Vitamin D milk

The health promise thing

What does the European Food Safety Authority say?

The European Food Safety Authority EFSA does an important job: It evaluates food and checks from a scientific point of view that only correct information about the health benefits of food is given on food packaging and in advertising.*
Not everyone is allowed to make health claims for their product.
We at dDrei are proud that we can. Because dDrei milk meets the requirements for this thanks to its naturally high levels of vitamin D3. That’s why we want
Introduce you to the most important health aspects in which dDrei Milch is the first natural milk without additives to be one step ahead: the EFSA table shows you.

What does the EFSA table say?

Vitamin D contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system. 2010;8(2):1468
Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal bones. 2009;7(9):1227
Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal muscle function. 2010;8(2):1468
Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal teeth. 2009; 7(9); 1227
Vitamin D has a role in cell division. 2009; 7(9):1227
Vitamin D contributes to a normal calcium level in the blood. 2009;(9): 1227
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Inadequate vitamin D3 supply in Germany

Because the sun hits Germany (and all other countries in our latitude) at too low an angle between October and March, around 55 percent of adults and 45 percent of children are affected by vitamin D3 levels that are too low, according to the RKI.

what's in summer

Even in summer it is not always easy to maintain a sufficiently high vitamin D3 level. Ideally, you should go out in the sun between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. (without sunscreen, half of the natural protection time of your skin is sufficient). Only at this time many people are at work, in school or in the daycare center.

how to do it better

As already mentioned, you can also contribute to the vitamin D supply with a small selection of foods, e.g. oily fish. But you might not want to consume it every day. The dDrei milk, on the other hand, can often be integrated into your daily menu and helps you to get enough vitamin D3. Of course, a varied and balanced diet is also important – quite apart from a healthy lifestyle.

Isn't vitamin D3 also present in conventional milk?

Yes, but the concentration of vitamin D3 in conventional milk is marginal at 0.1 µg/100 ml (see: Federal Food Code). In dDrei Schulmilch, on the other hand, the value is up to 20 times higher. And because this is so special, EFSA allows us to write the resulting benefits on the label.

What does science say?

The benefits of vitamin D3 have been scientifically proven. That’s why we’re allowed to mention him. The reference amount of vitamin D for the daily intake for adults is 5 µg according to Regulation (EU) 1169/2011 (Food Information Regulation). A content of 15% of this reference quantity per 100 ml or 100 g of product is defined as a significant quantity in the same regulation. According to Regulation (EC) 1924/2006 on nutritional and health claims for food (Health Claim Regulation), the claim that a food is a “vitamin source” or “contains the vitamin” is permissible if the product contains at least this significant amount ( 15% of the daily requirement per 100 ml or 100 g product). The claim “rich in” or “high content” is allowed if the product contains twice the significant amount (30% of the daily requirement per 100 ml or 100 g of product). With dDrei milk, the minimum amounts> >0.75 µg vitamin D/100 ml for the statement “contains” and >>1.5 µg vitamin D/100 ml for the statement “rich in” are clearly exceeded (see Fig. 1 ). According to Regulation (EC) 1924/2006, for the claim of an “increased proportion” of vitamin D in milk, the proportion must be at least 30% above the content of a comparable product, i.e. commercial milk. And since the vitamin D3 dDrei in dDrei milk is not added, but is contained natively in the milk, the term “natural” can be added.