D3 or cholecalciferol to be substantially more effective than vitamin D2 or ergocalciferol. The test of potency is determined on the basis of their ability to improve the serum 25(OH) D concentrations - that determine the nutritional levels of vitamin D in your body.
Unived's D-veg is made using 2500 I.U. of vitamin D3 in cold pressed extra virgin organic coconut oil, which readily binds with vitamin D receptors and effectively maximizes calcium absorption.
Sunshine vitamin is a popular connotation for vitamin D and is commonly believed to be available to everyone in abundance through sunlight. Yet, vitamin D deficiency (VDD) is among the most common medical conditions in the world. In fact vitamin D deficiency is turning into a global epidemic with an estimated one billion people bearing insufficient levels.
Reduced sunlight exposure due to factors such as clothing, sunscreens and glass shielding notably reduce if not completely stop the production of vitamin D3 in the skin. The amount of vitamin D you get from exposing your bare skin to the sun depends on:
Another factor that hampers the production of vitamin D is the numerous measures people take, to protect the skin from the sun as sun exposure is purported to have harmful effects on your skin. Few people know that a sunscreen (SPF 8) lowers the skin's capacity to produce vitamin D3 by more than 95%.
There is very little awareness about the importance of vitamin D and what they can do to avoid the numerous deficiency associated disorders, including heart disease, cancer, and osteoporosis.
However, the largely unattended nutritious necessity of this vitamin is now coming to the fore since an increasing research reveals a paucity of this nutrient among a large population.
You need vitamin D through all your life's stages as it offers a wide range of benefits apart from its classic role in promoting bone health. There has been an extensive research on the role and functioning of vitamin D (cholecalciferol) which is likened to the structure and functioning of a hormone.
Vitamin D insufficiency affects almost 50% of the population worldwide. An estimated one billion people worldwide, across all ethnicity and age groups, have a vitamin D deficiency.
Vitamin D is significant to women's health, specifically for bone building and additional nutritional requirements are needed during pregnancy and breast feeding.
Unived's D-veg is of high nutritional relevance to women's health. It contributes to your muscle health and by facilitating intestinal calcium absorption it promotes bone mineralization. For pregnant and breastfeeding women, supplementation with D-veg helps replenish their daily nutritional outflow and uplifts their overall health.
Since vegans do not consume animal products, they have access to limited dietary sources of vitamin D3 as vitamin D is present in limited foods such as salmon (360 I.U. per 3.5-ounce serving), mackerel, and sardines, irradiated mushrooms, egg yolk and cod liver oil.
Older adults are at an increased risk of developing vitamin D insufficiency in part because, as they age, their skin cannot synthesize vitamin D as efficiently, they are likely to spend more time indoors, and they may have inadequate intakes of the vitamin.
Unived's D-veg plays an instrumental role in healthy ageing of individuals. With healthy bones and muscles you can remain active right up until the later years of our life. It can further fortify your health by contributing to the upkeep of your mental, immune and heart health.
Young healthy and active people need vitamin D to protect themselves from increased injury risk and prolonged recovery periods. Athletes have much greater demands from their body than do others and require their bodies to consistently perform at their optimum.
Unived's D-veg offers 2500 I.U. vitamin D3 which will not only contribute to the athlete's life with durable bones and strong muscles, also contribute towards performance and faster recovery post exercise or injury.
Vitamin D is most well-known for its role in facilitating the absorption of calcium and other mineral which is essential for optimum bone health. Vitamin D deficiency has a serious impact on bone health resulting in rickets in children and osteomalacia (bone softening) in adults. These are conditions wherein the bones' growth is disrupted, and they become malformed.
It is also important for good muscle and organ health. Research continues to show its relevance in several aspects of health including heart, dental, immune, and heart health, and in diabetes.
Vitamin D3 is a more potent form of this vitamin as compared with vitamin D2.It is naturally found and biologically active form in your body. Your skin absorbs UVB rays of the sun and synthesizes vitamin D3 with the help of dehydrocholesterol in the skin. Research shows vitamin D3 to be more potent than D2 and as having more affinity to the vitamin D Receptors, which are present in most major organs of the body. D3 is approximately 87 percent more potent in raising and maintaining vitamin D concentrations and produces 2- to 3-fold greater storage of vitamin D in the body than D2.
Since vitamin D3 is a fat soluble vitamin, the natural fatty acids in coconut oil - one of the healthiest oils - aid the transport of vitamin D3 into the bloodstream. This ensures the fastest delivery and best absorption, leading to optimal results.
