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Vitamin D Supplements
What is Vitamin D?
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps your stomach absorb calcium and phosphate, which is essential for strong bones and teeth.
Where Can you Get Vitamin D From?
Also known as the “sunshine vitamin“, as we get it from the sun. Which is why in summer we may tend to feel “healthier”. In the winter months, however, we spend more time indoors away from natural sunlight and daylight hours are reduced. Thus you may lack it more so in Winter.
Vitamin D is also found in a small number of foods.
- oily fish – such as salmon, sardines, herring and mackerel
- red meat
- egg yolks
- fortified foods – such as some fat spreads and breakfast cereals
Another source is dietary supplements.
What are the Benefits of Vitamin D?
Vitamin D has a range of health benefits for all ages. From helping with healthy strong bones, teeth and muscles to maintaining a healthy immune system.
How Much Vitamin D Do I Need?
Babies up to the age of 1 year need roughly 8.5 to 10 micrograms a day.
Children from the age of 1 year and adults need around 10 micrograms a day. This includes pregnant and breastfeeding women and people at risk of deficiency.
The NHS recommends this, especially between October & March. But especially due to prolonged periods inside this year due to Coronavirus outbreak.