Do you know where your vitamins come from?

Do you know where your vitamins come from?

Vitamins are organic compounds needed in small amounts to sustain life. Your body needs all of the 13 essential vitamins for growth and development and for a wide range of biological processes, from digestion to neurological and cardiovascular functioning. Vitamins are found in the foods that your eat, and each one has a specific job.

There are 2 types of vitamins — water soluble and fat soluble. Water soluble vitamins dissolve in water and are easily absorbed by the gut. Your body uses what it needs and the excess amount is flushed out by the kidneys in urine. Vitamins C and the B complex are water soluble.

Fat soluble vitamins are stored in the fatty tissues of your body and the liver. They can stay in the body as reserves for extended periods of time — some for days, others for months– and are absorbed through your intestinal tract. Vitamins A, D, E, and K are fat soluble.

A healthy, organic diet should provide you with all the vitamins in amounts that are sufficient to sustain your overall health. But, there are lots of reasons why many people don’t eat a healthy diet — time constraints, convenience of processed and prepackaged foods, the cost. Adding supplements can help to ensure that you’re getting a healthy dose of vitamins.

However, not all vitamins are created equal! Many are manufactured from non-naturally occurring chemical sources and aren’t used by the body in the same way as are vitamins derived from natural sources. Green Leaf Sciences offers a line of plant-based vitamins. Our plant-based vitamin D3 comes from a special organic plant source — lichens.

Learn about lichens

Lichens are unique organisms that are actually a combination of two plants living together as one — a symbiotic relationship between a fungus and alga.. These small plants can grow all over the world, from the arctic regions to deserts. They are found all around us, growing on rocks, the sides of trees, on the top of soils.

Lichens need to protect themselves from that damaging rays of the sun, so they produce vitamin D as a protective mechanism. Lichen-based vitamin D3 is free from toxins and other contaminants and is a natural form of D3 that is the same as what our body produces when exposed to sunlight.

Vegan Vitamin D3

The benefits of vitamin D3 have been well-documented. Nicknamed the “Sunshine Vitamin”, multiple studies have demonstrated its positive effects on bone and brain health, the support and maintenance of the immune, cardiovascular, and nervous systems, and it may have a preventative effect against cancer, Type 1 diabetes, and MS.

Our plant-based vitamin D3 is a great choice for vegans and vegetarians who are looking for a source of vitamin D3 that does not come from animals. Vegan Vitamin D3 comes in softgel capsules, gummies and Vegan Vitamin D3 Spray. Click on our product menu to learn more about our organic vitamin D3 and to order online.