Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Vega Everyday-D: 400IU Vitamin D3 Chewable Tablets

RRP: from £5.95 for 100

--What does the promo say?--
"Suitable for the whole family, Vega EveryDay-D 400IU vitamin D3 chewable tablets have been designed for use by both adults and children from age 4 onwards. They are small, delicious blackcurrant-flavoured chewable tablets, designed to provide 10μg of vitamin D per tablet, as recommended by the UK government.
The 500 tablet bottle will provide vitamin D for a family of four every day for more than three months - so you only need 2 bottles to supplement your whole family every day throughout the whole of autumn and winter.
*Scientific Advisory Council for Nutrition
** Public Health England
1 Vitamin D3 contributes to the normal function of the immune system
2 Vitamin D3 contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and teeth
3 Vitamin D3 contributes to the maintenance of normal muscle function"
The dark brown glass bottle is brightened up by the white and yellow label, as well as the golden screw-top. This evokes a strong idea of sunshine, which is how most of us naturally get vitamin D - and which we don't get enough of in the UK during the winter months.(Vegans can also find it difficult to get enough vitamin D as its primary sources are fish and dairy products.) The lid closes securely, but opens easily when needed.
--Directions for use--
Adults, and children from the age of 4, should chew one tablet per day. An advantage for those who find it difficult to swallow pills.
The tablets are indeed small (smaller than your little fingernail) and a slight off-purple colour (reflecting their blackcurrant flavour).
--Taste and scent--
The tablets taste and smell of blackcurrant and are not overly sweet.
--Texture and consistency--
The tablets are slightly crunchy, but you do not have to bite too hard to chew them and they dissolve quickly in the mouth.
Vitamin D is not only good for building up the immune system, but also carries a whole host of other beauty and wellbeing benefits that help us out at this cold time of year: it can help weight loss (perfect for helping with those New Year's Resolutions!) and even prevent depression. But the benefits aren't just specific to winter: vitamin D is vital for cell growth and repair, meaning it stimulates collagen to fight the ageing process of the skin. It can also improve acne and eczema and I have certainly noticed my normally acneic skin looking calmer of late.
--Value for money--
£5.95 for 100 tablets comes to under 6p per day. A bottle of 500 tablets (which I was sent for free by Vega's PR) costs £26.95, which equals just over 5p per day - so a small saving. This competes well with other market offerings and as it is so pleasant to take - and the health benefits so numerous - I would recommend.
perfect partners
Calcium + Vitamin D, £5.35
Everyday-D: 400IU Vitamin D3 Spray, £5.95
Fit For School Stick Packs, £7.75
Infant-D: 400IU Vitamin D3 Drops, £6.95
Urgent-D: 2000IU Vitamin D3 Chewable Tablets, £7.95
Urgent-D: 2000IU Vitamin D3 Spray, £7.95