Earthlight® Whole Food Vitamin D

Where the World is Going NEXT for Vitamin D
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1000 μg (40,000 IU)
per gram
Earthlight is a highly concentrated source of Vitamin D
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20 mg
Only a little Earthlight can give a person their Daily Value of Vitamin D
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43% of Consumers
People are increasingly aware that they need to find a way to get more Vitamin D in their diets – more than any other vitamin

Vitamin D for the Plant-Based Revolution

Earthlight Whole Food Vitamin D is a powder made from mushrooms grown under USDA Good Agricultural and Good Handling Practices. A patented production process allows Earthlight to deliver 1000 μg (40,000 IU) of Vitamin D per gram – independently verified.

Low use levels mean excellent economics and Earthlight won’t affect the organoleptics of whatever product you’re making. Earthlight has no preservatives, no additives and it is available in an organic grade.

 

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Earthlight® Receives FDA Food Additive Petition Approval for the U.S. Market

Earthlight® Whole Food Vitamin D has received approval of its Food Additive Petition from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, paving the way for this unique dietary ingredient to be used in food and beverages produced and sold in the United States. After extensive review of this mushroom-based ingredient, the U.S. FDA has positively assessed the safety of Earthlight Whole Food Vitamin D and published a notice of its permissible use as a nutrient supplement for food in the Code of Federal Regulations – CFR 172.382.

The approval covers Earthlight’s use in a broad range of food and beverage products, ranging from breakfast cereals and bakery products to juices and meal replacements. The approval also covers use of Earthlight in five food categories that until now were not covered in the CFR for Vitamin D fortification: fruit smoothies, soups and soup mixes, vegetable juices, extruded vegetable snacks and plant-based meat analogues.

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Earthlight® Whole Food Vitamin D Receives Novel Foods Approval for the EU Market

Earthlight® Whole Food Vitamin D has received Novel Foods Approval in the EU, paving the way for this unique dietary ingredient to be used in food and beverages produced and sold in Europe. After extensive review of this mushroom-based ingredient, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has positively assessed the safety of Earthlight Whole Food Vitamin D as a novel food pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2020/1163.

The approval covers Earthlight’s use in a broad range of food, food supplement and beverage products, ranging from breakfast cereals and bakery products to juices, dairy products and soups and broths. The approval also covers use in dairy analogues and meat replacement – ideal applications for Earthlight since it is plant-based and considered acceptable for use by vegans. The positive opinion by EFSA provides PLT a 5-year exclusivity on sales of mushroom powder Vitamin D in Europe.

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Key Features

 

Establishing requirements:

  • US:  RDA 15 µg/d, DV 20 µg/d
  • EU: 15 µg/d
  • Canada: 15 µg/d
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Good For
Ingredient Solutions
Immune Health
Healthy Aging
Plant-Based Meat
Plant-Based Nutrition
Bone, Joint & Muscle
Applications
Bakery
Bars
Beverages
Capsules
Chews
Confectionery
Dairy / Dairy Replacement
Effervescents
Gummies
Plant-Based Meat
Prepared Foods
RTDs / Shots
Powders
Snacks
Stick Packs
Tablets

Immunity Support

Adequate levels of Vitamin D are important for healthy immune function. Recently, Health Canada allowed claims related to Earthlight and immune support including: “Helps (to) maintain/support immune function” and “Helps with immune function”.

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Healthy Aging

Vitamin D has been shown via a broad range of studies to be important to remaining healthy as we age. The role of Vitamin D in bone formation and mineralization is well known. Increasingly, scientific studies point to the role of adequate levels of Vitamin D in a wide range of areas including blood sugar health, cognitive functioning, skin health and more.

INSIGHTS

What’s a ‘Whole Food’?

Most often, conventional multivitamin supplements are made with isolated nutrient forms like ascorbic acid (vitamin C) or pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6). These are often chemically synthesized or fractionated from a food, plant, or natural source into an isolated chemical form that is devoid of any food constituents.

Whole-food supplements differ from conventional multivitamins in that they deliver optimized potencies of essential vitamins and minerals through a variety of nourishing whole foods, including fruits, vegetables, grains, soy, probiotics, and nutritional yeast.  The idea is to provide these nutrients in as close as possible to how they’re found in nature.

Whole Food Supplements are Trending

First it was ‘natural’. Then it was ‘clean label’. And increasingly, ’vegetarian’ or ‘vegan’. Now, the answer to all these consumer preferences is ‘whole food’ nutrition. Today’s consumers really like the idea of getting their nutrition from foods with naturally occurring health benefits.

Not surprisingly, the people at Whole Foods stores cite whole foods supplements as one of the top trends of 2020. Several of the top contract supplement manufacturers in the United States agree.

Plant-Based Nutrition

Earthlight Whole Food Vitamin D is made from mushrooms – making it a perfect option in the fortification of plant-based, vegetarian and vegan products.

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