Whole food, novel approved, vegan vitamin D from mushrooms
Vitamin D is well known to be essential for older people. The role of Vitamin D in bone formation and mineralization is well recognized. Recent scientific research also points out the role of adequate levels of Vitamin D in a wide range of areas including blood sugar levels, cognitive functioning, skin health.
Vitamin D is produced in the skin under the influence of sunlight (UV-B), but many people are deficient in Vitamin D. This deficiency can result from inadequate exposure to sunlight, due to an indoor lifestyle and skin covering. In addition, as skin thins with age, vitamin D synthesis becomes much less efficient in older people. The authorities therefore recommend to consume sufficient vitamin levels. With Earthlight® it can now simply be a vegan vitamin D.
Earthlight® is a whole food powder from mushroom, 40,000 IU/g of Vitamin D. It is non-GMO and does not affect the organoleptic properties of formulations. After extensive review of this mushroom-based ingredient, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has positively assessed the safety of Earthlight® Vitamin D as a novel food pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2020/1163. The approval covers Earthlight's use in a broad range of food, food supplement and beverage products, ranging from breakfast cereals and bakery products to juices, dairy products and soups, broths, dairy alternatives and meat alternatives. Earthlight® is produced from mushrooms via a patented process, by exposing these mushrooms to light.