1 April, 2019

Win A Year’s Worth Of Oilesen Vitamin D3 For the Family

Even though the sun is threatening to make a reappearance, it is still important for us to keep our levels of Vitamin D topped up.  Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin but, spending time outdoors is clearly not enough as it is estimated that 1 billion people worldwide, across all ethnicities and age groups, have a vitamin D deficiency.

Vitamin D plays many roles in the body, one of the most important being to enable the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, both of which are involved in a number of essential processes that occur inside our cells.

Vitamin D also promotes the laying down of minerals in bone (bone mineralisation) and supports the function of nerves and muscles.

It is particularly important for infants and young children because it is needed for the development of strong and healthy bones and teeth and it is also important for the functioning of the immune system.

You may have an extra risk of a Vitamin D deficiency if you are in one of these groups:

– individuals with darker skins who cannot synthesise vitamin D efficiently from the UK’s
relatively weak northern sunlight;
– individuals who cover their skin whilst outdoors;
– Individuals with minimal exposure to sunlight.

That certainly describes me – and, I suspect, most of us whose employment keeps them indoors for the majority of the day.

Whilst Caitlin and Ieuan do play outdoors during school playtimes, at home like many other children they spend a large amount of time indoors in front of screens.  Yes, we do our best to drag them out whenever we can but, like many parents, it is often a herculean struggle!

Did you know that, according to national surveys, one in five people have low vitamin D levels which are associated with a higher risk of poor musculoskeletal health such as rickets, osteomalacia, falls and poor muscle strength?

Even more concerning, a report published in December 2018 by the University of Queensland, reported that new-borns with vitamin D deficiency had a 44 per cent increased risk of being diagnosed with schizophrenia later in life compared to those with normal vitamin D levels.

In fact, Public Health England currently advises that in the UK all children under five take a daily vitamin D supplement year round and all adults throughout the autumn and winter months.

Sobering stuff!

We’ve been trying the Oilesen Vitamin D3 range from Swiss pharmaceutical company Valentis, containing high-grade natural ingredients including Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  The products are vegetarian, family friendly and competitively priced.

The products are intended to provide supplementary vitamin D3 and there’s a format to suit each member of the family: pregnant women, babies from birth through to older children, adolescents and adults, as well as individuals who may be housebound or who avoid sun exposure.

The product range includes Oilesen Vitamin D3 500 Spray; Oilesen Vitamin D3 400 Drops; and Oilesen Vitamin D3 1000 Soft Gel Capsules.

OILESEN™ Vitamin D3 500 Spray – RRP £7.00 for 30 ml (320 doses)

Really easy to use, you simply spray directly under the tongue or on the inside of the cheek for fast absorption.  It has a pleasant orange flavour too. Children aged 4 to 10 years should be given 2 doses per day whilst children over 10 years and adults need 2 to 4 doses per day. Each dose contains 12.5 ug of vitamin D3.  This was Caitlin’s preferred way to take it as she could do it herself and feel very grown up (under supervision, obviously!).

OILESEN™ Vitamin D3 1000, soft capsules made with Extra Virgin Olive Oil – £8 for a box of 80 capsules.

Children over 5 years and adults simply take 1 capsule per day during a meal. If there are issues with swallowing, the capsule can be chewed or the contents squeezed into a meal, a drink or directly into the mouth. 1 capsule contains 25 μg of vitamin D3.  Luckily Ieuan has never had a problem swallowing tablets and has lots of practice with his travel sickness pills.

The range also includes Oilesen™ Vitamin D3 400 Drops – RRP £6.00 for 10 ml. With a base of extra virgin olive oil which aids absorption, this product is intended to provide supplementary vitamin D3 for babies.

The dropper enables Mums and Dads to easily add a daily dose directly into the baby’s mouth or mix into food or drink.  Babies can be given 1 drop per day to be taken with a meal from birth. 1 drop contains 10 μg of vitamin D3.

The Oilesen Vitamin D3 range is available from local pharmacies nationwide and online

The giveaway

I have a year’s supply of Oilesen Vitamin D3 products worth £87 to give away, comprising 2 x drops, 5 x sprays and 5 packs of capsules.