It is true that vitamin D is synthesized by the skin from sunlight. Sunshine vitamin is a popular connotation for vitamin D and is commonly believed to be available to everyone in abundance through sunlight. Yet, vitamin D deficiency (VDD) is among the most common medical conditions in the world. In fact vitamin D deficiency is turning into a global epidemic with an estimated one billion people bearing insufficient levels. Reduced sunlight exposure due to factors such as clothing, sunscreens and glass shielding notably reduce if not completely stop the production of vitamin D3 in the skin. The amount of vitamin D you get from exposing your bare skin to the sun depends on the season or time of day, your location, your skin color, duration of exposure and whether or not you use sun protection/sunscreen. Few people know that sunscreen dramatically lowers the skin's capacity to produce vitamin D3.
You need supplements to fulfill your daily requirement of vitamin D3 for a healthy life. In case you still want to make sure you may ask your physician to prescribe a blood test for serum 25(OH)D.
It is highly unlikely to fulfill your quota of vitamin D from food. The few sources include oily fish and irradiated or few sun-dried mushrooms. Today, vitamin D is also added to many foods, including milk, many yogurts and some orange juices, cheeses and breakfast cereals. However, even these cannot fulfill the quota of vitamin D required by the body.
D-veg can be consumed by all adults including young men and women, aged individuals and athletes. It contributes by making your bones strong by maintaining efficacious absorption of calcium and other minerals. It also contributes towards strengthening your muscles, protecting your heart and maintaining your mental health. Dental health and diabetes can also be addressed. Women can use D-veg to help them deal with menstrual pain. It supports optimum performance in athletes and healthy ageing in older adults.
Most plant-derived vitamin D is D2 which is not as efficacious and bioavailable as D3. Also, most vitamin D3 is traditionally sourced from lanolin, found in sheep's wool. Moreover, the dietary sources of vitamin D are mostly non-vegetarian and include egg yolk, sardines, mackerel and cod liver oil. A great solution for fulfilling required vitamin levels is daily consumption of Unived's D-veg. It is made from a purely vegetarian source known as lichens - the only vegan/vegetarian source of vitamin D3 available.
Unived's D-veg is made from the only vegetarian source of vitamin D available – Lichens. It is free from impurities, entirely plant based and purely nutritious. It has no artificial additives and flavoring. It has no known side-effects and is safe for lifelong use.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women undergo tremendous outflow of nutrition. Thus during this period, women need more nutrition apart from the regular requirement, thy also need to replenish the lost nutrition. Vitamin D is especially important to ensure that the bones of the mother remain healthy and that of the baby develop well. Pregnant women can consume D-veg however please consult your doctor before consuming any product if you are pregnant or nursing.
D-veg is made using an entirely vegan/vegetarian source, contains no contaminants and is safe for long term or even lifelong use.
Each bottle of D-veg contains 30 servings. As the recommended dosage is one serving of D-veg per day, a bottle will last you a month.
Vitamin D3 is a lifelong nutritional requirement. Each serving of Unived's D-veg offers 2500 I.U. of vitamin D3 made from all natural ingredients. It contains no artificial coloring or additives, has no known side-effects, and is safe for lifelong use. Unived recommends a dosage of one serving per day.
D-veg can be taken at anytime of the day.
1.Lisa Houghton & Reinhold Veith, 'The case against ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) as a vitamin supplement1'2', American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2006, vol. 84 (4), pg. 694-7.
2. Heaney et al. in Anthony Norman, 'From Vitamin D to Hormone D: Fundamentals of the vitamin D endocrine system essential for good health', American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Aug 2008, vol. 88(2), pg. 491S-499S.
3.Dr. Mercola, 'If you take oral vitamin D you must avoid making this serious mistake', 2 Feb 2012, articles.mercola.com.
4. Bruce Hollis et al., 'Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy: Double blind, randomized clinical trial for safety and effectiveness ', Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, Oct 2011, vol. 26(10), pg. 2341-2357.
5. Michael Hollick, 'The Vitamin D Solution: Book Excerpt', Life Extension Magazine, September 2010.
6. 'What is Vitamin D? What are the benefits of vitamin D?' Nutrition/Diet, Medical News Today, 23 Oct 2013. www.medicalnewstoday.com.
7. 'What is Vitamin D', vitamindcouncil.org
8. Logan Bronwell, 'The Overlooked Importance of Vitamin D Receptors', Life Extension Magazine, August 2013.
9. Anthony Norman, 'From Vitamin D to Hormone D: Fundamentals of the vitamin D endocrine system essential for good health', American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Aug 2008, vol. 88(2), pg. 491S-499S.
