Vitamin D is essential to our health. Vitamin D is often referred to as the sunshine vitamin as we synthesise and absorb this vitamin from sunlight on the skin. Vitamin D is also available in very small amounts in eggs and oily fish but it is very difficult to get all of the vitamin D we need through food. Given that sunshine is very limited in the UK, particularly between September and April, Vitamin D supplementation is essential to get the required levels. NHS England recommend that everyone (including pregnant and breast feeding women) should take a Vitamin D supplement from the end of September to early April as the benefits of Vitamin D are many!
If you are considering Vitamin D supplements, you may well be confused – how much should you be taking and how do you choose between capsules and liquids, D2 or D3? In this blog our Nutritional Therapist Joanne Hill, explains more about the forms and dosages available to help you choose. You can also book a free one to one health review or give us a call and we can make a personalised recommendation for you.Continue reading