Q: I thought D3 came from Lanolin. If these are vegan, where are you getting the D3 from?
A: We source our D3 from wild-crafted, non-GMO, vegan Lichen.
Q: Is the D3 Raw?
The proper extraction of the vitamin D-rich oil from Lichen is essential to preserve the integrity of the vitamin. Extraction occurs in a heat, light and moisture-controlled environment, ensuring optimal freshness. While processing the lichen, the temperature does not go over 158° Fahrenheit (70°C).
In oil extraction, there are two points when temperature is caused to rise. Heat is generated as the material is macerated; the temperature is not measured at this time, but the manufacturer estimates the maximum temperature 40-50°C locally. Additionally, heat and pressure are used as part of the process; this is kept below 70°C.
Q: What kind of B12 is in this? Is it safe for me if I have MTHFR gene variants?
A: We use Methylcobalamin in our D3+B12 Gummies.
Navigating B-vitamins and MTHFR can be tricky! While there is a considerable amount of information coming out on genetic variations and how they affect our biochemistry and health, the MTHFR deficiency is not yet fully understood, including how various B-vitamins affect any given individual. The vitamer of B12 that is most often recommended for those with MTHFR variants is Methylcobalamin. However, depending on the specific gene variants you have, this may not be the best for you.
In general, when starting any new health and wellness supplement, you should check with your physician or healthcare professional to make sure the supplement is suitable for you and your health. This is especially true when there is the added complexity of the MTHFR gene variants. We encourage you to partner with your healthcare professional to determine the best course of action.
Q: How do I know if I am B12 deficient?
A: There are different symptoms associated with a B12 deficiency, including problems with focusing and energy. A B12 deficiency can also cause more problems in addition to a lack of energy and trouble focusing. Lacking vitamin B12 can make your extremities feel numb or tingly, an uncomfortable side effect that can often indicate a nutrient deficiency.
Though these are just some of the symptoms, we recommend consulting with your physician or healthcare professional to see if you are truly deficient, and to make certain supplementing is appropriate for your nutrient needs!