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Vitamin D supplements....

posted 16 Aug 2015, 11:27 by Debbie Walker

Should they be part of our daily diet or do we just need more sun?

So there has been a lot in the press recently on how people aren’t getting enough vitamin D. More than 1 in 5 people have low levels of vitamin D

In an ideal world this could be solved by just increasing the amount of sun we are exposed too as this is the main source of our bodies absorbing vitamin D, but as the weather hasn’t been that sunny recently and the days are starting to get shorter this becomes harder to do. This is when supplements come into there own as this guarantees that you are receiving enough of the vitamin, which is particularly important to pregnant women, and those under 5 or over 65

Vitamin D is important for healthy teeth and bones, and a deficiency can result in brittle bones or rickets