Vitamin D deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency in the northern hemisphere. Vitamin D deficiency is so prevalent, in fact, that it is suggested that everybody living north of the equator take a vitamin D supplement. And it seems that the advice is being heeded with up to 1 in 5 adults saying that they take a daily vitamin D supplement.
However, not all supplements are created equal. So how do you know which vitamin D supplements will actually work, and which are at best a placebo and at worst a hoax?
What is vitamin D good for? Vitamin D - and vitamin D3 in particular - is a fat-soluble vitamin that is very difficult to obtain solely through sunlight and diet, and which plays a central role in the regulation of a number of systems in the body, not least your immune system. Without adequate intake your health will suffer and failing to meet the requisite intake of vitamin D3 can impact everything from your mental health and your quality of sleep, to your musculoskeletal health, cardiovascular wellbeing and the appearance of your skin, hair and nails. The benefits of vitamin D3 are well-documented, but not all supplements are created equal.
You are most likely to be deficient in vitamin D3 if you are older, have dark skin, spend a lot of time indoors, or if you were breastfed as an infant. Supplementing with vitamin D3 is widely recommended by medical professionals but in recent years, it has begun to emerge that vitamin D supplements aren’t living up to the hype that surrounds them.
So what makes LYMA different to the majority of vitamin D supplements? Why is it that LYMA can make a difference to you and your health, whereas 90% of the supplements on the market won’t even touch the sides? Read on to find out how vitamin D could benefit your health, and why you’re best off supplementing with LYMA.
First thing’s first: most vitamin D supplements simply aren’t powerful enough. Many supplements provide a token level of vitamin D3 that is not effective particularly for those living at high latitudes or those who cover up or work indoors for long periods. LYMA contains an optimised daily clinical dose of 2,000 i.u. of Vita-Algae D3™, as opposed to the standard 600 i.u. that you’ll find in most generic supplements. The truth is, over 90% of the £100+ billion supplement industry is nothing more than a placebo.
You may have read about vitamin D toxicity in the press recently, and we want to reassure you that we stand by our medically- and institutionally-backed dosing of 2,000 i.u. per day; a clinical dose which remains well within the range recommended by expert scientists.
LYMA’s Vita-Algae D3™ has been hailed as a “hero nutraceutical”. Vita-Algae D3™ is a fully patented and highly bioavailable strain of the vitamin, and has numerous clinical studies backing its ability to support the brain, immune and nervous systems, regulate mood and reduce the symptoms of depression. Unlike most vitamin D that is derived from the lanolin produced by sheep’s wool, Vita-algae D3™️ is derived solely from algae making it vegan-friendly.
The regulation around vitamin D supplements is extremely poor and companies such as LYMA that invest in clinical trials and utilise evidence-based nutrition to formulate a superior product aren't allowed to communicate the benefits to consumers, despite having their efficacy proven in peer-reviewed studies. Peer-reviewed validation is the highest category of supplementation available.
A further problem with generic vitamin D supplements is that they very rarely contain vitamin K2 alongside the vitamin D. As mentioned above, vitamin D plays an important role in calcium distribution around the body, and in maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system. However, vitamin D is unable to perform these essential tasks without a little help from vitamin K2.
Vitamin K2 plays the fundamental role of regulating calcium uptake and delivery in the body and is formulated - in the form of patented K2VITAL® DELTA - alongside Vita-algae D3™️ in LYMA. Vitamin K2 is one of the most underrated and important vitamins for various aspects of health and vitamin K2 deficiency remains scarily common. The world’s most bioavailable, stable K2 supplement, K2VITAL® DELTA is unrivalled in its bioavailability, stability and efficacy.
Leading clinical pharmacologist and pharmaco-nutritionist, Dr Paul Clayton, explains the importance of consuming vitamins D3 and K2 together: “K2 and D3 are an important combination for bone health, and more specifically for maintaining or improving bone mineral density. Vitamin D is ineffective on its own, because although it encourages calcium availability (as well as many other things), the calcium cannot be built into bone unless K2 is also present.”
Vitamin D3 also plays an important role in mood regulation and serotonin reuptake. In LYMA the power of vitamin D3 to lift mood is augmented by the presence of mood-enhancing adaptogen KSM-66® Ashwagandha and of natural antidepressant affron®.
Unlike the majority of the vitamin D supplements available on the market that contain low quality, unproven ingredients, LYMA only uses peer-reviewed, validated Vita-algae D3™️. This standard is true for every one of our nine patented ingredients. Every ingredient in LYMA has been selected for its superior efficacy to anything else out there, and you are guaranteed to receive the active components of every ingredient at proven levels in every capsule. LYMA is in a class of its own.
LYMA was created to boost your immunity, bolster your mood, improve your appearance, support your sleep and enhance performance no matter what life throws your way. You can take LYMA knowing that each and every ingredient is present in its most bioavailable form, is safe, non-toxic, and is really making a difference to improving your overall health and wellbeing.