Vitamin D sprays much more powerful than tablets, scientific study finds
Oral sprays are much better at boosting your vitamin D levels than their tablet equivalents, an international scientific study has found.
Participants taking BetterYou DLux 1000 vitamin D oral spray for 30 days saw produced a 53% greater absorption than those taking a branded tablet vitamin D supplement of the same strength.
The study by scientists in Athens, also found that people with low levels of vitamin D before the study started saw much bigger increases in their levels than people who already had high vitamin D levels.
BetterYou is now raising awareness of the difference in vitamin supplement preparations, ahead of National Vitamin D Awareness Week, taking place on 19-25 October 2015.
Andrew Thomas, founder and managing director of BetterYou, said: “We have always promoted the benefits of sublingual applications – but this study shows that vitamin D levels are effectively raised with supplementation in this form, over tablet preparations.
“Vitamins in tablet form are often the first port of call by many, but it’s time for people to wake up. They’re just not as effective – the absorption of tablets relies on digestive efficiency, the health of the person, the time of day and the food which has been eaten.”
Sublingual sprays are one of the best absorbed methods of supplementing vitamin D. Although people’s digestive efficiency can vary greatly, the vascular system in the mouth ensures a far superior absorption, both in relation to speed and volume.
In an oral spray, the active ingredient is delivered in micro-droplets (a fine mist) in a plume that coats the inner mouth.
A previous trial, lead by Dr Charles Heard, Senior Lecturer at The Welsh National School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Cardiff University, tested the absorption of BetterYou’s DLux vitamin D oral spray. “The ultra-fast uptake is due to the very absorbent tissue within the mouth and the close proximity of a rich vein network. In some cases it is close to that of IV or intramuscular injections,” Dr Heard, said.
BetterYou, which recommends that 1000IU of vitamin D is supplemented daily, per 25kg of body weight, has developed a range of innovative vitamin D oral sprays for the whole family as a convenient and more effective alternative to tablets.
The DLux range is priced from £5.95, available from Holland and Barrett, independent retailers across the UK and www.betteryou.com