Ora Organic Plant-Based Vitamin D Tablets Review
When it comes to vitamin D supplements, you need to know when you’re a vegan that your vitamin D supplement that you choose may actually be derived from an animal source (especially vitamin D3). Vitamin D2 is always vegan friendly, but most of the country has vitamin D-3 deficiency, so it’s important that you get it from a trusted source. While some brands use lichen for their vitamin D, while others end up using things like the oils from sheep’s wool (yuck). That being said, we’re going to talk about a new product on the market that’s completely organic, and made from only vegan sources.
What is Ora Organic?
Ora Organic is a company that was made by a group of vegan friends from America and New Zealand. The greeting in their company name was derived from the New Zealand form of saying “be well”. That’s why they wanted to make something for everyone that loves food, but wants all of their products to be completely vegetable-based. That’s why all of their vitamins and supplements are also derived from plants. Ora Organic’s mission is to provide you with the sustainable supplements that our bodies need, but at the highest quality possible.
About the Vitamin D Supplement
Vitamin D is extremely necessary for helping us increase our bone health and promote our immune system, but the vitamin also can help regulate how your body absorbs calcium and phosphorous to help alleviate you of the pains associated with a deficiency. You can even combat some mental illnesses with the right amount of vitamin D, such as depression.
The active ingredients in their vitamin D supplement is made completely from organic sunflowers and lichens. The lecithin in sunflowers is high in phosphorous, as sunflowers are one of the most well-known plants that absorb some of the most vitamin D directly from the sun itself. That’s why sunflower seeds are healthy for you. Lichens are also one of the other greatest sources of vitamin D out there, and that’s why they’re the primary ingredient in this supplement. You get 50mcg which is about 250% (2000 IU) of your vitamin D3 directly from this source. Other inactive ingredients are also all natural, organic, GMO-free, and completely vegan. They have to keep the capsules together somehow, so they’ve added organic tapioca starch, and organic tapioca maltodextrin. That being said, every single one of their ingredients in this product are completely soy free and even gluten free as well!
The price tag for Ora Organic’s Vegan vitamin D supplement isn’t too bad either. You’re getting a premium vegan product and you don’t have to worry about things like collagen (which some companies use in order to make gelcaps for their vitamin D). Instead, you get a nice pearly white tablet that’s easy to swallow. And for the price you have to pay, they’re one of the highest rated vegan supplements out there on the market, which has received almost nothing but 5 star reviews. That says something.