What we aim to achieve.
•Increase awareness of the extent and consequences of Vitamin D deficiency •Educate the public on the advantages of sensible exposure to the sun •Provide an affordable and reliable source of Vitamin D3 for those who do not get enough exposure to the sun •Fund clinical trials with Vitamin D3 so that it may be approved by the authorities and made available by prescription from general practitioners
The majority of people do not get enough Vitamin D putting them at increased risk of a variety of different diseases. Many infants and children are seriously deficient, putting their growth and health at risk.
The action of sun on bare skin is your best source of Vitamin D. We will to tell you how to sunbathe safely and stress the importance of winter vacations in the sun. We want to persuade food companies to put more Vitamin D in food. Marks and Spencer has begun by adding Vitamin D to milk. NPC has already persuaded Cancer Charities to give improved advice on sunshine. The company has also been effective in successfully persuading government and Health Service providers to alter their advice and provide Vitamin D for babies from birth.
For most people sunshine and food cannot provide sufficient Vitamin D. From mid-October to mid-April the sun is not strong enough in Northern territories to make any Vitamin D. Even in summer months many people have lifestyles that prevent them from gaining adequate exposure to the sun.
Almost 90% of adults in the UK have sub-optimal levels of the sunshine vitamin in winter and even in summer about 60% do not get enough. Eating fish and drinking fortified milk provides some useful Vitamin D but not enough to maintain optimal levels. For most, the only answer is to take a Vitamin D3 supplement.
Any Vitamin D supplement will do, but we believe NPC has made an important advance in developing an affordable micro-tablet that breaks up easily in the mouth as it becomes moist, thus eliminating the need to swallow it. It is tasteless and can be eaten like a crumb of bread. When babies are old enough to take solid food they can easily take our micro-tablet. For tiny babies, the micro-tab can be dispersed in a few drops of liquid in a teaspoon.
Presently, Vitamin D3 is the only vitamin you cannot get sufficient amounts of from a varied and balanced diet. Those who cannot sufficient amounts of sun exposure regularly in the middle of the day should take a Vitamin D supplement all year round. Those who spend time outdoors, regular walkers or gardeners who have bare arms and legs, then a supplement in winter may be sufficient.
NPC will be extending its range and providing affordable licensed products for doctors to prescribe. To achieve this we will reinvest profits from the sale of our supplements to fund the necessary clinical trials. Presently there are no suitable forms of Vitamin D3 that have been approved and are available for physicians to prescribe in the USA, UK and several other European countries. The Vitamin D Company will be extending its range and providing affordable licensed products for doctors to prescribe. To achieve this we will reinvest profits from the sale of our supplements to fund the necessary clinical trials.
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