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Organic Sunflower Lecithin
Lecithin is a type of phospholipid found in pure sunflower seeds. It's a natural source of phosphatidylcholine, a natural constituent found in your brain and nervous system.
Lichens are a complex life form consisting of a symbiotic relationship between a fungus and an alga. The fungus is the dominant partner, while the alga can be either a green algae or a blue-green alga - many lichens have both types!
Organic Tapioca Starch
Tapioca is a starch extracted from the Cassava root, native to South America. It is used in a wide array of South American and Asian cooking, but it is also a good prebiotic, being naturally high in dietary fiber.
Organic Tapioca Maltodextrin
Maltodextrin has been studied to improve the microencapsulation and shelf life of nutrients, creating a more effective and nutrient rich end product. Unlike other forms of maltodextrin that are made from GMO corn or wheat treated with heat and acids, Ora starts with organic, non-GMO tapioca and uses a natural water based enzyme process to create organic tapioca maltodextrin. Not only is this more sustainable, but it also ensures no corn, wheat or gluten is in the end product.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Where are the ingredients sourced from?
We source ingredients from North America and Europe whenever possible and only use the highest quality plant-based food that has been certified USDA Organic. Many of the ingredients are native to South America or Asia and are best grown there. Others are seasonal and better quality ingredients can be found in other parts of the world depending on the time of year.
What’s the serving size?
How many servings does this contain?
There are 30 servings per bottle.
What are the benefits of getting a subscription?
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Does Ora offer samples of the Organic Vitamin D?
Unfortunately we do not have sample packs for our Vitamin D currently. However, we do offer refunds if you are unsatisfied with the product. Please email email@example.com for more information.
How much Vitamin D do I need?
The FNB (Food & Nutrition Board) established an RDA for vitamin D representing a daily intake that is sufficient to maintain bone health and normal calcium metabolism in healthy people. RDAs for vitamin D are listed in both International Units (IUs) and micrograms (mcg). Even though sunlight may be a major source of vitamin D for some, the vitamin D RDAs are set on the basis of minimal sun exposure
In 2010 the Institute of Medicine's expert committee set a new "dietary reference intake" for vitamin D. They are as follows:
- Infants age 0 to 6 months: adequate intake, 400 IU/day; maximum safe upper level of intake, 1,000 IU/day
- Infants age 6 to 12 months: adequate intake, 400 IU/day; maximum safe upper level of intake, 1,500 IU/day
- Age 1-3 years: adequate intake, 600 IU/day; maximum safe upper level of intake, 2,500 IU/day
- Age 4-8 years: adequate intake, 600 IU/day; maximum safe upper level of intake, 3,000 IU/day
- Age 9-70: adequate intake, 600 IU/day; maximum safe upper level of intake, 4,000 IU/day
- Age 71+ years: adequate intake, 800 IU/day; maximum safe upper level of intake, 4,000 IU/day
Is this product Vitamin D3?
Yes it is!
What’s the difference between Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3?
There are two types of vitamin D: vitamins D2 and D3. Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol), is made by mushrooms from exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), is the type that's made in your skin from sunlight. Vitamin D3 is >twice as effective at raising vitamin D levels in the body than vitamin D2 - and that’s why we use it!
Why should I take Vitamin D?
Although being deficient in Vitamin D is common, it can also lead to a whole host of health problems. For example, without enough vitamin D, it wouldn’t matter how much calcium you ate to keep your bones strong because vitamin D controls the absorption of dietary calcium.
What is lichen?
Lichens are a complex life form consisting of a symbiotic relationship between a fungus and an alga. The fungus is the dominant partner, while the alga can be either a green alga or a blue-green alga - many lichens have both types!
Does this product need to be refrigerated?
No need for refrigeration - the freeze-dried powder that the tablets are made of will preserve the nutrients without refrigeration. Please store in a cool, dry place.
Where is this product made?
All of Ora’s products are made in sunny Southern California, USA.