A simple daily oral vitamin D spray by health pioneers BetterYou, can offer a more effective solution than tablets for expectant mums urged to boost vitamin D and folic acid levels.
In the week when The Times reported that from next spring free vitamin pills will be provided for all pregnant women in Scotland under a nationwide scheme, BetterYou highlights that traditional supplementation methods are unable to guarantee absorbency levels and that tablets and capsules can be off putting for those with morning sickness.
BetterYou’s DLuxPregnancy daily vitamin D oral spray, which was acknowledged in the best maternity product category at the Boots Maternity & Infant Awards, has been clinically proven to guarantee optimal absorption of essential vitamins, bypassing the digestive system making it the ideal solution for those suffering from morning sickness.
Each dose delivers an optimal 1,000 IU (25mcg) of vitamin D3 along with the recommended 400mcg of Folic Acid, 6mcg of vitamin B12 and 100% of the guideline daily amount of vitamins K, B1 and B6.
Sunlight is our most important source of vitamin D. Mothers’ levels of vitamin D tend to drop from summer to winter, and therefore babies born in winter months tend to have a lower bone density than those born in the summer.
Low Vitamin D levels can have a major impact on expectant mothers and the foetus. Importantly, research now shows that pregnant women with low levels of Vitamin D may have higher rates of pregnancy related health conditions, including preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, birth by caesarean section and a lowering of the immune system.
Andrew Thomas, founder and managing director of BetterYou, said:
The UK Department of Health highlights all pregnant women, and children under five years as an at risk group for vitamin D deficiency and recommend that they should be given a daily supplement.
Our DLuxPregnancy spray is tailored for pregnant women. Through a course of simple daily sprays, vitamin D levels can be effectively managed.
Multiple clinical trials have found that oral vitamin sprays elevate serum vitamin D levels on average 50% faster than traditional tablets and capsules.
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 benefiting from very absorbent tissue and the close proximity of a rich vein system.
In addition, 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.
BetterYou’s DLux oral vitamin D spray range is listed in the NHS recommended product guide for vitamin D supplementation and comes in different strengths for people of all ages.
DLuxPregnancy (£9.95) is available from Ocado, Revital, Fortnum & Mason, Liberty, Selfridges, John Bell & Croydon, Victoria Health and independent retailers across the UK.