Lanolin is a waxy material that is derived from sheep's wool. With lanolin's water-resistant properties, it protects the sheep's coat from the environment.
Lanolin is a by-product of wool farming which is why it is not used by the vegan community, or some of the vegetarian community.
There are two types of Vitamin D: D2 (ergocalciferol) and D3 (cholecalciferol). D2 is derived from plants and D3 commonly from lanolin. There have been a lot of studies stating that D2 is the less-superior of the two claiming that it doesn't meet the body's requirement of the vitamin.
We developed a vegan Vitamin D3 alternative to Lanolin which is derived from lichen - a small unique plant species consisting of a symbiotic association of a fungus with an algae. It is identical Vitamin D3 to lanolin other than the source. Vitashine is proudly registered with The Vegan Society and is Vegetarian Society Approved. We offer Vitashine in a spray or tablet. The spray is recommended for children or people that do not like taking tablets. The tablets can be chewed or swallowed to make it suitable for everyone!
As always we are on hand to offer advice or answer any questions you may have! Feel free to email us or give us a call on +44 (0) 115 977 1054.