New vitamin spray bottles to help beat deficiencies


Valley Northern, a pharmaceutical packaging provider has launched a range of spray bottles to support the application of transdermal vitamin supplements

According to Valley Northern the bottles are ideal for a variety of uses, including vitamin D spray supplements, which look to rectify Public Health England (PHE) concerns regarding vitamin D deficiencies.

Launched to customers in February 2018, the new product range, which is available in 10 ml and 20 ml sizes, widens the healthcare and pharmaceutical range offered by the company, which already includes bespoke printed tablet cartons and medicine bottles.

With developments in transdermal vitamin supplement administration, Valley Northern has added the product range to its offering as it recognises opportunities in the future for transdermal medication absorption.

The vitamin spray bottles are also launched in response to worldwide concerns regarding common deficiencies in vital vitamins, like vitamin D. The new range of bottles provide medical standard containers for vitamin spray supplements and treatments.

Research from Holick and Chen shows that more than a billion people worldwide are deficient in vitamin D. Consumers are urged to increase their vitamin D intake through foods like fish, eggs and cheese, however, very few foods naturally contain the vitamin and those that do often do not contain enough to fulfil a child’s or adult’s needs.

"People who work inside, as many of us do in offices or factories, are at risk of vitamin D deficiency," said Adrian Pittock, Marketing Director at Valley Northern.

"We are regularly told to stay covered, wear sunblock or avoid intense periods of sunlight, particularly in summer months. However, doing so has significantly affected our vitamin D levels, which can have a detrimental impact on our health."

"Research also shows that transdermal vitamin D, while still a relatively new method of vitamin consumption, is five times more absorbable than oral vitamin D from sources like fish oil."

"Transdermal absorption can also eliminate issues that arise from tablet-based administration. For example, older generations often forget to take their prescribed medication and some end up crushing or breaking tablets to ease administration, leading to increased risk of adverse reactions."

"Similarly, younger patients can struggle or refuse to swallow tablets meaning administration is reduced or eliminated altogether."

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Vitamin D can help to boost the immune system, is essential for strong bones and teeth and directly influences more than 200 genes, some of which affect the possibility of developing cardiovascular, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.