Frequently Asked Questions

Please drop us a line with any questions you have about Vitashine. Here are some of the common questions we are asked:

What is Vitashine and where is it from?
Vitashine is a vegan and vegetarian Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) nutritional supplement. Our Vitamin D3 comes from a plant source called a lichen.

How do I use Vitashine?
Vitashine is supplied as tablets which can be chewed or swallowed with water, or as an oral spray which can be administered directly into the mouth or sprayed onto food.

What is the dose I should take?
Vitashine spray is ideal for those seeking the RDA of Vitamin D3 (200IU). This is perfect for children. 5 sprays will provide 1000IU. Many vegetarians and vegans, and those diagnosed with Vitamin D deficiency seek higher levels. Vitashine tablets are ideal for those seeking a higher level (available in 1000IU and 2500IU strength). We recommend consulting your Doctor for advice on dose.

How long will a bottle of Vitashine last?
Vitashine spray contains 150 sprays, which will last 30 days at a dose of 1000IU per day, or 150 days at a dose of 200IU. Vitashine tablets will last 60 days at the stated doses.

Can my children take Vitashine?
Yes. It is widely recommended that children are given Vitamin D3 and we recommend using the Vitashine Spray, at a daily dose of 200IU per day (1 spray).

Can I take Vitashine during pregnancy?
Yes, but always seek advice from your Health Practitioner before taking any supplements. Vitamin D helps you regulate calcium and phosphate levels in the body. >> A BBC report concluded “Pregnant women “must take Vitamin D supplements”.

Is Vitashine registered with the Vegan Society?
There is justified skepticism about vegan source Vitamin D3 supplements and we are very proud that our products are registered with the Vegan Society and Vegetarian Society.

How should I store Vitashine?
Vitashine should be stored in a cool dry place, out of the sight and reach of children. Refrigeration is recommended to maintain maximum freshness. Use within 3 months of opening.

Allergy advice with Vitashine?
Vitashine is free from sugar, wheat, gluten and dairy products.

Is Vitamin D3 superior to Vitamin D2?
The healthy debate continues on this topic. In our opinion, the published research suggests Vitamin D3 is superior. This page has some useful references and links.

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