Relief from low vitamin D levels could now be just a spray away thanks to an award-winning vitamin D oral spray that could help boost the vitamin D levels of those with chronic heart failure, resulting in improved heart function, according to a recent study.
BetterYou, who are pioneers in transdermal magnesium and oral vitamin sprays and are at the forefront of research into vitamin D levels, welcome research led by Dr Klaus Witte from the University of Leeds, which highlights vitamin D deficiency as a result of our western lifestyle choices and the need achieve an effective level.
The research involved 160 patients already being treated for heart failure. Over the course of a year, those who took the vitamin D3 (100mcg daily equivalent to 4000IU - International Units) experienced a great improvement in heart function compared to those who took the placebo, with the results being the best seen "in a generation", according to Dr Witte.
Researchers at Cardiff University, when testing BetterYou’s DLux vitamin D oral sprays, found that absorption within the mouth was far superior to the more traditional digestive route of tablets and capsules.
Trials by both the National Technical University of Athens and the Swiss Research Centre Pharmabase found that vitamin D absorption via an oral spray was at least 50% faster and more effective than traditional tablets and capsules. Ulster University will shortly be releasing the results of its trial comparing tablets and oral sprays.
Dr Charles Heard, who lead the Cardiff University absorption trial, explains:
The ultra-fast uptake is due to the very absorbent tissue within the mouth and the close proximity of a rich vein network. In some cases it is close to that of IV or intramuscular injections.
The research findings also reveal that our vitamin D levels decline with age and that an unnecessary elevation of calcium can be bad for your heart. The Department of Health recommend 10mcg (400IU) of vitamin D for those aged 65 years and over . Vitamin D is required in the body to make proper use of calcium for stronger bones and teeth and for the maintenance of a healthy immune system. A lack of vitamin D reduces the body’s ability to absorb calcium into the bone.
BetterYou, the makers of the DLux range of vitamin D oral sprays, works with Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust to provide a simple, affordable and accurate home testing kit for everyone to take control of their own vitamin D requirements. Testing is carried out by City Assays, who use liquid chromatography mass spectrometry to measure the Vitamin D in the blood. A clear interpretation of the vitamin D level is then sent to the customer.
Customers are offered supplementation advice, along with a complimentary DLux daily vitamin D oral spray to help raise levels to adequate amounts.
Andrew Thomas, founder and managing director of BetterYou, said:
The estimations as to how many of us are deficient are growing daily. In the 900+ tests we’ve carried out with the NHS we found 75% of subjects to have insufficient levels, some severely so.
By taking just one spray a day of one of our DLux oral sprays, vitamin D levels can be effectively managed and many health conditions and diseases associated with deficiency could be avoided.