Entry is via the GLEAM widget below and the usual terms and conditions apply which can be found on my giveaways page.  The giveaway ends at 11:59 pm on Friday 26 April and is open to UK entrants only.

Please note any emails submitted will be used solely for the purpose of contacting the winner and will not be retained.

Year’s Supply Of Oilesen Vitamin D3 Products

Good luck


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62 responses to “Win A Year’s Worth Of Oilesen Vitamin D3 For the Family”

  1. maria ROGERS says:

    I do not spend much time outdoors as I am disabled and stuck at home, but when the weather is nice I try and sit outside and read a book

  2. Kim Neville says:

    I always go out for a walk at lunch times and when I can fit it in as I also walk for my Fitbit challenges to keep me fit

  3. Margaret GALLAGHER says:

    Walking to the sandwich shop !

  4. Fiona jk42 says:

    I probably get about 30 minutes of daylight each day when I walk round the park.

  5. christine goody says:

    Hi, I do not work. I don’t spend a lot of time outside in the winter. I play golf once a week. In the summer I play 3 times a week. a round of golf takes at least Four hours.

  6. TRACY JAMES says:

    i dont spend alot of time outside. i go to the supermarket twice a week. its a pleasent coastal walk.

  7. John Prendergast says:

    I have a heart condition so i’m not able to walk much but i do like sitting in the garden on a sunny day

  8. Sophie Roberts says:

    When I’m working I barely spend any time outdoors, but I try my best to do outdoor activities depending on the weather on my days off

  9. Solange says:

    I spend about two hours outdoors during my working day.

  10. Caron Twyman says:

    Not long, really. We walk to school, which probably takes 25 minutes in total. Then I let the dogs into the garden a few times and feed the rabbit. If it’s sunny/warm, I’ll stay out longer. Thanks.

  11. lucinda duxbury says:

    i dont spend long outside while working as i work on a moving train so mostly inside and very warm!

  12. Natalie Burgess says:

    Normally about an hour a day only as work is based inside

  13. Laura Jeffs says:

    Must admit I don’t spend a much time, if any, outdoors

  14. Jo F says:

    I definitely don’t spend enough time outdoors during the week as my job is all inside. Try to get out for a couple of hours each day at the weekend though

  15. Jay says:

    Afraid I don’t get to spend much time outdoors during the week as work in an office and it’s early evening by the time I get home so usually stuff to do about the house, try to make up for it at the weekend.

  16. Jay says:

    Afraid I don’t get to spend much time outdoors during the week as work in an office and it’s early evening by the time I get home so usually stuff to do about the house, try to make up for it at the weekend by spending as much time as possible outdoors.

  17. clair downham says:

    not a lot at all either doing the rubbish or popping to the shopor putting the washing out

  18. Annabel Greaves says:

    I spend some time outdoors as I like to go for walks but probably less than I should when the weather is poor

  19. Joyce W says:

    Very little time in the Winter – I hate rain – but if the sun is shining as much time as possible

  20. Angela treadway says:

    i dont spend hardly any time outdoors! x

  21. During the winter not much and due to an anxiety disorder I don’t get out as much as I’d like to. I do have a vitamin d deficiency. Unfortunately can’t stand the hot sun as I have red hair and I think it doesn’t always do for red haired people. If it stayed around 20 degrees I would manage lol

  22. Heather Haigh says:

    Probably about half an hour a day

  23. Steven Knight says:

    I am disabled and rarely go outside at all.

  24. Kelly Knowles says:

    I spend average 4 hours outside at the weekend, sometimes more, in the week just a hour or so

  25. Michelle Ferguson says:

    I have a half hour break for my lunch when I am usually outside and 3 or 4 vape breaks during the day.

  26. melanie stirling says:

    I hardly ever go outside and I am always Vitamin D defficient.

  27. Julia says:

    Like the sound of the spray quick & easy to use.

  28. Helen Thurston says:

    Not enough in the Winter – once the weather brightens up though about an hour a day minimum (not counting any gardening, hanging washing out, etc ).

