The Big Question: What is it? The wonderful world of Lichens Careful sustainable growing and extraction How did we know Lichens can contain Vitamin D3? Testing to quantify the levels of Vitamin D3 Ensuring optimum purity
Our exclusive vegan Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) comes from a special, organic plant source called a Lichen. We analysed the plant itself, the processed (filtered) material, and the extracted oil to prove and quantify the presence of Vitamin D3.
Lichens are small unique plant species consisting of a symbiotic association of a fungus with an algae. This gives them unique attributes such as surviving in extreme climates and having the ability to grow and accumulate meaningful levels of useful nutrients, including Vitamin D3! To look at, Lichen are like moss or small plants and can be found all over the world including the Arctic, Deserts, the ground in forests and all around us growing on gravestones, benches, rocks etc. There are many different species of Lichen, and we work with a carefully selected strain we have proved contains Vitamin D3.
A key part of our research was to extract the Vitamin D3 rich oil while retaining stability. We developed a system to extract the oil in a totally light, heat and moisture controlled environment. This is done at the site where the sustainably grown lichen is obtained, to ensure optimum freshness.
Safety is our number priority and we carefully selected a lichen that has been used in foods for centuries (and continues to be used today).
If you search the internet for ‘lichens and vitamin d3’, you will find a lot of research and data on a wide variety of species. We studied existing research and proceeded to validate results on carefully selected species. We demonstrated the presence of stable levels of Vitamin D3 in a specific lichen strain.
The most important part of our research was to prove the presence of Vitamin D3 in the lichen itself, the processed material and the extracted oil. We did exactly that.
✓ Processed (cleaned) material proven to contain
✓ Extracted oily extract proven to contain Vitamin D3
Being plant-source, we firstly need to remove all surrounding soil and plant matter of course. By extracting the oil, we are able to ensure optimum purity and stable Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol). We test every batch to measure the exact level of D3.
The Big Question: What is it?
The wonderful world of Lichens
Careful sustainable growing and extraction
How did we know Lichens can contain Vitamin D3?
Testing to quantify the levels of Vitamin D3
Ensuring optimum purity