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Vitamin D Before and After COVID-19

Industry by Rosemary Tambini on December 19, 2022

Vitamin D Before and After COVID-19

Many consumers know that Vitamin D is extremely important to overall health and wellness. What they may not know is the significance this micronutrient held during the pandemic, and the significance it holds now. Find out below!

What is Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is a nutrient the body needs for building and maintaining healthy bones. That is because the body can only absorb calcium, the primary component of bones, when Vitamin D is present. Vitamin D also modulates many other cellular tasks in the body. Its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective properties promote immune system health, brain cell activity, and muscle function.

Since Vitamin D is not naturally found in many foods, it can be consume through fortified milk, fortified cereal, and fatty fish like salmon, sardines, and mackerel. The vitamin can also be absorbed through sunlight which comes through UV B radiation. And most preferred by health-conscious people and health brand owners alike, supplements are a great way to boost the amount of Vitamin D being one ingests, especially if he or she does not enjoy the above foods or follows a vegan diet.

Vitamin D deficiency risk

Vitamin D deficiency affects about 70% of U.S. children. Adults have been shown to have a similar level of Vitamin D deficiency. This is striking because Vitamin D plays a major role in overall wellness but was also pivotal during the pandemic.

Vitamin D and COVD-19

In a conversation with Kimberly J. Decker of Nutritional Outlook, Vice President of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs at the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Luke G. Huber expressed that over 100 published studies have examined Vitamin D’s relationship to COVID-19 outcomes. Researchers working with CRN even identified 12 meta-analyses looking specifically at how Vitamin D status influences the virus’s course and they found that blood levels of the vitamin are “significantly associated with either high incidence, severity, or mortality from COVID-19,” said Huber. It is important to note that respiratory repercussions can plague people with low Vitamin D levels, as one meta-analysis indicated that such patients “presented an increased risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome, requiring admission to intensive care,” added Global Product Manager of Vitamins and Delivery Systems at Lycored, Christiane Lippert.

How Vitamin D works to help

One meta-analysis not only demonstrated an inverse correlation between blood levels and mortality risk, but suggested that a mortality rate approaching zero could “theoretically” be achieved by raising serum Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) levels above 50 ng/ml.

And according to Nutritional Outlook, while the world awaits the sort of large, randomized, controlled intervention trials that could determine causality definitively, one early intervention trial involving 40 patients with mild COVID-19 showed that those receiving 60,000 IU of vitamin D per day for seven days were three times more likely to test negative for SARS-CoV2 by day 21 than were those receiving a placebo. Considerable data to note when deciding the type of supplement to offer next.

Why Vitamin D still matters

Well before COVID, and after, Vitamin D is owed a great deal of respect for its multifaceted agency. Huber tells, “Vitamin D was first known for bone development and maintenance, as it plays a key role in the metabolism of calcium and phosphorus, two important minerals for bone integrity. But vitamin D has many other important functions, including its participation in immune maintenance, oral health, muscle health and strength, regulation of gene transcription, and protein-synthesis promotion. And results from the [clinical trial above demonstrates] a decreased incidence of autoimmune diseases in older adults taking vitamin D supplements.”

“Vitamin D status has also been connected to heart disease, cancer, insulin resistance, inflammation, neurological disorders, and adverse outcomes in pregnancy,” shares Lippert. In fact, a recent study involving women with female-pattern hair loss even found that a combination of Vitamin D and topical minoxidil produced greater hair growth than either treatment alone, she adds.

And it’s true. Research on Vitamin D supplementation shows endless benefits:

  • Brain health: Low levels of the nutrient in the blood are linked to cognitive decline, including the development of dementia and depression. There are direct correlations between Vitamin D and depression, making it an especially important supplement during the cold months.
  • Bone density: Studies suggest that people who get adequate Vitamin D and calcium can slow bone mineral loss, helping to protect against osteoporosis and reduce bone fractures.
  • Immune maintenance: Multiple sclerosis is a disease that inhibits, disrupts, and frustrates. It is a disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves. Causing everything from vision loss to severe pain, MS can take a turn for the worst when not managed as best one can. Numerous studies provide hope that Vitamin D can help improve the quality of life for individuals who already have the disease, and individuals with higher levels of the nutrient, be it from sun exposure or supplementation, have a lower risk of MS.

Be the premier private label vitamin source

Some people will always have enough Vitamin D in their system, while others must work harder so their bodies absorb it. Be it a medical predisposition, a dislike for the outdoors, or a vegan diet, 1 billion people worldwide are Vitamin D deficient. And they might not even know it. Sometimes, all it takes is a well check blood test to learn that something has to be done to boost levels. Many times, doctors will suggest a Vitamin D dietary supplement. Perhaps you are one of them. But have you considered stocking your shelves with your own high-quality, vitamin that you can claim is doctor-formulated? That is a real possibility when you launch a private label brand with the help of Makers Nutrition. If you want to start small to see if it sticks… then white label might be the way to go.

Private label Vitamin D stock formulas

You will want to begin with a formula that is readily available. We have over 100 stock formulas, many that contain Vitamin D for all areas of health. Our wide array of delivery formats makes it convenient to pinpoint exactly the kind of product you wish to offer customers, or in this case, patients. We can have the following manufactured in state-of-the-art FDA, GMP-registered facilities:

  • Capsules
  • Tablets
  • Softgels
  • Powders
  • Gummies

These private label Vitamin D supplements are manufactured and targeted to support a healthy immune system response, bone and tooth health, and promote healthy growth and development. All this while being flavorful and accommodating consumers who are interested in non-GMO supplements that are also free of gluten, and suitable for vegans, such as these private label gummies. With our low minimum order quantities, high acuity to detail, and unrelenting commitment to quality, we are your team for manufacturing Vitamin D supplements.

Private label Vitamin D custom formulas

If instead you are already a major player in the nutraceutical industry, then you may decide to expand your private label vitamin brand with a custom formula. Makers Nutrition is primarily a custom dietary supplement manufacturing consultant. Unlike other vitamin manufacturers who deceive, we are transparent. You may find similar MOQs when comparing providers, but the difference lies in the value you receive when partnered with Makers Nutrition.

All-in-one vitamin service

With us, you do not just get manufacturing—but also graphic design, packaging, freight, and fulfillment services. Once your Vitamin D product is manufactured, it is packaged with the exact label design you had in mind. Once your finished products have been thoroughly tested by our Quality Assurance department, then we set it up for warehousing and distribution. Your Vitamin D supplements are catalogued, safeguarded, and tracked all the way through to delivery.

Ready to get started? Call 1-844-625-3771 to #buildabrand with the guidance of the most-awarded dietary supplement manufacturing company in America.

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