They’d do better to double the dose in the halal ones

Marks & Spencer puts extra vitamin D in all its take-out sandwiches amid growing evidence of the mineral’s benefits

24 thoughts on “They’d do better to double the dose in the halal ones”

  1. How do you put extra Vit D into a sandwich? The point about D is that it is difficult to get from food. So you either get it from the sun or from an injection

  2. Thanks for the warning. I’ll never buy food from MS again. Looks like it’s just shirts and trousers from now on.

    Stupid.

  3. Diogenes: you have confused it with vit B12. Vit D is fat soluble and available from all animal products especially liver and eggs, mushrooms and fortified cereal. If you eat low fat you will not be able to absorb it. Vit D3 supplements in tablet form should be taken with a meal containing fat for it to be any conceivable use.

  4. It’s journalist speak, Jonathan.

    Who knew there was virtue in sunbathing yeast?

    ‘All M&S pre-packed sliced bread sandwiches will be enriched with vitamin D, providing a minimum of 15per cent of the daily requirement.’

    ‘Vitamin D plays an extremely important part in a balanced diet and by adding it to something as simple as bread mean that customers don’t have change their usual diets.’

    Uhhh . . . no. If you have a clinical deficiency, another 15% won’t do shit. Duhmail journalist practicing medicine.

  5. How much vit D deficiency is there?
    Apart from the absolute basics it’s the cheap stuff in the supermarket which has the most D.

    And I’m curious to know why it’s OK to add vitamins after processing, but not before harvesting. What’s wrong with the A in golden rice?

  6. “Since when are vitamins minerals?”

    Well, actually, it’s not a vitamin, it’s a hormone. Vitamins can only be obtained from external sources: we produce ‘Vitamin’ D in our bodies.

  7. I take my vitamin D in the gelcap full of soybean oil form for that reason, Ljh. Also it’s cheaper because the trendies avoid it.

  8. Being a cautious person, I looked up the effects of too much vitamin D in the diet. Toxic in amounts exceeding the required level.
    One trusts M&S will be printing health warnings on the packaging. “Do not exceed the recommended amount of prawn & avocado on brown”

  9. Yup, bis
    If you eat a polar bear’s liver, you’ll die.
    Not much demand for it in M&S sarnies though.

  10. Toxic in amounts exceeding the required level.

    The older figures suggest it is only toxic in amounts roughly 100 times the required level (which is several times the UK or US RDA) for vitamin D2.

    However more recent US trials based on Stoss therapy patients show receiving 250 times the lethal dose of D2 in D3 has no significant adverse effects. There is a report of 2 guys being poisoned (deliberately or otherwise) with over 400 times the health warning level of vitamin D, daily, over a seven month period. They were more than slightly unwell, but survived.

  11. That’s a remarkably racist comment, BiF. Are you suggesting M&S should ignore the needs of the UK’s vibrant Inuit community?

  12. “However more recent US trials based on Stoss therapy patients show receiving 250 times the lethal dose of D2 in D3 has no significant adverse effects. There is a report of 2 guys being poisoned (deliberately or otherwise) with over 400 times the health warning level of vitamin D, daily, over a seven month period. They were more than slightly unwell, but survived.”

    Who the fuck signed up for that test?

  13. “If you eat a polar bear’s liver, you’ll die.”

    You’ll die before you get anywhere near its liver. It will rip your face off.

  14. I’m just waiting for the “vitamin D gives you cancer” story which will follow this latest craze for vitamin D.

  15. “it’s not a vitamin, it’s a hormone”: how did that confusion arise. Did “vitamin” have a different earlier meaning? Was it not realised that the body could synthesise vit D?

  16. What is the difference between a vitamin and a hormone?

    You can’t make a vitamin.

    (Old joke.

    Okay, say it out loud.)

  17. bloke in france said:
    “If you eat a polar bear’s liver, you’ll die.
    Not much demand for it in M&S sarnies though.”

    No, it’s more a Selfridges thing.

  18. During the war we were given a spoonful; of cod liver oil every day. Yet we all had white skin. Still the orange juice (? extract) was ok.

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