10. Rathish Nair & Arun Maseeh, 'Vitamin D: The sunshine vitamin', Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics, April-Jun 2012, vol. 3(2), pg. 118-126.
11. Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes in Anthony Norman, 'From Vitamin D to Hormone D: Fundamentals of the vitamin D endocrine system essential for good health', American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Aug 2008, vol. 88(2), pg. 491S-499S.
12. Wacker M & Holick MF in Logan Bronwell, 'The Overlooked Importance of Vitamin D Receptors', Life Extension Magazine, Aug 2013.
13. Michael Hollick, 'High prevalence of Vitamin D Inadequacy and Implications for health', Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Mar 2006, vol. 81(3), pg. 353-273.
14. 'How do I get the Vitamin D my body needs', vitamindcouncil.org
15. Clemens TL in Rathish Nair & Arun Maseeh, 'Vitamin D: The sunshine Vitamin', Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics, April-Jun 2012, vol. 3(2), pg. 118-126.
16. Hollick M & Chen T in Rathish Nair & Arun Maseeh, 'Vitamin D: The sunshine vitamin', Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics, Apr-Jun 2012, vol. 3(2), pg. 118-126.
17. Michael Hollick, 'Sunlight and Vitamin D for bone health and prevention of autoimmune diseases, cancers and cardiovascular disease', The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Dec 2004, vol. 80(6), pg. 1678S-1688S.
18. N. Binkley et al., 'Low Vitamin D status despite abundant sun exposure', The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Jun 2007, vol. 92(6), pg. 2130-2135.
19. Sumitra Deb Roy, 'Vitamin D Deficiency rampant in population', TNN, The Times of India, Apr 28, 2013.
20. Robert Heaney, 'Vitamin D and Calcium Interactions, Functional Outcomes', American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, August 2008, vol. 88 (2), pg. 541S-544S.
21. Nutrient requirements and recommended dietary allowances for Indians', 2009, National Institute of Nutrition, Indian Council of Medical Research.
22. Eamon Laird et al., 'Vitamin D and Bone Health; Potential Mechanisms', Nutrients, 2010, vol. 2(7), pg. 693-724.
23. 'Calcium', Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet by Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health, USA.
24. 'What Women Need to Know', National Osteoporosis Foundation, nof.org.
25. Ann Prentice et al., 'Lactation and Bone Development: Implications for the Calcium Requirements of Infants and Lactating Mothers', Nutrition and Bone Development, Nestle Nutrition Workshop Series, 1999, vol. 4, Vevey/Lippincot – Raven Publishers.
26. Caroline Parkinson, 'Pregnant Women Must Take Vitamin Supplements', Health, BBC News, 4 July, 2010.
27. Nathan Gray, 'Vitamin D may decrease pain for women with type 2 diabetes and depression', Nutraingredients, 5 Dec 2013.
28. Antonino Lasco et al., 'Improvement of Primary Dysmenorrhea caused by a single dose of Vitamin D: results of Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled study', Archives of Internal Medicine, 2012, vol. 172(4), pg. 366-377.
29. Sophie Goodchild & Stephen Adams, 'Top Surgeons call for all women to be given Vitamin D to cut breast cancer ... as ballet dancers reveal they use pills to keep them strong', Mail Online, 1 Dec 2013, www.dailymail.co.uk.
30. Winston Craig, 'Health Effects of Vegan Diets', American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, May 2009, vol. 89 (5), pg. 1627S-1633S.
31. Terhi A O et al., 'Dietary Intake of Vitamin D in premenopausal, healthy Vegans was insufficient to maintain Concentrations of Serum 25- hydroxyvitamin D, and Intact Parathyroid Hormone within normal ranges during the winter in Finland', Journal of American Dietetic Association, Apr 2000, vol. 100(4), pg. 431-441.
32. 'Vitamin D', Dietary Supplement Factsheet, Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health.
33. Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D in 'Calcium' Supplement fact Sheet by Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health.
34. B. Hamilton, 'Vitamin D and Human Skeletal Muscle', Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, April 2010, vol. 20(2), pg. 182-190.
35. Tanya MH et al., 'Vitamin D status relative to Diet, Lifestyle, Injury, and Illness and college Athletes', Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2011, vol. 43 (2), pg. 335–343.
36. John Lappe, 'Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation decreases incidence of stress fractures in female navy recruits', Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, May 2008, vol. 23 (5), pg.741–749.
37. Caitlin Mason et al., 'Vitamin D3 supplementation during weight loss: a double-blind randomized controlled trial 1,2,3', The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, May 2014, vol. 100., pg. 1213-1224.