Do I need to take vitamin D – can’t I just get it from the sun?

You can only make vitamin D in the UK between the months of April and September, between the hours of 11am and 4pm.

You’d need to spend at least 20 minutes outdoors in strong sunshine, with at least your face and arms are uncovered for this period and have no SPF on. Remember – SPF has been designed to block UVA & B and UVB is what gives us Vitamin D.

If you can’t achieve this daily, during these warmer months, then you must supplement with vitamin D during this period too.

If you are non-Caucasian, your higher melanin levels protects you from the sun and this makes it much harder for you to make Vitamin D from the sun.

Over the age of 65? Your skin also loses its ability to make adequate vitamin D from sunlight.

If you are overweight, vitamin D gets stored in fatty tissue making it less available to be used by the rest of the body.

For these reasons, all three of these groups should supplement all year round, regardless of sun exposure.

60% of the general population are deficient in Vitamin D all the time and 87% are deficient by March. Overweight, non-causasian or elderly people are 100% deficient all the time without supplementation.

Check out our video on the Vitamin D product page for further information.

Why do some of your tablets need to go between my cheek and gum?

Our sublingual tablets have been designed to enable nutrients to go directly into the bloodstream, avoiding any digestive issues you may have. For those without digestive issues you’ll get even better absorption than if you’ve swallowed the tablet.

Why do I need a multivitamin? Why can’t I just eat a healthy diet?

Firstly, food contains fewer nutrients then it used to years ago. There are fewer nutrients in the soil for plants to absorb due to intensive farming methods used these days.

Fruit and vegetables are stored for long periods in large warehouses (sometimes up to a year!) before reaching your table. They will also have been treated with chemicals, even if you choose to buy organic.

The meat we buy is also affected by the lack of minerals in the soil, as this is how grass fed livestock, for example, receive these nutrients. If livestock is fed on grains instead of their natural diet, this will mean their meat is even less nutritious.

Our modern lifestyles mean that the demands on our bodies are far greater and we need a higher level of nutrients to thrive.

Food supplements are designed to compliment a healthy diet, not to replace it.

Aren’t B12 injections better than tablets?

B12 injections to straight into the bloodstream, but so do our sublingual tablets. B12 injections are in the Hydroxocobalamin form which is Inactive. It must be converted by your body into the active Methylcobalamin and Adenosylcobalamin forms, and some people’s bodies struggle with this conversion. Our sublingual tablets are already in the active Methylcobalamin and Adenosylcobalamin forms so you’re good to go.

Our tablets are also higher dose, more convenient and less invasive than a B12 injection!

What’s the difference between Magnesium Citrate and Magnesium Plus?

Both contain 150mg of highly absorbable magnesium citrate.

Magnesium Plus also contains B6 in the biologically active form of P5P.  Without adequate B6, magnesium cannot enter the cell (muscle, nerve, brain cells). The clinical rule is that we always prescribe magnesium with B6. Magnesium Plus can be taken on its own. Magnesium Citrate is for use alongside our multivitamin one a day or Methyl B Hero (see magnesium Plus / Magnesium Citrate product pages for full information)

What does “Clean Label” mean?

It means that our capsules contain the active ingredients and a simple rice flour to fill any additional space within the capsule. Some commercially available brands are filled with many unnecessary binders and additives that can affect absorption or upset the gut, making them hypoallergenic.