  29. Iona Cornish says:

    I try to go for a walk on my break, but normally only manage 20 minutes or so. I go after work for half an hour or so. I’m outside more in the Summer

  30. Hayley F says:

    Um not that much. Due to chronic illness I spend a lot of time indoors. I’m trying to make the effort to get out and about in my village more though x

  31. Susie Wilkinson says:

    I am indoors all of the time at work, but I do get to walk the dog before I go

  32. Geri Gregg says:

    During my working day, minus travelling to and from work I don’t really go outside! I work in a coffee shop so unless I’m bringing a drink to someone outside I’m indoors

  33. janine atkin says:

    i work in an office so very rarely go outside

  34. Rebecca Beesley says:

    when i’m doing a long day at work (8-6) I don’t really get any time outdoors so supplementing Vit D is crucial. On a 10.30am to 6pm day I try to get outdoors first thing. And when I’m just on afternoon shift, that gives me my whole morning to go outside.

  35. Nikki Hayes says:

    I don’t actually work per se – I’m my husband’s carer. We do try to get out as often as possible but he has COPD so this cold damp weather makes it difficult :o(

  36. Jo m welsh says:

    We have a dog which helps get me out of the house more than I would so a round 2-3 hours .

  37. Sj straw says:

    I try to go out for a walk at lunch for up yo 30mins but apart from that I’m not outdoors at all during the working day.

  38. Margaret Clarkson says:

    I work inside but I do walk to work so get some time outside then.

  39. Ruth Harwood says:

    I walk to work and back, which is about half an hour in total, and take a lunchrtime walk for 20 mins, plus an evening walk in summer along the canal, so probably two hours in summer and about an hour in winter!

  40. Lesley Bradley says:

    I work from home and break up the day with a two hour ramble around the fields with our four dogs

  41. Jade Hewlett says:

    Whilst I’m at work about half an hour walking to and from school, it’s nice to get out for a bit but not something I appreciate when it’s raining!

  42. Kim M says:

    I don’t work – I have Fibromyalgia and try and get outside but sure I don’t get enough sunlight x

  43. Kim Carberry says:

    I spend very little time outdoors. Some days I don’t go outside at all. Eek!

  44. Theresa Wakeley says:

    Spend a lot of time working but enjoy my sunshine holidays and whenever the weather is nice, always spend time outdoors with my stepson and Pug Reddington

  45. Lynn Neal says:

    Less than an hour in Winter because it is dark by the time I finish!

  46. Anthony G. says:

    I’m sad to say that I spend very, very little time outdoors 🙁

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  48. Nadine Holland says:

    I spend lots of time outdoors, walking to and from school and walking or running with the dog in the forest or the park. a good 1-2 hours a day.

  49. Claire woods says:

    I only get out at lunchtime for about 30 minutes.

  50. Rachel Butterworth says:

    About four hours ouside, including walking the dog.

  51. Nadia Josephine says:

    I honestly spend very little time outside during the working day because of the nature of my job! I know I should make more effort to get outside

  52. judy Kennedy says:

    Having sunbathed to the point of using olive oil. I realise how bad the sun can be for the skin yet essential for health and to ward of allergies. Tend to use a supplement in winter and then try and sit out as much as possible with a sun block though

  53. Peter Watson says:

    I have tried this and it has a nice taste.

  54. Rebecca Townsend says:

    I sometimes have to do lunchtime playground duty, so I get to be outside for the hour, otherwise I barely see the outside during work.

  55. natalie s says:

    I try and spend an hour or so outside but I’d like to spend more each day!

  56. Sheila Reeves (CakeReev) says:

    During my working day about 10 minutes! Always try and get outside after work in the summer, but more difficult to find daylight in the winter

  57. Carole Nott says:

    I try to get out as much as possible – the warm weather definitely helps!

  58. Margaret Wacey says:

    I work in an office so spend most of my day indoors, sitting down staring at a screen – not healthy I know!

  59. Jemma Dwyer says:

    not as much as I should actually

  60. Jodie W says:

    on the days I work i spend only about 10 minutes walking to and from the car, otherwise im in the office. However im part time and on the days I dont work if it is not raining I am in the garden the whole day

  61. I work indoors so the only time I spend outdoors is to and from the car and sometimes from one building to the next. It probably adds up to 10 minutes a day!

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